UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Global Management of Natural Resources students go on OPCE field trip

26 May 2017

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On May 1st, 2017, the students enrolled in the MSc Global Management of Natural Resources had a field trip at the Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence Training Facility (OPCE) in Adelaide, South Australia.

The OPCE is a unique facility that provides a realistic simulation of oil and gas operations from extraction to separation. The plant and equipment is ex field supplied by energy company Santos. The training options range from an overview of basic oil and gas extraction to the up-skilling of experienced operator maintainers

At the facility, students learned to 'pig a pipeline’, and to safely operate an oil well,  among other things. A practical complement to class material discussed at the UCL London campus.