Naved Siddiqui, an SP secretary, said, " Akhilesh wants to revive UPDC
and invite all industrial houses to invest in UP.
Spearheading the UPDC project is Amin Nasser, senior vice president of the upstream business line, and key deputies helping Nasser oversee development include the continuing excellence director Khalid Zainalabedin and UPDC administrator Salam Salamy.
The future energy challenges will determine the kind of training required of UPDC.
Perhaps the most immediate challenge that UPDC faces is the "Big Crew Change.
UPDC is working to bridge the growing upstream experience gap with aggressive training and mentoring programs.
The UPDC training curriculum has been developed for eight upstream job families: Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering, Facilities Engineering, Drilling and Workover and Upstream Computing.
By the end of 2011, approximately 230 UPDC courses will have been delivered to over 4,000 employees.
A formal competency assurance process is built into all UPDC courses.