The adventurous go for Geology
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Geological Society of Brunei yesterday hosted a lecture on the Introduction to Geology at the Conference Room of the Sayyidina Ali Secondary School, Belait.
Fina Jenal, secretary of the Geological Society of Brunei and a geologist currently working at Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), said the purpose of the lecture was to educate and inspire future generations to learn more about Geology, in addition to encouraging them to join the society.
“Geology is basically the study of the earth. Geologists study the earth’s history and processes that go into various other fields such as mining, hydrogeology and earthquake determinations,” she explained.
Jelle Boels, exploration geologist at BSP from the Netherlands, hopes to inspire young Bruneian students in choosing a career dealing with the geosciences.
He said being a geologist can be a fulfilling international career.
“If you’re a bit of an adventurous person who likes to travel around the world, this is the job for you. To understand the world, you have to see the world. And to see the world you have to travel the world,” said Jelle, an avid traveller himself for the last 14 years.
Nur Syazwina Rosli, a production geologist at BSP often shares her travelling experiences on her social networks. “I feel this is a good way to show youth how exciting and fun it is to be a geologist.”
Meanwhile, junior geologist at Petroleum Brunei Nurhazimah Zakaria said geologists are important because on top of carrying out exploration efforts on the earth, their responsibilities entail natural disaster predictions and advance warnings.
The Geological Society of Brunei has held several lectures and road shows around the country to promote Geology. However, yesterday was its first time holding a lecture in a secondary school.
Members of the public who are interested in joining and finding out more about the Geological Society of Brunei can go to their website www.geologicalsocietybn.org.
The Brunei Times