EDO trains twenty for Oil and Gas industry

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DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In an effort to boost the capacity of Guyanese in the Oil and Gas sector, Eldorado Offshore today offered yet another training course for persons interested in becoming employed in offshore rigging.

The Marine Riggers training will cover the topic of health and safety along with rigging. The exercise is being conducted by Edison Chouest Offshore, an offshore support company whose objective is to educate and train marine rigging individuals.

Some of the persons benefitting from the training.

Quality Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Coordinator, Eldon Thompson explained that “it’s a basic reading course to work on board our vessels. The guys will be exposed to training, rigging, the correct way, and be exposed to our vessels and the safest way to do things. We are doing the theoretical work here and then go to the shipyard down in Houston to do practical work so they will be exposed to actually doing it in the field.”

The training runs for two days and upon completion, the participants will receive a certificate of training.

Health and Safety Executive Officer of El Dorado Offshore, Ann Baron highlighted the purpose noting that once trained, they will be recognised on board the vessels for these safety initiatives learnt.

“As we’re here today we’re providing a new batch of trainees for rigging services on the Edison Chouest vessel. On the vessel, they are being recognised by safety initiatives given that they are safety conscious on board. What we look for is safety within the vessel, they must know because we want everybody to go on board and return safely without any injuries.”

Potential employees present noted that they enjoy the challenge of learning more about oil and gas and the experience is one that they would enjoy since more doors are being opened.

This is the fourth class conducted by the company over the last year.

The aim is to qualify Guyanese in an effort to be involved in the oil and gas sector and work on board the vessels coming into Guyana.

El Dorado Offshore has previously facilitated training for 16 deck hands to work on existing and future rigging operations, 16 candidates from the Carnegie School of Home Economics trained in Offshore Catering and Hospitality Techniques, and 4 Government Technical Institute graduates in oil and gas industry training.

Health and Safety Executive Officer of El Dorado Offshore, Ann Baron.

Quality Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Coordinator of Edison Chouest Offshore, Eldon Thompson.


By: Stephon Gabriel