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OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry.
More than 250,000 people are trained to OPITO standards every year, across 45 countries through 200 accredited training centres.

With operation centres in four regions - UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas - OPITO is driving safety and competency improvements to benefit the industry.
The industry-owned organisation also works with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors, offering a range of services and products to meet international skills needs and support workforce development.

OPITO Latest News

OPITO launches digital delivery of safety - critical oil and gas training
A digital transformation of oil and gas safety-critical emergency response training is set to save the industry more than a million hours of training time per year, driving time and cost efficiencies across the sector, a gathering of world-wide industry leaders heard on November 8th.
21 Nov 2017

Millennials expert gives stark warning to global oil and gas sector
Update approach or lose future workforce.
17 May 2017

Nexen gains industry accreditation for its best practice competency system
One of the UK's largest oil producer's employee development and competency system has been recognised as amongst the best in the world after it secured coveted approval from industry skills organisation OPITO.
01 Apr 2016

TRAIN-R app makes waves in the North Sea
HALF the North Sea offshore workforce has downloaded a mobile app designed to give them access to their training and certification records anywhere at any time. In its first year, the OPITO TRAIN-R app has been used by over 11,500 workers since its introduction September 2014.
02 Nov 2015

OPITO contract with Oman government helps build skilled indigenous workforce
OPITO International, has secured a contract with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in Oman. The global oil and gas training standards body is working with the government, the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) and employers to improve the delivery of training that will ensure the country has a skilled and safe oil and gas workforce.
24 Jul 2015

Shell and OPITO commit to the safety of 15,000 from the Iraqi workforce
Up to 15,000 Iraqi oil and gas workers will be trained in how to deal safely with the potential hazards of hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
18 Dec 2014

New O&G App Puts Training Records Back in the Hands of the Offshore Workforce
OFFSHORE workers will for the first time be able to access their training records at the touch of a button wherever they are in the world thanks to a new mobile application which launches today (19th November).
21 Nov 2014

New OPITO International MD set for take-off
Former RAF aircrew, Colin Griffiths, is joining OPITO International as managing director to lead the roll-out of common safety training standards across the global oil and gas industry.
06 Nov 2014

OPITO researches offshore competence gaps
Oil and gas industry skills body OPITO has commissioned a new study which aims to identify the skills and competence gaps in offshore supervisors and how this impacts on the prevention of major safety incidents.
14 Mar 2013

Safety Standard revised for Offshore Workforce Piloted in North Sea
A new standard in offshore safety which aims to advance the role of elected safety representatives (ESRs) in minimizing the risk of accidents and improving safety is to be trialed in the North Sea.
05 Feb 2013

Optio gives £30k annually to OU to develop courses for developing countries
Oil and gas skills body OPITO has announced an arrangement with the Open University, one of the world's largest providers of distance learning.
26 Oct 2012

Petronas / OPITO agreement for offshore training
Malaysian national oil company Petronas has signed a memorandum of understanding with OPITO to provide technical training, safety training and competency development to its offshore workforce.
26 Oct 2012


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