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BP Oman

27 July 2018

TTE, TQ and NTI win the tender to enhance BP’s Khazzan gas field development and operation training centre.

In 2012, TTE were approached by TQ and NTI of Oman to bid on a training centre design, build, equipment and assist in the operations of the BP Khazzan gas field centre. The consortium was successful in their tender and began the development and operation of the training centre from October 2012 to December 2016. On award of the contract BP asked the consortium to source an appropriate facility in Oman for the training of approx. 100 Oman students over a period of 3 to 5 years. All equipment and furnishings were sourced which had to be to the relevant international standards and industrial quality.

This included, but was not limited to the following:

  • Modification to an existing structure to meet the needs for training, including practical and theoretical training
  • Maintenance of facilities to ensure safe operation of the facility
  • Identification and procurement of tools, learning aids, furniture and learning support
  • Provision of additional support for the domestic arrangements, such as kitchen meals and observing hygiene standards
  • Identification and arrangement of any necessary transportation required to support training
  • Provided subject matter workshop laboratory equipment and operation pilot plant with Distribution control System (DCS) and simulator
  • Manage the training facility

TTE also provided management and operational support of the technical training centre and training services which included employing suitable qualified professional trainers

This included, but was not limited to the following:

Training needs analysis based on the recruitment of predominantly College and University students

Provision of Foundation Program for approx. 100 students for 9 to 12 months, broken down into groups of 4 people over a 3 to 5 year period;

  • Technical classes in 4 disciplines (Production, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation) as well as generic and cross discipline following the existing BP standards
  • Basic HSE training as required by BP which included the BP’s Golden Rules and mandatory training required for a technician to enter the site
  • Behavioural training, which included BP’s Code of Conduct, Ethics and other working practices
  • Training and competency assurance which was focused on maintenance and operation technical skills underpinned by knowledge

Provision of baseline assessment of new technicians; both English language level and technical knowledge.

Provision of fast tracking suitable technicians through both English language and technical training.

Student evaluation and feedback during and at the end of each program (Foundation and post-Foundation).

The training centre

The training centre has now been in operation since October 2012. In that time 96 Omani learners have been through the training centre. In addition to delivering a foundation programme at BP’s request we have included the NVQ Level 2 for all disciplines. For the engineering maintenance NVQ learners they followed the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations. For the Process learners they undertook the City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons.

Since 2012 96 learners have been or are currently going through the training centre.

Type of contract

Development of BP Oman Technical Training Centre

Course location

BP Oman, Shatti Al Quram, Muscat, Oman