Forty Angolan technicians working for Sonangol, an oil company, have received their diplomas after attending a training programme on the refining process at Corporate University of the Italian oil multinational ENI, as part of the sector’s re-launch in Angola.
The course lasted for a year and focused on the areas of refinery management and integrity, health, environment and safety, downstream processes, inspection, and maintenance.
The award ceremony was attended by Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil, Diamantino de Azevedo.
The training programme is part of the cooperation agreement signed between Angolan oil companies Sonangol and Italian ENI signed in 2018.
The programme is aimed at re-launching the refining sector in the country, following the completion of the overall maintenance of the Luanda Refinery by Sonangol and Eni.
This enabled the Luanda-based Refinery to increase its authenticity and allowed the construction of a new platforming unit to increase its gasoline production capacity in four places, contributing to the reduction of fuel imports.