Oil Search says Liliso Kaimbe and Samuel Yamben, who joined Oil Search under the company's 2019 Graduate Development Program have become the pioneers of this joint initiative between Oil Search and Halliburton.
"I am really proud of the way that Halliburton and Oil Search have partnered in this joint initiative to maximise the potential of young Papua New Guineans,'' Oil Search executive Bill Easson said. "This reflects the longstanding relationship between the two organisations and the commitment both have for PNG.''
He said the graduates would be put through a rigorous two-year training programme under Halliburton's established operations team in PNG.
Oil Search says a secondment agreement to enable this was signed between the two companies in March, paving the way for graduates who join the Oil Search drilling team under its three-year Graduate Development Programme.
Halliburton's Jason Jeow said his company was happy to be partnering with Oil Search in the initiative. "The training program is a great example of collaboration between two organisations with a long history of operations in PNG. Developing local workforce is a key focus area for Halliburton in all areas where we operate, and we will continue to look for opportunities to enable development of Papua New Guineans."
Samuel Yamben graduated with a BSc (mechanical engineering from the University of Technology while Liliso Kaimbe graduated received a BSC (sustainable development) from the University of PNG.
Kaimbe will work in Halliburton's health, safety and environment department, while Yamben will train with the operations group. The training for both will take place at Halliburton's office and facilities in Port Moresby.