Add Energy has launched a new training academy, offering on-demand e-learning courses specialising in drilling, well engineering, operations and maintenance.
Led by experts from the Stavanger-headquartered energy consultancy, the Add Energy Academy has been designed to enhance knowledge and skills of workforces to enable energy sector businesses to be safe, efficient, and effective.
Two new courses are currently available – Relief Well Planning and NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity Standard Training – which are the first of their kind to offer e-learning modules based around blowout contingency and well integrity.
The courses have been developed to not only address skill gaps and upskill less experienced people looking to step into managerial positions, but also support the energy transition, Add said.
Chief technical officer Terje Løkke-Sørensen explained: “Training has been at the heart of what we offer our clients for a number of years. The Add Energy Academy is an exciting next step as we continue to evolve our offering to suit industry demands.
“Many of our course leaders have over 30 years of experience, working in some of the most hostile and challenging environments. To be able to pass on this type of knowledge is a huge asset of the Academy,” he added.
Delivered digitally through a combination of interactive sessions, workshops, simulations and meetings, the courses have been designed with delegates’ needs in mind, while ensuring they remain engaged. In addition to its digital courses, The Add Energy Academy also offer a blended training model with face-to-face classes, as well as bespoke training courses, tailored to individual organisations.
By supporting new energies, Løkke-Sørensen hopes the courses will help drive the energy transition, and assist those looking to transfer skills into new energies – in particular, geothermal and carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
He continued: “With our roots in oil and gas, we can clearly see how these skills are transferrable to the renewable energy sector. In order to meet the high demand for new energies, we urgently need a sizable skilled workforce. It is our hope that our training modules can support the transfer of these skills for new markets.”