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Article archive for OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy;

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OPITO reveals industry-wide uncertainty over competency 12 October 2011

The initial findings from new research being compiled for OPITO International have revealed a tension between ensuring compliant systems and achieving competency to perform safely within oil and gas companies....

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OPITO International recognises the safety champions of 2011 29 September 2011

The shortlist for world-leading employers and training providers who have helped the global oil and gas industry enhance the safety of its workforce has been unveiled. The list of finalists sees a total of five organisations in with a chance at winning an OPITO Safety and Competency Award which will be announced during OPITO's conference in Abu Dhabi on 22 November....

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Delegation from Iraqi Ministry for Oil to visit Scotland 21 September 2011

Following the signing of a landmark agreement with the Iraq Ministry for Oil to help the war-torn country develop the skills and training necessary to exploit its hydrocarbon resources, OPITO is welcoming a senior delegation from Iraq on a fact-finding mission....

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OPITO strengthens Westminster presence 10 August 2011

The UK oil and gas industry's focal point for skills and workforce development has strengthened its presence at Westminster with the addition of a new policy affairs manager to bolster the sector's profile with government....

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Oil and gas industry skills body unveils groundbreaking safety initiative in the Middle East 18 July 2011

Oil and gas workers in the Middle East will be the first in the world to access a groundbreaking new global training initiative developed to drastically improve safety standards for the global offshore workforce. Senior representatives from the leading national and international oil companies in the region will attend a briefing to hear how the International Minimum Industry Training Standard (IMIST) will ensure workers have the necessary safety knowledge and training....

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OPITO and Atlas Interactive Achieve Significant Milestone in North Sea Oil and Gas Safety Training 27 June 2011

OPITO and Atlas Interactive announced today that over half of the UK’s experienced offshore workforce has now taken up MIST, the industry-recognised basic safety training course. Atlas, the Aberdeen-headquartered learning and skills provider, has exceeded 50,000 licences, with over 800 UK oil and gas companies having now embraced OPITO’s UK standard for Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) since it was introduced in April 2009....

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Oil and gas industry needs to improve safety 25 October 2010

Research into oil and gas safety and competency standards is revealing that the industry has "still not cracked safety". In its drive to improve and align safety and competence standards, Opito International commissioned the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University to undertake a major study into how internationalisation impacts on emergency response and basic safety training requirements in the industry....

One common global standard to improve offshore safety 07 May 2010

Offshore safety around the world could be significantly improved and the industry could save millions if safety training is standardised, Opito claim. The skills body is introducing MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) to the global oil and gas industry at OTC....

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International drive for common standards in oil & gas workforce safety and competency 12 January 2010

UK oil and gas skills standards could soon become commonplace around the world as a result of a bold ambition by Opito which will also firmly establish Aberdeen and the North Sea as a global centre of excellence in oil and gas skills development....