World energy demand has resulted in increased orders for rigs from Keppel FELS, which is the world’s largest oil rig builder, churning out about eight rigs annually. With new orders pouring in, the company has had to hire more OiI Rig Commissioning Superintendents. This has led to a need to train new staff and quickly.
Enter Singapore Polytechnic’s Singapore Maritime Academy which has been tasked to design a special tailor-made Oil Rig Commissioning Course for superintendents at Keppel FELS. Both experienced and new superintendents would be able to benefit from the course.
The course will enable new superintendents to streamline their operations and to cope better with their working environment. The course uses lectures as well as facilitated discussions to train the staff. More experienced superintendents share their knowledge, concerns and experience with newer staff.
SMA labs and simulators were also used to enhance the participants’ learning and to provide a holistic understanding of their job. Feedback from the participants were positive – most felt that the structured approach had shorten their learning curves and enabled them to perform their jobs more effectively.
The Academy plans to conduct more courses in future for Keppel FELS.
All pictures courtesy of Keppel FELS Limited.