first_imgOffshore Innovators Guyana Inc has recruited and trained a team of five Guyanese engineers in Subsea Robotics to support deep-water operations offshore Guyana. The training experience was hosted by Subsea Specialist Ltd at the Deepwater Hub in Chaguaramas, Trinidad, and delivered by Carlos Sardinha of Blue Laguna Inc US. The five-man team underwent a rigorous 18-day training programme which included Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) induction training to meet the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines for entry into the ROV industry. The candidates were also trained on two of the most popular work class ROV platforms in the industry, TechnipFMC’s Schilling HD and Forum’s Perry Slingsby XLX.Guyanese engineers that were trained during the 18-day programme in TrinidadThe Guyanese engineers, who hail from Warapoka Village, East Bank Demerara, East Coast Demerara and Georgetown, underwent training in Offshore Survival (BOSIET) including Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), first aid, confined space entry, working at heights, and rigging and lifting. The training programme was supported by DOF Subsea America, who provided accommodation onboard the Skandi Neptune and access to their Forum Perry Slingsby XLX systems for hands-on training.Offshore Innovators subsea personnel development programme for Guyana is modelled after the company’s local content development programme which was implemented in Trinidad over the last decade.Through the support of Team Trident USA, Offshore Innovators joint venture partner, the Guyanese personnel are afforded the opportunity to access further on-the-job (OJT) training experience offshore. The Offshore Innovators team is focused on supporting the Guyana technology transfer process during the execution of the ExxonMobil Liza Destiny and Liza Unity Projects. The execution of the Guyanese subsea personnel development programme is the first in a series of training programmes planned by Offshore Innovators and hosted by Subsea Specialist Ltd to be delivered in 2019.last_img

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