7 months ago
Students of the Department of Natural
Resources Engineering and Management created a prototype of a drilling rig.
The Rig Prototype Project is a Society for Petroleum
Engineering (SPE) project prepared by UKH-SPE Student Chapter for the purpose
of better understanding of Conventional Rotary Drilling Rig mechanism and
demonstration of the main equipment found on the rigs.
Supported by Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohammed
Mochtar and acting dean of School of Science and Engineering Dr Soorkeu
Atrooshi, the project was under the supervision of Professor Akram Hamoodi and led
by Lawen Hawezi, a UG4 student of petroleum engineering who is meanwhile the
President of SPE chapter.
The Rig Rrototype Project reflects the
conventional rigs that are utilized by drilling companies in the oil industry.
The prototype helps petroleum engineering students to better recognize the
tools that are essential for drilling rigs. Additionally, the rig prototype
will facilitate the understanding of the mechanism behind Rotary Drilling Rigs
and its functions.