Egypt signed four cooperation agreements with a number of international oil companies (IOCs), including Apache, BP, ENI and Kuwait Energy to train young and middle-management calibers, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The agreements were signed by Osama Mobarez, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, signed the agreements with David Chi, VP and General Manager of Apache Egypt, Karim Alaa, General Manager of BP Egypt, Fabio Cavana, IEOC General Manager at Eni and Kamel Al Sawi, President of Kuwait Energy Egypt, in the presence of Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla.

According to these agreements, the batch of youth enrolling in the young and middle-management program that have passed the tests will be trained to join a program designed and prepared to qualify them for leadership.

El Molla affirmed that these agreements demonstrate the petroleum sector’s efforts in preparing young talents for leadership and give them opportunities to progress and prove their worth, in light of the Modernization Project. The minister added that cooperation between the sector and IOCs has been a successful model for cooperation and commitment, combining a broad base of expertise, capabilities, and new technological means.