Kuwait Energy recently announced an educational partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers involving students from Suez Canal University. The partnership is part of Kuwait Energy’s ongoing efforts to support community-based initiatives.
The partnership involves students of the Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department at Suez Canal University. The initiative hopes to provide students with practical field experience highlighting daily operations involved in the extraction of oil and gas. Students take part in 72-hour intensive on-site development training at an oil and gas asset operated by Kuwait Energy. Supplementary to onsite experience students also attend technical seminars on hydraulic fracturing and beam pumping systems in an effort to develop detailed technical understanding of the technologies, processes and systems associated with the extraction of resources. Kuwait also supports students via summer internship programs.
“This is as big of an opportunity for us as it is for the students themselves”, said Mohammad Al-Howqal, the Chief Operating Officer of Kuwait Energy. “We are always keen on taking part in educational and training activities, especially ones that enable us to engage the students on the job and in the field. Our industry has been on a growth trend for the past 150 years and we need all the talent and skills we can attract, especially in Egypt where we’ve been growing year on year since 2006. We were pleased to welcome the students in the field and to have a hand in preparing them for their future careers.”
Kuwait Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in eight countries. In Egypt, the company is the operator of three blocks: Area A, Burg El Arab development lease and the Abu Sennan concession. It also has interests in two other non-operated blocks: Mesaha concession and East Ras Qattara development lease.
SPE SCU SC was founded in 2004 and became active in 2009 with a mission to bridge the gap between academic theories and professional implementation of knowledge. It was awarded the World’s Chapter of the Month in February 2009 and March 2013 and it was named Egypt’s best Chapter in 2011 and 2012.