Schlumberger has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Suez and Future Universities to train and develop scientific research for petroleum engineering students.
Per the agreement, Schlumberger will train students from both universities as it is considered the largest and most advanced international center equipped with leading technologies and modern equipment in the field. The company will also provide highly-advanced software as well as scientific support for the research. In addition, the company will provide training in the fields of safety, industrial security, and environmental preservation.
Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, highlighted that the MoU is essential in training and developing the capabilities of the youth as it prepares them for the real world through practical training in actual work sites. He added that the MoU will allow the new generation to compete internationally in all fields of the petroleum industry as digital transformation and advanced technologies become more embedded in the industry.
Karim Badawi, Managing Director Egypt and East Mediterranean at Schlumberger, emphasized that Schlumberger is keen on developing young professionals’ skills in line with the ministry’s Modernization Project to train young cadres. Schlumberger aims for more cooperation with the Egyptian universities to link the curriculum with the real world and provide training opportunities on the latest technologies, equipment, and advanced work methods.