OPC supports IFP and Imperial student field trips

OPC supports IFP and Imperial student field trips 

OPC continued its commitment to the future development of petroleum engineering expertise through the sponsoring of field trips by the SPE student chapters of the IFP and Imperial College.

The annual field-trips give the students studying for masters degrees the opportunity to observe the roles and responsibilities of petroleum engineers and to see first-hand how the industry works.  This year the IFP travelled to Singapore and Malaysia in April and Imperial College visited Brasil in May.  Here are some reports from the IFP LinkedIn feed:

DAY 1 – Singapore. Visits to DNVGL and Schlumberger. Both of these visits emphasized the need for performing consulting & service companies to help operators reaching the full potential of their assets.

DAY 2 – Singapore Strait. Visits to Vallourec and Keppel and evening conference “Big Data analytics: What can it do for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists?”

DAY 4 – The future of the Oil & Gas industry: Safety & Innovation. We enjoyed several conferences about the oil & gas situation and the impact of big data. This afternoon, we went to TechnipFMC in order to discover their objectives, values and commitment towards HSES excellence.

On the last day of our Study trip, we had the amazing opportunity to be welcomed by PETRONAS to visit their Digital Collaboration Center (PDCC) located in the famous KL’s Twin Towers. We were impressed by the collaborative work environment created between the different multi-disciplinary teams. In the afternoon we went to the French Embassy to better understand Malaysia’s socio-economical challenges and political structure.

The IFP group have said:

We would like thank our main sponsors the SPE France section and Perenco, as well as Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC) and the Alumni association of IFP School.  This immensely rewarding trip would not have been possible without their valuable contributions and continuous support.”

Piers Johnson, Managing Director of OPC said;

“I am a visiting lecturer at the IFP school (Piers and Bill Roberts teach the Well Test Interpretation module on the RGE course) and am always really impressed by the abilities of the students. This field-trip gives them the opportunity to experience the exploration and production industry at first hand and OPC is delighted to sponsor the trip.”

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