Defining the Mining Sector
Dschang-UDs/SIC-15/01/18.The University auditorium of Campus A, today 15th January 2018, played host to the conference organized by the Dschang School of Science and Technology on the theme “Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons: Technical and non-technical elements to better understand and define the sector of the mining industry”. The conference was presented by Mr Atangana Eloundou Emmanuel of the University of Technology of Berlin, Department of Exploration Geology and moderated by Prof Kwekam Maurice, a lecturer in the Department of Geology of the University of Dschang. This forum which brought together university authorities of the Faulty of Sciences, students and the general public was aimed at clarifying the minds of students and academicians on the need to build on the state’s petroleum reservoirs (engineers) and foster connections to build on world wide Network for geoscientist, mining and Petroleum engineers. It is worth noting that the conference launches the defense session of the 4th batch of students of the engineering sciences, specifically Applied Geology, Mines and Petroleum.
In his presentation, the guest speaker gave an overview of the oil and gas industry, highlighting the value of geoscientist and petroleum engineers in the upstream, midstream and downstream of the exploitation process. The speaker stated that this core of workers had key areas of speciality at different processing units. He defined reservoir engineering as a branch of petroleum engineering that applies scientific principles to the drainage problems arising during the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs so as to obtain a high economic recovery.
Mr. Atangana enumerated the role of a reservoir engineering to continuously monitor the reservoir and collect relevant data and interpret it to be able to: determine (present conditions) estimate ( future conditions) and control the movement of fluids through the reservoir. He added that their role was to calculate the volume of the initial hydrocarbon present in the reservoir, predict the derivability of the wells producing from the reservoir (production versus time) and to suggest strategies for increasing an individual or the productivity of the entire reservoir.
The conference ended with a question and answer session with students and the award of certificates to students who succeeded as consultants in the field. In deed it was a platform to educate and sensitize the future petroleum engineers on better ways of exploiting and exploring hydrocarbons.