ADMA-OPCO as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility initiated this project to support the country's vision for Emiratization with competent workforce. This project develops competent Fresh Operators & Technicians (O&T's) to accelerate the quality emiratization process and to meet the major business challenges ahead.

Methods, Procedures, Process

ADMA-OPCO constructed 4 Process Training Pilot Plants (PTPP's) at ADNOC Technical Institute (ATI) to provide safe environment allowing O&T's to carry out their routine activities on fully functional plants safely.

These plants cover the following:

  • Wellhead plant including multi-phase flow meter for well testing and pig launcher

  • Oil and Gas separation, desalting and crude stabilization plant

  • Gas sweetening unit

  • Gas Glycol Dehydration Unit

The above plants are equipped with control room / Distributing Control System (DCS) operations with defined specific On-Job-Training (OJT) tasks for all trades viz Mechanical, Control, Electrical and Operators.

Results, Observations, Conclusions

ADMA-OPCO introduces this unique project as

  • An additional opportunity and new methodology to develop ADNOC / OPCO'S O&T's with high competency in optimized development duration

  • An evidence of partnership empowerment between ADMA-OPCO as end user and ATI as vocational training providers

  • To meet the business demands like high skillset and the manpower required to work with the new projects facilities in all OPCO's

  • This Innovative solution will improve the skills of the front-line workforce through the enhanced development syllabus of the vocational education and focusing on the hands-on-skills of the graduates prior joining their employers

Following the successful commissioning in February 2015; ADMA-OPCO during the 1st year of utilization has achieved the following:

  • Developed 70 competent technician's in an optimized duration

  • Carried out 40 female engineers plant induction without sending them to the offshore platforms

  • 14 electrical technicians completed two OJTs advanced troubleshooting course.

  • Completed the summer internship of UAE's universities students

Novel/Additive Information

The O&T's are benefited to carry out the routine activities similar to the actual plants safely and effectively.

It is the 1st time across Middle East and perhaps the world too:

  • Build PTPPs for gas sweetening and glycol dehydration operations.

  • Built such plants at vocational training institute

Configurations of the plants are much higher than similar plants installed across the world including; USA, Russia, Syria, Algeria & Nigeria.

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