Our academic institutions
Helping students and industry develop theoretical and practical skills, our Universities offer undergraduate and Master of Science degrees. They cover areas such as oil and and gas engineering, decommissioning, law, management and accounting.
The Heriot-Watt University Institute of Petroleum Engineering offers the UK's largest oil and gas research programme.
The University of Dundee Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law provides education and research in the oil business and law and policy issues around the industry. It is the institution of choice for aspiring and serving energy ministers from all over the world.
The Dynamic Advanced Response Training (DART) facility, is a joint venture between Robert Gordon University and KCA Deutag Drilling Limited. It uses computer simulation technology to more efficiently teach drilling techniques, using 3D graphics to represent a rig floor. The graphics also represent the wide range of equipment and drilling processes currently used by the oil and gas industry.
The oil and gas academy
Our credentials in safety are primarily driven by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board (OPITB). Headquartered in Aberdeen, OPITO’s benchmark training standards and learning products are used in over 40 countries worldwide. Its accreditation is widely considered to be the gold standard for safety training.
Oil and gas technical apprentice programme (OGTAP)
OGTAP is managed by OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). OPITO manage the programme on behalf of the operators and the ECITB manage the programme on behalf of the contractors.
Delivered at colleges across Scotland, it is one of the most successful apprenticeship schemes of its kind. OGTAP equips motivated candidates with the skills and knowledge to work offshore and onshore in four varied disciplines: instrument and control maintenance; mechanical maintenance; electrical maintenance and process operations.