SOTS Course Centre has successfully taken part in a number of projects abroad providing services in consultancy, training of personnel, presentation of Internet based concepts, and setting up educational structures. Our international projects include:

Nation(s) Project Outline Project document
Angola “Train the Trainers” program for subsea technology. Subsea Studies
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The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with The Foundation Rogaland Training and Education Centre (RKK) in Norway are cooperating to develop and strengthen vocational education and training in Azerbaijan. The grant is for a period of three years, from 2015 to 2017.
Brazil On the Job Training program developed for skills and competencies development in Brazilian oil and gas industry. OOG OJT Program
Brazil The aim of the partnership between ETERJ and SOTS was development of the Derrickman course for locals who wish to join the oil and gas market. Course for Derrickman level
Equatorial Guinea Education of locally employed personnel from Equatorial Guinea within the area of industrial processes. Process Operators
European Union A Europe based project involving Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Italy and Norway to assess the use of online distance learning in connection with oil spill crisis management Crisis Management
Faroe Islands Building up local expertise in well engineering on the Faroe Islands. Well Engineering
Establishment of innovative network of quality within oil & gas education and training.

FING – Cooperation in Training and Education within Oil and Gas, Safety and Environment (Faroe Islands-Iceland-Norway-Greenland)
International Online learning program developed to provide training to drilling technicians. Technical College Petroleum (TCP) net-based Technology Technical College Petroleum (TCP) net-based Technology
South Africa The purpose of the Joint Venture between SAMTRA and SOTS Course Centre was to establish the terms for a mechanism to enable training and education for the oil and gas industry in South Africa and the countries of Sub Sahara. Specialized Training/Education for the Oil & Gas Industry
South Africa Establishment of a training and education framework within specialized oil and gas industry. Standardization of training and education for the oil industry in South Africa
South Africa Every year one 20-foot container full of used bicycles is being sent by Stavanger Offshore Technical College to The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) in Cape Town. SOTS started this initiative in school year 2011-2012.
Sudan Training program set up in cooperation with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PTIL), Climate and Pollution Agency (KLIF) and PETRAD. Inspectors Training for Compliance Monitoring in the Sudanese Petroleum Industry
Vietnam Training Programme for Welding, Machining, Service & Maintenance and Petrochemical Laboratory. Vietnam Train the Trainers Program



SOTS Course Centre, with a staff of 15, has around 2000 participants annually in a range of courses and programmes for continuing professional development. The Course Centre has a wide range of workshops and laboratories. The Safety Centre offers courses in offshore, navigation and land-based operations.


  • are provided by highly skilled teaching staff and professionals from the College and the oil/gas and safety industries,
  • can be tailored within our expertise areas of training and education to suit the client’s specific requirements,
  • are given using up-to-date equipment in modern facilities,
  • are IMO and OLF approved,
  • have DNV and Norwegian certification,
  • have Norwegian Maritime Directorate and Oil Operators Union approval.

Technical College Petroleum (TCP) is Net-based learning (International). Read more here.


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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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