Subsea UK at Surrey University
13 March 2012Subsea UK recently visited Surrey University to engage with students and highlight the benefits of a career in the subsea sector.
Attended by around 60 penultimate and final year undergraduates from Civil, Structural, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines, and a few studying MSc in Petroleum/Refining, the visit was a huge success.
Presentations by Astrimar, BPP-TECH, IntecSEA, Peritus, Subsea7 and 2H Offshore were heard by the students, and many requested summer work placements, internships, and industrially linked projects. Each presentation was followed by enthusiastic questions.
This event met with Subsea UK's intention of introducing students from various disciplines to prospects in the Subsea industry. The complimentary pizza refreshments also went down a treat.
Discussing his presentation, Manager of Engineering at IntecSEA Neil Willis said: "The deepwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on the moon went down well. We picked up on Surrey’s great track record on satellite technology, and showed that the deep sea environment can be almost as challenging as space, with hydrostatic loading of many tonnes per square inch; a dark, inaccessible remote and alien environment. This, of course, is where most of the unclaimed oil and gas lies, and with prices so high, the funding is there for bright engineers to come up with new ways to get at it."
The deepwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV)
BPP-TECH have since reported that students had come along with CVs to pass on, and that they received a substantial number of emails the next day.
"This was a very worthwhile event which should be repeated in subsequent years," said Geoff Lyons, board member of Subsea UK. "With the caveat that one pizza is held back for me."
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