Siberia training centre onstream

SCHLUMBERGER has inaugurated a $100million-plus training facility in Tyumen, Siberia, the gateway city to many of Russia’s oil&gas resources.

The new state-of-the-art centre has been designed to provide basic and advanced training in the Russian language for Schlumberger field engineers and specialists as well as to offer specialised courses for the Russian oil&gas community.

Schlumberger says the site covers 150 hectares and is entirely self-sufficient, with accommodation for 160 students in custom-designed study-bedroom cottages.

The centre, one of a global network being established by Schlumberger, features classrooms, workshops, fully equipped laboratories and field technical equipment to provide the company’s geoscientists, field engineers, field technicians and maintenance engineers from the Russian Federation and Russian-language countries with new technology skills.

Training courses will be held in artificial lift, directional drilling, well cementing and stimulation, data services and information solutions, as well as in integrated project management.

A strong focus will be placed on technologies applicable worldwide, as well as on fit-for-purpose applications for the Russian market.

“The Siberian Training Centre is the very latest of only three new-generation training centres that we are opening around the world,” said the group’s CEO, Andrew Gould.

“These new centres are designed to respond to the challenge of training the future generations of engineers and technicians the industry will need.”