Oman oil company and Shell development Oman to groom local industry experts through secondment opportunities
Jul 03, 2018
Muscat, July 3rd 2018: Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C (OOC), the Sultanate’s investment arm in the energy and energy related sectors and Shell Development Oman signed an agreement to offer secondment opportunities. Signed by Eng. Isam bin Saud Al Zadjali OOC’s CEO and Chris Breeze, Shell Country Chairman in Oman, the collaboration allows employees of OOC group of companies, Shell Oman to be cross-trained at each other’s businesses.
The partnership fosters staff development, elevate skillsets, and promotes team productivity, to ultimately bolster the Sultanate’s specialised and skilled workforce.
Commenting on the signing, Eng. Isam Al Zadjali said: “OOC aims to join forces with industry leaders to enable further development of employees through knowledge transfer. This partnership will facilitate exchange knowledge, know-how and experience from industry experts. Such experience creates a strong and skilled workforce, as well as, builds a strong professional network. We aim to further build such partnerships to ensure the Oil & Gas industry is interacting and engaging with the latest technologies and specialized talents.”
Chris Breeze, Shell Country Chairman in Oman said, “Our partnership with Oman Oil Company signifies our commitment to creating long-lasting contribution to the people of Oman. The secondment programme is a great learning experience that allows employees to work with global experts to gain a better understanding of industry standards and technical know-how, while developing new skills and building strategic partnerships. We both fully realise the valuable impact this will have on the efficiency of our business operations and on our employees’ growth opportunities.”
Oman Oil Company and Shell Development Oman heavily invest in human capital development. Both companies execute a variety of on-the-job training programmes to drive the Sultanate’s energy sector.
About Oman Oil Company:
Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C (OOC) is a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996 to pursue investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman, The Company plays an important role in the Sultanate's efforts to diversify the economy as well as fostering and building human capital. OOC’s portfolio consists of over 40 investments across 15 countries. Investments within Oman are managed through four subsidiaries: Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production L.L.C, Oman Oil Facilities Development Company L.L.C, Oman Oil Duqm Development Company L.L.C and Takamul Investment Company S.A.O.C, while international assets are managed by the OOC International Investment Unit.
About Shell Development Oman Company:
Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading and retail. Shell also implements extensive social investment programs that contribute to the sustainable development of the country. For more information about Shell in Oman, visit http://www.shell.com.om
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