NOVATEK is committed to ensuring that its employees have access to quality education. For employees to achieve and maintain high levels of professional competencies, the Company runs a range of educational programs aimed at improving qualifications while also developing individual skills that help fulfill their career potential.
Includes courses in various fields, including:
- “General course of seismic exploration”
- “Field development design in conditions of high uncertainty”
- “Integration of GIS methods for solving geological problems. Fundamentals of data interpretation and practical application (NOVATEK Group projects)”
- “Integrated interpretation of seismic and GIS data”
- “Fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing”
A training center for natural gas fueling station employees
In 2021, NOVATEK launched a training center designed to develop employees’ skills in engaging with customers and operating the equipment at natural gas fueling stations. At least 350 Company employees will be trained in each classroom annually.
The training center aims to boost employee qualifications across the Company’s lines of business. The classrooms are fitted with equipment that simulates the operation of natural gas fueling stations, from fuel dispensers to gas piping and control panels. The equipment offers an exact simulation of their real-life counterparts.
The Company also runs a system of individual employee training based on the goals and objectives of the Company and its business units. Training covers a wide range of topics, including relevant topics dealing with NOVATEK’s core business and employees’ personal development (negotiation skills, public speaking, mentoring, etc.).
In addition, the NOVATEK Group has in place a corporate technical competency assessment system which allows the competency development of engineering staff to be monitored.
For years, NOVATEK has been developing its continuing education program, which enables the Company to recruit highly qualified and educated youth from the regions of our operation. Training of potential employees starts in middle school with the Gifted Children and Natural Science Center projects.
The Company has developed and successfully implemented the NOVATEK-University program — an action plan for targeted and focused high-quality specialist training for university students in key areas of expertise critical to our business growth.
NOVATEK finances the Cryogenic Technology and Equipment for Gas Industry master’s degree program offered by the Department of Oil Refining and Gas Processing Equipment at Gubkin University. The program is based on an interdisciplinary approach and combines the development of managerial skills with technical expertise in LNG production, storage and regasification. In addition to knowledge and skills related to oil and gas production and oil and gas chemistry, LNG industry specialists need to be well-versed in cryogenic technology and equipment. Training students through the program is vital for long-term climate risk management.