Petrofac has won a multi-million dollar technical training contract with Shell Iraq, reported Trade Arabia.

Petrofac Training Services (PTS) will manage and operate Shell’s Majnoon training centre in the Majnoon oil field development in Southern Iraq for two years, with an optional one year extension.

The centre was originally opened in 2013 to provide quality technical and non-technical training to the Majnoon workforce, with an especial focus on competency development.

According to Rigzone PTS will also provide human resources, project managers, technical, and English language trainers, as well as administrators.

PTS Vice President Karim Osseiran added: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Shell Iraq to support the development of the local workforce. This award reflects our commitment to Iraq, where we have been very successful with international oil companies and national oil companies in bringing the best of our operations from around the world and adapting them to meet local needs, facilitating local workforce development.”

“We have worked hard to build our multi-lingual team in Iraq since 2011 and this gives us the capability to rapidly mobilize a multi-national team including Iraqi nationals. We look forward to working with the Shell and SOC team on the Majnoon field”, he said.

Petrofac is a UK oilfield services firm and this is the fourth win it has made with a major operator in Iraq.