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A training programme for 350 operators in Iraq

Between April 2012 and December 2014, SPIE Oil & Gas Services will train 350 Iraqi operators and technicians working on the West Qurna 2 field (Basra, Iraq).

West Qurna 2 is one of the largest oil fields in Iraq. It is operated by Lukoil, which acquired a 75% share in the field in March 2012.

SPIE Oil & Gas Services was appointed to train 350 Iraqi operators and technicians. Nearly 200 people will follow an 11-month training programme, while another 150 will follow a 17-month training programme. The training programme includes:

  • Intensive English-language classes (6 months),
  • Lectures and technical workshops (6 months),
  • A hands-on traineeship (3 months),
  • Training in sales; Hygiene, Safety and Environment practices; and other non-technical skills (2 months).

To undertake this project, SPIE Oil & Gas Services put together a team of 50, including 30 training managers.

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