The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) International reported that the Hi-Con Training Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has been approved to deliver a suite of survival training courses to the OPITO standard. OPITO is wholly owned by the oil and gas industry and is responsible for ensuring that the industry has a safe, skilled and competent workforce.
The Hi-Con Training Program is the result of a partnership between global training providers Petrofac Training Services, a member of the Petrofac group, and Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Together, the partners are delivering high consequence (Hi-Con) training to oil and gas and other industries at NASA’s state-of-the-art training facility.
“Houston is the energy capital of the world, however the use of a structured standards-based framework for training, stretching from basic offshore safety through a range of specialist response roles, has not been applied in the way it has in most other exploration and production areas of the world," said Albert Skiba, OPITO International’s vice president for the Gulf of Mexico.