Programme 200 for the training of engineers in Mozambique

In 2012 we launched a selection and training project involving young local graduates in the Oil&Gas sector.

We provide both classroom-based and in-the-field training

Since 2012, we have been working on the development of Programme 200, a long-term training programme for Mozambican technical profiles in various professional areas related to the hydrocarbon exploration and production sector. The project consists of several modules that include the following:

  • Oil & Gas and HSE training
  • specific technical training
  • CMS (a system for evaluating the skills acquired during training)
  • an internship (on-the-job training)
  • language support through an English course.

To date, we are nearing completion of the programme to train 204 young Mozambicans, who have had the opportunity to gain experience in Italy, the UK, Indonesia, Congo, South Korea, South Africa and Tunisia. During the training, the trainees had the opportunity to learn more about matters relating to the Drilling, Production, G&G, Reservoir, Operation, Marine, HSE, HR, ICT, Legal, Engineering and Medical divisions. The group attended theoretical and practical classes in Mozambique, at our offices and facilities abroad and on the Coral FLNG ship under construction in South Korea, learning the basics of each discipline and improving their ability to work independently. During the programme, some of them got the opportunity to take a Master’s course abroad (the MEDEA Master’s, HSE and Integrated Geoscience, Engineering and Geology). There are currently 8 trainees involved in the on-the-job training programme at the ERB office in Maputo and 40 Coral South trainees are undergoing training with the Operations Department (OJT abroad) and at our offices in Maputo.

A tangible opportunity for local development

The programme is a great opportunity for young Mozambican graduates to become part of the energy sector workforce, generating a sustainable impact for the country and for Eni. Following successful completion of the training programme, the young participants are, in fact, hired by the company in various roles.

When this opportunity presented itself to me as a trainee I felt that this was my moment. Thanks to Programme 200 I can contribute to the growth of Mozambican society.


Objectives and aims of the project:

  • To develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce to cover the daily duties and tasks
  • To promote the widest possible dissemination of knowledge and skills to local graduates and workers in O&G matters
  • To develop and implement specific training plans for the manning of future production facilities
  • To create a link with local universities and add value to local staff by promoting their professional development.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan signed in September 2015 by 193 UN countries. It sets out 17 goals for socio-economic development in communities and countries. In line with Goal 4, we are helping to ensure equitable access to cost-effective, quality university technical education with this project, whilst in line with Goal 8, we are committed to promoting full and productive employment and decent work for the young men and women participating in the programme.


Programme 200: the stories and dreams of young Mozambican engineers

It is not the circumstances that define us, but rather what we are deep down inside, and thanks to Programme 200, which aims to train local resources in the energy sector, we Mozambicans are proving that.


Safety first

We consider safety at work to be an essential value that we share with employees, contractors and local communities. This is why we have put in place all necessary actions to avoid accidents, including organisational models for risk assessment and management, training plans, skills development and promotion of a safety culture.