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Gambian student wins top award in petroleum engineering

Jun 14, 2012, 1:46 PM

Gambian student currently undergoing her Masters in petroleum engineering in Germany has been awarded the “best petroleum engineering student of the year” by the Clausthal Technical University in Germany.

Anna Kwokori received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) annual student award on Wednesday 13 June 2012.

The award is given by the SPE German section annually to the best petroleum engineering student from three of its petroleum universities in Freiberg, Berlin and Clausthal.

It is part of the SPE’s youth development in the petroleum industry.

Being the first Gambian to ever attend the institution, Anna got enrolled into the university in September 2010. Her selection for the award was based on her high GPA, extra curriculum activities and Master’s seminar presentation.

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (ITE) in the university has four departments: department of reservoir engineering; department of drilling and production, where Anna came from; department of gas supply; and the department of geothermal engineering and integrated energy systems.

The award winner has to be from one of these departments.

This year’s award ceremony was graced by the 2012 SPE President Ganesh Thakur, and award winners gave a presentation on petroleum-related topics of their choice.