Schlumberger to create 1,000 jobs with Adnoc in Emiratisation push

Move aimed at expanding employment and talent development opportunities for UAE nationals in the oil and gas sector

Move to support local talent inclusion into oil and gas industry. [representational]
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Move to support local talent inclusion into oil and gas industry. [representational]

Texas-based and New York Stock Exchange-listed (NYSE) oilfield services firm, Schlumberger has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) to recruit and invest in the training of 1,000 UAE nationals for the company’s oil and gas services business, as part of the oil giant’s In-Country Value (ICV) Programme.

Under the agreement, Schlumberger aims to increase its Emirati work force and improve knowledge transfer to generate more employment opportunities for the locals.

President of Schlumberger’s eastern Middle East operations, Ghassan Mirdad, and director of business and commercial support directorate at Adnoc, Rashed Saud Al Shamsi signed the agreement, in the presence of minister of state and group chief executive officer of Adnoc, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, and CEO of Schlumberger, Olivier Le Peuch.

Commenting on the agreement Al Shamsi said: "Through our In-Country Value Programme, we will deepen our collaboration to expand employment and talent development opportunities for UAE nationals, helping to drive the UAE’s socio-economic growth and development for many years to come."

Meanwhile, Mirdad added: "We are proud of our partnership with ADNOC and look forward to contributing to the successful In-Country Value Programme through the recruitment and professional development of Emiratis.”

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