Arab Petroleum Training Institute (APTI)
APTI was established in Baghdad, Iraq, in May 1978, to prepare instructors qualified to provide training in the many technical aspects of the oil industry, and to augment the administrative and technical personnel responsible for the different fields of the industry. The other objectives of APTI include performing research and conducting studies related to the modern techniques of industrial organization, and the methodology and techniques of training and education, as well as the creation of a central information and documentation system.
However, due to the repercussions of the 1990-1991 Gulf Crisis APTI faced difficulties in performing its mission. In December 1994, the Ministerial Council of the Organization decided to entrust Iraq with the administration and sponsoring of the Institute for a renewable period of two years commencing January 1995.