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E-qual Electronic Portfolio in major deal

DDL Ltd’s e-portfolio software has been adopted by Wood Group PSN to monitor the competence of its workforce on oil platforms and onshore.

DDL Ltd, a leading north-east based software developer has announced a major new deal with Wood Group PSN, one of the largest oil and gas services companies globally. The 3 year agreement will enable Wood Group PSN to use DDL Ltd’s competency management tool ‘E-qual Electronic Portfolio’ exclusively for their compliance monitoring and training management.

Workers on oil rigs in the North Sea, many of whom live in the north east, will be the first to benefit from using the software, before a planned rollout worldwide.

DDL Ltd specialise in creating learning and assessment software and their expertise in this area has been fundamental in Wood Group PSN choosing to adopt their e-portfolio system.

DDL Ltd’s managing director, David Gardner, said of the deal “This contract places DDL Ltd at the forefront of online competency management in the oil and gas sector. It will be a key component towards making oil and gas installations worldwide safer and more secure working environments.”

Lynne Duthie, Head of Learning & Development, WGPSN, added "Implementing E-qual Electronic Portfolio within WGPSN supports our Safety and Assurance Core Value. By having a best in class system to demonstrate that our workers are competent to fulfil their roles, we can be sure that they have the skills and knowledge they need to do their job and return home safely."


DDL Ltd has been providing online e-learning and assessment software solutions since 1999. It was founded by educationalists David Gardner, Lynne McBean and Alistair Hill. The company has offices in Newcastle and Middlesbrough and has a history of nurturing local talent with a majority of their employees graduating from north-east universities. DDL Ltd website

Wood Group PSN, a division of Wood Group are the largest provider of brownfield services to the oil and gas industry. Their global network of over 29,000 people in more than 40 countries offers high integrity services that optimise the performance of facilities, maintain production, reduce operating costs, ensure asset integrity and extend the operating life of fields. Wood Group PSN website

E-qual Electronic Portfolio is an online e-portfolio and assessment tool created by DDL Ltd. It has been effectively utilised by various awarding bodies, training providers and colleges as well as manufacturing and construction industries. It has successfully delivered vocational qualifications, training and competency throughout the UK and abroad.