MBA awarded specialist contract with Stena Drilling

Competence assurance specialists to the oil and gas industry, Maggie Braid Associates (MBA), has been awarded a contract with Stena Drilling.

The work will see Aberdeen-based MBA provide competence expertise to Stena, through developing and enhancing the offshore drilling company's existing competence assurance system.

The project will be divided into four parts, with phase one of the project already underway. The initial stage of the development will involve MBA working with management staff in Stena's Technical, Drilling, Marine, Subsea and HSE departments. MBA will also develop the assessment guidance, strategy procedures and support materials.

In the second and third phases of the project, MBA will work with Stena to equip personnel with National Standards of Assessing and Internal Quality Assurance. Both of which fall within the Learning and Development National Occupation Standard.

Stage four will see the Competence Management System being implemented at Stena sites internationally.

Operations Director of MBA, Karen Bellu, said: "We're delighted to have been awarded this work, which caps a highly successful period for MBA. We have recently secured a clutch of major contracts and we look forward to once again drawing on our experience and expertise to deliver this project successfully for Stena."

MBA's headquarters are in Aberdeen and the company currently employs a team of 20 staff, who are supported by eight specialist consultants. Established in 2000, the company has trained more than 5,000 assessors and completed competence assessments for more than 1,000 supervisors and managers in the global oil and gas industry.