Technology and knowledge sharing are at the center of Schlumberger. The company’s global network of learning centers deliver classroom-based instruction, practical hands-on simulations and the latest interactive technologies such as virtual reality.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Schlumberger Middle East and Asia Learning Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“To celebrate this milestone, we organized a series of events bringing together Schlumberger management, employees and trainees,” shares Yannick Mouamba, Middle East and Asia Learning Center Manager.
Established in 2007, the facility is one of the company’s largest training and learning centers worldwide hosting more than 8,000 trainees every year.
“We have a lot to celebrate,” continues Mouamba, “Schlumberger’s long-standing commitment to learning and development is fundamental to the success of our employees as well as for our customers, and the Middle East and Asia Learning Center plays an important role.”
The Middle East and Asia Learning Center provides advanced training for Schlumberger employees from around the world as well as for energy industry professionals, offering trainees hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including a custom-built training rig.
“We maximize the learning experience and build a solid foundation by utilizing several delivery methods,” says Mouamba. “This includes classroom and online courses, self-training, on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring. Our courses are led by experienced instructors from all over the world and across many disciplines.”
Theoretical learning is reinforced with practical training with simulated wellsite setups where trainees learn and perform operations from the exploration to the production cycle.
“The center also provides the trainees with learning tools such as wells of various depths, practical workshops, augmented and virtual reality courses, virtual trainings, and simulators to facilitate real-life operational experiences as well as the opportunity to discover and apply troubleshooting techniques in a safe and controlled environment,” notes Mouamba.
Discover more about Schlumberger technologies and services in the Middle East here.