Aberdeen Drilling School has completed the strategic acquisition of Norwegian simulation technology company Oiltec Solutions.
Oiltec Solutions has been active in the development of advanced simulation for drilling and crane operations since its inception in 1998, to supply cyber-based drilling simulation and associated training to the oil and gas industry.
Since building one of the most advanced simulators on spec for Equinor, the team at Oiltec Solutions has been widely recognised within their domain for ultimately creating a safer work day and offshore industry.
Oiltec Solutions will become the central simulation technology and development team at Aberdeen Drilling School, creating an inhouse platform technology that will be rolled out through their global training centres. The combination of these two market leading groups will allow our global client base unrivalled access to some of the most advanced simulator-based training, wherever their operations and fleets are based.
Jim Sutherland, chairman of Aberdeen Drilling School says: “Our team is very excited about the potential that comes from combining these two companies. Combining a world class simulation development team with our operationally experienced coaches and market leading technical expertise will bring our unique solutions to the forefront of advanced drilling and well engineering training.”
“With total ownership of advanced simulator technology, we can now produce, manage and customise our simulators to our clients’ specifications, creating the high quality drilling and crane simulation that international operators and contractors have long been asking for. Once fully integrated into our global operations, we will be able to offer our clients the same world class and true-to-life training facilities wherever their operations are located.”