Stavanger Offshore Technical College

Stavanger Offshore Technical College (SOTS) is a leading public education institution in Norway for the oil industry at vocational school and Technical College levels. SOTS Course Centre offers training and education in the following areas: Petroleum, Maritime, Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Building, Construction, Hydraulics, Crane/Lifting and others. It also runs a full-scale Safety Centre that conducts training and expertise in the areas of offshore, maritime and land based activities. The Safety Centre has sea rescue, firefighting and a helicopter simulator evacuation unit located in Stavanger.


E-learning courses:

Course 1: Technical College Petroleum – Level I 14
Course 2: Technical College Petroleum – Level II 15
Course 3: Technical College Petroleum – Level III


Courses available at SAMTRA facilities in Simon’s Town, South Africa as part of SAMTRA/SOTSCC Joint Venture – listed below:  

Course A: An overview of the oil and gas value chain

Course B: HSE in the oil and gas industry

Course C: Administration & Management for the Oil and Gas Industry

Course D: Technical Oil & Gas

Course E: Drilling Technology

Course F: Well Service Technology

Course G: Subsea Technology

Course H: Laws and Regulations related to the Oil & Gas Industry: offshore and onshore

Course I: Barriers and Human Factors

Course J: Protecting the Environment in the Oil & Gas Industry

Course K: HSE for Safety Officers


For more information regarding any other courses on offer, please contact Stella Aguirre (Senior Project Manager) - email:




Tjuvholmveien 40
4007 Stavanger, Rogaland