Oil & Gas Division Update
As students start their new academic year and the Mining Institute of Scotland (MIS) prepares for the 2014/15 session the Oil and Gas Division is ready to support both. The MIS technical programme contains a number of presentations of direct relevance to the Oil and Gas Industry. The Division has organised technical seminars on: completion engineering, subsea engineering and sand cleanout techniques for students at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. These seminars will provide the students with information on the latest developments in these areas and will be delivered by practicing engineers using recent case studies. For the HNC and HND Petroleum Engineering students at the Fife College the Division has organised a visit to the International Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention conference and exhibition in Aberdeen. This event will enable the students to see the latest equipment and techniques being deployed to maintain and enhance oil and gas wells. The students will also receive a seminar on well servicing techniques which has been designed to complement their studies and provide them with the latest information. The Division is also providing a speaker to cover Oil and Gas at the seminar that has been arranged for students at St. Andrews University. Continuing professional development is a requirement for Chartered Engineers and the Division microsite on http://www.iom3.org contains information on upcoming training courses: current courses advertised include a range of metallurgy related courses in the Aberdeen area. The Institute is in the final stages of upgrading the website and you can expect to see the refreshed site soon – please let the Institute know what you think of the new site as a lot of work has gone into it. As always myself, or any of the Division Board members, would welcome your input – so please feel free to get in touch. In particular we would like to hear from any younger members that would like to get involved with the Division activities.