Wood Group has opened a 16,000 square foot training facility in Kenedy, Texas, where educational programs for Eagle Ford shale workers will focus on health, safety, and the environment (HSE) and technical competency.
The center includes a 300-person capacity training room, an instrumentation and electrical (I&E) lab, a computer-based training (CBT) lab, and a board room. The facility also has an outside pad with a tank battery and an area with buried pipe for pipeline finding; both will be instrumental for hands-on training.
The center is operated by Wood Group PSN, which provides high-integrity services to design and construct facilities, optimize performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs, ensure asset integrity, and extend the operating life of oil & gas fields. It is this knowledge and expertise that Wood Group PSN will provide via a combination of classroom, hands-on and API-certified computer-based training.
The training curriculum levels range from basic production operations for entry-level personnel to the essentials of managing oil & gas contract obligations for experienced lease operators. HSE-specific classes include SafeLand, Department of Transportation operator qualification (DOT OQ), H2S training and defensive driving. The combination of structured, industry-proven processes and a strong focus on safety and regulatory compliance serves as the foundation for developing safe, competent workers for the Eagle Ford region.
Class instructors are oil & gas industry veterans with a minimum of 20 years of experience onshore and offshore, in the US or international. They are experienced in operations, engineering and major project management.