Petrofac News 1700X397
30 October 2012

Petrofac to enhance competence of young professionals

Petrofac is working alongside its customers to support the development of their graduate trainees.

Competence shortage is one of the key risks facing the oil & gas industry today. So, with the objective of building a capability pool for the future, Petrofac Training Services (PTS) has joined forces with BP Azerbaijan and Pertamina, the Indonesian National Oil Company, to deliver tailored development programmes for their graduate trainees. The structured and customised training programmes are designed to accelerate professional development in order to better equip attendees for their current and future roles in the industry. Early competence enhancement is also helping to develop a future generation of skilled workers, an important step in addressing the skills shortage in the sector.

25 Pertamina engineering graduates will complete their training programme at Petrofac’s Chemical Process Technology Centre (CPTC) in Singapore. The inauguration ceremony, which took place on 1 October, was attended by Evita Maryanti, Human Resources Director for Pertamina, Salis Aprilion, President Director and CEO for Pertamina, and Petrofac representatives.

In Baku, Azerbaijan, BP officially launched its new petro-technical resource entry programme (PREP). The programme will provide BP’s Azerbaijani graduate trainees with accelerated training to deepen their technical knowledge, business awareness and communications skills. The 11-month course was inaugurated on 4 September at the Caspian Technical Training Centre (CTTC), which is co-managed by Petrofac.

PTS, which provides competence consultancy, training and assurance services to the oil & gas industry, operates or co-manages 14 training facilities around the world and trains more than 55,000 individuals annually.

Enhancing competence for BP: Baku

The petro-technical resource entry programme (PREP) is designed as a tool to train young Azerbaijani graduates for a career within BP.

In the first year of the programme, 55 graduates will undergo training at the Caspian Technical Training Centre (CTTC) in Baku, operated by TTE-Petrofac on behalf of BP and its partners. The Centre delivers a wide range of internationally accredited courses and is equipped with a variety of training aids, including a drilling simulator. Training will be delivered by the UK’s Heriot-Watt University and TTE -Petrofac, a joint venture between Petrofac Training Services and TTE International, a UK based provider of technical apprentices to the oil & gas industry.

The TTE-Petrofac team has a long standing relationship with BP in the country. In 2011, the contract to operate the Caspian Technical Training Centre was renewed for further five years.

Enhancing competence for Pertamina: Singapore

25 graduate trainees will be provided with accelerated training and assessed to internationally-accredited oil & gas industry standards.

The 12-week training programme, delivered for the Indonesian National Oil Company, will consist of two phases. In the first phase, the attendees will complete health, safety & environment, permit to work and major emergency management modules. Phase two will consist of workshops, training and assessments in four skills areas: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and production/process.

The CPTC is located on Jurong Island in Singapore and has been managed by Petrofac since 2008 on behalf of the Singapore Government.