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10 April 2017
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has introduced a new set of online short courses designed to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.
The courses, the first of which focuses on decommissioning and is available now, have been tailored to appeal to differing competency levels and are aimed at those with little or no knowledge of the topic, to high-level industry professionals looking to develop their skillset.
Each topic will come with a fundamentals course, typically taking two to three hours to complete, and an in-depth course, which will take between two and four days to complete.
The first course in the new suite is ‘Planning for Decommissioning: Fundamentals’. It has been prepared by industry experts and uses a roadmap, which guides participants though the stages of work from late life, cessation of production, removal and finally to dismantling and disposal.
The course provides a description of the legislative processes and has been developed in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Health and Safety Executive.
Participants can explore the material in different ways and it includes an interactive module to demonstrate the activities that need to take place at different times through the decommissioning process as well as an assessment, which will lead to the award of an RGU Certificate on completion.
Further courses in deep-water drilling and oilfield chemistry are currently under development and will be available as short courses later in 2017.
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