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KSPT Sets sights on the Falkland Islands

What are we up to? We have been traveling and putting brand TnT's oil and gas industry expertise on the world map, North and SOUTH of the equator.

Speaking generally about whether or not the Falklands are prepared for oil, Mr. Blair Ferguson said the most important thing at this point was that the Government knew what it wanted. He said he felt they were, “on the right track,” in that the environment had to come first.

Read the full article from the MercoPress here.

 

Kenson School of Production Technology Ltd wins QuiTE Award

KSPT wins award for Quality in Tertiary Education (QuiTE) for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the award ceremony held by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago on 29th October, 2014

KSPT Executive Director, Mr. Blair Ferguson; Principal and CEO, Mr. Lance Dowrich; and several KSPT administrative and lecturing staff were on hand at the Hyatt Regency, POS for the reception and awards ceremony, where the ACTT highlighted its programs and activities, and acknowledged local tertiary institutions for their hard work and committment to excellence in education.

The highlight of the evening was a lively and scintilating performance by local violin phenoms Janine and Janelle Xavier of the famed Xavier Strings band. Their poise and their elegant yet energetic style made for stuning performance, a visual delight and auditory treat.

 

Energy Institute Approves KSPT Programmes

The Kenson School of Production Technology Limited underwent a site visit by a panel appointed by the Energy Institute of the United Kingdom on Thursday 10th April 2014.

Watch as KSPT's CEO and Principal explains what Energy Institute Accreditation means here

KSPT provided a facility tour and successfully presented documentation to be accredited by the Energy Institute in the following programmes:

  • a. Level Four Competence Assurance Qualification - Offshore Production Operator Training (OPOT)
  • b. Level Four Competence Assurance Qualification – Land Based Production Operator Training (LBPOT)
  • c. Level Four Competence Assurance Qualification – Natural Gas Technology Technician (NGTT)
  • d. Compressed Natural Gas Installation Technician Programme (CNGIT)

 

KSPT Gala Graduation Ceremony

On Monday 12th May, 2014, the Kenson School of Production Technology Ltd held a gala graduation ceremony for local and international students. KSPT students from Instrumentation Maintenance Technician Cohort 5, Process Technician Cohorts 6, 11, 12 and 19; and Uganda Petroleum Institute of Kigumba were awarded certificates of completition and recognised for their hard work in completing their various programmes.

For pictures of the event, see our Facebook posting here. Remember to like our page for continuing news feeds about the Kenson School of Production Technology Ltd.

 

Essentials of Energy Workshop by NGC held at KSPT

On three consecutive Fridays in February 2014 different groups of non-oil and gas production employees of the National Gas Company attend the 'Essentials of Energy Workshop' in the Eddison Joseph Multi-purpose Hall on KSPT's San Fernando Campus.

The workshop is designed to give non-sector and administrative workers an insight into oil and gas exploration and production in general, and specifically an awareness of the particular factors affecting Production in Trinidad and Tobago.

SPE Football Competition Winners from KSPT

KSPT students of Cohort 9 Trinity Exploration and Production were the winners of SPE's 2013 Football competition.

Gas Valve received from Trinity Exploration and Production

 

Nigerian Students begin training at Kenson

An agreement was signed with GITA Allied Solutions a private company with registered offices in both Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago for training for Nigerian students. Ten (10) students started a programme in Instrumentation Maintenance that started on 20 March 2013 and will last for ten (10) weeks at the San Fernando campus of the Kenson School of Production Technology.

The Kenson School has been successfully audited by a Nigerian government auditor and approved to train students under the Niger Delta Amnesty Program.

 

Mozambique Gas Summit

Mr Blair Ferguson, Executive Director and Mr Rodney Jagai, Academic Consultant represented the Kenson School of Production Technology at the Mozambique Gas Summit in March 2013 in Maputo Mozambique.

