GTSC opens new facility in North Iraq
Erbil, October 10, 2011
Gulf Technical & Safety Training Centre (GTSC), one of the largest technical and safety training centres in the Middle East, has opened a new facility in Erbil, North Iraq, to provide courses for oil and gas professionals working in the region.
The official opening of the new centre was attended by AlMansoori & GTSC CEO Nabil Alalawi and his partner Abdulla Nasser Bin Hawaileel Al-Mansouri, VIP guests Sirwan Abubekr Aziz, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Region, and a large number of delegates from several departments of Kurdistan Government together with GTSC clients.
The centre will provide training courses in key areas including safety, fire fighting and first aid, and risk management and environmental awareness, in addition to their short-term and long-term technical training programmes.
The short-term technical courses include geology, reservoir engineering, well intervention, and drilling. The long-term programmes will involve competency-based training programs ranging across operations, maintenance, and mechanical and electrical activities.
The centre also has state-of-art simulators, for many courses, such as drilling, wireline, coiled tubing and production testing.
It has become the first training centre in the world to offer a drilling diploma and well testing and design analysis, accredited by International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) USA.
Alalawi said: “The expansion of our training facilities into Iraq has come directly from demand for courses and training programmes within the growing market here, and we already have a highly skilled team in place.” – TradeArabia News Service