KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and
oilfield services provider, Schlumberger, today signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) to enable the university to develop a professional workforce
for the oil and gas industry.
Vice Chancellor of UTP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Kassim said the collaborative
agreement would also create an enhanced recognition of UTP as an advanced and
forward looking learning institution.
The agreement was the result of a long-term collaborative agreement between
Schlumberger and Petronas from Oct 5, last year which focused on technical
projects, technology solution applications, education and learning initiatives.
"Our success and uniqueness is our close collaboration with many industry
giants including Schlumberger, Shell, Mitsubishi, Baker Hughes, Kencana
Petroleum, Hitachi and Sapura Crest," he said after the signing ceremony at
Technology Park Malaysia here.
Dr Zainal signed for UTP while Schlumberger was represented by its Vice
President for Oilfield Services, Brunei, Malaysia & the Philippines Dr Demos
Meanwhile, Dr Demos Pafitis said the sustainable and long-term development
of future experts was important for the oil and gas industry which would help
the nation grow through equipping the university and its graduates with the
latest knowledge and skills as effectively and efficiently.
"We see this collaboration with UTP as one of the various ways that
Schlumberger will continue to invest in Malaysia and its people," he said.
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