ASET International Energy Training Academy hosts a range of market leading technology, equipment and workshops all set up in industrial settings to replicate the actual workplace. No other commercial energy training provider in the UK can offer such a unique and specialised training facility.

This includes the fully functional and live ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform which is a hybrid of both legacy analogue and pneumatic equipment to some of the most leading edge technology such as its Emmerson Delta V Control System, HART Fieldbus and HART Wireless Instrumentation,Triconex Trident Fire & Gas System and Emerson Daniels Metering Skid. The ABCOL platform also features a Christmas Tree, two phase separator , pumps, compressors, full range of valves, flow meters, PLC’s, heat exchangers chemical injection skid and deluge system – replicating all the live processes involved in offshore oil and gas production from reservoir to offload.


ASET’s COMPEx training centre is the most up to date and modern facility of its kind in the UK following a major refurbishment in 2020. The centre was originally the first of its kind anywhere in the world when it opened in 1994 and continues to provide training for electrical and instrumentation technicians involved in the inspection, maintenance and installation of Ex hazardous areas equipment in offshore and onshore working environments.


ASET have extensively equipped Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineering Workshops. A range of FESTO Didatic Hydraulic and Electrohydraulic Training Rigs supports training in basic hydraulic engineering fundamentals, failure analysis and trouble- shooting to system design and advanced trouble-shooting.



The High Voltage training facility consists of a full range of HV and LV Switchboards which can either be remotely switched through the electric control panel or directly through the HV /LV boards. There are circuit vacuum breakers on the HV boards and fully rated air circuit breakers on the LV boards. Fully rated Transformers supply power between HV to LV boards. Primary electrical supply comes from the power generator and variable synchronised drives which allows training delegates to synchronise and load share during training exercises. ASET train delegates on suitable switching and isolations on the HV /LV boards using live power simulated at 6.6kv for safety reasons. ASET provide an exclusive City & Guilds 0672 certification for this specialised area of training which has become an industry standard for electrical personnel operating HV Switchgear systems in the North East Scotland energy sector.


ASET’s OPITO Approved Emergency Response Training Centre uses high fidelity computer based screen simulation supported with state of the art communications technology to replicate real life emergency responses and critical situations in the offshore and onshore energy sectors.


ASET’s Marine Training Centre was the first Nautical Institute Approved Centre anywhere in the world for Dynamic Positioning training when it opened in 1984 and was the first IADC recognised and approved training centre in 1987 for stability and ballast control and Jack up operations training. The centre has the very latest Kongsberg K-Sim High Fidelity Simulator and a range of K-Sim desktop simulators to support its Dynamic Positioning training. High fidelity simulation is used for both Stability and Jack up training which is linked directly to a hydraulically actuated motion controlled simulator to create realistic operational and marine conditions


The CISRS and SQA Approved Scaffolding Training Centre is a purpose built modern training facility with a 3 bay layout area with 2 raised gantry levels supported by steel structures to accommodate cantilever exercises and over the side scaffolding operations. The centre accommodates up to 27 trainees and offers the full range of tube and fitting training to industry standards.


The ASET International Energy Training Academy hosts a range of welfare and learning support facilities which include the following:

  • Skyliner Restaurant and Engine Room Cafe
  • IT and Assessment Centre
  • Library
  • Fully equipped Gym

ASET Course Directory
ASET is definetly a world-class training institute this is clearly reflected in the overall course from booking training to completion. Toby is a very experienced teacher and had an excellent way of communicating course details as well as judging which sections needed extra time thank you Toby!

Martin Obray
Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling

Excellent course, right duration and opportunity for hands on switching exposure.

Neil Mcbain

Great training facilitators, passing on good knowledge and experience in the field on CompEx.

Frederick Sefe
Modec Production Services Ghana

Excellent course for me, first time on a jack up course. Ian is a mine of information on jack ups and semi-subs!

William MacLean
Petrofac Offshore Project and Engineering

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I would like to take further training here on Emergency Response. The instructors demonstrated excellent knowledge and information and made the scenarios as real as possible. It was a great insight and introduction.

Michelle Chalmers
Bureau Veritas

Course was organised very well. Tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Bart Leyland
Private Delegate

The course instructor was highly knowledgeable, described all methods of the course in a very easy way to understand. Overall excellent.

Ryan Maloney
RFL Electrical

Usual high standard of coaching and assessment - see you in 3 years!

Stephen Johnstone

Instructors were excellent from start to end. Course was enjoyable – would recommend.

Ben Adams
Dana Petroleum

John fulfilled my expectations of the course and I can leave ASET feeling more comfortable completing isolations within my workplace.

Kyle Beveridge

Found this course very beneficial and I feel I will benefit from the knowledge gained from the instructor on this course in my workplace. Would definitely recommend to others.

William Hadden
Macduff Shellfish Ltd

Very good course with different scenarios. Instructors were good at escalating situations to get you thinking.

