3t Energy Group reaches finals of OEUK Awards with bp project

Using virtual reality headsets, Operations and maintenance technicians were able to fully immerse themselves in the project

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LEADING training and technology organisation, 3t Energy Group, has beaten off stiff competition to reach the finals of the energy sector’s most prestigious competition thanks to its work with bp. 

The Offshore Safety Awards, which are jointly organised by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) and Step Change in Safety, acknowledge and celebrate the excellent work being done to promote safety across the energy industry. 

3t Energy Group, which incorporates AIS Survivex, Drilling Systems and 3t Transform, is shortlisted in the ‘Sharing and Learning’ category for taking an innovative approach to training and competency, particularly its work with bp on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) development. 

bp needed to induct and train operations and maintenance (O&M) technicians for the GTA project – a multi-billion-dollar gas producing asset in Senegal and Mauritania, which includes a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) spanning a massive 130km in length. The asset is located in the midwater 40km from shore, where it dries and conditions the gas before transfer to a Hub Terminal facility comprising quarters for 216 personnel, utility platform and 650m long terminal facility, protected by a 1.2km breakwater 10km offshore. 

GTA was still in construction so 3t Energy Group company, AIS Survivex, developed a revolutionary two-week ‘blended learning’ programme. This included targeted face-to-face training using a digital twin of the asset created by 3t Transform and delivered via its ‘Training Console’. 

Using virtual reality headsets, Operations and maintenance technicians were able to fully immerse themselves in the project and learn about its layout, safety-critical operating systems and procedures, as well as conducting a series of competency assessments prior to the project being built. 

Gavin Taylor, Vice President of Global Sales at 3t Energy Group, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in the OEUK Awards. Working on the GTA project with bp has been a huge honour and the collaboration and learning and sharing experiences between the 3t team and bp were exceptional. The blended learning solution we developed ensured maximum learner engagement, a strong team dynamic and the creation of an unrivalled safety-first culture prior to mobilisation.” 

The 3t Energy Group has been at the forefront of training innovation since it was formed in 2018 with the aim of transforming training through technology. Combining the expertise of its group companies across three pillars: training, simulation and training technology, 3t Energy Group is building a strong global reputation for helping the energy sector work smarter, safer and more efficiently. 

Winners of the Offshore Safety Awards will be announced at an event on Thursday 8th September as part of the Step Change in Safety 25th Anniversary celebrations. 

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