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RGU launches new online learning portal for the Oil and Gas Industry

RGU launches new online learning portal for the Oil and Gas Industry

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06 April 2017

One of the key benefits of this initial course is a description of the legislative processes. The course 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.

Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGU’s Oil and Gas Institute, commented: "Our goal is to provide easily accessible online short courses that will enhance the skills of an individual as well as organisations.

"We have worked very closely with industry partners to establish the key areas for additional skills training. A second ‘Planning for Decommissioning: In-depth’ course will be available in the next few months and will provide detailed insights on decommissioning activities.”

Further courses in deep-water drilling and oilfield chemistry are currently under development and will be available as short courses later in 2017.

Neil Edward, senior decommissioning engineer at the OGA, said: "Decommissioning represents a major industrial challenge which can create global competitive advantage for the UK.

"To enable a safe, environmentally sound and cost effective decommissioning sector, our current and future workforce must be equipped with the right skills, knowledge and experience.

"These courses represent a concerted effort from industry, academia and the regulatory bodies to ensure this happens.”