RKK / SOTS (www.sots.no) signed an agreement with StatoilHydro ASA in 2008 for the implementation of tool-pusher training in Algeria.
The training programme, comprising 11 complete 1-week modules, is scheduled to start on 1 June 2009.
Øystein Førsvoll is project manager. Local engineers are currently following English language courses to prepare them for their technical training. On completing the 11-week programme, they will go on to IWCF courses followed by six months’ practice on the field. Most of the course participants will subsequently find employment in local oil companies.
Information about Algeria:
The Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria, capital Algiers, is located in North Africa, bordering on Morocco, West Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Libya and Tunisia. In area it is the second biggest country on the African continent. Its economy rests primarily on its oil and gas industry, representing 30% of GNP and more than 95% of export earnings. Algeria has a population of approximately 33.8 million. Its official languages are Arabic and Tamazight (Berber). The official currency is the Algerian dinar (DZD).