Mr Jagai presented a paper on Trinidad and Tobago’s success factors in oil and gas development which was well received particularly by an audience that did not know of the achievements of Trinidad and Tobago in oil and gas exploration, drilling and production.

Present at the Summit were the President of Mozambique Armando Guebuza and his cabinet

 

New Energy Services Exporter of the Year 2012

The Kenson School of Production Technology was presented with the award for New Energy Services Exporter of the Year for 2012 by the Energy Chamber at the gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday 29th January 2013. This award recognized the export of knowledge services to Uganda during 2012.

KSPT has worked to support an emergent oil and gas economy in Uganda from the ground up by first enhancing local capabilities. The focus has been on training students of the Uganda Petroleum Institute of Kigumba (UPIK). This process started in October 2011 with seven students and continued in 2012 with an enrolment of another 24 students.

This project achieved the following outcomes:

  • Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Internationally Certified, Capable Graduates
  • Contractual Agreement for Future Opportunities

Close collaboration with UPIK will continue in 2013.

 

Kenson School of Production Technology signs MOU with the Uganda Petroleum Institute of Kigumba

The Kenson School of Production Technology and the Uganda Petroleum Institute of Kigumba signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6th August 2012 making the Kenson School of Production Technology the conduit for all training to be undertaken in Trinidad and Tobago for students of Uganda Petroleum Institute of Kigumba (UPIK).

The school also hosted the Honourable Jessica Alupo, Minister of Education and Sport of Uganda and a high-level contingent that included Professor Charles Kwesiga representing UPIK and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sport for one week from 31st July to 7th August 2012.

 

FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE HELIPORT

The following graduates of the Offshore Production Operator Training at the Kenson School of Production Technology were all employed by Kenson PSN to be assigned to EOG Resources.

The Kenson School of Production Technology and the entire Kenson Group of Companies say thanks to EOG Resources for their unwavering commitment to the sustainable development of Trinidad and Tobago by investing in and building its human capital:

Korriene John
Dale Pariag
Ken Seepaul
Kevon Indarsingh

 


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Production Simulator Training Facilities

The school is focused on technician training whose graduates fit into the oil and gas industry of Trinidad and Tobago, in Upstream, Mid-Stream and Downstream operations. The differentiation for our graduates is our hands-on training capability that ensures that the graduate is ‘industry-ready’ when he completes his certificate with KSPT.

The Kenson School of Production Technology also offers practical training facilities in the form of an Offshore Production Operations Simulator. Here we simulate crude oil production using oil and water stored in individual containers. The oil and water are mixed as they are pumped to a third tank that represents the oil reservoir. The process of separation is experienced by students through this uniquely designed facility.

The KSPT is the only institution in Trinidad and Tobago with this facility.

Assessment and Examination Support Systems

At KSPT significant resources have been employed to support the range of assessments and examinations required to build student competence and knowledge. These resources include human, information technology and physical hardware. Adherence to continuous improvement supports the infrastructure for assessments and examinations.

Learning Assistant for example has been recently added as an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows the institution to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications by reducing paper submissions. All student assignments are now submitted electronically and assessors access the e-portfolio to review submissions and award marks, grades and comments.

Energy Institute Approved Training Provider

KSPT is an Approved Training Provider and a learning affiliate of the Energy Institute (EI) of the United Kingdom; a professional body for the energy industries with over 13,500 members. Some accreditation benefits include an independent quality assurance scheme, access to the resource library and a year's free affiliate membership for all KSPT delegates.

The following programmes were approved by the Energy Institute following a site visit by a three member panel on 10th April 2014:

  • Level 4 Offshore Competency Assurance Qualification – Offshore Production Operator Training (OPOT)
  • Level 4 Land Based Competency Assurance Qualification – Land Based Production Operator Training (LBPOT)
  • Level 4 Competency Assurance Qualification – Natural Gas Technology Technician (NGTT)
  • Compressed Natural Gas Installation Technician (CNGIT)