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New Year, New Career

Maersk Training offers funded courses for local people interested in a career in the offshore wind energy sector.

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Maersk Training completes first GWO Basic Maintenance Training course with attendees from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Maersk Training completes first GWO Basic Maintenance Training course with attendees from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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Opening the Mind Opens the Opportunities

Read more about the Expo2020 event hosted by Maersk Training in Dubai

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Career Opportunities in North East England

Learn more about your career opportunities in the growing offshore wind energy sector at our upcoming Open Days.

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Innovation gets its own reward

Read more about Dubai Maritime Innovation Award given to Maersk Training Dubai

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Have you registered for the new WINDA database?

Learn more about the recent changes in the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards.

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What do we learn from disasters

The importance of creating better awareness on how to deal with Hazardous materials.

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OPITO MEMIR approval for Maersk Training in Dubai

OPITO has accredited the Major Emergency Management and Initial Response (MEMIR) course which has been developed and run by Maersk Training in Dubai.

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New Course for Wind Turbine Rotorblade Technicians

Maersk Training announces ground breaking new course for new Wind Turbine Rotorblade Technicians.

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What is MPD?

Managed Pressure Drilling – general term for controlling the mud circulation to optimize the bottom-hole pressure.

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Switching Careers

Is work today more interesting or uncertain because most are not locked into a specific job?

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First to receive approval for GWO Basic Maintenance Training

Maersk Training in Esbjerg is the first Global Wind Organisation certified training centre in the world to deliver Basic Maintenance Training (BMT).

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More Than a Drop in the Ocean

Denmark gets its first freefall lifeboat simulator.

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Free Course to ex-SSI Employees

Redcar & Cleveland College and Maersk Training offer free course to ex-SSI employees to retrain for a new career.

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It's All In The Bag

What happens if you are 60 metres up in an isolated offshore wind turbine and you have an accident or take ill?

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Wind Energy Careers Event in Hull

Join our career event to hear more about immediate vacancies for entry-level wind turbine technicians in the Humber Region.

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Down to Earth Ladies

It’s a very different world to life on a drillship or rig, or is it? Evelyn and Michele find common ground in training drill crews and astronauts.

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A Rig Manager's Thoughts

What is Enhanced Well Control? Donald Millar, Rig Manager of Seadrill West Vencedor, who recently completed IWCF Enhanced Well Control at Maersk Training in Svendborg explains what his experience was.

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New Freefall Lifeboat Simulator

Maersk Training First to Offer Enhanced Lifeboat Coxswain Training in Denmark, using Freefall Lifeboat Simulator 

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Global Drilling Simulation Training Agreement with Statoil

Maersk Training has signed a global framework agreement with Statoil to provide drilling simulation training for the next three years.

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The Show Must Go On

On December 1, in one 24 hour period, Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu had 300mm of rain – the wettest day in one hundred years. Coming on the back of a November which delivered three times its normal rainfall with 1,024mm, the city was semi-submerged. That's hard conditions for training.

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Training beyond the textbook

The Group Core Values were the founding principle for Maersk Training, established in the 1970s to provide greater safety and security for offshore workers. Nearly 40 years later, the Values are driving business at a new training centre.

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Procedural Training for Oil Production

Total Reality Is Here. Miles away from oil, but close to reality, the Primary Process Separator is the latest addition to Maersk Training’s fleet of simulators.

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Live Well Support Explained

The new live consultancy service for drilling wells can save customers time and money. Based on live data and constant monitoring, it spots risks before they are reached and allows for better planning and a more efficient operation.

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Mud Glory

Apart from the length, breadth and depth of the pain barrier, Andy Suthern’s abiding memory of a 12 kilometre run uphill, downhill, across rivers, through pipes and mud and then more Yorkshire mud, is of teamwork.

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Level-1 Well Control Awareness Course available for free

The International Well Control Forum has launched a global online training course which will be free to everyone in the industry to increase knowledge around drilling and well intervention operations as well as what can cause a well blow-out and potential oil spill incident.

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Funded Places to People from South Tyneside

Maersk Training in Newcastle offers free places to South Tyneside residents to retrain for a career in the growing offshore wind energy sector.

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Webinar: Team Training on your own Well(s) and Formation(s)

Sign up for a free webinar on March 17 and learn how team training on specific well(s) and formation(s) can enhance safety and reduce cost.

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Dubai women opening the door to a whole new world

There are an awful lot of people who don’t really understand what the company they are working for is aiming to achieve or what the industry the company is in, is about. Understanding the playing surface is a major part in fitting in
and contributing to the full, but it is a knowledge level that in certain parts of the world is aggravated by culture.

