UK Energy Institute celebrates six of the best Scottish energy students

 

Pictured from left, are Laurie Power (Lecturer, Robert Gordon University) Nigel Bradburn (Energy Institute), Bill McKenney (Conoco Phillips) and Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia, (Aberdeen University).
Pictured from left, are Laurie Power (Lecturer, Robert Gordon University) Nigel Bradburn (Energy Institute), Bill McKenney (Conoco Phillips) and Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia, (Aberdeen University).

The UK Energy Institute (EI) last night hosted an event for MSc students in Aberdeen to celebrate the best thesis papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen University who are studying energy related topics.

Six students were shortlisted by the two universities from over 300 graduates. Each finalist gave a presentation on their thesis which was judged by a senior industry panel.  

Nigel Bradburn, Chairman of the the Institute’s Aberdeen and Highlands Branch – the largest outside London – said: “This annual event is held to bring together industry and academia, showcasing the latest thinking and research from MSc students and a chance to network with prospective future employers.“ The judging panel comprised:

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  • Alan Curran, Chief Executive, Verus Petroleum
  • Andrew Ferguson, Vice President, Offshore Projects & Operations Europe, Petrofac
  • Bill McKenney, General Manager Capital Projects, Conoco Phillips
  • David Will, Chairman, Energy Institute Young Professionals Network
  • Jeanette Forbes, Chief Executive, PCL Group
  • Jonathan Rodger, Chief Executive, Siccar Point Energy
  • Kevin Stewart, Chief Executive, Meta Downhole
  • Richard Heard, Managing Director, Strategic Decom
  • Tim Martin, Managing Director, Ramboll Oil & Gas UK

 The shortlisted Aberdeen university students were:

  • Ignacio Fernandez (MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics & Finance with Distinction)
  • Marcus Duffy (MSc Integrated Petroleum Geosciences with Distinction)
  • Darren Coughlan (MSc Oil & Gas Engineering with Distinction)

 The shortlisted Robert Gordon university students were:

  • Kwasi Attafua (MSc Oil and Gas Engineering with Distinction)
  • Newton Duarte (MSc Petroleum Production Engineering with Distinction)
  • Alexander Belkin (MSc Oil and Gas Engineering with Distinction)

Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia from the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research at Aberdeen University, said: “This opportunity to showcase our projects to the local industry is very valuable for us as it helps to attract more interest and support to the universities and it maintains our close links to the local companies.”

 

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