Intensive training and the transfer of expertise and knowledge from BP and PetroChina and other international experts to our workforce is guaranteed through the Technical Service Contract. Classroom and off-site training, as well as mentoring and teaching, are all part of this approach, which we call the Rumaila Academy.
The Academy comprises an established training curriculum on a range of topics, international class delivery tools, multi-purpose classrooms, e-learning suites and a comprehensive syllabus that is recognizably distinct to Rumaila, regardless of the course or discipline.
Over 2.6 million man-hours of training has been delivered to Rumaila personnel since 2010.
Training at Rumaila covers job-specific skills such as Finance, HR, Wells, Operations, Maintenance, Subsurface and Projects, as well as interpersonal and broader business skills, including English language and IT skills. Safety training takes up a large proportion of all training time and covers everything from driver safety to Control of Work programmes. Particular emphasis is being placed upon developing the next generation of Iraqi management.