Curtin Malaysia chemical engineering students gain better understanding of wells engineering from talk

Miri – 2 December 2022 – Chemical engineering students of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently gained a better understanding of wells engineering from an industrial talk by Wee Yen Seng, a subject matter expert (SME) and wells integrity and routine slickline intervention team lead with Shell Malaysia and a Curtin Malaysia mechanical engineering alumnus.

In addition to sharing about his life as a wells engineer, Wee talked about the different types of offshore platforms and how wells are drilled to get to the hydrocarbons in the seabed. This helped the students better understand the different stages of the drilling process.

Wee’s talk was organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Student Chapter of Curtin Malaysia. Also attending were academic advisors to the student chapter, Associate Professor Bridgid Chin Lai Fui, senior lecturer Dr. Tan Yie Hua and lecturer Dr. Angnes Tiong Ngieng Tze.

Dr. Tiong remarked that the talk was really beneficial to the students as it gave them valuable insights into the life of a wells engineer and what they can expect in their future careers as engineers. She said the technical knowledge garnered from the talk complemented what they have learned in their course, allowing them to connect engineering concepts and theories to real-life applications at offshore installations.

Associate Professor Chin, meanwhile, commended the IChemE Student Chapter of Curtin Malaysia for organising the talk in its mission to promote the latest developments and advances in the field of chemical engineering among Curtin Malaysia’s students, in addition to creating networking opportunities between students and industry professionals.

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Curtin Malaysia offers Curtin University’s four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering, which is double-accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Board of Engineers Malaysia, as well as the IChemE. The course has extensive support and collaboration from industry players, and Curtin Malaysia’s location in Miri, an oil and gas hub, and nearby the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), provides students ample opportunities for industry exposure and practical learning.

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Wee delivering his talk to the students

Wee in group photo with students and lecturers after the talk