- Maersk Training started safety and technical training for the offshore industries in the late 1970s
- It has grown from mainly providing training for companies in the Maersk Group to now serving many companies in the maritime, wind and oil and energy industries
- It has more than 200 different courses, based on the conviction that training should be as close to real life as possible, and has invested heavily in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training.
The advanced simulation complex allows oil and gas companies to test planned operations in a life-like but safe simulated environment.
That means they can make sure that crew are optimally prepared before they engage in the actual operation, increasing safety, saving time and better preparing them to handle unexpected events.
"Our Houston simulation facility is a cornerstone of Maersk Training’s global growth strategy," says Maersk Training CEO Claus Bihl.
"We want to create a step-change in the level of competence in the oil and gas industry as well as in the way competence is developed and improved, by influencing how the industry works with safety and operational performance."
Good training and superior crew competence is becoming even more important as the oil and gas industry drills in ever harsher environments and deeper water.
Maersk Training is expanding as it hosts ever more employees of other companies, which trust it to give their staff the necessary skills, and has invested in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training and deliver more than textbook theory.
Countering in human factor elements
A large group of senior executives from major oil companies, offshore drilling contractors, maritime companies and service contractors attended the opening on Thursday.