CU Students Praise Danvic’s Practical Oil and Gas Training
Covenant University Physics and Petroleum Engineering students were full of praise for the 5 day Practical Oil and Gas training, organized by Danvic Petroleum. The purpose of the multidisciplinary training was to give CU students a globally competitive edge in the Oil and Gas industry. In the closing ceremony held on Friday, September 25, 2015, faculty and students that participated in the programme had the opportunity to express their gratitude to Danvic staff, and University management.
Head of Physics Department, Dr Victor Omotosho in his remarks commented that the students’ future would indeed be bright as a result of the training. He expressed his desire to see more students involved in the 2nd edition of the training and thanked the University Management for allowing it to go ahead. He also expressed his gratitude to Danvic for partnering with the University and hoped the partnership would take on a new dimension.
Mr Anthony Ameloko, standing in for the Head of Petroleum Engineering also thanked the University Management and Danvic for the wonderful opportunity. He shared that he had been able to follow the training and recognised that it had improved his capacity as a geoscientist.
The Dean, College of Science & Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe, remarked that the collaboration with Danvic had indeed been a profitable one and that students’ knowledge had been enhanced. “Knowledge is power which gives you confidence,” he remarked. He reminded students that the more skills they acquire the more confident they will become. He also expressed his desire for the training programme to become an annual summer programme which would be open to other departments; Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemical and Electrical Engineering among others. He congratulated all participants and remarked that it is collaborations such as these that can contribute to CU becoming one of 10 in 10.
A number of students shared their experiences and impressions of the training. Daniel Oramabo, a 400 level Chemical Engineering student, was appreciative of the training and expressed that he had always wanted to know the “how” and “why” of how things work and he believed that students were able to learn this through the training. Clara Ayeooh, a 500 level Chemical Engineering student expressed her gratitude at being part of the programme. She said that it informed her of how data is collected and how to know where to drill. Kareem Olumise, a 400 level Physics student, was grateful for the many things he learned through the training and felt that it provided an excellent platform for students to develop their skills. Blessing Etete, a 300 level Physics student remarked that she had been looking forward to the training and that it gave her more insight into what she could do on completion of her studies.
The Managing Director, Danvic Petroleum International, Dr Mayowa Afe, offered his sincere thanks to the Dean, the Heads of the Departments of Physics and Petroleum Engineering for insisting that the training take place. He also thanked the Danvic trainers for their enthusiasm and commitment in training the students.
Dr Afe opened up an invitation for students to work with Danvic over the holidays and that they would endeavour to take as many students as possible. He also stated that Danvic would be willing to accept an M.Sc student who would like to complete an industry-based thesis.
In addition, he requested that 20 systems be purchased for the departments in order for Danvic to load software programmes with a full license, for free. This would provide a further opportunity for students to hone their skills in the software, he advised.
Dr Afe, who commended faith-based universities for making a significant impact in the growth and development of education, also expressed his pride in being around CU students.
Other people in attendance included Dr O.J Rotim, Mr C.Y Onuh; Dr A. P Aizebeokhai, Mr K. D Oyeyemi; and a member of Media and Corporate Affairs.