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…set to establishment an international standard oil and gas training school
Rigworld International Services Limited, a Ghanaian-owned upstream oil and gas services provider, is set to blaze another trail in Ghana’s petroleum sector with the establishment of an international standard oil and gas training school to boost the country’s local content efforts.
The school, sited at Kejebil, an outskirt of Takoradi, is expected to open in August 2017 and run about 63 safety and survival courses across the value chain of the oil and gas sector.
Courses would include Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)
Speaking to journalists, Carlus Acheampong, General Manager of Rigworld Training, the educational wing of Rigworld International Services Limited, said the establishment of the technically sophisticated training school was a giant step towards increasing qualified locals for the petroleum industry.
“This is the way we can take over as a country”, he said, stating that it would equip many Ghanaians with the requisite skills to enable them take up job opportunities in the petroleum sector.
He explained that the training school would have simulators to depict real life situations to students, equipping them with practical knowledge.
He said after completion of their courses, students would be presented with internationally-recognized certificates which would make them highly competitive on the labour market in any part of the world.
The General Manager of Rigworld International Services Limited, Syntche Naa Gbedemah, said the vision of the company is to become a leading oil and gas service provider with an impeccable record of excellence and efficiency in oil and gas service delivery.
She said currently, the company’s subsidiaries include Rigworld Security Services (RSS), Master Alarms, Rigworld Training and Trans-Atlantic Catering Services Limited.
Main activities of Rigworld International Services Limited, she said, include marine and offshore purchasing, rope access, yard rental services, inspection and testing, onshore and offshore labour and maintenance engineering.
Since its establishment in 2011, Rigworld International Services Limited she said, has been rendering upstream services to oil companies including Tullow Oil Ghana, Modec, ENI and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Technip.
The company, she said, is registered in Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Singapore.
Source: Marlvin-James Dadzie, Takoradi