Sana’a, 28 January 2014- Yemen LNG celebrated in Sana’a today, 28 January, the award of LNG Diplomas to a first batch of graduate engineers who have successfully completed a Diploma of Petroleum Studies, Major in Liquefied Natural Gas, at the Yemen LNG School of Technology in Balhaf, Shabwa. Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the ceremony was attended by Mr. Alain Beulcer, Deputy Head of the French Mission in Yemen.
12 engineers were awarded their Diplomas from the French-based prestigious Institute Français du Pétrole (IFP) for their successful completion of a 40-week intensive training. This is a post-graduate training program and by far the first of its kind to be introduced in Yemen and the region through Yemen LNG School of Technology.
In his remarks, General Manager of Yemen LNG, Mr. Jacques Azibert, congratulated the graduates and their families for this outstanding accomplishment. “The LNG Diploma is well worth pursuing”, Mr. Azibert noted. “I am, indeed, happy to see Yemeni youth tapping into creativity, and into success in their home country and taking advantage of the experience the School’s experts share. They have made an important leap into the oil and gas industry through this unique diploma program. The Yemen LNG project was first constructed by Yemeni youths and the Plant’s operation was started by young Yemeni trainees and will ultimately be operated by Yemenis.”
The LNG Diploma Program includes alternating academic courses, on job training and internship, together offering an internationally recognized diploma. The program was commenced in September 2012, and graduates were selected on a competitive basis by IFP School among 600 candidates from all regions of Yemen. The graduates will be able to apply for junior engineering positions within and outside Yemen among international operators in gas and oil processing plants.
The LNG School of Technology in Balhaf
Yemen LNG School of Technology at Balhaf Plant offers state of the art process simulations and training programs to provide technical, world-class education and skills development opportunities. It was established in partnership with the IFP. The school is designed to serve, not just the needs of Yemen LNG, but also training for individuals and organizations in Yemen, making Yemenis more employable in the oil and gas sector in Yemen and abroad.
List of graduates:
Younes Abdulkawi Ali ALKHATEEB
Salem Abdulhakim GREYNOON
Basheer Hedfallah Hussein ALZEIDAR
Ahmed Abubaker Mohammed AL-RABASH
Omar Ali Alawi Al-Baiti
Ala Hadi Ahmed NASSER
Osamah Mohammed Abdullah ALSALAMI
Ahmed Saeed Mohsen AL-HAJJ
Akram Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed AL-HOSNIY
Haitham Mohammed Fadhl MOHAMMED
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah Al-Awlaqi
About Yemen LNG
Yemen LNG Company produces and delivers Liquefied Natural Gas to the Americas, Asia and Europe. Having full control of the LNG chain from the well to the delivery port, and operating state-of-the-art facilities and a fleet of newly built tankers, Yemen LNG offers an environmentally clean energy in unequalled conditions of security and quality. Yemen LNG is one of the safest and most reliable companies of the LNG industry.
The Company aims to maintain its position as a socially responsible citizen, holding a long-term philosophy and commitment to leave an enduring legacy of genuine care for people, sustainable operations and unrivalled environmental performance in the Oil and Gas industry.