Rigworld International Services, a local offshore oil and gas services company, has set up an $8.5 million ultramodern, internationally accredited oil and gas training centre within the West Africa.
The training centre, situated at Kejebril, near Takordi in the Western Region, Ghana’s oil and gas hub, is known as the Rigworld Training Centre and is expected to be commissioned in October, this year.
The highly equipped oil and gas training facility, which is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region, has advanced simulators for real-time training and development.
The training centre will offer a variety of safety and survival courses, including Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS).
Other courses to be offered are Well Control and Intervention Training, Banksman and Slinger, Forklift Training, Crane Operations, Rope Access Training, Health, Hose Assembly Training, as well as provision of offshore medicals, among others.
Carlos Akyeampong, General Manager of Rigworld Training Centre, explained that the idea of building the centre is to find suitable and lasting solution to the problem of lack of relevant training within the oil and gas industry in the sub-region.
“The need to carry out jobs safely and competently within the oil and gas industry propelled the idea for an offshore training centre. This is also in line with Petroleum Commission’s commitment to local content and participation within the industry.
The establishment of Rigworld Training Centre is, therefore, part of the forward-looking and giant steps to boost local content and participation in the oil and gas sector,” Mr Akyeampong added.