Panthera Solutions, a joint venture partnership between Guyana’s Farfan & Mendes and Canada’s Crosbie, is working with 3t Energy Group’s training division AIS Survivex to upskill its Guyanese personnel with internationally recognised offshore qualifications invaluable to the local oil and gas market.
As well as industry-approved courses in scaffolding, rope access, non-destructive testing (NDT) and blasting and coatings application, AIS Survivex will be delivering the Gold Standard SSPC Train the Painter course to Panthera Solutions personnel. This qualification is an internationally recognised programme, developed by industry experts, to train delegates in advanced surface treatment and coatings techniques.
Experienced training instructors from the UK will be travelling to Georgetown, Guyana, to deliver some of the training, with the remainder taking place at one of AIS Survivex’s training facilities in the North of England.
Once certified, Panthera Solutions personnel will be working on a number of oil and gas assets in Guyana, including the Exxon Mobil operated Liza Destiny FPSO.
This is the latest training project undertaken by 3t Energy Group and Panthera Solutions. Together they are also developing a longer-term strategy to upskill local Guyanese workers and create a strong pipeline of skilled, local talent for the oil and gas sector in the territory.
Andrew Dinsdale, General Manager for Panthera Solutions, said: “The oil and gas industry in Guyana is growing extremely fast so we’re training personnel to be competent in a range of disciplines and to the highest of international standards in order to support the requirements of this sector as it expands. As well as being committed to developing highly-skilled local content, we want to build a strong, diverse workforce. We have a growing complement of competent female technicians amongst our personnel helping to address gender inequalities in the sector. Along with our training partners, 3t Energy Group, we are now looking at how we can ramp up the supply of a skilled workforce in line with increased demand for our services and wider.”
Gavin Taylor, Vice President Global Sales & Strategy at 3t Energy Group said: “We are delighted to be working with Panthera Solutions to upskill the national workforce in Guyana. 3t Energy Group is committed to helping the global energy sector work safer, smarter and more efficiently and we have unrivalled expertise in traditional training, cloud-based software systems and digital learning technologies such as eLearning, virtual reality and micro-learning apps.
“We will be using these capabilities to their full extent to help the oil and gas sector across this important region by delivering a competent, highly-skilled, local workforce ready to deploy whenever needed. As well as helping oil and gas companies source the talent they need locally rather than looking further afield, we want to ensure the Guyanese people gain invaluable, tailored skills for life. This will have far-reaching social and economic consequences for good across the region.”
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