Wood Group opens training center
by Joe Baker
Mar 30, 2014 | 575 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Wood Group’s new 16,000 square foot training facility is located on Farm-to-Market Road 2102 near Kenedy.
Contributed photo Wood Group’s new 16,000 square foot training facility is located on Farm-to-Market Road 2102 near Kenedy.
KENEDY – Wood Group has opened a 16,000-square-foot training facility in Kenedy where educational programs for Eagle Ford shale workers will focus on health, safety, and environment (HSE) and technical competency.

The center includes a 300-person capacity training room, an instrumentation and electrical (I&E) lab, a computer-based training (CBT) lab, and a board room. The facility also includes 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 center is operated by Wood Group PSN, which provides services to design and construct facilities, optimize performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs, ensure asset integrity, and extend the operating life of oil & 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.

“Wood Group is excited to provide this new service and facility in Kenedy,” said Mitch Fralick and John Glithero, co-presidents of Wood Group PSN Americas. “Through the use of dynamic curriculum and client-specific requests, Wood Group can help to ensure knowledgeable personnel and a safe environment for the region.”

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 serve as the foundation for developing safe, competent workers for the Eagle Ford region.

Class instructors are oil & gas industry veterans with a minimum of 20 years of experience onshore and offshore, in the US or international. They are experienced in operations, engineering and major project management.

The training facility, which is available for use by clients and the local community, is located at: 3830 FM 2102 in Kenedy. For more information contact: trainingcenter@woodgroup.com. Also at this location is the Wood Group PSN Kenedy Lodge. The lodge has the capacity to house 200 employees, providing them a commissary, gym, common area and laundry facility.
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