RGU to advise India on subsea skills needs

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Britain’s government has awarded Robert Gordon University (RGU) funding to develop a training framework for the Indian energy sector, designed to accelerate local skills development in deepwater subsea engineering.

Last week, the university welcomed Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, to its Garthdee campus in Aberdeen.

This was one of the stop-offs for an Indian delegation organized by the Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International.  

The delegation, which included representatives from India’s national oil and gas companies and regulators, were looking to form ties with companies and universities in Scotland to draw on their experience in subsea engineering.

India is looking to reduce its energy imports and step up development planning for a deepwater block in the eastern offshore Krishna-Godavari basin.

RGU will appraise the future skills profile of India’s industry and training with a focus on engineering disciplines and management.

The University will undertake a feasibility study, examining India’s subsea skills gaps in India. The study will also identify opportunities for good practice sharing.


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