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Demand for home grown research and development sees expert training a must

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, February 23 - 2010 @ 14:49

As the industry stabilises and the Gulf continues to position itself as one of the most important global energy markets, pressure on companies to perform is greater than ever before, and therefore having a world-class team in place is essential. Research and development strategies are much more aggressive and so gaining access to industry experts with invaluable experience to share is key.

With this trend increasing into 2010, Jee’s four day training courses are a distinctive offering in the Middle East region, giving the industry direct access to experts who have spent over 30 years working in the sector. With a global presence and training courses running in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Jee has seen a particular increase in its Abu Dhabi based courses, with February’s course ‘Installation Calculations for Subsea Pipelines’ already full and its June course, ‘Construction of Subsea Pipelines’ filling up fast.

Jonathan Franklin, a technical trainer at Jee, said:

“We have seen a steady increase in the number of enquiries regarding our courses, with delegate numbers increasing from eight per course to 12 participants – the maximum number in each group to ensure that the training remains as direct and individual as possible. There is no doubt that the Middle East is taking its training and development very seriously and for this reason, Jee’s training courses are becoming much more sought after. There is nowhere else in the Gulf that offers such an in-depth, technical and personal training experience for those working in the subsea and offshore industries.”

Jee courses bring the industry to the classroom with material samples and case studies, including the assessment of real-life crises to ensure students are aware of what went wrong, how it was rectified and what should be done differently to avoid any reoccurrence in the future.

The company was established in the UK in 1988 to supply pipeline engineering services and now operates regular training courses in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Jee’s training courses are conducted by its team of chartered engineers, many of which have over 30 years of hands-on experience working in the industry. Companies such as ADMA OPCO, BP, Weatherford, Marathon Oil and Petrofac have all put employees through their paces on Jee courses.

Franklin acknowledges that technical training is being even more highly valued in the Middle East and participants are looking to further increase their knowledge and skills through more hands-on training.

He adds: “These people are very skilled and with education being so well regarded in the Middle East our approach to training has become popular with both the national and expatriate community. As the industry recovers from a turbulent 2009, the region is grabbing all opportunities to increase its competitiveness in the energy world and with this our training courses are becoming a popular way to add value to both individual employees and companies as a whole.”

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