Shell Malaysia offers innovative training to groom local talent
MIRI: Shell Malaysia aims to develop local capabilities in the oil and gas industry to deal with major issues such as oil spill incidents.
The company is planning to offer innovative training programmes at its Asia Pacific Wells learning hub (integrated gas) here in a bid to train and develop local talent.
Its chairman Iain Lo said the training programmes will be enhanced further by advanced simulators, the first-of-its-kind in the industry.
Lo said the simulators will enable the operator to simulate well intervention in realistic command and control scenarios.
"Like flight simulators, they reproduce the visual and auditory experience of being at the rig site within a safe environment.
"These simulators bring innovation and technological expertise to local use - this is truly a world-class training facility," he said.
Lo said there is a need to develop talent as more jobs are expected in the oil and gas industry. Global demand for oil and gas is projected to rise by 40 per cent by 2030, he said.
Lo said hydrocarbon resources are getting harder to discover and reach, making it more challenging for companies to get these resources out of the ground.
"As we go into more remote and harsher environments to fulfil the world's energy needs, we need to ensure our wells staff are competent to deal with the challenges so we can achieve safety and business performance aspirations," he said after the launch of the Wells learning hub yesterday.
The event was officiated by Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang. Also present were Assistant Communications Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai and Miri Resident Antonio Kahti Galis.
Shell has only two other similar hubs - one in Rijswijk, Netherlands, and the other in Houston, United States. One more is being built in Oman.
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