Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic launches oil refinery training program

The program will teach engineering skills in oil refining and petrochemicals. (AP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic launches oil refinery training program

  • The program will teach engineering skills in oil refining and petrochemicals

JEDDAH: The Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) launched a training program for engineers on Monday, in cooperation with the French Institute of Petroleum.
The program will teach engineering skills in oil refining and petrochemicals, and is aimed at developing the Kingdom’s oil production capabilities. The Saudi Council of Engineers, Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Co. and Saudi Aramco Total Petrochemical Co. will also contribute to the program.
SPSP, which has more than 10 years of experience as an internationally recognized leader in its field, will also build strategic partnerships with other leading energy firms in the region, so that the expertise on offer as part of the training program can be of wider benefit to the oil industry in Saudi Arabia.


FaceOf: Ibrahim Neyaz, executive director at the Saudi National Center of Performance Measurement

Updated 15 min 8 sec ago
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FaceOf: Ibrahim Neyaz, executive director at the Saudi National Center of Performance Measurement

Ibrahim Neyaz is executive director of performance measurement at the Saudi National Center of Performance Measurement (Adaa). 

The center recently launched a smartphone application that will help measure people’s satisfaction levels with government services. The app, Watani, allows users to provide performance feedback directly to government organizations. 

“The Watani application aims to improve the performance of all government entities and services nationally,” said Neyaz.

Neyaz gained a bachelor’s degree in information systems at King Saud University in 2004.

After completing his bachelor’s he worked for a year as an Oracle application developer at Eamar Al Byader Co. He then worked for two years as development counselor at the Saudi Electricity Co. 

In 2013, he completed a master’s of science at Central Michigan University in the US and, in 2017, entered the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program. 

After graduating he joined the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, where he worked for almost eight years. 

He was director of the business process management and strategic information department when he left the company in 2015.

In 2016, Neyaz joined Adaa, where he leads a team responsible for ensuring the government is working toward its goals and is responsible for the performance evaluation of government entities.