Friday, May 27, 2011

Schlumberger inaugurates new technology at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah

Friday, May 27, 2011
The technology, originally created to reservoir performance by improving the asset team productivity, allows engineering students gain experience in the development of collaborative workflows, and integrate in upstream oil and gas operations to optimize operations processes.

Schlumberger information solutions (SIS) Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain Manager, Mr Abdel Wahab Chebata, said: "Education is the basis for the creation of generations of professionals who will have a role in the conservation of natural resources and energy to people." However, we believe the partnership between theoretical education and vocational training, or in other words, between education and industry best to achieve sustainable development. "We look forward to working closely with the universities and students here, so that they acquire experience and develop their skills for the benefit of the industry in KSA".

Donating a number of technology followed by donations from Schlumberger geology, geophysics, Petrophysics, drilling and reservoir engineering at King Abdulaziz University and King Fahd University made.

The Faculty of Earth Dean at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Amar Ameen, said: "this is another milestone in the relationship between the University and Schlumberger, and we look forward to further cooperation for the promotion of research and development in the oil and gas industry and training students in the Kingdom."

King Abdulaziz University, one of the universities in KSA offers education programs in Sciences, engineering, Earth Sciences, marine sciences, meteorology and environmental sciences, medicine, environmental design, economy, art and humanities. The University was also the first Saudi University, set up a Dean's Office for distance learning, allowing students to study on a flexible schedule and to balance professional and family obligations.

Schlumberger and KSA have over 65 years of partnership in the oil fields of maintenance, technology sharing and social commitment.

Schlumberger Middle East Vice President, Mr. Sherif Fouda, said "Schlumberger has a long-standing commitment to the support of educational institutions with the latest technologies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States." In 2006, it inaugurated the first Center for science and technology research on King Fahad University of petroleum and minerals. "Reservoir custom 2009 Schlumberger opened also the first Center in KSA for the production of oil."

"The company 2200 today Saudi national, employs 120 of side by side employees around the world serve in global fields of operations with Schlumberger," said Fouda.

Schlumberger has made several software donations to universities in KSA, Kuwait, Oman and other countries. The oil fields services guide also organized annual internship programmes for students in the Middle East, workshops and seminars at universities, and contributes to the local schools with the Schlumberger Excellence in education development (SEED) Setup program, around the world, the students science education commitment.

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