About the Facility:
The cross-training facility, designed to train company employees from all product lines, primarily serves Baker Hughes’ North America and Latin America regions, as well as the Europe/Africa/Russia-Caspian and Middle East/Asia-Pacific regions.
Training encompasses classroom learning, hands-on mechanical and electrical training in workshop labs, and field operations training on rigs and wells. The complex, built on a 100-acre parcel of land owned by Baker Hughes, features a classroom building, a 162,000-sq-ft training yard, and a workshop.
The center’s yard includes a pressure pumping pad, where the company conducts hands-on training in cementing and blending operations, for both land and offshore. Adjacent to the pad is the CT area, with two test wells; the first is a 1,000-ft vertical well, and the second is used for horizontal well training.