Wood Group opens new training centre in Texas

Wood Group has opened a 16,000ft2 training facility in Kenedy, Texas, to provide educational programs focused on health, safety and environment (HSE) and technical competency for Eagle Ford shale workers. The centre includes a 300-person capacity training room, an instrumentation and electrical (I&E) lab, a computer-based training (CBT) lab, and a boardroom. 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 centre is operated by Wood Group PSN, which provides high-integrity services to oil and 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 and 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 and gas industry veterans with a minimum of 20 years of experience onshore and offshore.