Iran to train Iraqi oil sector employees
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 30 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
Iranian and Iraqi state-owned drilling companies have signed a memorandum of understanding for training of Iraq's oil sector experts, managing director of the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC), Hamid Reza Golpayegani said, Mehr news agency reported.
According to the report, Iraq's drilling sector experts will undergo NIDC's training courses related to engineering and technical services and will receive international certificates.
The second phase of cooperation includes mutual supervising cooperation on drilling, eruption control, HSE and so on.
Earlier in July, Shana News agency quoted Golpayegani as saying that cooperation with the international as well as neighboring countries' companies has been included in the Outlook Plan of NIDC.
He went on to note that, one of the major privileges of NIDC is its experience in training people, as not only Iranian workers are trained, but applicants from other countries' private companies as well.
Referring to NIDC as a well-known international company, Golpayegani said that "NIDC has been founded on strong engineering and technical know-how and the company with more than three decades of activity has demonstrated its capabilities in drilling of highly sophisticated oil and gas reservoirs across the country."
The company is in charge of 74 onshore and offshore drilling rigs across the country to address the oil industry needs in the sector, the official concluded.