PetroleumBRUNEI takes over 50 ITB students on field trip
MORE than 50 students from Institut Teknologi Brunei Student Chapter of the Society for Petroleum Engineers (ITB SC SPE) were taken on their first geological site visit by Brunei National Petroleum Company (PetroleumBRUNEI) on Tuesday across beaches in Jerudong, Tutong and Meragang, while also stopping by the Berakas Forest Reserve.
PetroleumBRUNEI chief geologist Pg Dr Abdul Razak Pg Hj Damit said the field trip was aimed at familiarising the students with natural physical structures across the country.
Speaking on behalf of the ITB SC SPE, Abdul Qawi Abdullah, told The Brunei Times that during the trip students were able to see physical rock formations in person for the first time, having previously only encountered structures through images in textbooks.
“We got to see rock formations, mini canyons, bed formations, faults and other physical structures in person. Pg Dr Abdul Razak explained to us their structure, substance and what processes act on them,” he said.
Pg Dr Abdul Razak also touched upon the key role geologists play in the exploration of oil and understanding the history of the natural structures and processes that affect the planet.
“We were shown a real wireline log that PetroleumBRUNEI is working on a well, which transmits data on the conditions of the well through a cable, which can be used for measurement, evaluation and intervention purposes,” added Abdul Qawi. ITB SPE SC was established in April, and currently includes all 60 first and second year students undertaking Petroleum Engineering. Through the society, the students can interact with Brunei’s 200 SPE members as well the over 100,000 professional members.
The Brunei Times