Competence Assurance

​​​​​​Competence Assurance

All consultants are registered in Ocean Maxwell’s Competence Assurance system COMPAS.

In COMPAS all consultants have their own profile mapping their competence to ensure correct competence level with regards to requirements for the specific position.  Competence level is a result of both education, skills, courses and working experience.

In COMPAS the consultants register number of years of experience on specific equipment and systems, as well as areas/fields and type of rigs they have worked with, and categorized as level 1, 2 or 3 for each expertise.

The competence mapping is used to identify GAP’s with regards to requirements for selected/relevant positions. Ocean Maxwell will give advise to the consultants to possible courses or other actions to close the GAPs.

By competence development of resources within specialist or future important focus areas, customers are secured access to a larger number of competent personnel for their future challenges.

We use Semac AS for background check in the recruitment process.


Mandatory certificates and training for offshore work:

Offshore Health Certificate

Everyone going offshore, both offshore workers and visiting personnel, must have an approved health certificate. Offshore health certificates are valid for two years.

Follow link to full overview of approved petroleum doctors in Norway.


Basic safety and emergency preparedness course

This course is mandatory for all offshore working personnel.  Refresher courses every four years.

Follow link to list of approved training centers in Norway.


Together for Safety – WP and SJA course

This is an interactive PC course developed by Together for Safety.  The course is mandatory for all offshore working personnel and must be completed by staff before going offshore.  It covers procedures for work permits (WPs) and safe job analyses (SJAs).

Follow link to access the interactive WP and SJA course

Over 250 courses for the oil and gas industry are now available for booking on


Well Control Certificate - IWCF

IWCF has over 200 accredited training centers worldwide providing in-depth and practical well control training.

Follow link to find all IWCF centers