Restrata and Agility to provide oil and gas training in Iraq

restrataRestrata, a global leader in consultancy and training services, has partnered with logistics provider Agility to offer specialised training for oil and gas sector employees at the Rumaila Energy Park (REP) in southern Iraq

The REP's new training centre will offer a wide range of courses related to health and safety and oil and gas industry operations. All training courses meet international standards, are accredited, and include transportation, catering and security services.

The REP is a one million sq m, fully serviced industrial park developed by Agility Real Estate to service and support the development of the major oilfields, including Rumaila North/South, West Qurna, and Zubair, serving as a secure transit hub to central Iraq.

Colin Hindley, CEO-GIL Iraq at Agility said, “It’s vital that companies working in Iraq and throughout the Middle East continue to focus on training, ensuring that safety and quality standards are met and workers remain safe.”

Will Follett, vice president of workforce development at Restrata, said, “International oil companies (IOCs) are required to meet targets for the number of local workers they employ and it is imperative that, even in the face of the low oil price environment, they are trained to the highest standards.

“We aim to build our clients’ resilience through effective and cost efficient management of their safety and security risks and all of our training programmes reflect this. Our training programmes can be tailored to meet the individual requirements of a company, following support with the full risk evaluation, and courses cover both preventative and reactive skills in order to fully prepare them for working in hazardous conditions.”

Restrata, who recently merged with their sister company, Stirling Group, has operated in the Middle East for more than 25 years, focusing on providing risk management across the full HSSE spectrum. In Iraq, the firm has been involved in numerous projects including firefighter training for Gazprom at Badra Field, HSE training for Lukoil at West Qurna 2, English language and soft skills training for Petrochina at Halfiya; and security training on behalf of BP (ROO) for the Oil Field Protection Force at Rumaila.



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