Muscat: Oman Shell along with its partners, GUtech and Outward Bound Oman, celebrated the launch of the Shell Nawafidh Programme’s second batch of Omani students. 

Oman Shell inaugurated the second batch’s six-month long journey of learning with a ceremony that showcased alumni success stories and an icebreaker session to help the participants get acquainted with one another and the programme. 

Conducted in partnership with GUtech and Outward Bound Oman, the main objective of Shell Nawafidh is to enable and empower youth to lead the transition into the emerging energy markets through technical training, workshops and networking opportunities with industry professionals. The holistic learning programme not only helps Omani students and fresh graduates develop their technical abilities and improve their leadership skills, but also enhances their potential, enabling them to take on diverse and important roles in the energy industry.

Speaking about Oman Shell’s aim behind the launch of the programme, Malak Al Shaibani, General Manager – Corporate Relations & ICV, Oman Shell, said, “Our aim is to power progress and adapt to the changing energy markets. Tomorrow’s energy leaders must be provided with the opportunities they need to gain knowledge and skills pertaining to newer and cleaner energy sources and solutions. The focus of the programme is on learning the latest technologies and applications related to these new sources of energy, which is in line with Oman Vision 2040 and its energy diversification goals.” 

She added, “We thank Shell Nawafidh’s alumni for attending the opening ceremony today and inspiring the 55 new participants of the second batch, by sharing their experiences coming through this programme. Along with our partners, we look forward to supporting the new batch as they work towards becoming the energy leaders of tomorrow.”

About Oman Shell

Shell has been a partner in Oman’s development and progress over the last several decades. We have been providing pioneering technologies and expertise in the energy industry and creating value for the community. Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading, retail and new energies. Shell also implements an extensive social investment programme that contributes to the sustainable development of the country. Shell holds interests in Petroleum Development Oman (34%), Oman LNG (30%) and Shell Oman Marketing Company (49%). Together they represent a substantial part of Oman’s economic growth.