Russian oilfield services company NaftaGaz opens drilling foreman, supervisor and driller school to train its personnel. The purpose of such school is to train succession pool, identify and retain high potential employees.
“The issue of attracting skilled personnel is a major concern practically for all rapidly developing companies in any industry of Russia,” noted Islam Nazaraliev, CEO of Naftagaz, “The most efficient way is to bring up high class specialists within the company instead of competing for a limited number of available specialists in the market.”
The school focuses on two areas:
1. Training of drillers from driller helpers.
2. Development of high potential employees occupying the positions of foreman assistant, drillers, and driller helpers to the level of drilling foremen or supervisors.
The main condition for the trainees is a higher technical education or receiving training in relevant subject at the time of schooling.
The contents of the school program for drilling foremen and supervisors corresponds to the latest requirements established for operations in process complicated conditions and includes courses in drill muds, directional drilling, health and safety, etc. The teaching staff of this school includes both full-time professionally trained instructors and employees with extensive practical experience. The company also cooperates with instructors of international service companies.
Naftagaz plans to use the internal training program to cover the needs for highly skilled employees resulting from active expansion of the business.