In an effort to help fill national performance gaps, the University of Guyana’s Institute for Energy Diplomacy (IED) recently announced that it will be offering a suite of Executive Level Professional Courses on Energy Markets, Oil and Gas Value Chain, Energy Transport and Shipping, and Crude Oil Trading. In a statement, IED said the courses which are available next month are being taught by leading international academics and experts from Universities around the world with long track records in training for the energy sector.
It was noted that the Institute will deliver a minimum of two professional courses per month for the rest of 2021. It expects to accelerate its offerings in 2022.
OilNOW understands that the courses cover not only a range of upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas activities but equip participants with wider energy training. Prospective participants are expected to possess an undergraduate degree or at least five years of experience in a related field.
IED’s Founding Director, Alex Armogan, stated that IED’s professional courses are optimized for online delivery and a busy work life. Armogan emphasized that while IED’s primary focus is on the Guyana-Suriname basin, the international quality of the course content and online delivery, added to the prestigious University of Guyana certification makes the Institute’s courses internationally attractive.
Vice Chancellor XI, Prof. Paloma Mohamed has said that the courses underscore UG’s continued drive to ensure that Guyanese can take full advantage of the local content requirements as well as those spin-off opportunities that are emerging rapidly in the local market. Additionally, the Professor said this specific suite is a low-cost and rapid results model for scores of those working on energy matters in the public sector. She noted that this joins the new offerings in the Faculty of Technology (Degree and Masters in Petroleum Engineering and Masters in Renewable Energy), Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Masters in Environmental Management for the Oil and Gas Industry), and SEBI (Masters in Management of Supply Chains and Procurement) all being offered from September 2021.