Posted on July 08, 2015

ExxonMobil Qatar’s subject-matter experts recently held six courses under its Tamayoz training program, an initiative launched in 2012 to share ExxonMobil’s technical, commercial and operational expertise with partners and individuals in Qatar’s energy industry.

ExxonMobil Qatar directly supports the Qatar National Vision 2030 through the Tamayoz training program by sharing experience, disseminating knowledge and instilling best practices with Qatar’s workforce. More than 120 courses have been offered to ExxonMobil partners free of charge with nearly 1,700 individuals receiving training since the program’s inception. Subject areas covered during the recent courses included technical (surface and subsurface), project management, and leadership and personal effectiveness.

“The Tamayoz training program provides tailor-made courses to support Qatar’s national workforce development and the success of our colleagues and partners in the energy sector,” said Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. “Tamayoz allows ExxonMobil to transfer the energy of its people and the knowledge we have accumulated over the years. Our subject-matter experts share industry-leading technical, commercial and operational expertise customized for and delivered in Qatar.”

The Geoscience Concepts for Engineers and Scientists course, covering the technical (surface and subsurface) subject area, provided participants with a background on geologic time and the earth’s structure and compositions, in addition to diagenetic processes. The course is designed for individuals who are involved in any aspect of reservoir management, or who require a basic geoscience background in their jobs. The Fundamentals of Cost and Scheduling Engineering course, designed for individuals working with capital projects, helped participants gain a better understanding of cost engineering, cost data, scheduling and project controls.

ExxonMobil Qatar’s Tamayoz 2 [].jpgThe recent courses also included three consecutive leadership and personal effectiveness courses: Finance for Non-financial Professionals, Technical/Commercial Leadership Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Communication. All three courses focused on increasing participants’ understanding of self and developing leadership skills, so as to help them be better prepared in their roles and improve their ability to influence.

“I am very pleased to have taken part in the Fundamentals of Communication course because of the relevance of the content to my work. Communication is critical to my position as Senior Supervisor, and in the energy sector as a whole,” said Hilal Saad H A Al-Mohannadi, Senior Supervisor at RasGas. “The course taught me how to enhance my ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, and will most definitely go a long way in helping me achieve business impact, and maintain effective relationships with my contacts.”

He added: “I would like to thank ExxonMobil Qatar and all the people behind the Tamayoz program for providing me with this opportunity. I look forward to applying all I have learnt at work.” The recent Tamayoz training courses concluded with the Machinery Principles and Applications course, which is specifically targeted for engineers new to groups that have responsibilities for supporting the operation of machinery; and facilities engineers with a need to understand the performance of machinery in upstream processes.

Launched in support of His Highness the Emir’s vision to increase participation of Qatari nationals in the workforce, the Tamayoz training program provides professional and personal development opportunities for valued partner Qatar Petroleum and joint ventures RasGas and Qatargas. The training program covers six critical competency areas: leadership and personal effectiveness; project management; commercial; operations excellence; technical (surface and subsurface); and safety, health and the environment.

ExxonMobil is committed to supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 by providing the energy needed to fuel human potential, grow human capacity and nurture Qatar’s thriving society.