Schlumberger has officially inaugurated the Egypt Center of Efficiency (ECE) facility at the Polaris Industrial City in 6th of October. The inauguration took place on December 12 during the company’s event to celebrate its 80 years of operations in Egypt.
“The ECE is one of the largest facilities in the world bringing the latest in oil field technologies and providing platform for teams to deliver the highest safety and quality for our costumers in the region,” said Paal Kibsgaard, Schlumberger Chairman and CEO.
The event, held under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, also witnessed the signing of three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) covering health, safety, and environment (HSE); capacity building; and cooperation in processing and separation systems.
The new agreements were signed by Eng. Karim Badawi, Schlumberger Egypt & East Mediterranean Managing Director; Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, Head of EGPC; and Eng. Waleed Lotfy Mostafa, Petrojet’s Chairman and Managing Director.
Under the MoUs, Schlumberger will provide training opportunities for fresh graduates, and other programs for petroleum engineers and middle-management.
“We will also focus on HSE and how to embed the safety culture in our sector,” said El Molla.
After the signing ceremony, the minister, alongside Kibsgaard and Eng. Ezz El Regal, visited the ECE facility and joined several poster presentations showcasing Schlumberger’s latest technologies.
By Mariana Somensi