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March 24, 2019

Aberdeen events to encourage oil & gas engineers of the future

A group that helps aspiring engineers is staging two events later this month.

AFBE-UK Scotland is a not-for-profit body run by industry professionals who give up their time to provide insights to pupils, students and graduates.

The Aberdeen-based organisation runs around 20 events annually and has helped more than 650 pupils, students and graduates across its three main programmes – NextGen, Transition and Real Projects. In particular, the body supports people from minority groups.

AFBE-UK Scotland will hold a Transition event to help prepare graduates and students for that difficult phase between graduating and finding a job in the oil and gas sector.

The all-day seminar will feature career workshops, CV clinics, mock interviews and candidate assessment advice and takes place at the Sir Ian Wood Building at Robert Gordon University (N240 and N242) on Saturday, February 17 (10am-4pm).

In addition, Gabriel Otaru, a lead petroleum engineer with an operator in Aberdeen, will give a talk entitled My Transition Story that outlines his route into the oil and gas industry. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

AFBE-UK Scotland’s Real Projects event will discuss what’s next for the oil and gas industry at the New Kings Building (NK14) at the University of Aberdeen on Thursday, February 22 (6.30pm-8pm). The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Dr Chet Biliyok, a visiting lecturer from the Cranfield University will give a talk – The Future of Oil. Dr Biliyok is a chartered engineer and project management professional with more than 12 years’ experience in process engineering, project execution, technical consultancy and energy systems research.

He has a Masters in chemical process engineering from University College London and obtained his PhD from Cranfield University’s School of Engineering, where he has continued to supervise PhD students.

AFBE-UK Scotland is the Scottish division of AFBE-UK, a registered not-for-profit organisation which encourages all young people, particularly those of black, Asian and minority ethnic origin, to pursue a career in engineering.

Dr Ollie Folayan, chairman of Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland, said “We’re delighted to be hosting two events which both seek to give support to young engineers.

“The all-day event will provide the opportunity for students and recent graduates to seek advice, while the talk from the Dr Chet Biliyok, is sure to give a first-class insight into what lies ahead for the industry.”

To register for the event, visit