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Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board (OPITB)

Definition - What does Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board (OPITB) mean?

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board (OPITB) is a division of the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization. The Board is focused on the upstream oil and gas industry, which is concerned with the exploration and production of gas and oil. The OPITB is dedicated to promoting exceptional standards, safety and skills within the oil and gas industry. It was established in 1977 by employers and businesses in order to close the skills gap between conventional industry and the oil and gas industry.

Safeopedia explains Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board (OPITB)

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board is based in Aberdeen, Scotland. It has offices in Kuala Lumpar, Dubai and Houston. The OPITB has the mission of supporting the safety and competency of workplaces in the oil and gas industry. To achieve this end, it provides standards that act as industry benchmarks, develops training initiatives and programs to ensure that there is an available skilled workforce and promotes the oil and gas industry as a career. The Board works with governments, national and multi-national oil companies and contractors in the promotion of best practice within the industry.

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