Singapore's NUS Slowly Builds its Petroleum Engineering Program

Singapore's NUS Slowly Builds its Petroleum Engineering Program
The National University of Singapore capitalized on the industry downturn to recruit experienced staff for its fledgling petroleum engineering program.

Rigzone: Regarding collaboration on R&D projects with the oil and gas industry, has the NUS PE program undertaken any so far?

Cheng: We are working on a project with Halliburton. We are also involved in project that is co-funded by SMI (Singapore Maritime Institute) and a local company called NauticAWT Ltd. (a Singapore-listed subsurface, subsea and surface facilities engineering services and solutions provider). And we have cooperative work with CGG, using their software. Some of these projects involved actual money.

Rigzone: Does NUS track the employability of their PE students after graduation?

Cheng: Yes, it’s part of our KPI (key performance indicator).


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