Opito International has been awarded a contract with Shell to support the development of training for workers on the Majnoon project. The company will help improve vocational training centers in Basra, training Iraqis to industry expectations and Opito standards.
A similar agreement with Petronas in Malaysia will see Opito standards become part of the national oil company’s mandatory safety training program. The newly signed memorandum of understanding between the two organisations will result in the transition to BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) standard as a minimum requirement for all workers offshore Malaysia in the same way as it is compulsory in the North Sea.
Through a framework being developed, hundreds of technicians will be trained to recognized industry qualifications, allowing them to work wherever Petronas operates in the world. This will increase the global mobility of the individuals and give Petronas confidence in the competence of their technicians.
To deliver the increasing international scope of work, the company has doubled the size of its offices in Dubai and increased its international workforce to 22 with a further four positions to be created in the next 12 months.