Petroleum Engineering Students Get Tips on Job Hunting Success
Prospective graduates of Petroleum Engineering of Covenant University would have to strive to earn good grades for themselves at the point of exit from the University as this will give them a relative advantage in a competitive labour market.
Mr Mathew Olabode, a staff of Sahara Energy Field Limited, gave this charge at the Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Petroleum Engineering held recently at the CU campus in Ota, Ogun State.
He advised the students to focus on graduating with good degrees, stating that it was easier to get good jobs or scholarships for postgraduate and doctorate with an above average degree than with lower CGPA.
“You have to go beyond what you are being taught in school, read wider and develop yourselves, especially in related software proficiency, so as to gain an edge in the employment market,” he said.
Delivering his lecture on the topic of the seminar titled, ‘Exploration and Production Value Chain: Overview from Oil and Gas Industry perspective,’ Olabode, who was the Guest Speaker, enlightened the students on the different sectors that make up the oil and gas industry, which he listed as the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors.
He dwelt largely on issues concerning exploration and production segmentation in oil and gas industry; exploration process workflow; field development plan; human resources/career talk; current trends and overview of Sahara Group.
Olabode described the exploration process workflow as that, “which enables the oil and gas sector identify opportunities, capture prime areas, acquire seismic data, process seismic data and interpret it, assess prospects, and then drill wildcats which may be successful or unsuccessful.
According to him, “Global exploration incorporates Frontier Exploration, Greenfield Exploration and Brownfield Exploration.”
In his remarks, Dr. David Orodo, who represented the Head, Petroleum Engineering Department, Dr. Paul Anawe, stated that the success of the event could be attributed to the efforts of the Management of the Institution in making sure the students succeed and go beyond the average expectations from the Nigerian academic institutions. He also commended the Guest Speaker for a great lecture.
Also present at the event were the Chairman, Petroleum Engineering Department Town and Gown Committee, Dr Oluwatosin Rotimi, other members of the Department and some members of the College of Engineering.