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Reality is Virtually Here

In 1998 guests and participants stared in awe at what was the solution to a major training problem. Up until then there was no platform for winch operators and navigators to do what they did in real life, cooperate in anchor-handling situations. The real life result was that accidents

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Maersk Training teams up with Newcastle College

Maersk Training has joined forces with Newcastle College by running its Fundamental Skills for Offshore Technicians course with its students.

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Winds of Change for Technician who took a Chance

Jonny would like to work offshore, even although the winter season is by necessity quieter. ‘Hopefully one day I get to work on the famous Brave Tern & Bold Tern Offshore Wind Carriers which are owned by the Fred. Olsen Group and Global Wind Service. These vessels are used on Global Wind Service offshore installations,’ he says.

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CA-EBS now included in UK OPITO BOSIET/FOET

As per industry requirements, the new OPITO UK BOSIET/FOET standard now incorporates OPITO CA-EBS training.

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Opening of new Advanced Simulator Facility in Dubai

Maersk Training is now ready to meet the demanding training requirements of the offshore industry in the United Arab Emirates.

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New offshore crane training grants global operational access

Maersk Training is proud to announce the launch of a new ambitious offshore crane operator programme. It is designed to grant crane operators and their companies access to offshore lifting operations worldwide.

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Island of Steel

What’s it like to live out there in the North Sea on an island of steel?

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Houston Gets a Pair of Trainers

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

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Dubai warms up as a global training hub

Dubai is about being bigger and better. Danish Louise introduces Dubai, which is one of the new Maersk Training locations

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Fire in the Hold!

Marketing and training share a common plight – the results are not always obvious and staring you in the face. It’s this difficulty to openly attribute any one action to any one result that makes this story significant.

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Training helps knock millions off well cost

Drilling is an expensive business. Every minute costs, so every minute counts. Estimating how long it takes to do a job is crucial doing it within that realistic estimation vital.

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Exclusive Insight into Advanced First Aid

Maersk Training has offered an exclusive insight to its new Advanced First Aid course by running VIP programmes to selected members of the wind energy industry.

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New cooperation between Maersk Training and eDrilling

Joint offerings to reduce non-productive time, increase ROP, and improve safety

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Sight for Sore Eyes

“We have been monitoring some of the kids for a while, and we started noticing the lack of attention in class and poor performance, and we realized that those problems were related to eyesight problems.”

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IADC WellSharp in Thai

We are dedicated to meeting customer’s needs through engineering solutions that are a mix of creative problem solving and innovative commercial models based on our values.

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A Normal Day in Esbjerg

It’s the sort of thing you do every day, fight a fire, navigate through a smoke-filled container, escape from a helicopter underwater . . . well not quite.

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New WellSharp programme conducted in Dubai

Maersk Training’s new regional facility has recently hosted one of the regions first IADC WellSharp courses since the new updates from WellCAP to WellSharp were introduced on the 1st November.

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Beyond the Horizon

Growing from a small fishing village to an offshore oil & gas hub, the city of Stavanger indeed has an interesting story. This article investigates how the oil & gas industry has shaped and influenced this beautiful Norwegian

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Open Well Control Event in Dubai

Maersk Training in Dubai would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a News & Updates Event covering the latest changes to the IADC and IWCF well control certification process at our training center in Dubai South on the 10th December 2015.

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Maersk Training enters local partnership in Malaysia

In a commitment to make the offshore industry a safer place to work, Maersk Training enters local partnership with ONTE in Malaysia

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Opening of new Training Centre in Houston

Maersk Training is setting a new benchmark in the industry for advanced operational simulation training. 

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Maersk Training ready with IADC WellSharp

Maersk Training is proud to announce the successful completion of its first batch of IADC WellSharp Driller (Fundamental) Well Control courses at the Chennai centre between November 2-6, 2015.

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Weatherford and Maersk Training partner to enhance critical well preparation

Weatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered a strategic partnership to enhance scenario-based training and competency for critical wells.

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The Adventures of Katwoman

 Water pipe burst, internet down, new sign needed, send for Kat. What Kat can’t do, she’ll call in the experts.

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GWO Sea Survival - new amendments

GWO has released updates to the Basic Safety Training standard and the Basic Safety Training Refresher standard on November 3, 2015. The updates will take effect on December 1, 2015.

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WellCap to WellSharp

Are you updated on the practical implications of IADC WellCap’s recent conversion into WellSharp?

Since November 1st 2015 the IADC WellCap programme has been replaced by IADC WellSharp.

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New course for young aspiring wind technicians

Maersk Training in Newcastle has launched a new Fundamental Skills for Offshore Wind Technicians course that is specifically designed for 16-18 year olds looking for an exciting insight into the wind turbine industry.

