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Teaching Staff

Steve BROOKER, Mechanical Instructor


Steve Brooker is a Mechanical Instructor at the Academy. He has worked in the Engineering industry for 37 years. He has been involved in technical training for 17 years in the UK, Kuwait and the UAE. The last 5 years have been in oil and gas industry for Chevron and Total.

Narcis DERVISEVIC, Process Instructor


Narcis Dercisevic is a Process Instructor at the Academy. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for 28 years. He has been involved in process training for 12 years in the Libya (AGIP), Kazakhstan (AGIP & BG), Yemen (Total) and UAE.

Radu POPESCU, Process Instructor


Radu Popescu is a Process Instructor at the Academy. He has 31 years of experience in fertilizer and oil and gas industry. He has more than 8 years of experience in Industrial Training. He worked abroad in different projects in Libya, Vietnam, Nigeria and now UAE.

Charles BATSTONE, Technical communication Instructor


Charles Batstone as a Technical communication instructor and part of the Academy academic team provides the opportunity to be an integral part of shaping the lives and futures of our offshore trainees. With twelve years experience teaching and training in the Middle East and Canada, along with experience in business operations and production, he is able to provide a safe, creative, friendly and practical educational learning atmosphere that works.

William PIRACCI, Technical Communication Instructor


William Piracci is a Technical Communication Instructor with nearly two decades of experience in training, project delivery and project management in the technology education sector. Integrated learning with an emphasis in cross-curricular content that that supports real learning outcomes is his speciality.

patrick rossignol, Mechanical Instructor

Patrick  has been working  for the oil & gas industry for 25 years, involved as a mechanical trainer and project manager for 8 years in Nigeria Yemen and UAE for Total and IFP. The remaining 17 years he was involved in different maintenance and commissioning projects for Total as a Mechanical Supervisor and superintendant in Angola, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Korea and Yemen. At the beginning of his professional activity, he has been involved for 10 years as an Hydraulic engineer for lifting and motion engines for heavy industry.

Stephane OLYMPIE, E&I Instructor


Stephane Olympie is the E&I Instructor at the Academy. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for 12 years for different types of projects such as maintenance, construction and training in different countries. He has a long experience in training with different kind of people in France, Nigeria, Angola, Koweit and now in the UAE.

Alan YOUNG, Technical Manager


Alan Young is the Technical Manager of the Academy. He has spent 20 years working onshore and offshore worldwide including USA, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Kuwait and the UAE within the Chemical and oil and gas industries. Experienced in Production, Supervising, Commissioning, Engineering, Management Projects, HSE, Training, Assessing and Coaching multinationals worldwide for BP, Borouge, Total, Shell, Chevron, BG, Texaco, KPC, KNPC, Equate, Centrica, Novartis and Petrotechnics. He is the current TAFE Assessor & Verifier for the Academy.

Neil Mulligan, OTC - Production & Maintenance Offshore Training Coordinator

27 years working in mechanical maintenance engineering, 18 years of which have been working in the oil and gas industry in Drilling, Maintenance, Well Services, Production, Supervision, Training, Health & Safety, Assessment and Verification. Trained, coached, assessed and verified nationals & multi nationals in the UK, USA, Norway, Kuwait & Dubai. Travelled and worked extensively in the oil and gas industry. In UK, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Canada, Kuwait & UAE, with BP, Shell, Kerr McGee, CNR, Marathon, Texaco, Total, Apache, Nexen, Wood group, Blue water KPC, Dubai Petroleum.

Neil is an internationally accredited Assessor & Verifier.

Nelu Wally-Vlad (Wally), OTC - Production & Maintenance Offshore Training Coordinator

Has worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for 33 years.
A highly experienced and motivated specialist in the Operation Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Oil & Gas, Shift Adviser, Panel Operator, Instructor on DCS Operation, DCS Simulator Operations, Process Trainer Assessor / Verifier, On the Job Learning, Instructor in Process Panel Operations, Pre-commissioning and Commissioning with extensive experience on plants in Romania, Nigeria, Brazil, Italy, Congo & South Korea.

Miroljub Arandelovic (Micky), ADMA OTC - Production & Maintenance Offshore Training Coordinator (Das Island)

15 years of experience in Production, Commissioning ,Engineering and Training in the Oil & Gas industry. Micky has worked for Total since 2008, with previous positions as Commissioning Team Leader, OPERCAP Verifier for Total E&P France, and Post-OPERCAP Trainer for Total ABK.
BSc Chemical Engineer with extensive operations experience working worldwide in Libya, Qatar, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Singapore & Indonesia.