Oman LNG, Oman Oil join hands to aid 'Omanisation'

The two companies will provide opportunities for their respective employees, who will be temporarily assigned by means of a 'secondment' to each other's businesses

Oman LNG and the Oman Oil Company have entered into a multi-year partnership to support professional training of the Omani workforce.
Oman LNG and the Oman Oil Company have entered into a multi-year partnership to support professional training of the Omani workforce.

Oman LNG and the Oman Oil Company (OOC), the government's investment arm in the energy and related sectors, have entered into a multi-year partnership to support professional training of the Omani workforce.

According to the agreement, Oman LNG and Oman Oil will provide opportunities for their respective employees, who will be temporarily assigned by means of a ‘secondment’ to each other’s businesses.

Based on the accord, there will be two types of assignments; short-term, ranging from 3 to 12 months and long-term, from 1 to 4 years. The flexibility of the duration gives staff better prospects to benefit from the programme.

‘The ultimate goal is to nurture staff development bolstering their skills in different working environments and cater for the Sultanate’s growing needs for specialised and skilled workforce’, a statement from the parties said.

By deploying the secondment programme at facilities within Oman in support of Ministry of Ministry of Oil and Gas directives, the programme will not only develop Omani youth locally but simultaneously contribute to in-country value, an added benefit.

Additionally, the programme enhances the opportunity for women to develop their careers as the assignments allow them to maintain their locality, which is a fundamental objective of both entities in providing equal opportunities for both women and men.

After signing the agreement, women employees can apply for secondment opportunities in Oman and have full exposure to the other working environments, mitigating the concerns of regional and overseas secondment opportunities.

The agreement was signed by Harib Al Kitani, chief executive officer of Oman LNG, and Isam Al Zadjali, chief executive officer of Oman Oil.

“We continue to press forward with staff development and progression. Our collaboration with our partners in the industry supports staff development to reach their full potential which builds a strong foundation to deliver in-country value,” said Harib Al Kitani. “We welcome more collaborations on similar activities with Oman Oil and other industry partners”.

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