Petrofac Training Services Expands Capability to Deliver Major Emergency Management Course in U.S.

30 November 2010

HOUSTON – Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, will expand its capability to deliver Major Emergency Management (MEM) training to the U.S. offshore and onshore oil & gas industry by opening a second, state-of-the-art simulation suite at its Houston Training Center.

The course - which is targeted to Offshore Installation Managers, onshore site managers and emergency response team leaders - provides participants with knowledge and hands-on experience in emergency management. The MEM simulation suite is fully equipped with IT and audio-visual capabilities to replicate the same sights, sounds and stresses experienced during an emergency.

MEM training helps develop competence and ensure that course participants are better prepared to command emergency situations by examining core responsibilities of emergency managers such as pre-planning, stress management, communication and delegation. It develops critical skills through simulated emergency exercises, hands-on practice in a Control Room environment and briefing and de-briefing sessions. The course continually measures the ability of the participant to perform emergency management duties to a specified standard through the incorporation of an appraisal process.

Tony Littler, regional manager, Americas, Petrofac Training Services said: β€œFor almost 20 years, Petrofac has delivered fit-for-purpose, competence-led MEM courses to help meet the safety and emergency response training needs of the oil & gas industry. We are committed to maintaining this level of service and meeting the increased demand of our customers by expanding our capability and opening a second simulation suite in Houston.”