ABCOL OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TRAINING PLATFORM
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.
COMPEX HAZARDOUS AREAS TRAINING CENTRE
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.
ELECTRICAL, INSTRUMENTATION AND MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS
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.
HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR
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.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING CENTRE
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.
WELFARE AND LEARNING SUPPORT
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
- Fully equipped Gym
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!
Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling
Excellent course, right duration and opportunity for hands on switching exposure.
Great training facilitators, passing on good knowledge and experience in the field on CompEx.
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!
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.
Course was organised very well. Tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful.
The course instructor was highly knowledgeable, described all methods of the course in a very easy way to understand. Overall excellent.
Usual high standard of coaching and assessment - see you in 3 years!
Instructors were excellent from start to end. Course was enjoyable – would recommend.
John fulfilled my expectations of the course and I can leave ASET feeling more comfortable completing isolations within my workplace.
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.
Macduff Shellfish Ltd
Very good course with different scenarios. Instructors were good at escalating situations to get you thinking.
Course was very well presented. All tutors were very helpful and friendly.
NG Bailey Limited
The plant area is an excellent training area. Useful for training in a safe and clean environment.
Great update of boards since I came 6 years ago, great facility with huge investments being made.
Diageo Malt Distilling
Great course, very informative and practical. Austin and Graeme are excellent lecturers and a credit to the facility.
INEOS FPS Ltd
ASET have a better lab and knowledge base - they provided a better training experience than other places.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of DP. He delivers the course very well.
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.
Kevin was extremely knowledgeable about pressure testing I would highly recommend anyone to take the course from Kevin.
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.
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.
Tutors, examples, experience and knowledge are an ASET when giving course training.
KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd
The course was excellent in delivery and content and I will recommend others for the course.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot
Steve was very helpful, knows what he is talking about and communicates it well. Very good practical side to the course.
MJ HVAC ltd
Great coaching from the Instructor who guided me well and shared experiences.
Excellent course with good instructors - the ASET facility was superb!
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.
Excellent set up and scenarios. Very experienced Instructors.
Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend.
Good course and made very enjoyable through the amount of hands on experience we got.
Great course very good instructors, very well presented and made to feel at ease throughout the training I will recommend this course to others!
Excellent course, well presented by the Instructor. Course certainly makes you think (which is good).
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.
Excellent course and well instructed. Facilities on campus are excellent.
Very good course – lots of practical work.
As someone with limited knowledge of hydraulics this course was very beneficial. I learnt lots throughout the 3 days!
Very well explained and detailed course, learnt a lot.
Stork Technical Services
Excellent course, good opportunity to develop hands on skills - very helpful and approachable staff.
A well run course with the mix of theory and practical. Totally met my expectations. Facilities was very good with plenty of equipment & tools.
Course was very good. Would recommend to others
“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.
Course well-presented / managed with COVID restrictions in place.
TAQA Bratani Ltd
Very enjoyable course. Learnt and refreshed a lot of knowledge. Ian explains things very well and makes it easy to understand.
KCA Deutag Drilling
Good course produced, great setup of facilities and the instructor was very knowledgeable of all tests received.
Excellent materials provided, delivery of content excellent – clear and concise.
Instructor was a subject matter expert and a fountain of knowledge.
Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room/training area.
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!
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was ran. Plenty of opportunities to work as a team and experience the new simulator.
Excellent and informative.
Good well instructed course. Team were excellent and made me fully at ease.
John James Penman