Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow

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Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow. Prepared by: Dr. Nader Nabhani. The key challenge to maintain a robust petroleum industry is ensuring an adequate supply of well trained professionals now and in future. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of TomorrowPrepared by:Dr. Nader NabhaniEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow2The key challenge to maintain a robust petroleum industry is ensuring an adequate supply of well trained professionals now and in futureThe development in oil drilling engineering is consider to compass not only technical knowledge but also the capability to continue learning ,to resolve problems ,to communicate effectively and to have an understanding of commercial world in which a drilling engineer operates Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow3What is required?Base upon the author's observation, in selecting graduates employers do not especially test applicants for technical knowledge but instead concentrate on skill and attitudes.The implicit assumption is that the degree program provides the graduates with appropriate knowledge. This places a high onus on the acodemic staff to ensure this is achieved.Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow4skillsIn the survey of industry expectation, there was a notable on business concepts and legislation requirements .The general view appears to be that universities need to give significant attention to development of skills which are:Work lifestyleCommunicationComputer applicationTeam working ,thinkingProblem solvingInterpersonal Time managementAbility to acquire knowledgeEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow5attitudesAttitudes are described as personal attributes influenced by upbringing, worldly experience and other aspects of professional formation.The preferred attitudes have been described as eagerness to continue to learn, wanting to improve process and self integrity, wanting to take responsibility, and accepting and not being afraid of change.Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow6A significant issue in the education of drilling engineering graduates, is to establish an appropriate balance of knowledge ,skills and attitudes and how these can be best developed by the student undergraduate course.LifelonglearningClose connectionWith industryInter disciplinarySolid basic knowledge of the natural sciences+ specialized knowledgeEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow7A Course ModelDevelopment of skills and attitudes are more difficult to address both in course design and in assessment.Some academic issues arising from these two points are:Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow8The followings are proposed by the author as part of a course which aims is to produce well rounded, job-ready graduates: early introduction to tools and skills greater emphasis on engineering problem definition and problem solving attention to written and oral communication application of word processing, spreadsheet and computer software development of more structured vacation work programsEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow9 greater content of site visits close collaboration between industry and academia and more involvement in team exercises exposure to business decision making exercises incorporation of a greater use of peer assessment units on personal style and behavior consideration of professional practice of drilling engineeringEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow10Engineering graduates should be familiar with increasing code of ethics by doing the followings: using their knowledge for the enhancement of human welfare being honest ,loyal and impartial in serving with public striving to increase the competence and prestige of the profession supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplinesEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow11Resource ImplementationThe major implication of adopting this model is the increased on academic staffs to provide more individual attention to each student.This individual approach requires moving away from relying only on written final examinations to a more continuous assessment.Greater attention would need to be given to individual learning style of students.This requires a higher level of appropriate staffs and greater involvement of industry professionals in students developmentEducating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow12ConclusionWhilst requiring some specific knowledge and skills, he education of drilling engineers for the industry should be considered in the broader framework by using the following factors: adopting the teaching and assessing mode by implementing higher level and more compatible staffs.using more industrial support to assist course work and provide more structured vacation work experiences.Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow13having appropriate communication between industry and academia to achieve sufficient and up to date courses. getting enough feed backs from industry.Educating Oil Drilling Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow14Thanks for your patience</p>

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