SEVEN graduate engineers from the SBM Offshore Graduate Engineering Programme will be returning to Guyana to complete their training before they are deployed offshore.
This will follow a six-month stint in Singapore which began in March and marked the start of the second phase of their training.
In August 2021, the seven graduate engineers commenced a six-month training in the Netherlands working alongside the design team for the prosperity floating production and storage and offloading FPSO vessel.
One of the graduate engineers, Malik Lewis, said that there are three words which he would use to describe his experience in the Netherlands.
“Productive, enlightening and refreshing. I was able to work with the head of the project controls department and his project team in order to ensure that what was being done in construction aligned with what was planned in terms of time and cost,” Lewis said.
Lewis related that their mentors had already put plans in place to ensure that there was a programme awaiting them in Singapore, with tasks that would not only help them grow as professionals but to add quality to the integration phase.
Raymond Luckhoo, another graduate engineer, said that they got to learn a lot from the design and conception phase of the project.
“We got to learn a lot about the level of engineering that goes into it and the support that goes into interface in-between the design and the construction phases of the project. I was involved in the electrical engineering department and I must say I felt involved,” Luckhoo explained.
He said that he expects to be fully integrated in operations along the technical field as this is the area he has been developing during the course of the training.
Additionally, graduate engineer, Paula Ceres, related that she is elated to have been given the opportunity to work at the SBM Offshore office and with the professionals.
“There was a lot I gathered for my future use as a professional here at SBM. These professionals have been working in this field for decades and for them to impart their knowledge onto us in such a patient and yet still a valuable way was something that I really appreciated,” Ceres said.