Awards 2016: PDO wins Training Initiative award

The Omani giant was recognised for its National Objectives Programme which successfully integrated vital skills in oil extraction and included accreditation in all its technical aspects

Derrick Best (right), sales executive at Oil & Gas Middle East hands over the trophy to Said Amur Al-Abri of PDO.
Derrick Best (right), sales executive at Oil & Gas Middle East hands over the trophy to Said Amur Al-Abri of PDO.

Winner of the Training Initiative/ Programme of the Year was Petroleum Development Oman and Said Amur Al-Abri was on hand to pick up the award which recognised how important knowledge sharing is across the industry.

“I am really honoured to be in a position to collect the award. It really does mean a lot to both myself and the people I work alongside,” he said.

The company was recognised for its National Objectives Programme which successfully integrated vital skills in oil extraction and included accreditation in all its technical aspects.

The jury praised the “large reach” of the programme and the visible results it has obtained especially in the field of the more complex aspects of the business.

Al-Abri said: “We have been putting together our programme over two or three years so a lot of thought has gone into it. Our objective was to meet all the national objectives, in particular when it comes to the fields of welding and drilling. These are both extremely important areas of the entire oil and gas business and aspects in which Oman wants to take a lead in the global market.”

The company has also been extremely active in bringing to the fore local talented professionals and giving them the opportunity to grow throughout their careers

Al-Abri added: “I am also proud that so many Omani nationals are involved in our work and they act as a beacon four our people – showing others that there are skilled jobs available.”

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