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Agenda Day 2
08:30

Registration Open

08:50 - 09:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 10:30

Ensuring the next generation of technicians, engineers and operators are equipped with the skills needed for the oil and gas industry

Case Study 1:  Success factors from API’s practical and experiential accelerated learning programme

Kamel Brouri, Managing Director, Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP)

Case Study 2: How KOC’s Learning and Talent Development Strategy looks to achieve the highest levels of competence

Frans vam Heerden, Consultant T&CD Group, KOC

Abdul Razzaq Al-Khudhair, Training Officer, Career Development and Planning Team, KOC

Panel: Training local staff, focused on technical competence, with HSE and employability at the core of the training programmes

In this session we examine industry led vocational and technical skills development programmes needed for upstream, midstream and downstream operations. We discuss the employability of graduates from technical training institutions, the importance of globally recognised qualifications and the role staff play in the delivery of training.

Panellists:

Kamel Brouri, Managing Director, Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP)

Laurent Stephane, Manager, ABK Total Academy, Total

Frans vam Heerden, Consultant T&CD Group, KOC

Abdul Razzaq Al-Khudhair, Training Officer, Career Development and Planning Team, KOC

Facilitator: Coy Wilcox, Director, University of Texas at Austin - PETEX

10:30 - 11:10

Coffee and networking in the Learning Arena

11:10 - 12:10

Eni Case Study – Mozambique Training Project

This session will give us the opportunity to learn more about Eni Training Project in Mozambique that has involved developing partnerships with local universities and hiring a large number of young graduates.

Eni will explain how their model of training and interaction with local academic institutions can be exported for other operations, including those in Egypt.

Confirmed Speaker:

Prof. Sandro Furlan, Head of Relations with Foreign Universities, Eni Corporate University

Antonella Caruso, VP Education & Training, Eni Corporate University

Massimiliano Valenti,  VP Mozambique Human Resources, Eni

Gabriel Loureiro, Human Resources Manager, Eni East Africa

Facilitator: Mike Jakins, Former Learning and Development, Chevron Australia

12:10 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Maintaining learning, training and development strategies during downturns

Case Study 1: Utilising the capabilities of local universities and in house expertise to drive excellence

Joke van Wieringen, Corporate Learning & Development Manager, KPI

Case Study 2: A case study looking at the redevelopment of the Iraqi oil industry post conflict

Paolo Iervolino, Training and Development Coordinator, D’Appolonia S.p.A

Gianpiero Dipierri, Manager, D’Appolonia S.P.A

Panel theme Strategies for maintaining a well trained workforce, addressing:

This session highlights the ways in which national oil companies are approaching methods to ensure competence and capability and a training culture despite revenue reduction including:

  • Developing skills to the highest levels of competence.
  • Bridging Skill and Experience gap through innovative technology as a tool in low oil price
  • Developing cross discipline competencies Partnering with education and training institutions

Panellists:

Paolo Iervolino, Training and Development Coordinator, D’Appolonia S.p.A

Gianpiero Dipierri, Manager, D’Appolonia S.P.A

Joke van Wieringen, Corporate Learning & Development Manager, KPI

Coy Wilcox, Director, University of Texas at Austin – PETEX

Dr Nagat Betar, Training Manager, NOC Libya *

Mohamed El Alji, Head Training and Learning, ONHYM

Facilitator: Mike Jakins,
Former Learning and Development, Chevron Australia

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 17:00

Iran Study Group – the opening of a market

Since the removal of sanctions, Iran has increased production by more than 25%, creating an enormous opportunity for growth, modernisation and workforce development, both within the government, national and international companies.

NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company) has over 100,000 employees and some 30 affiliated companies. Whilst there are a significant number of education & training institutions in Iran, the country requires modern training, technology and practices to meet advances within the international oil & gas sector.

The upgrade of training to international standards will require significant international input and new partnerships to be formed, drawing on international expertise in accreditation & certification, learning technologies, experiences and pedagogical approaches. Areas to develop modern E&P practices of focus include, management training, human resources, competency assurance, HSE, language and soft skills, simulation technologies, technical training and many others.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Saeid Safaei Movahhed, Director of Training and Development, Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC)

Fariborz Tavakoli, Head of HSE Training, NIOC

Prof. Simonetta Cirilli, Professor, University of Perugia

Mr. Nosrattollah Shafagh, Training Manager, Iranian Offshore Oil Company

Facilitator: David Masson, Former VP Upstream Development and Growth, Business and Joint Venture, Shell

17:00

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