Oil & Gas

The Oil and Gas Industry

Crude oil and gas has been the main source of energy for more than 60 years.

The oil and gas industry is built on different stages including exploration, development and decommissioning.

Each of these stages requires a range of skills and job roles. And with up to six months off every year, working in the offshore oil and gas industry can seem an attractive option for many.




OPITO Training


OPITO sets the industry standards and qualifications for personnel in oil and gas.

AIS Survivex offer a wide range of mandatory and specialist oil and gas training, View all OPITO courses >>

OPITO Basic Emergency Response Training

Mandatory basic emergency response training is required to work in the oil and gas industry which includes:

OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)

Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) Medical certificate

Fit To Train certificate

OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST)


OPITO Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) refresher training is also required every 4 years to remain certified.

OPITO Specialist Emergency Response Training

OPITO have also developed specialist training for oil and gas personnel including:

Crisis Management

Firefighting and Helideck Operations

OPIITO Technical Training

There are OPITO standards for technical skills within the oil and gas industry including:


Banksman and Slinger

Blaster Sprayer



AIS Survivex have created discounted course packages for current and aspiring oil and gas industry personnel including:

Comprehensive OPITO Oil and Gas Offshore Survival Package (International)

Comprehensive OPITO Oil and Gas Offshore Survival Package (North Sea)

OPITO Oil and Gas Offshore Survival Package (International)

OPITO Oil and Gas Offshore Survival Package (North Sea)

Oil and Gas Fabric Maintenance Package

The Ultimate Offshore Package