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 Wells Learning Centre

The award-winning centre marks a step change in the level of training for well control and certification for both experienced wells professionals and newcomers.

The complex is testimony to the proactive approach taken towards developing young Omanis, both in the Sultanate and Shell affiliates in the region, and enhancing their competencies, specifically with regard to process safety.

The facility consists of seven classrooms, two break-out rooms and a model room. It is the first training centre in the Sultanate equipped with the comprehensive DS5000 Well Engineering Simulator, and a high-tech Cyber Chair with specifically designed completion and well intervention simulators. The centre boasts the latest touch screen technology, digital monitors and gauges, and instructors can devise a series of different simulated challenges around well control situations which fully test the aptitude of trainees in a safe environment.


​An additional feature is an interactive Educator Wall which enables candidates to visualise and relate theories with real issues in the oilfield and helps develop their emergency problem-solving skills. The hub offers training to Omanis both in and out of PDO – promoting In-Country Value – using state-of-the art training methods to prevent incidents and improve technical assurance.

The centre won the Shell Upstream International Impact Award for 2015 (Joint Ventures) in the People Category. The judges described it as a world class training facility that offers quality blended learning combining practice and theory in a safe environment.