Iraqi Delegates to Visit OPITO

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Following the signing of a landmark agreement with the Iraq Ministry for Oil to help the war-torn country develop the skills and training necessary to exploit its hydrocarbon resources, OPITO will welcome a senior delegation from Iraq on a fact-finding mission.

The delegation, made up of five senior figures from Iraq’s Ministry for Oil and the deans of the four oil technical institutes in Basrah, Kirkuk, Baghdad and Tikrit, is visiting Scotland for four days this week. The delegates will learn about Aberdeen-headquartered OPITO's MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) initiative, which has now been used to train 48,000 oil and gas workers in its first year.

The delegation will also visit the newly refurbished oil and gas technical academy, ASET, the Robert Gordon University campus in Aberdeen, and Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy.

Under the terms of the agreement signed in Amman, OPITO will work with the Ministry to understand the skills needed and provide specialist guidance and support to help the country build a learning infrastructure. This will ensure that the people of Iraq can obtain the skills, knowledge and qualifications needed to access jobs in the country’s oil and gas industry for now and in the long-term future. OPITO is also working on designing a fit-for-purpose workforce development framework for Iraq based on its own standards and qualifications.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Tug in Chicago

The Coast Guard is responding to the capsizing of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago in which two crew members were able to escape and swim to shore.

UK's Hound Point VLCC Jetty Down Until Sept. 15

The supertanker jetty at the North Sea's Hound Point crude oil terminal is shut for maintenance and will not reopen until Sept. 15, operator BP Plc said on Thursday,

Crippled Pine Galaxy Arrives in San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy arrived in San Francisco for repairs Wednesday. Commercial tugs towed the ship safety into the Port of San Francisco

Fuels & Lubes

MARAD Evaluates Natural Gas v. Conventional Fuel Emissions

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) informs it has released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels.

Seaborne Ethane and Demand for a New Ship Type

Lloyd's Register report looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased U.

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act Just last month, the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) opined that

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1978 sec (5 req/sec)