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3rd Global Oil & Gas Training and Simulation Forum at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

  

 
His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei opens the 3rd Global Oil & Gas Training and Simulation Forum at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

 



On 17th February, 2015 - Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, opened the 3rd Global Oil & Gas Training and Simulation Forum, held at the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic.

 
Present at the opening were Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), Dr. Ahmad Alawar, Director of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and other officials.
 
 
 
His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy was highly impressed with the learning outcomes of Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training which meet the demanding needs of the industrial enterprises of engineering and technical specializations. Also, his Excellency said, “The event – unique in its kind around the world – is an excellent platform for networking, benchmarking and exchanging business ideas and the latest developments in the Oil and Gas industry.”

 

In a statement on the sidelines of the Forum, Al Mazrouei said the UAE government was keen on equipping graduates not only with technical and applied skills, but also with the ability to innovate.

 
He added that the energy ministry was looking forward to creating synergies among the different technical educational and training institutions, including the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, to ensure excellent and competitive educational outcomes.
  
Al Mazrouei praised the unlimited support extended to educational institutions by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
 
His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei added  that the Ministry of Energy is keen on working hand in hand with Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and its institute mainly Abu Dhabi Polytechnic to improve the quality of the local outputs to be able to compete in the global markets.
 
Dr. Alawar said in the opening speech that the Forum presents an excellent platform for networking, benchmarking and exchanging business ideas and expertise, as well as the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.
 
The conference addressed skills development requirements and effective training approaches that can apply to the full span of employees in today’s Oil and Gas Industry, from new workers to experienced, Design, Projects, Operation and Maintenance employees, HOD’s, and Mid-senior level management personnel.

  

The challenge for many End Users throughout Plant lifecycle is to manage the replacement of retiring employees to the new generation without disturbing Productivity and improve Plant reliability. The event sheds the light on the latest developments in Training and Simulation for entire Oil and Gas Process lifecycle; covering upstream, midstream and downstream, business process simulations, HR/Training and Development.
 

The Conference has been a unique opportunity to capture in 3 days the State of the Art of the Operator Training Systems (OTS) and Immersive Training Systems (ITS), and discuss among professionals what is next to come in this industry. With simulations playing such a key role in the mining industry, this conference was an important milestone in the development of a community of mining focused learning professionals. The event provided a platform for training institutions and energy companies to the overcome training and simulation challenges they are facing and develop partnerships.