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Stavanger Offshore Technical College (SOTS) is a publicly maintained leading educational facility in upper-secondary and technical college studies. The College has an annual student body of about 600 students at further education level, employs a highly qualified teaching staff, and has state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities to meet the educational needs of students. The main objective of the College is to be at the forefront in providing education in offshore drilling.

Other main departments are:

  • Oil and gas
  • Nautical/Maritime
  • Electro/Automation
  • Engineering
  • Building and construction
  • International Projects

SOTS Course Centre is an independent division of Stavanger Offshore Technical College, which receives funding from commercial operations. The Course Centre specializes in providing high professional services, skilled training and education in the oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore, nationally and internationally. The Course Centre also has its own Safety Centre with modern facilities in fire-fighting, sea-rescue and helicopter evacuation.

Specialised areas of training and education are:

  • Oil and gas drilling and well service
  • Oil and gas process and production
  • Hydraulics
  • Mechanics and welding
  • Safety and crisis management
  • Crane/Lifting
  • Management courses for offshore personnel

Both the College and the Centre cooperate closely with the oil, gas and safety industries, private companies and public organizations, using the resources to ensure the delivery of professional services of the highest standards. Examples from our list of customers: Seadrill, Statoil, Aker Solutions, ConocoPhillips, Transocean, Dolphin, Songa Offshore, COSL Drilling, Odfjell Drilling.

We also collaborate with the Rogaland Training & Education Centre (RKK) on a project-by-project basis.


STCW Advanced Safety Training Refresher course with Medical Care in ENGLISH
We are organising course in ENGLISH on STCW Advanced Safety
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Supplementary course (from STCW to Norwegian Oil and Gas) for working on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
In order to travel offshore and work on the Norwegian
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Basic Safety and Emergency course
We can now offer the OLF approved basic course in
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Latest News

Online training for Archer Brazil

Twelve employees at Archer Brazil
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Training for Kenyan Petroleum Industry

SOTS Course Centre together with Petroleum Safety
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Training for Angolan Petroleum Industry

SOTS Course Centre together with
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Training for the Oil & Gas industry in Sudan

September 2017 had much activity at SOTS Course
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South African students on exchange program

This past week, Stavanger Offshore Technical College
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Norsk Sertifiserings
International Association for Safety and Survival Training