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Petrofac wins big Kuwait Oil Company contract

British oilfield services firm Petrofac said it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide specialist technical training and competency development services for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

Petrofac clinched the $35 million contract following a competitive tendering process. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the training services team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division.

Th British firm will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and also develop and deliver technical training programmes to enhance the capability of its operations and maintenance personnel.

Karim Osseiran, the VP (Training Services, Engineering & Production Services) East said: “This is a highly innovative, long-term project. A team of more than 30 training professionals and technical specialists from Petrofac will be embedded within KOC’s operations to deliver skills and competency-based learning and development services at the frontline of production operations.”

The contract award clearly demonstrates KOC’s commitment to its people and the importance it places on the development of competency and skills within its workforce, said the top Kuwaiti official.

“This project will build legacy value through the development of systems and processes to operationalise human capability development where it matters the most, in the field. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support KOC throughout this journey and look forward to making a real difference to performance,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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