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Training the industry for four decades

We’ve been delivering survival, health & safety, fire, marine and emergency management training to the global oil and gas industry for four decades.  Our instructors are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. Between them they have over 150 years’ on-the-ground training experience.

Many of our team have been involved in the development of the industry training standards which are used today and are closely involved with the evolution of Petrofac Training Services from its origins as the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology (RGIT) in the 1970s.

You can see more about our heritage and how this history feeds into the quality of our training services, below.



Our Major Emergency Management (MEM) simulator, launched in response to the conclusion of the Cullen Report following the Piper Alpha disaster, receives OPITO accreditation.



We open Aberdeen’s first Emergency Response Service Centre, providing response facilities for multiple North Sea operators in the event of an emergency situation. The centre receives a prestigious ISO accreditation for its business continuity structure.



We launch two training courses for onshore oil spills. Our Pipeline Emergency Response Officer (PERO) course receives accreditation from the International Spill Accreditation Association (ISAA) - a first for a UK training provider.



We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our ERSC. During that time, the centre has responded to more than 2,500 live calls for assistance. It continues to provide 24/7 support to 39 clients including oil and gas operators.



We launch our DBEIS (formally DECC) approved oil spill response course.