Stuart McWhinnie
RelyOn Nutec

Course was very well presented. All tutors were very helpful and friendly.

Michael Rae
NG Bailey Limited

The plant area is an excellent training area. Useful for training in a safe and clean environment.

Tony Coyle
Harbour Energy

Great update of boards since I came 6 years ago, great facility with huge investments being made.

Simon Wilderspin
Diageo Malt Distilling

Great course, very informative and practical. Austin and Graeme are excellent lecturers and a credit to the facility.

Barry McQuade

ASET have a better lab and knowledge base - they provided a better training experience than other places.

Phillip Hodge
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of DP. He delivers the course very well.

Ryan Palmer
Trinity House

Did above and beyond to accommodate me for my booking requirements, instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate on the topic. He also holds first-hand experience in the role.

Chris Catto
Subsea 7

Kevin was extremely knowledgeable about pressure testing I would highly recommend anyone to take the course from Kevin.

Mark Henderson
Bluewater Services UK

A very competent and experienced team. Assessor was first class and his previous experience was very clear. I will recommend ASET to my team and my company for OIM Assessment.

Ryan Fiske

The changes to this course very welcome. Ian has time to explain best practice and even corrected a few bad habits he noticed. Very happy this is probably the best course associated with my job.

Gavin Kennedy
Dolphin Drilling

Tutors, examples, experience and knowledge are an ASET when giving course training.

Steve Howarth
KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd

The course was excellent in delivery and content and I will recommend others for the course.

Stephen Ray
RelyOn Nutec

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot

Nyall Robertson
RelyOn Nutec

Steve was very helpful, knows what he is talking about and communicates it well. Very good practical side to the course.

Mark Johnston

Great coaching from the Instructor who guided me well and shared experiences.

John Weston
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent course with good instructors - the ASET facility was superb!

Martin Butler
Spirit Energy Production UK Limited

Excellent course – by far the best I have been on. Good mix of practical and theory. Instructor very knowledgeable and good training method.

Gareth Weston
Dana Petroleum

Excellent set up and scenarios. Very experienced Instructors.

James McGinley

Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend.

Darren Mcdonald
CNR International

Good course and made very enjoyable through the amount of hands on experience we got.

Cieran Geddes
RelyOn Nutec

Great course very good instructors, very well presented and made to feel at ease throughout the training I will recommend this course to others!

Kevin Smith
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent course, well presented by the Instructor. Course certainly makes you think (which is good).

Ken Nisbet
RelyOn Nutec

arine “Very good interaction with the class by lecturer. Toby is knowledgeable, experienced and informative individual. His teaching techniques and approach to the subject are clear and precise. Toby has the ability to share the knowledge, technical and practical experience at its best to the students. I will look forward to participating in DP courses in the future.

Tomasz Bak
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent course and well instructed. Facilities on campus are excellent.

Craig Mackay
Hexion UK

Very good course – lots of practical work.

James Stewart
RelyOn Nutec

As someone with limited knowledge of hydraulics this course was very beneficial. I learnt lots throughout the 3 days!

Josh Rae

Very well explained and detailed course, learnt a lot.

Connor Burnett
Stork Technical Services

Excellent course, good opportunity to develop hands on skills - very helpful and approachable staff.

Tristan Gawn
Dana Petroleum

A well run course with the mix of theory and practical. Totally met my expectations. Facilities was very good with plenty of equipment & tools.

Christopher Fitzpatrick

Course was very good. Would recommend to others

Kyle Doig
RelyOn Nutec

“Highly professional course, very helpful instructors who have delivered substantial relevant knowledge within the scope of all discussed issues/topics and were always there to answer any questions and clarify any uncertainties. I will definitely recommend this course and ASET Training Academy to all my friends and also will be very happy to refresh the course in five years time.

Piotr Kopec
Private Delegate

Course well-presented / managed with COVID restrictions in place.

Allen Price
TAQA Bratani Ltd

Very enjoyable course. Learnt and refreshed a lot of knowledge. Ian explains things very well and makes it easy to understand.

Jamie Wilson
KCA Deutag Drilling

Good course produced, great setup of facilities and the instructor was very knowledgeable of all tests received.

Alan Sinclair
Sparrows Group

Excellent materials provided, delivery of content excellent – clear and concise.

Brendan Farren
Private Delegate

Instructor was a subject matter expert and a fountain of knowledge.

Robert Briant
RelyOn Nutec

Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room/training area.

Stuart Mulpetre
RelyOn Nutec

Really enjoyed this course thoroughly, Ian's teaching style, attitude and approach is first class this was truly and enjoyable course and I got 100% out of it. The instructor delivers the content in a perfect level - I would recommend this!

James Wales
Dolphin Drilling

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was ran. Plenty of opportunities to work as a team and experience the new simulator.

Graham Morgan
Private Delegate

Excellent and informative.

Kevin Mcintosh
Private Delegate

Good well instructed course. Team were excellent and made me fully at ease.

John James Penman
CNR International