Drilling Contractor [2014-04-09]

UMW: New academy trains diverse talents with varying backgrounds

For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly in his part of the world. Speaking at the 2014 IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore on 3 April, he was keen to point out that certain assumptions that trainers can make in advanced countries do not apply to some developing countries, particularly when it comes to topics like HSE. Taking parts of Malaysia as an example, he said, “It’s a different work culture. In this part of the world, we assume they know nothing (about HSE). It’s a different challenge altogether… [read more]