Graduate engineers hired by SBM Offshore on Monday arrived in Singapore for hands-on training in construction on the Prosperity FPSO vessel. This vessel is being constructed to support the Payara development in the Stabroek Block, offshore Guyana.
These persons were recruited from the University of Guyana in 2021 after undergoing a vetting process.
In August of 2021, these Engineers travelled to the Netherlands where they spent six months undergoing training in different areas, while also working along with the team designing the vessel.
The graduate engineers returned to Guyana in February before the final stint of training in Singapore.
Tanish Shelby, one of the Engineers explained “While in the Netherlands we were placed into different departments; we worked with engineers on drawings and so on. In Singapore, we will be more focused on construction.” Meanwhile, Kishaun Lall, another Engineer, said he is excited about this opportunity.
“That is where the real excitement is, I would say, the construction aspect of it. Being a civil engineer by profession it would pique my interest to see how all these large modules are being constructed, the different processes a company like SBM Offshore would use on an international scale compared to what we have in Guyana.”
The other graduate engineers are Malik Lewis, Raymond Luckhoo, Paula Ceres, Daniel Troyer, and Andy Sattan.
According to a press statement from SBM Offshore, it intends to repeat the programme given how well it has been going and the clear benefits being derived.
When the 18-month programme is completed, these graduates will be fully involved in SBM’s Guyana operations in roles that they are interested in, which fit their background and areas of training.