Oliver

Exploration and Production

Working offshore is a very different environment to working in an office. It gives you a chance to see and use all the latest technology. When complications crop up, you’re in the frontline, diagnosing the problem and finding solutions quickly and efficiently.

Right now, for instance, I’m helping to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s my final placement and I’m part of the team handling the front-end engineering design stage of the project. I’m responsible for all process engineering documents that come through from the contractor. Although it’s been a steep learning curve, I have a Senior Process Engineer on hand to assist me. 

Before this, I was based in Norway and part of our asset management team. Together, we were responsible for production forecasting, reporting and other tasks to keep our Norwegian Sea assets running smoothly. The opportunity to spend six months in another country was absolutely fantastic. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for future opportunities in Norway.

In a few months, I shall be completing the graduate scheme. Although I still haven’t finalised where I’m going to go yet, I do know it will be challenging and fun. The placements I’ve had over the last two years have been so enjoyable in different ways. One thing’s for certain: no matter where I end up, the learning won’t stop.