Western Hemisphere Education Center, Houston
A prime location for learning, the 65,500 square-foot Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Education Center in Houston is regularly used for training new employees and the continuing education of experienced employees. This state-of-the-art facility trains approximately 58,000 participants each year.
In 2008, over 2,300 classes were held at the training center. In addition to classroom training, there is a warehouse and training rig to provide students with hands-on practice in operating equipment and tools, which is critical to developing their technical skills.
Eastern Hemisphere Education Center, Dubai
Completed in February 2008, the Baker Hughes Dubai Campus is a $55 million (USD) investment to support our operations in the Eastern Hemisphere. The 3,635 square-meter campus is comprised of 16 educational rooms, six breakout rooms, canteen and prayer room, an auditorium and a laboratory. This translates to capacity for simultaneous training of 450 students. Training rigs with test wells are being built on site to enable trainees to practice running and operating equipment and tools. Both Baker Hughes staff and customer employees are trained at the Eastern Hemisphere Education Center. Approximately 300 classes have been held and 3,500 people have been trained since the education center opened.