Final year graduation project competition by SPE-Sudan Section
The Sudan section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), held a final year graduation project competition among graduates from different universities in Sudan on 30 Nov 2015. It has been organized and prepared by steering and technical committees in which some of the staff members of the college were involved. The event hosted by Sudapet Co. and sponsored by the Ministry of Oil & Gas, Sudapt, PLRS, RAWAT, GNPOC, PetroEnergy, Asawer, Dqin, CNLC, Shban and Bisco. Several projects have been submitted for the competition, however, 12 projects were selected by the technical committee for the final, seven of them were from the college of petroleum engineering and technology. The day was opened by Mr. Mohamed Ahmed the SPE Sudan-Section Chairperson and honored the excellency of the Ministry of Oil & Gas, Dr. Mohamed Zayed Awad. The minister started his talk by welcoming the audience from different companies and universities and thanking the SPE for organizing such events. He stated that this event is a tool of enhancing the ministry new policies of nationalization of oil sector.He endorsed the topics of the projects and haled them as touching critical areas. Then, he went on to ask academics to link the problems of Sudanese fields with the projects and researches. Mr. Awad mentioned that currently there are ongoing collaboration between universities and oil industry and gave an example of the EOR projects. He also urged the universities to work very closely with the industry and update the curriculum to cope with the natural development of the sector. He ended by calling companies to support university under/post graduates projects since they are targeted towards solving existing challenges and problems.
The opening session was then followed by students presentations on various topics which cover the upstream and downstream areas; Chemical Engineering & Refinary, Drilling, IOR/EOR, Reservoir and Production. At the end of the day the three winning teams were declared to have prices and getting a training period at companies.The day ended with appreciation to the participated groups of sudents, sponsors, the steering and technical committees of the event.