Bespoke Essential Valve Knowledge Course for Multinational Oil & Gas Company – A Case Study

Score Training offer technical valve awareness and maintenance training to clients both in the UK and internationally. Courses are written, developed and delivered by industry experts and the wide range of knowledge and experience employed throughout the Score Group mean that bespoke courses can be developed on request.

The Overview

A major multinational oil and gas company recognised the need for supplementary training for its personnel. Their valve operators and mechanical technicians who worked at onshore and offshore installations required enhanced level training on products and processes. This requirement included hands-on practical training on major valve types and testing protocols in addition to maintenance routines and theory based knowledge and understanding. As the company work with a number of product types, a training company with the ability to carry this out with no links to specific manufacturers but had the knowledge to deliver was proving difficult to source. Shift patterns were also to be considered which would affect training duration.

The Solution
The company approached us and discussed their requirements fully. Our Essential Valve Knowledge Level 2 course included most of their requirements. Through a review process with the client, each section was evaluated and changes made to suit the knowledge and experience of the proposed delegates. Once this review period was complete, we developed a tailored training solution for the client that conformed to their original specifications. In addition, the solution could be delivered over a four day course which was within their expectations for shift patterns.

The content of the course included all major valve types; ball, butterfly, plug etc and also included pressure relief valves with the opportunity to strip and build in a workshop environment as well as classroom based sessions. The course would also incorporate workshop-based training on Seats & Seals, Pressure Forces, PSV Calibration, Pressure Testing, and Non-Invasive Maintenance.

The course was then delivered to over 150 of their valve operators and mechanical technicians in groups of up to six delegates to give the opportunity for each delegate to get involved and to maximise on the quality of the training delivery. The course was delivered at our dedicated training facility in Peterhead.

The Benefits

The client benefits included
• A tailored solution covering all client requirements
• Extensive practical/workshop and theory-based learning
• A single training company who could deliver all desired outcomes
• Cost saving to client due to 4 day tailored solution
• Delivered at our dedicated training facility
• Provided by an independent valve service company

For more information on how Score Training can develop tailored training solutions for engineers, operators and mechanical technicians, visit or call us on +44 (0)1779 482333