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Wood Group opens new HSE and technical competency training center in Eagle Ford region of south Texas

HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group has opened a 16,000 square foot training facility in Kenedy, Texas, 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 has an outside pad with a tank battery and an area with buried pipe for pipeline finding; both will be instrumental for hands-on training.

Courses at Wood Group's new 16,000 square foot HSE and technical competency training center in Kenedy, Texas, will help to ensure knowledgeable personnel and a safe environment in the Eagle Ford shale region. The center includes a 300-person capacity training room, an instrumentation and electrical (I&E) lab, a computer-based training (CBT) lab.  The facility also features an outside pad with a tank battery and an area with buried pipe for pipeline finding.

The center is operated by Wood Group PSN, which provides high-integrity 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 & 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 serves 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 community, is located at 3830 FM 2102, Kenedy, Texas 78119 and can be contacted at [email protected].

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.

Notes to Editors
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing about 46,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS – providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.  www.woodgroup.com

Wood Group PSN is a global provider of pre-operations, hook up & commissioning, operations & maintenance, engineering, construction, project management, training and decommissioning services to the energy industry. Employing over 30,000 people in more than 40 countries, Wood Group PSN offers high integrity, brownfield services that support customers to optimise performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs and provide integrity assurance. www.woodgroup-psn.com

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For further information contact
Bobbie Ireland, Director, Corporate Communications – Americas, Wood Group
Tel: +1 281 828 3505, email: [email protected]

Carolyn Smith, Director, Corporate Communications – Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851 099, email: [email protected]

SOURCE Wood Group

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