During November, Piers Johnson, OPC Managing Director was delighted to present awards and scholarship support funding to help talented engineering students complete their studies and develop careers within the oil and gas industry.

Nottingham University Engineering scholarship

The OPC scholarship is awarded each year to Engineering undergraduates at Nottingham University who demonstrate a commitment and desire to work in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry.   The financial award of £2500 is jointly funded by OPC and the University in order to encourage talented students to join the industry. The selected recipients for 2015 are Luke Judge and William Aldridge. Piers is pictured here with Luke, William and runner-up Nicholas Hughes.


Imperial College MSC award

Yit Tung is the 2015 winner of the OPC Imperial College Well Test Analysis Award. The annual award of £500 is given by OPC to the Imperial College MSc Petroleum Engineering student whose thesis most impresses Professor Alain Gringarten and OPC Managing Director Piers Johnson.

Yit’s thesis was titled “Multiwell deconvolution for shale gas” and investigated the conditions under which the multiwell deconvolution algorithm works best. Alain Gringarten commented. “A significant finding of Yit’s thesis was that the accuracy of the multiwell deconvolution process was very much dependent on the rate sequence: shutting in wells sequentially provides better results that having the same rate sequence on all the wells. This was a very good and instructive piece of work and Yit received a Distinction in the MSc.”

Piers Johnson, OPC Managing Director, said: “I have a long-standing relationship with Imperial College and Professor Gringarten, and I am delighted to sponsor this award which recognises excellence in well test analysis. I would like to congratulate Yit and am particularly pleased that he worked on deconvolution, a topic that I am particularly passionate about.”