Ghana: Takoradi Technical University Petroleum Department Unveils Industry Best Reservoir Simulation Software


The Department of Oil and Natural Gas Engineering at the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has added a significant asset to its advanced technology-driven research and training capabilities in oil and gas engineering.

In addition to hosting the Jubilee Technical Training Centre, TTU has now secured a Petroleum Engineering Software Suite valued at over £3.3 million.

This comprehensive software suite, donated by PE Limited (PETEX), supports various aspects of petroleum production, including reservoir works, well-completion intervention, and control.

It also boasts robust simulation capabilities that enable users to model complex reservoir behaviour, optimise well performance, and predict production outcomes.

At the launch, Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev Prof John Frank Eshun, emphasised the importance of the oil and gas industry as a hub for economic development.

He stated that the University is dedicated to equipping students with the tools and knowledge necessary for them to excel in this field.

Rev Prof Eshun highlighted the various ways the software supports Petroleum studies and research. He said, “With its advanced algorithms and intuitive interface, the software enables a realistic and interactive environment for students and researchers to explore, experiment, and learn.

“Its applications span various disciplines, from reservoir engineering and production optimisation to economics and environmental impact assessment.”

He added that the software would enable researchers and students to develop and test new reservoir modelling techniques, optimise well completion and intervention strategies, predict and analyse production scenarios, and evaluate the economic and environmental impact of petroleum production.

Expressing his appreciation to PETEX for the software, the Vice Chancellor was optimistic that the software would not only enhance teaching and learning but also bridge the gap between academic knowledge and industry application.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof John Bentil, spoke about how technological advancements have changed the ways of technical and vocational education.

He said, “In our part of the world, limited resources from the government, rising student numbers and escalation of prices of teaching and learning materials, present the arduous tasks to managers of technical, and vocational education and training in Ghana.

“We are privileged that the import of 21st-century technological advancements presents to us an innovation and a game changer by way of simulation software.

“As we are all aware Takoradi Technical University has a niche program in oil and gas.”

He thanked all stakeholders who worked to ensure the acquisition of the all-important software for TTU.

Head of the Department of Oil and Natural Gas Engineering of TTU, Dr Joseph Sekyi Ansah, extended TTU’s gratitude to PETEX for its visionary support and commitment to technical education.

He highlighted the benefits of the software and its resourcefulness to academic work and industry.

He stated, “Students will gain hands-on experience with tools used by leading professionals, preparing them for successful careers in the oil and gas industry.

“Faculty and researchers can conduct advanced studies and innovate, positioning our TTU as a leader in oil and gas research.

“Aligning our resources with industry standards strengthens partnerships, opening opportunities for collaborative projects, internships, and job placements.

“Graduates equipped with advanced skills will drive progress and sustainability in the industry.”

“At Takoradi Technical University, we are committed to producing the next generation of engineers and innovators.

“This donation is a testament to our shared belief in the power of education and the importance of investing in the future.

“We look forward to celebrating more achievements together and ensuring our students are well-prepared to excel in the evolving landscape of oil and gas engineering.”

Industry players from Baker Hughes and GNPC praised the software acquisition by TTU for the training of Ghana’s next generation of Oil and Gas professionals.






Source: Akwasi Agyei Annim