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  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Oil and gas skills and workforce development organization OPITO has confirmed that its CEO David Doig suffered a heart attack on December 31 and later passed away in Kirkcaldy at the age of 57. John Taylor, chairman of OPITO, said in Tuesday’s statement: “David was a vocal champion of OPITO, a much-respected industry leader, a firm […]

  • 29 September 2015

    OPITO on Tuesday revealed the shortlist of finalists for its Annual Global Oil and Gas Workforce Safety Awards. According to OPITO, the contenders for the Employer of the Year title are INSTEP/PETRONAS in Malaysia, OSRL in the UK and McDermott in Dubai, while Megamas Brunei, Petrofac Training Services and PT Samson Tiara in Indonesia have made […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    At the fifth annual OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC 2014), the chief executive of safety standards body, OPITO, will warn the industry that staying the same is simply not good enough and more effective leadership is required to drive a step-change in safety across the global oil and gas industry. David Doig, group chief […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    An oil and gas industry skills and workforce development body, OPITO, has appointed Graham Gall as new managing director to lead its international business. Gall is a former managing director of Falck Safety Services in Brazil. Prior to joining Falck, he was also standards and approvals director for OPITO’s North Sea business. Based in Dubai, he takes […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    With 2.3 million passengers travelling to work on offshore installations by helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico every year, OPITO is making sure every worker has the necessary training to get to work and return home safely every trip. The oil and gas industry’s training standards body has set new and higher standards for Tropical […]

  • 4 November 2014

    Global safety standards body, OPITO, says safety in the oil and gas industry is still not good enough despite a five year improvement in the Middle East. At its fifth annual safety and competence conference (OSCC 2014) in Abu Dhabi today (4 November 2014), OPITO called for more effective leadership to prevent fatal accidents, lost […]

  • 19 November 2013

      OPITO is heightening its campaign for common global training standards across the oil and gas industry to dramatically improve safety with the launch of a short film.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJkXuysJAM4&feature=player_embedded Following its world premiere at the OPITO Safety and Competence Conference in Abu Dhabi today, the short film is being sent out via email and […]

  • 3 June 2008

    Potential entrants to the oil and gas sector will be getting a chance to find out exactly how the industry operates with some hands-on displays in Aberdeen later this month provided through collaboration between UK oil companies and training organisations. Up to 450 senior school pupils are being invited to the Energise Your Future fair […]

  • 6 July 2016

    Nigerian government officials and representatives from the country’s oil and gas sector have joined forces in Lagos on OPITO’s one-day seminar to discuss how to make the country’s energy sector a safer place to work. Over 70 attendees heard from speakers including Onyebuchi Sibeudu, head of safety and environment at the Nigerian government’s Department of […]

  • 27 July 2015

    OPITO has called for nominations for its sixth OPITO Safety and Competency Awards (2015), for employers and training providers working to achieve the OPITO safety standards in the oil and gas industry. The accolades will be presented at the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference (OSCC) held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi November 3, 2015. […]

  • 5 October 2016

    Brunei has become the first country in the world to commission International Minimum Industry Standard Training (IMIST) in an attempt to ensure the safety of its 20,000-strong oil and gas industry workforce, OPITO has informed.  Oil and gas skills organization OPITO said on Wednesday that this follows the Bruneian government putting around 3,000 front line […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy for the United Arad Emirates will open the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference – OSCC 2013 – which takes place in the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 19 November 2013. This year’s event will be the fourth annual gathering of oil and gas […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Global safety, standards, and workforce development organization OPITO has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO). OPITO said on Wednesday that it named John McDonald to the CEO role as it seeks to further drive the international skills agenda for the oil and gas industry. McDonald has been the interim CEO since January and previously the organization’s […]

  • 20 April 2015

    International oil and gas skills organisation, OPITO has expanded its global footprint of accredited training providers with the approval of the first company in China. According to OPITO, north and south China has seen a significant rise in oil and gas activity in recent years with a growing workforce engaged in the country’s burgeoning energy […]

  • 1 September 2014

    Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy for the United Arad Emirates, will open the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference – OSCC 2014 – at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE on Tuesday 4 November 2014. This year’s event will be the fifth annual gathering of oil and gas operators, contractors […]

  • 28 January 2016

    An oil and gas industry skills and workforce development body, Opito, has appointed Graham Gall a new managing director. The organization said Gall would lead “the continued growth of its rapidly expanding international business.” Formerly the ‎managing director of Falck Safety Services in Brazil, Gall has almost 25 years of experience in the oil and gas and aviation […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    OPITO has secured a contract with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in Oman to work with the government, the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) and employeers to ensure “a skilled and safe oil and gas workforce”.  OPITO notes that this will also have a positive contribution on the economy in Oman by creating greater […]

  • 20 November 2013

    The winners of OPITO’s annual global oil and gas workforce safety awards have been announced in the presence of Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy for the United Arad Emirates. SBM and MSTS/Falck Safety Services Malaysia were yesterday (Tuesday 19th November) named Employer of the Year and Training Provider of the Year respectively […]

  • 17 June 2013

    Employers and training providers are being invited to submit their nominations for the annual OPITO Safety and Competency Awards 2013 which recognise organisations that achieve the highest safety standards in the oil and gas industry. The accolades will be presented at the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference (OSCC) held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Equipment

    Offshore workers will for the first time be able to access their training records at the touch of a button wherever they are in the world thanks to a new mobile application launched by OPITO. Oil and gas skills organisation OPITO has developed the free TRAIN-R mobile app so workers in any international location are […]

  • 2 April 2015

    Oil and gas workers and those seeking to enter the industry in Malaysia now have access to globally recognised qualifications and training thanks to an agreement between OPITO and PETRONAS, OPITO said in the press statement.  The Malaysian national oil company and the international oil and gas skills body signed a strategic skills memorandum of […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    The industry body which provides the focal point for the oil and gas sector’s skills and workforce development needs has appointed a new managing director to steer the UK arm of the global organisation. Larraine Boorman has taken over the reins at OPITO from David Binnie who stood down in October 2011 to pursue a […]