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Breaking down barriers to upstream training

Changing the way we think about oil and gas training

The concept for Norwell EDGE came from a deeply held belief that as an industry we must change the way we think about upstream training. No longer should it be the advantage of the lucky few, or only done from time to time. We must train little by little, in an engaging and high quality environment. We must make training more affordable and accessible than ever before. This is what EDGE is about.


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Norwell Engineering, the company behind EDGE, is committed to technical excellence.

We strongly believe that this can only be achieved by empowering and supporting people with continuous training throughout their careers.

Our engineering team spent years building a world class in-house training programme that boasted volumes of high-quality modules, assessments and exams.

Having spent 30 years delivering complex projects around the world, in addition to providing technical support and expert witness testimony in high profile cases such as Deepwater Horizon, we had seen first-hand the consequences of inadequate training, assessment and auditability.

We had witnessed the many challenges and limitations many companies and individuals face when trying to access comprehensive upstream training.

We felt it was our responsibility to step up and make a change.

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Finding EDGE

We decided to shake up how the oil and gas industry provides training.

Building on our in-house programme, we studied the most effective ways to provide everyone in the industry with access to affordable training. Cue EDGE.

We have spent the last year working with the very best minds in both the oil and gas industry and eLearning sector to deliver a training platform that will create a truly level playing field for the global oil and gas sector. Empowering individuals, increasing awareness and driving up standards across the board

Meet the team

The team behind EDGE is driven by a deeply held belief that we have a responsibility to help create an industry with more trained, better supported and empowered personnel.

Mike Adams, EDGE Co-founder

Mike is EDGE’s Co-founder and Lead Developer, working to fully develop his concept of open and accessible oil & gas training for people around the world.

He has managed international drilling programmes and is steadfastly committed to empowering emerging markets and promoting culture change within the oil and gas sector.

Mike was the winner of the 2019 SPE Offshore Achievement Awards – Best Young Professional and the 2018 International Entrepreneur GRIT award.

Elsewhere Norwell EDGE was also recognised at this year's East Africa upstream awards.

The development of EDGE has been a partnership involving commitment and contribution from the entire team at Norwell in addition to Axis Well Technology, Virtual College, Korero and MTC.

More about Norwell Engineering

Norwell Engineering is one of the world’s longest established and most successful Drilling Project Management and Well Engineering firms. In 30 years Norwell has directly managed more than 450 wells in 45 countries for over 100 clients. These have included pioneering remote exploration wells in East Africa and major campaigns for leading operators, including over 100 deepwater wells worldwide since 1997.

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