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Very First Responders

On a night out to celebrate successfully completing a medical course, three young men were on the spot to deliver emergency first aid to a woman who was suffering an epileptic seizure on Newcastle’s Quayside. 

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Mellow Yellow and Bossy Blue

Meet Mr Yellow. He bears a striking resemblance to Mr Blue. One and the same you might quite justifiably think because under the hats is Obeatta, a supervisor at APM Terminal’s Apapa port in Lagos, Nigeria. But in the few seconds it takes to switch hats, Mr Mellow Yellow turns into Mr Bossy Blue. 

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Perfect Remote Perfection

For a company that likes to operate remotely, eDrilling Solutions certainly knows how to get up close and personal.

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Flames of Knowledge

Feedback is a precious flame – it can enlighten, it can burn. When something is innovative the first reaction from those in the front row is vital and by all accounts the pilot six-day ‘super’ course for Enhanced Well Control experts hit the mark.

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Wind Career Open Day

Maersk Training in Newcastle will be hosting an open day event on Wednesday 21st October  in order to highlight four of its education programmes set to start later this month.

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Live Well Support Webinar

Learn how Live Well Support will revolutionize technically challenging drilling operations. October 21, we co-host a free webinar on Live Well Support together with eDrilling.

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Brightest Africa

Nigeria is not for the faint-hearted. It is exciting, exhausting, intimidating, but above all rewarding. In terms of the economy Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country, is potentially Africa’s Texas; in terms of cultural make-up, Africa’s Germany.

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New course developed with MHI Vestas

 In response to growing industry demand, leading global training provider, Maersk Training, in partnership with offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, has become the first to offer an Advanced First Aid course specifically tailored to the needs of personnel working in the wind energy sector.

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Any Questions?

Modern companies with global ambitions don’t have an export department, they export themselves.

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A Psychological Edge to Well Control Training

A new level of well control training that for the first time combines simulated advanced technical and behavioural content has been successfully piloted by Seadrill and Maersk Training and will now be rolled out globally.

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hiDRILL, Now Available in the US

Training on wellSim hiDRILL, the world’s most advanced drilling and engineering simulator, now available in the US

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Play Misty for Me

Fire is a terrifying adversary – it doesn’t take prisoners; in a house, in a hotel, in a factory, anywhere, it causes destruction and threatens life. On board a vessel it does both at an alarming rate because the options of running from it are limited, the concentration of equipment intense. It’s estimated that a fire in a ship’s engine room costs one million dollars a minute once it takes hold.

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IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe

From the 23th to the 24th of September 2015, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Holland will be hosting this year’s IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference & Exhibition. Maersk Training & Maersk H2S welcome you to stop by and hear more about training at stand no. 14.

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New GWO Weekend Courses

Maersk Training in Newcastle is now inviting applicants to join its GWO Basic Safety Training weekend courses – a compulsory qualification required to work in the wind industry.

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The Seagull Has Landed

They are perfectly built for the job, robust, resilient and ready for action. There are plenty already in position and plenty more waiting to join them from the production line.

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Elevating Respect to a Whole New Level

During the summer I realised a boyhood dream. I discovered what it’s like driving a crane on a North Sea production platform.

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The Cowboy and the Oilman

Above ground vs below ground, offshore vs onshore, cows vs horses, home vs away, IADC vs IWCF – they are all questions or situations that Cliff Wall has had to face in his working life.

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Barrels of Fun - not!

We keep hearing that the cost of a barrel of crude oil rises and falls and as it does the whole world shudders.
Today we almost enjoy filling up the car, but then we pick up the paper to see companies trimming back because cheap oil to them means a production crisis.
Through it all the news talks barrels, but what exactly is a barrel?

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IADC WellSharp Virtual Panel Discussion

IADC has re-defined their Well Control training programme, so WellCap will be replaced by WellSharp.

In connection hereto, IADC hosts a virtual panel discussion September 16th elaborating on this new innovation. The event is sponsored by Maersk Training and will present all information about the new programme.

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Wind Energy Education Programmes

Maersk Training in Newcastle is inviting applicants to enroll onto a unique range of accredited education programmes designed to help local residents to retrain or plan your entry into the wind energy industry.

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Houston I’ve Got No Problems

Maersk Training in Houston is still just concrete, but by the end of the summer it will be a fully functioning drilling complex for America’s fastest growing city. Several of the latest to join the ever growing population have been re-located Danes, moving from country into the fast lane.

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Raft Charity

The August Bank Holiday in Britain is traditional for one thing, people cramming  into cars and getting stuck in traffic jams for hours and hours whilst trying to get to and from the seaside.

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DNV-GL Certifies Engine Room Training

New engine room models for simulator training of semi-submersible and drill ship crews have now been certified by DNV-GL. Maersk Training offers courses for all drilling contractors. 

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