IOGP welcomes global skills body

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) is IOGP’s newest Associate Member.

Every year, more than 250,000 people are trained to OPITO’s rigorous standards. This occurs in 47 countries through a network of over 200 training centres. The aim is to build a sustainable, competent and safe oil and gas workforce.

From its headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland, OPITO runs operation centres in four regions: the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. It is an industry-owned organisation that works with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors.

Commenting on the Association’s new link with OPITO, Executive Director Gordon Ballard said: “Just as IOGP is the global voice of the upstream industry, OPITO is the industry’s international focal point for skills, training and workforce development. It’s good to have them on board.”

OPITO’s Member Representative is Chief Executive Officer John McDonald.

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