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Litis Petróleo to construct oil and gas training establishment

26th February 2014

Angola’s Litis Petróleo will build facilities to house an oil and gas research institute with a capacity to train 800 students

The oil and gas research institute will have the capacity to train 800 students

Angola’s Litis Petróleo Company has agreed to build facilities to house an oil and gas research institute with a capacity to train 800 students, Angolan news agency Angop has reported.

The new building is estimated to cost about 700 million kwanzas (USD 7.1m) and will have four floors, cover an area of 1,200 square metres, and contain 18 classrooms, laboratories, a library, a research room and an auditorium.

Emanuel João da Cunha e Sousa, the chief executive of the Litis Petróleo Company, said that the institute would train senior staff specialising in oil and gas in order to drive the country’s development and business sector.

Litis Petróleo was established in 2008, and serves as a trade and services company that sells oil derivatives and recruits staff. It currently has 150 scholarship students studying abroad.

The company has dedicated itself to the “enhancement of human capital” by creating “national frameworks.”

It has made ​​various investments aimed at training of national groups involved in Angola’s oil industry.  

Their professional and technical courses have international links with several institutions of technical education and vocational higher education, which include Prestige International Institute in Pretoria, South Africa and the London South Bank University in the UK. They also have agreements with several schools in Brazil, such as the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and the University of Treble.

Litis Petróleo also has a technical overview in the oil sector with the objective to solve problems or failures in the oil industry.

The company also recruits technical professionals such as technical and mechanical maintenance engineers as well as computer security technicians and business managers for the oil sector.

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