OIL, NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING DEPT.  HOLDS SEMINAR ON WELL INTERVENTION, MGT.

The Oil and Natural Gas Engineering Department of Takoradi Technical University in collaboration with its Society of Petroleum Engineering, SPE, Chapter has held a maiden seminar on Well intervention and Management in Oil and Gas Production to address the critical issue of well integrity in the oil and gas industry.

The seminar attended by a cross-session of students and professionals was aimed at educating young and upcoming professionals in the oil and gas industry on the urgent need for effective well intervention and management in the light of increasing blowouts and well compromises to protect lives, properties, the environment, and reduce operational cost.

The Pro Vice Chancellor of TTU, Prof. Victor Bondzie Micah, while representing the Vice Chancellor at the seminar highlighted the importance of the theme for the seminar and urged the students to actively participate and contribute to such seminars when organized.

“I believe Well Intervention and Management are fundamental aspects of Oil and Gas production, so your theme for the maiden seminar is of outmost importance for the department. It is imperative that such seminars are held often to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning in the department. It will also equip you with the knowledge and skill required to enhance your teaching and learning in the area of Well Intervention and Management. I urge all to actively engage”, he said.

Dean for the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. John Bentil, on his part emphasized the critical importance of well intervention and management in the oil and gas industry.

“We all know and agree to the fact that Well Intervention and Management is very crucial when it comes to the production of natural and crude oil because irresponsible management of wells can lead to loss of production, cost and also injuries to the work forces”, he noted.

Head of Department for Oil and Gas at the Faculty, Ingineer Dr. Joseph Sekyi-Ansah noted  the evolving landscape of the oil and gas industry and the paramount necessity for efficient well management. He said Well intervention encompasses a diverse array of techniques and technologies aimed at maintaining, restoring, or enhancing the productivity and integrity of oil and gas wells throughout their lifecycle.

The seminar also featured other distinguished speakers including the Director of SPE Ghana Section, Ato Aidoo who have extensive expertise in well intervention and management.

Participants benefited from their insights into routine maintenance activities such as cleaning, stimulation, and logging, as well as complex operations like workovers, hydraulic fracturing, and remedial cementing. They were also taken through interactive discussions and case studies, about the latest advancements in well intervention technologies and best practices for optimizing well performance and longevity. Students also had the opportunity to contribute to topic and and also asked questions.

Earlier to the seminar, the SPE Ghana Section in collaboration with Oil and Natural Gas Engineering-TTU paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun.

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