Services continues focus on training of Omani students –
conducts 3 day training at SQU exhibition
Services (MBPS) conducted a 3 day training session on Wireline
services at the Sultan Qaboos University engineering exhibition
recently. The MBPS Wireline services team participated in the
exhibition held at the College of Engineering campus, using the
MBPS mobile Wireline training facility.
This training session was open to all students for three days
and was a huge success. The eagerness and enthusiasm to take
advantage of such an opportunity was evident in the fact that
the training center was full of students for the theory sessions
early on. These sessions helped give them an insight into well
completion and also provided a flavor of the wireline
intervention processes. Mr. Mohammed Al Kharusi, Director of HR
& IT at MB Holding commented: “It is part of our companies`
mission, to serve the communities where we operate, which
includes recruiting and training of local talent, and we will
continue in the same direction with sincere dedication and
He further added “People have always been an essential asset to
any business. The opportunity to nourish such assets at an early
stage adds value and enhances their potential. This activity is
part of our focus on training Omani youth and helping them
further develop their potential.”
The students also had hands-on involvement with some of the
common mechanical tools used in ‘downhole’ wireline application.
“Our objective is to enlighten future engineers with a learning
experience that will increase their enthusiasm towards this
vocation and over time help the country rely on indigenous
talent” Eamon Gorman, Group CEO, MB Petroleum Services was
quoted as saying.
On the work deck of the school the attendees were also able to
take part and witness some simulations of the tools performing
the same functions as they would deep in the well.
Members of the management team of the College of engineering
also visited the event and were highly impressed with the impact
the training sessions had on the students. As expressed by Dr.
Ali Salem Al Harthy, Dean at the College of Engineering, SQU: “I
wish to convey my deep sense of gratitude to MB Petroleum
Services as a company and to their senior management for helping
us yet again motivate our students and expose them to such
important and significant facets of technology and engineering.
It has had a tremendous impact on every attendee and we look
forward to this continued support from MB Holding group of
More than a 100 students passed through this theoretical and
practical training and their feedback was extremely positive.
They relished the opportunity and clearly voiced how the
experience had helped them, expressing how pleased they were in
having a company with the reputation of MBPS; take the time and
effort to involve these budding engineers at SQU.
MB Petroleum Services is one of the most successful and the
largest quality oilfield services provider in the Middle East.
Its operations span more than 15 countries providing cost
effective quality drilling and integrated well service solutions
with the assurance of responsiveness, reliability and added
value. MB Petroleum Services is a part of MB Holding Group of
Companies, which employs more than 6500 employees and operates
in more than 20 countries across four continents. MB Holding
group of companies have just entered their 30th year of
operations and have diversified businesses across drilling and
integrated oilfield services, exploration and production of oil
and gas, engineering, manufacturing & trading, and mining and
processing of minerals.