OPITOOffshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (UK)
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Opito chief executive John McDonald said it was "amazing" to be celebrating 20 years of Ogtap, which he said had provided a springboard for thousands of people looking to pursue a career in the sector.
John McDonald, chief executive officer of Opito, said: "A new skills strategy will help us to take action now to prepare for emerging roles and ensure the existing workforce is being given opportunities to up-skill.
Albert Skiba, OPITO's vice president Gulf of Mexico, and approvals manager Richard Edwards highlighted that on average, 80% of accidents in the offshore oil and gas sector are the result of human error.
With a track record in helping oil and gas provinces build indigeA[degrees] nous workforces to exploit their oil and gas reserves, OPITO is working on a phased plan that will provide the Omani government a sustainA[degrees] able solution to the employment needs of its people and to the demands of its growing oil and gas industry.
Joining Opito from Talisman Sinopec in Aberdeen, where he was operations superintendent responsible for day-to-day operations of two North Sea assets, Griffiths will lead Opito International's drive for the adoption of common global safety training standards.
In addition, our training centre is approved by numerous local and international awarding bodies such as the Supreme Education Council, OPITO, NEBOSH, IOSH, ECITB, HABC, MEDIC First Aid, IIRSM, NSC, PADI, British Council, NFPA, IWCF, IEMA, PMI, US GBC, IADC, AIOBP, Rospa, QP (Qatar Petroleum), RasGas, Dolphin Energy and Maersk.
It is also working with OPITO, the oil and gas industry skills body, and other key stakeholders to encourage the take up of Stem subjects and raise awareness of the sector.
This is an OPITO training standard designed to support worker safety in the global oil and gas industry.
Industry skills body OPITO are keen to attract women back into the maledominated energy sector.
Courses offered by the Eima and its partners will be internationally accredited and recognised through professional bodies, institutions and renowned universities and will include accreditations under IMO, Solas, Opito, NTA and DNV, making the Eima a one-stop shop for all aspects of marine and maritime education.Practical exposure will be offered through the Eima's association with Drydocks World and Maritime World, which can cater to all types of technical training at its training centre.
We are also in the process of appointing OPITO to do the skills' gap analysis.
It is also aimed to create Iraqi trainers over five years of work and grant the graduates OPITO certificate.