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Exciting World of Geology Outreach at Covenant University

The NAPE young professionals were invited to make a presentation to the physics department of Covenant University. The presentation was geared towards enlightening the students on the breadth and depth of activities in the Oil and Gas Industry especially the upstream business. Four young professional were present to champion the presentation: Austin Mgbemere, Christopher Jackson, Joy Gabriel and Julius Adesun. The outreach was held on Thursday 30 March 2017. The program began at about 12:36pm, with the Head of Department of Physics giving the opening remarks. He encouraged the students to listen attentively to the session.

The presentation entitled “An Integrated Geoscience Approach in Petroleum Exploration and Production”, was delivered by Dr. Christopher Jackson, who talked about various aspect of geosciences, specifically tailored to the oil and gas industry. He also explained various subsets of geophysics and how they come to play in the oil and gas industry. It was an educative session, one that had both students and lecturers asking a lot of questions.
Next was a brief talk by the YP lead, Austin Mgbemere, on the requirements to open a NAPE student chapter in the university and the advantages of doing so. He also encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunity availed to them, as it would surely benefit them later in their careers. The university was enthusiastic about this and promised to keep contact with the YP Lead to ensure that the chapter was established. Austin thanked the management for hosting the YPs and for the privilege to share the talk with the department. Dr. Mrs. Odukoya, a lecturer in the department gave a vote of thanks to conclude the program at about 2:30pm.