Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore stu­dent del­e­ga­tion visits Z-Corp

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A stu­dent del­e­ga­tion from the Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore (NUS) con­sist­ing of 27 stu­dents vis­ited The Zubair Cor­po­ra­tion (Z-Corp) head of­fice re­cently as part of their in­sti­tute’s Study Trips for En­gage­ment and En­rich­ment (STEER) pro­gramme.

Shar­ifa al Ruhili, tech­ni­cal man­ager, Ara Pe­tro­leum, pre­sented a brief about Z-Corp’s group com­pany ARA Pe­tro­leum Ex­plo­ration and Pro­duc­tion and the work it car­ries out in the oil and gas sec­tor. She also shed light on ARA Pe­tro­leum’s vi­sion for ef­fi­cient op­er­a­tion while ad­her­ing to its HSSE pol­icy of ‘no harm to peo­ple, no harm to the en­vi­ron­ment.’ She also de­lib­er­ated on the oil ex­plo­ration process.

Lina Hus­sein, head of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and So­cial Im­pact, Zubair Small En­ter­prises Cen­tre (Zubair SEC), spoke about Zubair SEC, a so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ini­tia­tive of Z-Corp. She elu­ci­dated how Zubair SEC has been a guid­ing and sup­port­ing arm for de­vel­op­ing the cul­ture of en­trepreneur­ship in Oman. She ex­plained that cen­tre has gone be­yond the tra­di­tional no­tion of a ‘busi­ness in­cu­ba­tor’ to­wards a holis­tic ecosys­tem pro­vid­ing sup­port and mo­ti­va­tion for the tal­ented am­bi­tious minds.

Speak­ing about the visit to ZCorp, Koh Tze Yee, su­per­vi­sor of the Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore del­e­ga­tion, said, “As an aspir­ing en­trepreneur, I was in­cred­i­bly heart­ened to learn about Zubair SEC. This is a re­ally in­no­va­tive op­er­at­ing model to cre­ate cor­po­rate so­cial im­pact and we be­lieve Zubair Cor­po­ra­tion’s un­wa­ver­ing sup­port for SMEs will pro­vide Omani en­trepreneur­s a greater chance to suc­ceed.”

Stu­dents lauded the strides made by Ara Pe­tro­leum, a dy­namic en­trant to the ex­plo­ration and pro­duc­tion in­dus­try of the oil and gas sec­tor in Oman. Stu­dents spe­cial­is­ing in the en­ergy, oil and gas sec­tor were happy to learn about the oil and gas sec­tor in gen­eral and the ex­plo­ration part in spe­cific.

The STEER pro­gramme is de­signed to fa­mil­iarise the NSU stu­dents with the di­verse so­cio­cul­tural-eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ments of new and fast-evolv­ing re­gions through a mix of class­room­based learn­ing and ex­pe­ri­en­tial site visits. As part of the trip stu­dents fa­mil­iarised them­selves with the unique her­itage, cul­ture, so­ci­ety and economies of Mid­dle East coun­tries in­clud­ing Oman.

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