Yemen LNG celebrated the award of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) diplomas to the first group of graduate engineers who have successfully completed a Diploma of Petroleum Studies, Major in LNG, at the Yemen LNG School of Technology.
The ceremony was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and was attended by Alain Beulcer, Deputy Head of the French Mission in Yemen.
Twelve engineers were awarded their diplomas from the French-based Institute Français du Pétrole (IFP) for successfully completing the 40-week intensive training. The course is a post-graduate training programme, and the first of its kind to be introduced in Yemen and the region through the company’s technology school.
General Manager of Yemen LNG, Jacques Azibert, congratulated the graduates on their accomplishment. “The LNG Diploma is well worth pursuing. I am, indeed, happy to see Yemeni youth tapping into creativity, and into success in their home country and taking advantage of the experience the School’s experts share. They have made an important leap into the oil and gas industry through this unique diploma programme. The Yemen LNG project was first constructed by Yemeni youths and the Plant’s operation was started by young Yemeni trainees and will ultimately be operated by Yemenis.”
The LNG programme includes alternating academic courses, on job training and internship, together offering an internationally recognised diploma. The programme began in September 2012, and graduates were selected on a competitive basis by IFP School among 600 candidates from all regions of Yemen. The graduates will be able to apply for junior engineering positions within and outside Yemen among international operators in gas and oil processing plants.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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