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Future-Ready Reservoir Engineers: Career Talk at UTB

Published on May 8, 2024

In an increasingly competitive and dynamic world, future career options for upcoming Reservoir Engineers will need to cover a wide range of capabilities. This includes roles in existing hydrocarbon core businesses, energy transition and broader leadership/commercial roles.

This message was reiterated by BSP’s Chief Reservoir Engineer, Dr Anthony W. Peacock at a career lecture relayed at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). The lecture was delivered in early March to undergraduate reservoir engineering students at the university.

During the session, students were given advice on the necessary skills and tools needed to ensure prospective Reservoir Engineers will have successful and long careers in the energy industry.

They also had the opportunity to ask questions on their areas of interest directly to an industry expert and gain real-life insights into theoretical problems.

“I was happy to learn that some of the theoretical knowledge we have been taught in class such as (pressure, volume, temperature) and material balances are used by reservoir engineers in BSP,” shared a fourth-year reservoir engineering undergraduate after the session.

The attending students showed particular interest in asking questions about the future of energy transition, new renewable technologies and how the industry is shifting in response to these trends.

They were happy to learn that several skills and knowledge from reservoir engineering are transferable and applicable even in new energy applications, making what they are learning relevant and competitive.

The special lecture was one in a series of industry talks hosted by the university to expose students to industrial best practices and insights, to help them bridge the gap from theory gained from the classroom to the real world.

The collaboration also shows the close tie BSP keeps with its industry partners, especially in nurturing future energy professionals in the country.

“I found this a very engaging session,” said Dr. Peacock, reflecting that the students showed keen interest in understanding how careers might evolve in the petroleum industry and beyond. He added, “I was impressed by the questions they asked after the session to understand how they can position themselves for future opportunities, and it was a pleasure to give some direction and advice to the future generations.”

Group photo of the speaker, staff and some of the attending students.