An innovative new teaching programme will ensure that the next generation of engineers receive world class training in the Granite City
AGR has developed a partnership with the University of Aberdeen to deliver the Petroleum Engineering Masters programme. The company will provide specialised support from their engineers and geoscientists throughout the academic year.
The MSc Petroleum Engineering is the latest addition to the world-class suite of engineering programmes, bringing students closer to the energy industry. The course will offer approximately 120 places when it resumes in September.
It comes at a time when the Oil and Gas industry is actively looking at ways of working together. Mark Bentley, Training Director at AGR said that: “The Aberdeen oil and gas community has some of the world’s leading technical experts and it is strategically important for academia and industry to come together to help cultivate the next generation of industry professionals who will take the global business forward. “
Dr. Lateef Akanji, Programme Coordinator MSc Petroleum Engineering said: “The University of Aberdeen staff and students are very pleased with the depth of training and professional support offered by AGR’s TRACS Training in the Field Development Plan and Economics (FDP) course, and look forward to their continued involvement in the delivery of the programme. Industry support for our degree programmes is crucial and it is always an area that is welcomed by our students. The support of AGR brings a real-life element to the teaching and exposes the students to current industry activity.”
The partnership follows on from AGR’s involvement in the MSc Field Development Plan and Economics (FDP) course, which was a team-based integrated case study involving the technical and commercial development of an offshore oil field. The FDP exercise was developed and led by TRACS Training and the students’ presentations were evaluated by a panel of industry professionals and academics from the University.
Mr Bentley views the programme as an important step forward for the city: “TRACS Training exists to support learning and development across the breadth of the business, from student to CEO, and our team of engineers and geoscientists are therefore perfectly positioned to offer such support to the university.” The 2015-2016 MSc programme begins in September 2015 and current application numbers indicate another hugely successful with significant interest from around the world. More details can be found here.
AGR’s TRACS Training has been shortlisted in the ‘Education Partnership 2015 Award’ category in the 2015 Getenergy Awards, celebrating excellence in education and training for the global oil and gas industry.
About TRACS Training
AGR's Training division, TRACS Training is unique in providing customised courses tailored to each client’s specific needs. It is regularly called upon by HR departments to assist with the development of in-house training programmes covering classroom, blended and Open Air training.
All trainers have worked for international exploration and production majors, are practising engineers and geoscientists and on average have more than 20 years’ experience.
To date, AGR's Training division has provided courses to more than 25,000 people in 45 countries.
Contact Lindsay Jepp at Weber Shandwick for further information. 01224 806600.