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In 2006, Petrofac Training Services opened Sakhalin Technical Training Centre (STTC) on Sakhalin Island to meet the increased local demand for competent personnel specialising in the oil and gas industry.

We further expanded our presence on the island in 2017 when we were awarded a US$700 million contract by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. for its onshore processing facility.

Sakhalin Technical Training Centre

We are actively providing training centre management at STTC. At the centre, we provide delegates with hands-on HSSE and technical training that replicates processes and equipment in a realistic, yet safe, environment to accelerate competency development.

We deliver over 100 courses in both English and Russian covering HSSE, survival, regulatory, language, vocational and technical subject areas.

Centre capabilities

We offer a full range of courses, programmes and services out of STTC. All can be adapted as necessary to accommodate a client’s specific plant, processes and equipment.

  • Safety: mandatory, industry required and generic training
  • Technical: process, instrumentation, electrical, mechanical and pipelines
  • Language: English language, technical English language, English language benchmarking, English–Russian ‘survival’ course
  • Soft skills: Leadership and management, decision making, communications and others
  • Survival: OPITO approved offshore survival training

STTC holds the requisite Russian Federation education licence and is internationally certified by City & Guilds, OPITO and a number of industry manufacturers. We are the only training provider in Russia with seven OPITO approved courses. All our courses and programmes conform to the rigorous requirements of the Russian Federation of Mandatory and Vocational Training.

We also develop our own courses which draw from our operator experience and worldwide training and competence services.

In 2016, we trained over 5,000 delegates and received an exceptional feedback score of 4.86/5.00 from over 4,300 delegates.

STTC has 13 classrooms and specialist training environments including:

  • Multi-disciplined workshops
  • A helideck
  • Firefighting / confined space facility
  • A pool hall and live process plant
  • Gantry crane
  • Control room simulator
  • Tractor polygon
  • Two working-at-height towers and more

As a result of our work, we’ve developed personnel to full compliance with international standards and Russian regulatory requirements, and helped meet the local demand for competent personnel who can compete internationally.

This includes:

Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL): Trained more than 300 technicians in their respective disciplines. Including recruitment screening, competency profiling, English language instruction, technical, mandatory Russian Federation and HSE training.

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC): Trained 250 SEIC technicians working across four technical disciplines (mechanical, electrical, process and instrumentation) for four assets (LNG, offshore, pipelines, OPF).

For further information about the centre, please visit the STTC website:

Download the STTC brochure

STTC trained around 4,500 delegates in 2017