Updating Your Skills and Knowledge for Today’s Petroleum Engineering Professional

Includes a Live Event on 01/26/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

Over a decade ago, the Engineering Professionalism Committee (EPC) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers assembled a set of educational and knowledge guidelines, known as the Competency Matrices.  These were to guide the new professional towards their knowledge needs, academic institutions with their educational subject matter needs, training organizations for follow on course work, and to determine the knowledge base for the SPE’s Petroleum Engineering Certification.  Over the last two years, the EPC has revisited and revised the competency matrices.  These were realigned in some cases and three new matrices added.  These matrices were aligned with the Technical Disciplines of the SPE Board. These revised and new matrices were refocused to help academia and industry gauge the knowledge of Petroleum Engineers from entry level up to five years’ experience. This revised matrix is meant to be used solely as guidelines and not meant to be detailed and prescriptive for accreditation, hiring Petroleum Engineers or for curricula.  In this revised matrix, the “Minimum Competency Breadth” (What a recent graduate from a petroleum Engineering Curriculum should know.) and “Minimum Competency Depth” (What an engineer with five (5) years or more of experience and knowledge should know in their sub-discipline) column titles remained but the “Above Minimum Competence” column was removed as it was considered unnecessary in light of the core objective noted for these matrices. Additionally, three further subdisciplines (Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability, Production and Facilities and Data Science and Engineering Analytics) which are consistent with the revised SPE technical disciplines were incorporated into the matrices.  These revised matrices will assist in improving the professional engineering and other skill sets of the practicing petroleum engineer.

This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

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Ayasha Nickie

Ayasha Nickie is currently the Director of the Downstream Petroleum Management Division at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated with an MBA with a specialization in Energy from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA, earned a Masters in Petroleum Economics and Management from the Institute of French Petroleum (IFP), Paris, France as well as obtained a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She worked as a Petroleum Engineer for the past twelve (12) years in the MEEI and was the first certified Petroleum Engineer through the SPE certification exam in her country. Gas value Chain review, reserve analysis, oil and gas production forecasts, Competitive Bid Round Evaluations, technical and economic analysis of both green field and marginal field development as well as Strategic planning were her main duties and focus.

Coupled with her twelve (12) years of experience at the MEEI, she also spent six years (6) working in various leadership roles at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (SPETT). She served as Chairperson and Director to the SPETT section and was appointed by the SPE International President to be a member of the SPE International Standing Committee on Engineering Professionalism and later chosen as the Chair of that Committee. In 2021, she was also selected to another leadership role as Board Director of National Quarries Company Limited.

Ayasha Nickie has also been involved in the development of youth and other members lives since the commencement of her professional career. Within the SPE, she formed and chaired the first Young Professional group in Trinidad and Tobago, bridging the gap between graduating students and other “seasoned” professional members. She also spends her time tutoring Mathematics to students who have difficulty in the subject area.

Babatunde Anifowose (Moderator)

Babatunde Anifowose is a university lecturer and researcher with >20 years’ work experience in the areas of sustainability and environmental assessment of oil and gas industry value-chain. He was Course Director for the MSc Petroleum & Environmental Technology programme at Coventry University, UK. He holds a Diploma in Data Processing (Computer Science), BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Lagos, Akoka-Nigeria and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Peer Review College. Babatunde was on the Board of Directors of SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section (2017-2021). He is Chair of the Engineering Professionalism Committee (2021-2022).

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