31 July 2019 – About 60 students from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) attended the Geo Masterclass conducted by the Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP). The half-day masterclass took place at UTB Lecture Theatre 3, Library Complex.

The Masterclass was attended by Undergraduates and Postgraduates from Petroleum Engineering programme and also students from UBD who are undertaking Geoscience. Speaking at the Masterclass was Yang Mulia Mr. David Alsop, Explorationist and SME Reservoir Geology from BSP. In his presentation titled Deep-Water Depositional Concepts, the students were introduced to gravity flows and their deposits.

According to Mr. David Alsop, who has thirty-three years of experience in the petroleum industry and has been working for Shell Group since 1998, the petroleum resources in Brunei Darussalam have been produced largely from shallow water reservoirs such as shoreface deposits. Although several discoveries have been made in the deepwater offshore Brunei, it has a considerable potential as a source of new oil and gas discoveries.

The presentation also focused on deep water depositional process, source to sink relationships, the stratigraphic framework and the influence of tectonic on reservoir distribution.

The masterclass was aimed for the students to get further understanding on deepwater depositional settings as there is potential deepwater opportunity for Brunei.

The event ended with question and answer sessions and also group photograph with the students.

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