Working In The Energy Industry
Global energy demands are expected to increase by 35% in the next two decades, due to an increase in population and the economic growth of developing countries. The continued need for energy has never been greater as has the threat on climate change. The Paris Agreement marked a historic turning point for global climate action with 195 nations, focusing towards substantially reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. International Oil Companies are now in the process of transitioning to “net zero” with the adoption of renewables and eventually turning into International Energy Companies. In this talk, I will be focusing on my experience working in the Oil & Gas sector from a perspective of production and operations. Furthermore, I will be sharing my experience working on Clair Ridge, an offshore drilling and production oil platform. I will also touch on the transition to net zero.
27 Jul 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ravivarma Vikneswaren Sridharan
Site Engineer - Claire Ridge Platform, UK
Ravivarma Vikneswaren Sridharan graduated from the University of Southampton with a First Class Honours in MEng Electrical and Electronics. He currently works for BP Plc, one of the world’s largest International Energy Companies and Oil Supermajors. Ravi is currently a Site Engineer on the Clair Ridge Platform located west of Shetlands in the North Sea, United Kingdom. Prior to this, he worked as a Graduate Instrument & Control Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland. As a student, Ravi spent his summers on various internships notably Disa Engineering, a Malaysian M&E Engineering Firm, an industrial internship in the Power Grids & Grid Automation department of ABB as well as a summer research intern at UoSM. During the summer prior to graduation, Ravi worked as an Instruments & Protective Systems Intern at BP. During his time at university, Ravi co-authored a paper on a secure ultra-lightweight RFID protocol targeted for integration in a supply chain management system that utilizes permissioned blockchain network. Ravi interests include robotics and blockchain technology.