WesternGeco Training Facility for Schlumberger at Al Shamkha


Schlumberger Middle East


Urbanism Planning Architecture (UPA)


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Built-Up Area

11,000 square meters

Completion Date

August 2009

Scope of Work


This facility is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is designed in accordance to the highest world class standards to provide WesternGeco with a training facility to cover the entire region. The architectural design of the facility is very unique as it resembles a ship when seen from outside. This is enhanced through the use of various facades and cladding on the elevations coupled with the overall layout of the building.

In fact, it is the presence of an 11 meters deep deployment/experimental pool that is 100 meters in length and 22 meters in width, which makes this project quite unique.