Kuala Belait - Annually, students from technical institutions in the Sultanate get an opportunity to undergo their industrial attachment with Oil-and-Gas companies.
Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) is also part of this programme, where students are placed into different departments of the company based on their disciplines.
According to a press release, 84 students were attached to BSP and they are spread across various departments within the company. 18 students from Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College (MKJB) and Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School (SVNR) had the opportunity to be attached with the Hydrocarbon Processing unit covering the Seria Crude Oil Terminal Operations, Bandar Gas Operations and Operations Maintenance & Integrity Support for a period of six months.
There, they were rotated into different disciplines in order to attain more details on basic processes and principles of operations of the oil & gas recovery and treatment, as well as equipment & facilities maintenance.
At the end of their attachments, they were asked to do individual presentations to show their understanding on what they had learned in the past six months. Based on the students' feedback, they had learned and understood more in detail after the six months industrial attachment, to which they can relate with what they have learned back in college for the past two years.
This opportunity also enhanced their awareness to HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), and helped them learn the importance of HSSE in every operation and task to be executed.
In BSP, HSSE comes first, as the company's first priority is to 'not to cause harm to' people, the environment, asset integrity to achieve the business objectives.
The students clearly stated some key skills learned during their attachment are "take home lessons" and will be practiced in everyday life such as the 12 life saving rules (HSSE), working in teams, improve communication & presentation abilities and most importantly, ways to learn, search and attain knowledge.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin