Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has put PTI on the world map by winning Gold designation award. Idris Musbahu reports.
Society of Petroleum Engineers, PTI Chapter emerged as a Winner in the Gold Designation Category in the last Chapter Report contest to the International office of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson USA which held in April 2017.
The award is in recognition of the chapter exceptional programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development and innovation.
The designation is for student chapters that have accomplished an admirable level of activity. SPE has three hundred and sixty-eight (368) student chapters across all the continents of the world, where 33 chapters are from Nigeria, but only 37 of these chapters emerged winners in this category including PTI. This is the first time SPE-PTI won this coveted award and gain an international recognition of this magnitude since 1979, when SPE was established in Petroleum Training Institute.
By this award, Petroleum Training Institute has secured an equal recognition amongst the comity of universities where SPE activities are promoted on the global stage, a preferential recognition for SPE-PTI student chapter and Petroleum Training Institute have also been listed on SPEs international website as a Gold Standard Category Award Winner for 2017.
In the letter written to the management of Petroleum Training Institute through the office of public affairs officer Mr.Brown, the President of SPE-PTI student Chapter, Moses Ilemona Ihiabe appreciate the effort of his members for the part they played in bringing the award home; to the management of Petroleum Training Institute and Prof. Sunny Iyuke in particular for personally attending their Engineering Week and for his redeeming interventions. And also to PTI community for accommodating them.
The president also extended his appreciation to SPE Warri Section 104 for their supervisory role. The Director of Engineering Dr. R.M. Umoh, their faculty sponsor (Mr. Yohanna Dauda, HOD Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences Department) and every other SPE senior members and Directors (Dr. K. Idehen, Dr. M. Adegbite, Engr. E. Ogunyemi) in the institute for their interventions at one time or the other in helping the association pull this great feat. He also appreciates their supervising lecturer- Engr. Seun Adetona, Section 104 technology transfer chairman- Mr. Frank Egede and all the lecturers in the department of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, PTI.
"When I got the mail of the award, I was so excited because I came into the Institute with mentality of world class, and I am not disappointed that we are rolling out world class award." The Principal /CEO of Petroleum Training Institute, Professor Sunny Iyuke stated during a meeting with the winning Team where the award was presented to the Institute. The Prof. also acknowledged the SPE out going and in-coming executives for coming together, he described it as continuity, mentoring and level of maturity.
The Principal who thanked the students for the achievement introduced the students to a site WHY ENGINEERING where in twenty four hours somebody will be assigned to talk to you and you can communicate with everybody in the world.
The Prof. Who also acknowledged the Institute press team The Actualizers' Team (TAT), encourages the press team to work hand in hand with SPE to move PTI to a greater height.
In the other hand, SPE PTI also Won the Best Student Chapter in Nigeria after a competition amongst 33 students' chapters at the just concluded SPE 2017 Annual General meeting (NAICE 2017).
The height of the event was the Platform createdfor a collaboration between PTI and SPE in making research and Training.