SVENDBORG, Denmark – The Shell Robert Training and Conference Center in Louisiana has partnered with Maersk Training to train the Gulf of Mexico offshore workforce.
The agreement will combine the infrastructure and training set-up at the Shell Robert Center with Maersk Training’s instructors and course-design methodology.
Maersk Training will deliver a full suite of safety, pool survival, well control, and process training in the region.
Matthew Roberts, Maersk Training’s operations manager, said: “Our ambition is to integrate our high-end simulators with basic safety and survival training to create a truly holistic and fully integrated learning experience for our customers from beginning to end.”
As well as existing courses, the company will offer new IADC and IWCF well control training with planning for large-scale immersive simulator capabilities under way. Much of the work is expected to focus on providing valuable ‘lessons learned’ information from both service company and operator arenas.
The agreement will also see the company assist in Shell’s global initiative of creating a Lifeboat Center of Excellence for those working in the maritime, oil and gas, and wind industries.
Michael Marciante, operations manager at Shell Robert, said: “The lessons learned from physically launching and handling a survival craft at our center far exceed what is capable on most platforms. Lifeboat safety training is absolutely crucial to the success of health and safety programs.”