Halliburton is helping train the next generation of oil and gas engineers and geoscientists in gas powerhouse Algeria with education software grants to three universities.

The US oilfield services giant has handed the grants to the University of Science & Technology Houari Boumediene, the University of Boumerdes and the University of Ouargla.

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The grants include three-year licences for each institution to Halliburton subsidiary Landmark’s DecisionSpace engineering software platform.

This includes seismic processing, geophysics and geosciences, drilling and production, and data management, meaning students will gain hands-on experience by applying their scientific coursework to real-world applications.

Ahmed Helmy, vice president of the Algeria Area business unit at Halliburton, said: "We are proud to support these universities and to provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills using the industry’s latest technology.

“The grants demonstrate our commitment to growing local talent and in-country employment.”

It made the contributions via the Halliburton Landmark University Grants Program, through which Landmark contributes software to more than 200 universities worldwide.