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McDonald Takes the Helm at OPITO

skills agenda for the oil and gas industry.   McDonald has been Interim CEO since January and was previously U.K. managing director for OPITO after joining the organization in 2012. The appointment comes after an external and internal recruitment process following the sudden death of former CEO David Doig earlier this year.   John Taylor, chairman of OPITO today welcomed McDonald to the role. He said, “John is a strong advocate for OPITO and has demonstrated that he brings the impressive blend of skills and experience we were looking for to lead the organization going forward. OPITO

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New MD Takes Helm at OPITO

spent many years working across the UK for airport operator BAA. Based in Dubai, he takes over from Colin Griffiths who stood down in July last year and will lead OPITO International’s drive for the adoption of common global standards in key energy markets around the world. OPITO Group CEO David Doig said: “OPITO’s business is driven by demand for quality assured common industry standards from globally operating employers. Across all operating regions we continue to see a move to mandated OPITO standards environments, driven by policy changes in NOCs and IOCs. “Forecast

David Doig (Photo: OPITO)

Oil & Gas Skills Body Invests in Eastern Mediterranean

an estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the area. With additional exploration on the horizon and neighbouring countries such as Israel, Lebanon and Egypt marking their own offshore territories, Cyprus is an emerging oil and gas hub for the region. Group chief executive of OPITO International, David Doig, said: “The recent discovery of natural gas resources offshore Cyprus is a major opportunity to create jobs and opportunities for the island and its people. We are honoured and excited to help lay the foundations for the creation of a world-class learning infrastructure which will develop

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New Oil & Gas App for Training Records

and employers. “The need for every offshore worker to be trained to appropriate safety standards and the creation of a system for logging their certification were among the outcomes of Lord Cullen’s investigation into the Piper Alpha tragedy,” said OPITO Group chief executive David Doig. “This saw workers issued with hard copies of their personal training records up until the establishment of the Central Register and the Vantage system for North Sea operators that we have today. Having a centrally managed database provided employers with the avenue to verify training

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