The first group students have completed their studies in the training center of LUKOIL Overseas Mid-East Ltd., LUKOIL's operating company for West Qurna-2 project, in Basra province.
170 Iraqi nationals who have completed a 1.5 year training program were immediately assigned to different facilities of West Qurna-2 field depending on their obtained qualifications, including well production, treatment of oil and gas, instrumentation and control, electrical and mechanical engineering. The second group of 160 students will complete their studies in May 2014. In addition, preparations are ongoing to host the third group of 180 students who will begin their studies in January 2014.
The center opened its doors for students in December last year. The training program was provided by SPIE Oil & Gas Services, one of the global leaders in the area of training technical personnel for large oil and gas projects. The program consists of several competency-oriented modules and covers necessary applied technical disciplines, HSE, leadership development courses and on-the-job training.
In addition to classrooms, the center hosts specialized computer-equipped training laboratories for English language and special disciplines, a library, technical support office, training workshops, administrative building, staff room, canteen, first-aid post and a recreational area. The center can simultaneously host up to 350 students.