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Sod turned for Oil academy in Guyana

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With the aim of training Guyanese for employment in the Oil and Gas industry, TOTALTEC Oilfield Services will be commissioning an academy here.

The sod-turning ceremony for the academy took place on Thursday, February 08, 2018.

Chief Executive Officer of TOTALTEC Oilfield Service, Lars Mangal says the intention of the International Petroleum and Maritime Academy is to fast-track the training of Guyanese for the impending oil and Gas industry.

This, he says is aimed at accelerating Local Content Development.

Mangal says their plan is to have 500 Guyanese pass through the center over the next few years.

In January, TOTALTEC signed a 5-year multi-million US Dollar Training Management Service Agreement with First Competence Limited.

First Competence will be providing a complete suite of services, instructors, training materials and equipment, lifting supervision, procedure development and technical support to the academy.

The first Graduate Training Programme is scheduled to commence in early March, with approximately 25 Guyanese students.

Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman commended the capacity building initiative.

“We continue to look for local capacity building and this is a step in the right direction. We ask you to partner with the University of Guyana and perhaps with our technical institutes as well,” he said.


TOTALTEC Oilfield Services Guyana Inc. was established in 2016 with the vision of contributing to the development of the local oil and gas industry by providing support, engineering and consultancy services. 

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