Takatuf enables next generation of technical engineering professionals
Answering the call to help prepare the next generation of highly qualified, competent and job-ready graduates for Oman’s energy sector, Takatuf Oman has announced projects underway to establish two, state-of-the-art technical training institutes in partnerships with Schlumberger and Petrofac.
The announcement was made on the occasion of the visit of H E Eng Salim al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, and H E Dr Muna bint Salim al Jardaniya, Undersecretary for Technical Education and Vocational Training in the Ministry of Manpower.
The event recognised the rapid progress being made by Takatuf, Schlumberger and Petrofac in bringing to market valuable investments in technical training that will enable the energy and utilities sectors to accelerate the rate by which they train and employ Oman’s next generation of technical engineering professionals.
“With every new project that is conceived towards the development of Omani human capital, industry and education move in tandem one step further towards a workforce well-equipped to respond to our economy’s call to innovate and excel,” said H E Dr Muna.
She added, “The value of these projects, particularly in terms of future capabilities, is immense: More opportunity for professional growth opens the doors to our workforce, making a greater impact on not only our country’s economic development but also their own personal and professional futures.”
H E Eng Aufi, said, “It’s promising to see Oman’s private sec- tor stepping up to help our secondary school and university graduates realise their professional potential in the fields of technical engineering. The worldwide oil and gas sector is rapidly evolving and it’s crucial for our economy that Omani pro- fessionals are prepared to respond effectively.”
“Oman’s push towards a greater role for In-Country Value is based largely on the development of its human capital and the potential of our labour force to effectively respond to our re- gion’s fast-growing competitiveness,” said Ibrahim al Harthi, managing director of Takatuf Oman. The Oman Institute for Oil & Gas, or ‘instOG’ is a jointventure between Takatuf Oman and Schlumberger Oman envisioned as a premier state-of-theart institute dedicated to training and equipping engineers and geoscientists with the right skills to develop, optimise and sustain Oman’s oil and gas resources.
“The institute’s specialisation will be accelerating growth and empowering careers,” said Mohsin al Hadhrami, managing director of Schlumberger Oman.
“The concept is to provide high school leavers, technical diploma graduates and even existing employees with the technical training opportunities to make an immediate and valuable contribution,“said Karim Osseiran, vice president of Petrofac Training Services.