Abstract

Despite the downturn in oil and gas industry, the recruitment of young engineers continues to ensure the succession of workforce pipeline. The need of building their competency is critical and hence a systematic training program is required with the emphasis of agility to adapt to any business condition leveraging with the latest technology.

One of the most important skillsets to any graduating engineers and scientists entering the oil & gas industry is to understand fluid flow from the reservoir up to the sales point, starting from a basic well productivity driven by reservoir characterization to surface facilities equipment functionality and specifications. Digital technology has been one of the main enablers of the link to efficiently develop an oil/gas field. An interactive training program is built to combine the theory and practical in a modular format. The program is designed to deliver a practical graduate engineer within 30 to 36 months of hire. The program consists of combination of on the job (OJT), web-based training (WBT), classroom and hands on practical training. One of the main modules is designed to mimic an oil field condition using state of the art digital technology to simulate both subsurface and surface condition. This module is designed to enable engineers to learn actual data, associated with field problems that lead to decision making process in the field.

The overall training experience allows the use of a real facility equipment with minimum HSE risk. The simultaneous reservoir/production model proved that is powerful exposure to build quick basic to intermediate production, reservoir and operation competencies in a controlled training environment.

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