Chevron provides the local Chinese workforce with many learning and development opportunities. Courses cover subjects ranging from management and leadership training to communication skills and petroleum industry primers.
CCEC launched a career development program in 2008 in China, make eighteen positions available to university master's degree graduates through July 2013.
Chevron also extends development programs to our joint-venture partners. We frequently use employee exchanges to share technology and skills with our Chinese partners. In spring 2012, CCEC hosted two training sessions for Sinopec at Chevron's Energy Technology Company in Houston, Texas. Twenty-four engineers and geologists from Sinopec received training on safe and effective development of large-scale shale gas resources.
In 1985, Chevron began licensing our proprietary Vacuum Residue Desulfurization technology to Sinopec Qilu Petrochemicals in Shandong Province. The technology is used to reduce sulfur content in fuel. We later licensed a hydroprocessing technology to Sinopec Qilu as well. Chevron's hydroprocessing technology helps refiners improve the quality and increase the quantity of their base oil production.