Aberdeen students make a splash at Petrofac’s Survival Training Centre


11 April 2019

Aberdeen students make a splash at Petrofac’s Survival Training Centre

Petrofac Training Services recently welcomed a 14-strong group of students to its Survival Training Centre in Altens to participate in an underwater escape training session.

The group, who are all members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, received a Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) awareness presentation, before undertaking an exercise in the pool to provide them with a first-hand experience of helicopter escape procedures.

The session was organised to give the students a taste of the training they would have to complete ahead of working offshore.

Jamie Openshaw, Survival and Marine Instructor at Petrofac Training Services, who conducted the session, also provided the students with a tour of the facilities.

Jamie said: “My colleagues have held a number of visits from university students over the years and they’re always extremely interested in the work that goes on here at the training centre. The new talent that comes through our doors will ultimately become the next generation of workers in the oil and gas industry, so it is always inspiring to see them so enthusiastic and eager to learn.

“Feedback from the students at the end of the session was overwhelmingly positive and also showed that it sparked their interest in the importance of safety procedures and practice.”

He added: “The entire group was very grateful for the experience and thanked the Petrofac Training Services team for making them feel at ease in the water.”

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