Training infrastructure

We design and construct technical training centres for ourselves and our clients that use state of the art process training plants.

We accelerate the development of practical technical skills and embed safe work behaviours by replicating oil and gas process environments. This approach is transformational in terms of the quality of the outcomes and the speed at which learners develop practical skills.

We combine our in-house training and competency expertise with our core engineering capability to design cost-effective simulator solutions. Our bespoke offerings are built to a scale that fits your training and budget needs. We treat and maintain training centres like real plants by managing them daily within the Petrofac Asset Integrity Assurance framework.

Training centre design
We deliver technical training centres that address industry needs from upstream and downstream processing to HSE compliance, emergency response to practical construction skills. Our training centres are designed with clear linkages to both operational and human resource objectives. These centres often use state-of-the-art simulator facilities to create a workplace feel without the risks of hydrocarbons.

Your local training solution can be:

  • Designed to your Nationalisation targets
  • Scaled and relevant
  • Linked to organisational competence profiles and targeted at training needs
  • Engineered, procured and constructed to replicate specific facilities or processes

Skids and process plants
To provide authentic training in a risk-free environment, we invest heavily in training simulators. Our innovative team of experts design and build the equipment—commonly known as skids—on which delegates can practice a range of operations and maintenance skills.

It’s all part of our blended approach to learning. Through training on process plants delegates have the experience of carrying out tasks that wouldn’t be possible on live plants as early in their development process. In addition, using process plants removes the opportunistic nature of training on live plants where production takes priority. Plants can be started-up and shut-down daily and controlled faults can be introduced for candidates to troubleshoot.

Skids can be divided into two types.

  • Dynamic skids: Fully functional, with real life, state-of-the-art control systems and accompanied by a scaled-down, fully functional process plant and a distributed control system (DCS) control room
  • Static skids: Pipes and valves without fluids or gasses, used mainly to perform safe system of work practices, such as Permit to Work procedures, energy isolation and de-isolation

Our skids are used in a variety of locations: at our own training centres, at the client facilities that we manage, and even alongside clients’ assets.

Contact us to find out more