OIL AND GAS DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES RESERVOIR SIMULATION SOFTWARE  

In a significant effort towards advancing research and training capabilities in oil and gas technology, the Department of Oil and Natural Gas Engineering Takoradi Technical University, TTU, has unveiled a Petroleum Engineering simulation Software package worth over £3million Pounds. The software package donated by PE Limited, PETEX, is a comprehensive tool that supports various aspects of petroleum production, including reservoir works, well completion intervention, and control.

It also has robust simulation capabilities that enable users to model complex reservoir behavior, optimize well performance, and predict production outcomes.

Speaking at the launch, Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, indicated that the industry of  oil and gas is the hub for economic development for every nation, therefore, the University is dedicated to equip students with tools and knowledge that enable them develop in this field.  

Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun-Vice Chancellor, TTU

While highlighting the various ways the software supports in Petroleum, Rev. Prof. Eshun said the software will enable students and researchers excel at studies and research.

“With its advanced algorithms and intuitive interface, the software enables a realistic and interactive environment for students and researchers to explore, experiment, and learn. Its applications span various disciplines, from reservoir engineering and production optimization to economics and environmental impact assessment”, he said.

He added that the software will  will enable our researchers and students to develop and test new reservoir modeling techniques, optimize well completion and intervention strategies, predict and analyze production scenarios, and evaluate the economic and environmental impact of petroleum production.

The Vice Chancellor in his appreciation to PETEX for the software, expressed optimistic that the software will not only enhance teaching and learning but also bridge the gap between academic knowledge and industry application.

Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Prof. John Bentil said technological advancements has changed the operations of technical and vocational education therefore the University is privileged to have a simulation software that will assist in the delivery of petroleum and  oil and  gas learning.

Prof. John Bentil-Dean, Faculty of Engineering-TTU

“In our part of the world, limited resources from government, rising student numbers and escalation of prices of teaching and learning materials, present arduous task to managers of technical, and vocational education and training in Ghana. We are privileged that the import of the 21st century technological advancements presents to us an innovation and a game changer by way of stimulation softwares. As we are all aware Takoradi Technical University has a niche program in oil and gas. Today we are here to witness an occasion that seeks to unvail a simulation software for Petroleum, oil and gas and its allied industry which will assist in the delivery and learning in Petroleum, oil and gas and its related courses”, he said.

He thanked all stakeholders who worked to ensure the acquisition of the all-important software for TTU.

Head of the Oil and Natural Gas Engineering Department of TTU, Ing. Dr. Sekyi Ansah, while highlighting the benefits of the software pointed out how resourceful the software would be to academic work and industry.

Ing. Dr. Sekyi Ansah-Head, Oil and Natural Gas Engineering Department-TTU

“Students will gain hands-on experience with tools used by leading professionals, preparing them for successful careers in the oil and gas industry. Faculty and researchers can conduct advanced studies and innovate, positioning our TTU as a leader in oil and gas research. Aligning our resources with industry standards strengthens partnerships, opening opportunities for collaborative projects, internships, and job placements. Graduates equipped with advanced skills will drive progress and sustainability in the industry,” he highlighted.

A Drilling and Completion Engineer from GNPC, Mustapha Agyir, who introduced students to the usage of the petroleum software indicated that soft would be helpful to preparing students for the oil and gas industry.

Director for Quality Assurance and Academic planning, Ing. Ebenezer Boakye urged students to take advantage and make good use of the software to improve their learning.

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