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UCSI students victorious in international oil and gas symposium
4-8 July, 2017

UCSI Petroleum Engineering students (standing, from left) Mansoor Ali Khan, Aban Nobel Bonan Kimo, Marwan Mohammed Abdullah Al-Murisifrom and Taj Uddin along with academician Prof Dr Hikmat Said AAL Salim returned victorious from the Borneo Oil and Gas Symposium 2017.

UCSI Petroleum Engineering students (standing, from left) Mansoor Ali Khan, Aban Nobel Bonan Kimo, Marwan Mohammed Abdullah Al-Murisifrom and Taj Uddin along with academician Prof Dr Hikmat Said AAL Salim returned victorious from the Borneo Oil and Gas Symposium 2017.

 
Kuala Lumpur: Four of UCSI University’s (UCSI) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering students recently triumphed over 36 student delegates from Curtin University Malaysia, Diponegoro University, Bandung Institute of Technology, University of Indonesia, and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology at the inaugural Borneo Oil and Gas Symposium (BOGS) 2017.

Mansoor Ali Khan, Taj Uddin, Aban Nobel Bonan Kimo and Marwan Mohammed Abdullah Al-Murisifrom walked away with a cash prize of RM1,500 for the Mud Innovation Competition, where a case study was presented and the students required to produce a suitable water-based mud to tackle its conditions. The competition aimed to further enhance the understanding of different mud properties and the entire process of designing mud to match specific requirements.

For Aban, it was a remarkable experience as it was his first time participating in an international competition. “To be able to win against some of the brightest minds from one of the best universities, and to see our hard work paid off, was a great experience.”

Echoing his sentiments was Mansoor, who credited UCSI’s academicians — Professor Dr Hikmat Said AAL Salim and Mohd Azraai Bin Mohd Miswan, in particular — for their accomplishment. “We had to consult different lecturers for this competition as it covers a wide range of topics, apart from petroleum engineering. They were all very helpful and knowledgeable, giving us the foundation to win this competition.”

The five-day symposium was organised by the Curtin Malaysia Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) Student Chapter.

Focused on developments in the oil and gas industry, the symposium aimed at enhancing students’ analytical, critical and creative thinking skills while also promoting a spirit of healthy competition among the participants. The symposium also hosted a Setegap Ventures Paper Contest, Oil Rig Design Competition and Smart Quiz.

According to organising chairperson Chong Yun Jia, it is crucial for tertiary students to start their professional careers by building their professional networks, and acquire as much industry knowledge and experience, even when they are still in university. He said symposiums such as BOGS 2017 provide an excellent platform for students and industry experts to meet and exchange knowledge and ideas.

“The oil and gas industry is a dynamic industry that demands highly-qualified and talented individuals, hence SPE Curtin Malaysia is committed to giving opportunities to our students and students from other universities to acquire essential knowledge and skills through symposiums like this,” said Chong.

The symposium included a technical exhibition by Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd, and talks by Curtin Malaysia petroleum engineering lecturer Dr Raoof Gholami Mian Poshteh and senior petrophysicist Benard Ralphie from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.


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