UK oil participants agree to share best practices

Offshore operators and contractors in the UK have agreed to share experiences and best practices on the design and development of new learning products and services under a major partnership.

Jul 1st, 2008

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, July 1 -- Offshore operators and contractors in the UK have agreed to share experiences and best practices on the design and development of new learning products and services under a major partnership to help address the skills shortage in the industry.

OPITO-The Oil & Gas Academy and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) will work with Oil & Gas UK and the Offshore Contractors Association.

"As well as allowing for improved quality and transferability of the skills pool leading to increased safety and overall business performance, the new alliance will also provide a combined menu of skills and training solutions for operators and contractors," OPITO said.

ECITB Chief Executive David Edwards said, "The changing business models within the industry means that more alignment is needed to address the skills priorities. Working together will make this happen more quickly and effectively whilst ensuring duplication of effort and cost is eliminated over time."

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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