Physics Students advised to maximize Opportunities in Oil Industry
It was an insightful moment at the recently held Town and Gown Interaction organized by the Department of Physics, Covenant University.
Speaking on “Oil Well Series: The Exploration Task”, the Guest Speaker, Mr Noel Abdullahi, a Geologist and Petrophysicist at Chevron Nigeria Limited, described exploration business as intelligent guessing.
“There is no man that goes under the ground to know what is there. All we are doing is what we call the ‘best guess’. The exploration business is not just random guessing but what we call intelligent guessing”, he explained.
Mr. Abdullahi explained further that signals are sent to the sub-surface to acquire data, which are interpreted to ascertain the economic value of the discovered oil well.
He took the audience through various processes of obtaining oil and gas and other petrochemical products from crude oil.
The Wellsite Geologist also noted that many people are into the oil business because most of these products touch human lives on daily basis.
He encouraged the students that there are lots of opportunities for them in the oil industry if they are willing to work therein.
The Guest Speaker, Mr Noel Abdullahi, had his first degree in Geology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a postgraduate degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Lagos.
He currently leads Wellsite Geologists on the Parcific Khamsin drillship, which drills Deepwater and complex wells. He has over 12years experience.
Also at the programme were the Deputy Dean, School of Natural and Applied Science, Dr Justice Daramola; Head of Department, Physics, Dr Victor Omotosho; Head of Department, Petroleum Engineering, Dr David Orodu; former Head of Department of Physics, Dr M. Akinyemi as well as Faculty, Staff and Students of the department.