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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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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Andy MacDonald

Regional Managing Director - Middle East

Andy joined the team in 2018 to manage training operations and expand our reach in the Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions. Following a group integration in June 2020, Andy is now responsible for…

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Subsea Well Intervention Pressure Control NOW AVAILABLE

Aberdeen Drilling School is the first training provider to offer IWCF accredited Subsea Well Intervention Pressure Control worldwide. Contact us today to book your place Email…

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COVID-19 Update

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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Online IWCF Training with Virtual Classrooms

Aberdeen Drilling School is delighted to announce that we are now offering IWCF accredited Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention Pressure Control with the use of our distance-learning, virtual…