Motivation Statement For Petroleum Engineering

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“Prospecting for oil is a dynamic art…The greatest single element in all prospecting, past, present and future, is the man willing to take a chance” – Everette Lee DeGolyer (Father of American geophysics).
I view petroleum engineering as an exciting and challenging career. With the recent drop in oil prices and a growing push for clean energy, one is tempted to ask “How long will the oil price remain low?”, “What does the future hold for crude oil and petroleum engineers?” Although the reserves of readily available crude oil in the world today are declining, these reservoirs are still over half full with untapped resources since the maximum expected oil recovery rate is between 40% – 60% of the reservoir’s original oil .
The technological advances in the field of enhanced oil recovery(EOR) such as Plasma Pulse Technique (PPT) , microbial injection and 〖CO〗_2-EOR process have not only allowed us to extract more oil with better efficiency but have also opened the door to unconventional petroleum sources such as coal bed methane, shale, gas hydrates etc. Recent oil discoveries have been made in unfamiliar locations
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This helped in sustaining my interest and choosing a career in the field of petroleum engineering. For five consecutive years during my undergraduate program, I was awarded the Unilag Scholars Endowment, a scholarship scheme awarded to only students with a grade point average of at least 4.5 on 5.0. I was also awarded various scholarships for academic excellence both internally and externally by multinationals like Addax, Agbami – Chevron, Exxon Mobil, MTN and Nigerian LNG limited. I graduated as a First Class student with the second highest cumulative grade point average (4.85 on 5.0) in a class of 86
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