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OPC sponsors IFP trip to Houston

OPC was delighted to sponsor the 2014 SPE student chapter at the IFP school field-trip to Houston.  The annual field-trip gives the students studying for the prestigious Masters in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering (RGE) the opportunity to observe the roles and responsibilities of petroleum engineers and to see first-hand how the industry works.

Ouassim Khebzegga, one of the field-trip committee said “This trip was a chance for us to find out more about oil & gas projects in deep offshore and the methods and technology used for production in unconventional fields. During the field trip, we visited different types of Oil & Gas companies, including International oil companies (Shell, TOTAL, Noble Energy), an oil field services company (Weatherford), a facilities contractor (Technip) and an oil field equipment provider (National Oilwell Varco). We also visited Rice University Labs and the French Consulate in Houston. In visiting these companies and institutions, we had the chance to interact with professionals and to get to know more about the various activities of a petroleum company, which will be very helpful for the beginning of our careers. We would like to thank our sponsors including OPC for their financial support, without which this trip would not have been possible.”

OPC Managing Director Piers Johnson said “I am a visiting lecturer at the IFP school (Piers and Bill Roberts teach the Well Test Interpretation module on the RGE course) and am always really impressed by the abilities of the students. This field-trip gives them the opportunity to experience the exploration and production industry at first hand and OPC is delighted to sponsor the trip.”

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