Qatar University’s Continuing Education Office to partner with CPS on oil & gas training programs

June 30, 2014 3:19 pm

Qatar University’s Continuing Education Office signed a cooperation agreement with CPS Canadian Petroleum Services Inc on June 25 for delivery of technical oil and gas training to corporate clients in Qatar.

Starting in the third quarter of 2014, both organizations will jointly deliver training in both the Upstream and Downstream disciplines to bring the latest technical oil and gas training courses and teaching methodologies to Qatar.

Courses will provide opportunities for personnel in the industry to upgrade their skills and proficiency to keep abreast of rapidly-changing techniques and methods in the processes and procedures within the energy industry in Qatar.

The agreement will serve to strengthen the Continuing Education Office’s commitment to providing professional development programs relevant to the needs of the private and public sectors in line with QU’s contribution to the country’s stated ambitions towards a knowledge-based economy. It will further serve the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the development and Qatarization strategies.

The agreement was signed by QU VP and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna and CPS Canadian Petroleum Services Inc President Mr Nazmi Mohamed in the presence of members of the Embassy of Canada to Qatar — Senior Trade Commissioner Mr John Rodney, and Trade Commissioner Ms Susan Kurdli – as well as Continuing Education Office Director Dr Rajab Al-Esmail.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr Hasna noted that the Continuing Education Office is well-placed to partner with CPS on training for personnel in the oil and gas sector in Qatar. “The Office has a stellar history in helping to advance the capabilities of staff working in all sectors of Qatar. It is a golden opportunity for both parties to embark on this initiative which will be of immense benefit to the burgeoning energy industry in Qatar”, he said.

“This cooperation will expand CPS’ breadth in the Qatari market and is a fundamental milestone in the organization’s operations in the Middle East. It will be exciting to see this cooperation come to life later this year, and we look forward to establishing a win-win-win relationship with Qatar University – Continuing Education Office , and its corporate clients”, Mr Mohammed said.

Dr Al-Esmail said that the agreement will advance the Office’s capacity to deliver courses on energy-related topics of high international standard for the benefit of the Qatari society.