It was a good course (although it can be better) for an outsider like me to have a perspective on the drilling activities and the related issues on it. I see some issues discussed in this forum can be resolved by doing research. Well, that was why I am there (with a fee close to RM15K). The other academic attended this course was an Assoc Prof from University of Stavanger, Norway who flew all the way from there!
If there is a blank paper, I cannot help myself from conteng-conteng on it.
My discussion group. The task was to analyze the Deepwater Horizon disaster report and to suggest preventive actions that can be taken to avoid the same mistakes in future operations. (L to R - Dusan from Talisman, Kopal from Schlumberger, Budi from Weatherford, Sijad from ???, me and Ismail from Shell). I am the only one who is a not a drilling engineer ;)
It was an intense discussions!
"My son has the same name as you so I have to take your photo for him..."
There are also PETRONAS people, two of them graduated from UTP.
Kopal in action. Note I sat at the first row. A good practice as I was eager to learn.
Nobody argued the best part of the course - buffet lunch!