Oil and gas services firm Petrofac, has announced a contract win from offshore oil and gas super major Shell, worth millions for services in Iraq.
The contract award will see Petrofac supply training services to Shell’s oil workers, based at the southern Iraqi oil field of Majnoon, through its Petrofac Training Services (PTS) arm.
Petrofac will take over the day to day running of Shell’s Majnoon training centre, and provide both technical and no technical training courses over a duration of two years, with an optional one year extension available to Shell.
Further courses will including Health & Safety, plus English language training will also be provided.
The contract will see Petrofac also provide Shell with a host of services for its Majnoon operations, including human resources and administration.
Through the move, Shell aims to hugely develop its local workforce throughout its Iraqi oil and gas operations.
PTS Vice President, Karim Osseiran, said: “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.”
Shell Iraq Vice President, Hans Nijkamp, said: “Creating job opportunities through the skills development of Iraq’s workforce is central to the country’s economic growth.”
“We are proud to work with Petrofac Training Services to continue delivering meaningful technical and educational programmes at the Majnoon Training Centre and are confident that this initiative will deliver long-term benefits for Iraq and its people.”
Majnoon Oil Field
The Majnoon field is classed as a super-giant oil field. It gets is name from the shear size of oil field, with Majnoon meaning ‘crazy’ in Arabic.
Majnoon is believed to be one of the worlds richest oil fields, with reserves in place estimated to be in the region of 38 billion barrels of oil.