Developing a sustainable local workforce

13:30 - 15:00

Case Study 1: Strategies for engaging with local academic institutions that enable Schlumberger to increase operational efficiency

Najib Abusalbi, Director Corporate University Relations, Schlumberger

Case Study 2: How to develop efficient training? The best kept secret of UAE Oil and Gas Revealed

Laurent Stephane, Manager, ABK Total Academy, Total

Panel: How education and industry partnerships can help to develop a local and diverse workforce and drive businesses forward

Developing strategic partnerships between the oil & gas industry, universities and institutions provides significant opportunities for developing the skills of students at the beginning of their careers. This session will address how companies and institutions are working together to ensure a diverse supply of well trained professionals are entering the industry.


Iman Hill, Technical Director – GM UAE & Egypt, Dana Gas

Frederic Gonand, Professor, University Paris-Dauphine

Dan Fredrick, Program Director, International Capacity Development Projects & Programs, University of Alberta

Najib Abusalbi, Director Corporate University Relations, Schlumberger

Hamad Wael Al-Adsani, Manpower & Redevelopment Officer, KOC

Sara Sulaiman Al-Ahmad, Training Officer, KOC

Facilitator: Jim Playfoot, Managing Director, Getenergy Intelligence


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