Noble Energy opens gas platform training center

The center’s facilities will simulate the nature of work and life offshore.

April 18, 2019 23:34
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The inauguration of Noble Energy's Doron Learning Center in Ashdod

The inauguration of Noble Energy's Doron Learning Center in Ashdod. (photo credit: OREN CARMELI)


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Houston-based Noble Energy has inaugurated a professional training center in Ashdod to prepare employees for work on the company’s offshore Israel gas platforms.

The natural gas platforms include the Leviathan rig, currently in the final stages of being built in Texas, and Tamar, which is already supplying natural gas to the Israeli market.

The Doron Learning Center, located at Noble Energy’s onshore natural gas terminal close to the Ashdod Port, will train employees for work in electronics, mechanics and the operation of the natural gas production platforms. The center’s facilities will simulate the nature of work and life offshore.

“Noble Energy aims to train the new employees to service the Leviathan and Tamar gas rigs in the most professional manner to install the importance of maintaining strict levels of safety, even in the initial stages of training,” said Bini Zomer, Noble Energy VP for regional affairs.

“The establishment of the center reflects the continued commitment of Noble Energy to building the gas and oil industry in Israel, and its reliance on a skilled local workforce.”

The training center is named after Doron Ben-Shitrit, a former deputy manager of the Tamar rig who was killed in a road accident in 2017.

Ben-Shitrit’s 10-year-old son Tomer and parents, Aya and Aharon, cut the red ribbon, inaugurating the center.
“Doron worked for 15 years in Noble Energy, beginning as an operations worker and advancing to the position of deputy manager of the Tamar rig,” said Zomer.

“Doron is the symbol of a devoted, responsible, accomplished and highly-valued employee. Noble Energy chose to name the training center after Doron, so that the values held by Doron will be instilled in the future workers.”
The center is expected to open its doors to the first intake of workers at the end of April.

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