Date: December 24, 2016
Time: 10:00
    Akim of Almaty Baurzhan Baibek, Board Chairman of JSC Samruk-Kazyna Umirzak Shukeyev and KBTU rector Iskander Beisembetov are opening the KBTU Drilling Center - the first of its kind in the region.
    KBTU Drilling Centre is a unique, modern training centre, having no analogues in Kazakhstan. It meets world’s requirements in professional training mechanics, petroleum engineers, drilling contractors and tech staff of oilfield service companies.
    Besides opening the Center, KBTU rector I.K. Beisembetov is planning to sign a Memorandum on mutual cooperation with Zharden Bruno, the first deputy managing director of North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) and visiting the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy (KMA).
    The main advantage of KBTU Drilling Center are its training simulators that enable to create a highly realistic environment imitating in real time land and offshore usage conditions with a full reproduction of all work zone interfaces and furnished operators room. Classes aim to familiarize students with the equipment used in actual operating conditions and be responsive in case of drilling emergencies.
    KBTU Drilling Center makes possible to do training and drills in real time, to carry out international accreditation for modern drillers, to get skills and experience in well control operations aimed to prevent and eliminate water, gas and oil ingress, along with doing many other operations in well development or well inflow control.
    A unique Drill Sim-5000 simulator purchase was sponsored by North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) and KAZENERGY, the oil-gas power complex. The Kazakhstan Maritime Academy was created by order of the RK President Nursultan Nazarbayev for supporting offshore field development and employment assistance to Kazakhstan’s citizens not living in traditional oil-gas location areas. KBTU has also acted as a partner in opening the Academy due to it being best in meeting this institution training objectives.
    KBTU is the leading technical university in Kazakhstan. It has got international accreditation, strong partnership relations with various international universities, a needed engineering-mechanical equipment and infrastructure. Classes in the academy shall be conducted in English, and Marine cadets will take a sea practice in international waters and in the Caspian Sea.
    The project on setting up the Academy has been initiated for developing Kazakhstan’s maritime potential and assisting in our country’s inclusion into the world-recognized IMO White List.
    The Kazakhstan Maritime Academy trains specialists in two professional specializations:
- Sea Navigation;
- Marine Power Plants Service \ Marine Engineering.