Saudi Aramco has already explicitly recognized developing the workforce
as one of its major strategic imperatives. Factors include
- increasing retention
- capturing company workflows and expertise
- transferring knowledge
- offering courses covering many job families
- offering courses customized for specific fields, workflows, and data
- focusing on collaboration
- training using interactive simulation.
Saudi Aramco has launched a new Upstream Professional Development Center
that incorporates extensive new facilities for employee training. The company
sought an integrated solution that would provide training for newcomers and
existing employees—providing education in
- multiple oilfield disciplines, from geophysics to reservoir engineering
- local field data
- corporate culture
- specific processes used for developing Saudi Aramco fields.
Saudi Aramco tutorial capabilities
Schlumberger Information Solutions helped Saudi Aramco to build a
specialized tutorial plug-in for Petrel seismic-to-simulation software using
the open capabilities of the Ocean software development framework. The
integrated educational tool combines customized procedures to capture the Saudi
Aramco decision-making process, from prospect identification to field
The advanced, integrated tutorial package focuses on collaboration,
customized workflows, and data for the new Upstream Professional Center. It
will educate Aramco employees in multiple oilfield disciplines in many job
families in a new state-of-the-art training center by
- creating training relating to specialized domain tools
- reducing data gathering and processing by using integrated applications
- leveraging E&P applications and existing expertise.
The oilfield discipline portion of the tutorial package is broken into
steps. Each step in the tutorial uses preselected workflows adapted to chosen
field data, with workflows and custom applications tailored to each stage of
field development—using real Aramco field data. The workflows were chosen
to emphasize particular aspects of field evaluation. The application runs
quickly and exhibits results automatically, so that users have hands-on
experience that simulates the work scenario.
After completing the customized Petrel tutorial, Saudi Aramco users will
be more familiar with the company’s local field data, the corporate
culture, and a wide array of specific processes related to the region’s
field development. The tutorial package
- addresses every part of the workflow
- integrates third-party applications
- offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface
- makes it easy to build new training applications quickly.
Users can interact with the tutorial displays to witness how changes in
input affect the reservoir evaluation results, and they can make parameter
changes when running each task, immediately viewing results as part of the
learning process. Ultimately, users will have been exposed to a wide scope of
field development techniques, from exploration seismic to history-matched
simulation. The tutorial also offers the additional advantage of familiarizing
participants with production tools. Training using the Ocean based tutorial
began in November 2010.
Schlumberger Information Solutions
Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) is an operating unit of Schlumberger that provides software, information management, IT, and related services. SIS collaborates closely with oil and gas companies to solve today’s tough reservoir challenges with an open business approach and comprehensive solution deployment. Through our technologies and services, oil and gas companies empower their people to improve business performance by reducing exploration and development risk and optimizing operational efficiencies.
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