to Open Training Center
has announced that it will open the Schlumberger Caspian Training
Center (SCTC) in April 2000.
Schlumberger Caspian Training Center which should open in April
1,500-square-meter office and training facility, located at Shikhovo
Beach, will house Schlumberger's divisions: Anadrill, Dowell,
Geco-Prakla, Geoquest, Integrated Project Management (IPM), Sedco-Forex
and Wireline & Testing.
Schlumberger started offering courses in Azerbaijan in March
1999, training Azerbaijani oil specialists and others in subjects
such as drilling, production engineering, formation evaluation,
reservoir engineering and safety. Since that date, the company
has offered 20 courses to more than 300 men and women from BP
Amoco and other major companies. Course attendees typically have
several years of experience in the oil industry and are aged
25 to 40.
The SCTC's new training facilities will feature computers and
audio-visual equipment, as well as simultaneous translation in
Azeri, English and Russian. Computer simulations will give trainees
hands-on experience in oilfield production, as they "work"
in various capacities as project managers, geologists, drilling
engineers and drilling superintendents.
Schlumberger, founded in 1927, is an international technical
company selling products and services that improve productivity.
The company first came to Azerbaijan in 1929, when a contract
signed with the USSR allowed the Schlumberger brothers (Conrad
and Marcel) to operate in many large oilfields in the Baku and
Today, Schlumberger comprises three businesses operating worldwide:
Oilfield Services, Resource Management Services and Test &
Transactions. The multicultural company has operations in more
than 100 countries with 64,000 employees. In 1998, its revenue
was $11.82 billion.
Schlumberger returned to Azerbaijan in 1994 and began to provide
services for a number of oil companies (SOCAR, CIPCO, NAOC, BP
Amoco, AIOC, Deminex (Wintershell), Elf, Ramco). Every Schlumberger
Oilfield Services product line (Wireline, Testing, Dowell, GeoQuest,
Geco-Prakla, Sedco-Forex, Anadrill, IPM) is now presented in
Azerbaijan. Today Schlumberger is involved in two joint ventures
in Azerbaijan - Caspian Geophysical (Marine Seismic) and Azlab
(subsurface sampling test analysis).
Schlumberger's administration office is currently located at
2 Khanlar Street. Tel: (99-412) 97-46-36; Fax: 97-46-49.
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