A specialist Well Control & Well Engineering training provider offering internationally certified Drilling & Well Intervention courses worldwide.


A name you can trust. We have trained over 125,000 people since 1982.


Training & consultancy delivered in over 50 countries with 4 permanent bases.


Dedicated to improving training & certification standards.

Meet the Team


Callum Kennedy

Well Control Instructor

Callum is an industry professional with a strong managerial and operational background and over 30 years of oil & gas experience including senior offshore roles. He uses his experience and…

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Blue Rapley

Drilling Simulator Instructor & Assessor

Terrence (“Blue”) Rapley is a drilling professional with over 35 years’ field experience in drilling and 10 years in drilling training. His extensive operational track record as a driller and senior…

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Jason Grant

Managing Director

Jason joined Aberdeen Drilling School in March 2014 to support the company’s global ambitions to take a local Aberdeen business with world-class products and turn it into a fully international…

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Jim Sutherland


Jim is currently the Chairman of the company, having been the Managing Director of Aberdeen Drilling School since 2011. He has seen the company expand both in size and in global reach over recent…

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COVID-19 Update (25 March 2020)

Aberdeen Drilling School’s role in the global oilfield is to ensure and manage the safety and competence of personnel working in safety critical roles within a high risk environment.  As such we…

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New Global Training Locations

Aberdeen Drilling School, part of the RelyOn Nutec group, expands with four new global training centres in Houston, Bergen and Stavanger in Norway, and Cuidad del Carmen in Mexico. The move has been…

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Well Intervention Training - The Latest News

Doug Hector, Senior Instructor at Aberdeen Drilling School, explains how the revised IWCF well intervention training is designed to ensure candidates can fully demonstrate the technical knowledge…