Petroleum engineering programme to be introduced at UG

first_imgIn the wake of a massive oil find in Guyana, the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, will soon be offering a Petroleum Engineering course in colloboration with the University of Guyana, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has disclosed.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Dr Roopnaraine stated that he is currently in engagement with the UWI’s principal and they have agreed to move forward with the programme. He indicated that arrangements would be in place as early as the start of the semester in September.Recently, in the National Assembly, the Education Minister had revealed his intentions for the programme. He stated that he had held a meeting with the Principal of UWI, St Augustine campus, Dr Clement Sankat, to discuss developing a petroleum engineering education programme that would prepare Guyana for the human resource challenge of running its impending oil industry in the near future.Petroleum engineering is the study of the cost-effective extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources from the earth. It is expert through the design, drilling and operation of wells and the incorporated administration of subversive reservoirs.Roopnaraine was at the time speaking about Guyana’s human resource problem and its brain drain. He had stated that one of the major challenges of the Education Ministry is the development of human resources to facilitate Guyana’s growth.He posited that it is crucial that the government be inventive and develop a strategy for human resource expansion.last_img read more