Petrofac Wins Shell Iraq Training Contract

UK oilfield services firm Petrofac announced Tuesday that it has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply technical training to Royal Dutch Shell plc in Iraq. Petrofac said the award makes its fourth win with a major operator in the country.

Petrofac Training Services has joined Shell in the management and operation of Shell's Majnoon training center in the Majnoon oilfield development in southern Iraq for two years, with an optional one-year extension. 

PTS will also provide human resources, including project managers and HSE, technical, and English language trainers, as well as administrators, with a focus on supporting the competency development of the national workforce.

PTS Vice President Karim Osseiran commented in a company statement:

"We are delighted to have been chosen by Shell Iraq to support the development of the local workforce. This award reflects our commitment to Iraq, where we have been very successful with international oil companies and national oil companies in bringing the best of our operations from around the world and adapting them to meet local needs, facilitating local workforce development.

"We have worked hard to build our multi-lingual team in Iraq since 2011 and this gives us the capability to rapidly mobilize a multi-national team including Iraqi nationals. We look forward to working with the Shell and SOC team on the Majnoon field."

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