Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) recently hosted a technical workshop with research teams from Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney as part of an ongoing industry research project supported by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).
The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by welcoming remarks from Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research) of UTB Professor Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa.
The workshop discussed research insights into problems of sand production at oil and gas wells.
The funded research project was to investigate sand control techniques in collaboration with ICL to provide numerical modelling and simulation, as well as UNSW to develop laboratory facility. The new sand screen retention testing laboratory is built at UTB to provide local analytical capabilities for petroleum production. UTB is committed to improving its industrial research outreach and developing new capabilities and resources critical to the sustainable development of engineering and technology in line with the fulfilment of Brunei Vision 2035.
Principal investigator of the project Professor Stephen Tyson said, “This project represents a transformational moment for UTB. We are showing that UTB and its research partners are capable of delivering the highest quality of research to local industry. We are employing and training young Bruneian engineers and technicians and I am very proud of their achievements.”
The three-day workshop was held at the UTB Library Complex.