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"The Steering Committee ...  is pleased to announce that its Member Organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop programs designed to enable East Timorese people to compete effectively for employment in the oil and gas industry and related East Timor Government administration." Dr Mari Alkatiri, Chair of the Steering Committee
See also: BD: TIMOR OIL - A collection of recent reports, position statements, petitions, articles and news

STEERING COMMITTEE
FOR THE PETROLEUM RELATED
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
FOR EAST TIMORESE

PRESS RELEASE

Monday 14th May 2001

The Steering Committee for the Petroleum Related Education, Training and Employment for East Timorese is pleased to announce that its Member Organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop programs designed to enable East Timorese people to compete effectively for employment in the oil and gas industry and related East Timor Government administration.

The term of the Memorandum of Understanding is for twelve months from May 2001 and sets the way forward for the development of an appropriate entity to continue the Steering Committee’s initiatives into the future.

The Steering Committee has also appointed Mr Terry Hudson, of the Australian Oil and Gas Industry Training Consortium (a consortium of Western Australian TAFE colleges), as Program Manager to carry out the development of a training framework and make recommendations to the Steering Committee regarding program implementation. This work will be undertaken during 2001 with a view to formal program implementation during 2002.

The Steering Committee was formed in June 2000 at the initiative of the Members who are:
 

  • Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australian Government)
  • United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET)
  • East Timor Transitional Administration
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Phillips Petroleum Company (operator of the Bayu Undan Project)
  • Timor Gap Joint Authority
  • Woodside Energy Ltd. (operator of the Sunrise Gas Project)

  • The signing of the MoU marks the achievement of a significant and practical milestone in the facilitation of oil and gas industry related education, training and employment opportunities for East Timorese

    Dr Mari Alkatiri
    Chair of the Steering Committee
     

    Primary media contacts are:

    East Timor Transitional Administration
    Dr Mari Alkatiri
    Tel: 0417 464 896

    Department of Industry, Science and Resources
    Dr Patricia Wells
    Tel: 02 6213 7977

    Northern Territory Government
    Kerry Sharp
    Tel: 08 8999 6468

    Phillips Petroleum Company
    Jim Godlove, Darwin Area Manager,
    Tel: 0418 814 364

    Timor Gap Joint Authority
    Mr Robert Mollah
    Tel: 08 8941 1861

    UNTAET
    Mr George Welch
    0407 392 335

    Woodside Energy Ltd.
    James Kernaghan
    Tel: 0419 835 704


    See also:
    BD: TIMOR OIL - A collection of recent reports, position statements, petitions, articles and news


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