Atlas Interactive Opens New E-Learning Centre in Aberdeen

David Doig, chief executive of OPITO, Oil & Gas Academy has officially opened a UK150,000 new e-learning facility at the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen.

E-learning specialists, Atlas Interactive, have refurbished and expanded their e-learning centre which now has the capacity to train 60 people simultaneously in a modern, comfortable and attractive environment with the latest technology.

The new training centre marks the first phase in Atlas Interactive's UK1.5 million investment programme in their facilities on the Science & Energy Park. The next phase will include a new canteen and reception area for clients and trainees.

Over 250,000 people in over 30 countries are currently benefiting from the e-learning training provided by Atlas Interactive. Since the training centre opened its doors in 1997, over 100,000 people from 400 oil and gas and service companies have used the facility to test their knowledge in areas such as Permit to Work, Gas Testing, Offshore Induction, Minimum Safety Standards and Process Operations.

David Doig, chief executive of OPITO, Oil & Gas Academy, says: "Atlas Interactive has a track record in designing, developing and rolling-out on-line training that offers learners the underpinning knowledge to support competence in a flexible way.

"I am delighted to open this new facility which will allow them to increase the volume of people they train. The Academy works with learning providers, like Atlas Interactive, to ensure that they are providing the training required by the industry. The fact that most of the major companies in the industry roll out Atlas' training programmes is testament to their success."

Tim Love, director of Atlas Interactive adds: "We are proud of the new centre and are confident our clients and trainees will benefit from and enjoy the new surroundings. The additional capacity and facilities will enable us to improve the learning experience for all trainees and to meet the increasing demand for our e-learning programmes."

The centre has delivered e-learning to many operating companies such as Amerada Hess, BHP Billiton, BP, Britannia Operator, Centrica, Chevron, CNR International, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Maersk Oil, Petrofac, Talisman Energy and Total as well as many service companies.