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New training contracts for GSE, IFP School, Maersk, Check-6 and Kongsberg Maritime.

Dakota Gasification Company (DGC) has contracted with GSE Systems for the provision of an e-learning solution to plug a workforce skills gap at its Great Plains Synfuels Plant in Beulah, ND. Employees will use GSE’s EnVision self-paced tutorials to master the fundamentals of unit operations and process controls. Partner Systran is helping with program development.

IFP School, with backing from Total, has launched a ‘massive open online course’ (Mooc) covering oil and gas, from exploration to distribution. The four week course is given in English with French subtitles. Subjects include the roles of industry players, challenges, upstream and downstream and economics.

BP has signed a five year, global agreement with Maersk to provide training to BP offshore rig teams. The courses will be given in a new ‘immersive simulation environment’ in Houston.

Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas, with a $150,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, has acquired a license Check-6’s Well Control VI training system. The ‘fighter pilot inspired’ simulator features dual workstations and a 60” high-definition touch screen monitor. Lackawanna’s program centers on the training needs of Marcellus Shale operators. The School was established with a $2.5 million gift from Cabot Oil.

Mexico’s Fidena marine training institute has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s offshore simulators for its marine education center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche. The contract includes the K-Sim DP (dynamic positioning) and K-Sim Offshore vessel simulators.

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