Managing Localisation Programs – Is it time for a Chief Localisation Officer

In a very interesting article, SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants make the argument that for companies to survive and thrive in the ever-changing Value Add and Local Content Oil and Gas world, they will need to invest in management level human resources.  The rational for this is quite straight forward: various National Oil Companies (Aramco, ADNOC, PDO and now QP) all have specific Value Add programs, each program is different, there is no mutual recognition, the programs change over time, and it is a requirement to participate in order to do business with these oil companies or their supply chains.

Understanding the programs, how to maximize the benefit of the programs to your company, determining the strategies required for successful participation as measured by winning tenders requires a management level position to oversee the programs and compliance.  In addition, as each program is different there are specific legal and tax implications.

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ADNOC Launches Version 2.0

ADNOC launches enhancements to their In-Country Value Program under version 2.0. The program has undergone key upgrades designed to help suppliers capture all their value add activities. Furthermore, ICV Improvement Plans are a part of the contract award process and allow suppliers to demonstrate future value add. The Improvement Plan will be taken into consideration, along with historical performance. Based on the ICV Improvement Plan committed to by suppliers, ADONC will now tie ICV performance to contractual progress payments worth 5% of the contract value.

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Q3 2018

Oman – ICV: 940 Graduated with Technical Qualification

940 Omanis graduated with technical qualification on May 2nd, 2018

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) today (Wednesday, 2 May) celebrated the graduation of 940 young Omanis as part of its training-for-employment program.  The graduates were awarded international certifications in different trades which will enable them to take up full-time positions as scaffolders, electricians, HSE officers, mechanics, welders, drilling fluids engineers and cabin crew. They will take positions in over 30 companies including Oman Air, INCO Engineering, Halliburton and Oman Trading Establishments LLC. This is also the first group to graduate from the Knowledge Grid HSE program with certifications including the IOSH Managing Safely, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety, and the City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice, which qualify them to work as HSE advisors.

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