This year, CNOOC Uganda Limited sent ten of their staff members to China for a comprehensive training ability program.

This program which was launched in 2014, is part of CNOOC Uganda’s efforts to increase the national content participation in the Oil and Gas industry as well as equip Ugandans with advanced skills to improve their livelihoods. It includes oil a

nd gas introductory modules that will introduce staff to not only the technical aspects of the Ugandan project but also to CNOOC philosophies and the CNOOC culture.

This year, ten top performers from different departments at CNOOC Uganda and one government official from the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department in Uganda were trained in different advanced skills, such as QHSE Management and best practices, Introduction to E&P, Project Management for the oil and gas industry, International business communications, Enhanced oil recovery as well as Communication and presentation skills for project managers.

During the training, the participants also visited many different CNOOC sites around the country. Some of these included the CNOOC Engineering Base, CNOOC Refinery Plant, CNOOC Nature Gas Terminal, CNOOC-Shell Petrochemical Plant and CNOOC Exhibition Center.

“The training helped me understand the whole cycle of oil production and the whole cycle of oil production. I will be in position to respond to stakeholder queries in a more informed manner.” Said David Byaruhanga , the Community Relations Manager who was one of the trainees.

According to Aminah Bukenya, the Public Relations Supervisor at CNOOC Uganda Limited, “Visiting the different sites provided an overview and a big picture to our staff about the value chain of the Oil and Gas industry.” “CNOOC Uganda hopes that from the training, the staff will gain a better understanding of the project that they are carrying out here in Uganda and relay whatever was learnt into their daily work,” she added.

This announcement comes only a week after the same company held a dinner to send off five students who had been awarded full scholarships to study petroleum related courses in University of Petroleum in China (Hua Dong).

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