Muscat, 15th June – Oman Society for Petroleum Services (Opal), the Sultanate’s first and only oil and gas/energy society have joined hands for the first time with Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V. for sponsorship OPAL’s Employability Training program. 

To this end, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) setting out the terms of a collaborative partnership was signed by the two parties on Monday, 15th June 2020, at OPAL premises in Al Khuwair. Representing OPAL, MoU has been signed by Mr. Abdulrahman Al Yahyahaei, CEO and by Mr. Najeeb Al Harthi, Director, GM and COO of Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V.

Mitsui is the first company to join the network of sponsors investing in OPAL’s Employability Training program. The core task of this initiative is preparing fresh graduates for tomorrow’s challenges in fast changing business environment, as they are the requisite engines for growth and prosperity for the Sultanate of Oman.

This scheme will enable training for up-skilling a group of  fresh graduates in a time period of three months program. Funding of such a program is part of Mitsui corporate responsibility to the community while OPAL will be in charge of designing and supervision of the full program with guarantee that candidates are gaining the right educational background and that the training providers are complying with OPAL quality assurance.

Commenting on the MoU, Al Yahyahaei said, “We are delighted to expand our cooperation with Mitsui and build on the success of the well established OPAL Training programs. The signing of this agreement reflects our commitment to constantly improve the sector and industry in Sultanate at large.”

Najeeb Al Harthi stressed that by funding such programs, Mitsui aim not only to create job opportunities for young Omanis, but also to furnish them with necessary tools and skill sets required for acquiring successful careers.

Opal have more than 400 members representing companies serving the oil and gas/energy sector including producers, operators, contractors and suppliers.

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