Oilennium Teams Up to Develop New O&G Training Program in Ghana

Oilennium is joining forces with Oilfield Training Center Ghana (OTC) to develop a series of new interactive training programs specifically designed for Ghana's emerging oil and gas industry.

OTC, which is a joint venture between two established oilfield service companies based in the Gulf of Guinea, operates from its training facilities Takoradi, Ghana. It is the first time that the company has looked to a specialist oil and gas training development company to supply its educational programs.

The two companies will draw upon their knowledge of the oil and gas industry, as well as expertise in designing effective training materials and educational tools. This partnership is designed to meet the many important training challenges associated with the oil and gas industry that are unique to Ghana The new program will be designed to ensure that every employee who successfully completes the program has a firm grasp of Safe Working practices and the Health and Safety regulations when working offshore and onshore. The program will be comprised of nine modules, including Working Safely, Permit to Work, COSHH, Manual Handling and Working at Height. Ultimately, the program will be delivered to participants via Oilennium's interactive classroom-based system. Oilennium is also producing a one-day introductory course on Health and Safety, and one-day PUWER and LOLER courses, which will be interactive classroom courses.

For OTC, the decision to retain Oilennium was based in large part upon the effectiveness of its training materials and programs, which offer a high level of interaction with the trainee. "We invested a considerable amount of time and energy in identifying the materials that best serve our needs. This was critical because we are relying on it to provide quality services to our clients," said Gavin King, Center Manager for OTC.

"The delegate interaction available throughout the training modules provides tangible added value to our clients at no additional cost. This represents an excellent opportunity for us, not only to ensure participation and understanding, but for OTC to differentiate itself from the competition. For core training material, we feel that Oilennium's range of learning tools represents the best available."

A First in Africa

For Oilennium, working with OTC represents an important milestone in its plans to expand its client portfolio internationally. "We are very excited about this new relationship with OTC. Not only are we looking forward to collaborating with them to develop a training program that offers just the right balance of learning tools for its specific needs, but because OTC is based in Africa, it represents a significant new geographic market for us," said Kevin Keable, Managing Director of Oilennium.