Petrofac News 1700X397
10 October 2012

Caltec graduate leads unique handbook project

Abdullah Rehman joined Caltec, part of Integrated Energy Services, as a chemical engineering graduate in September 2011. Since then, he has worked on a number of projects, one of which was to manage the publication of an engineers’ handbook, unique to the oil & gas industry.

‘The Engineers’ Handbook for Surface Jet Pumps for Enhanced Oil & Gas Production’, published recently by Caltec, is proving very popular with our customers. Can you tell us more about the book?

The purpose of the project was to educate oil & gas industry professionals about Surface Jet Pump (SJP) technology, its wide range of applications and associated benefits. To achieve this, we brought together knowledge from within Caltec and our manufacturing partner Transvac to create a handbook for engineers. The handbook covers SJP application identification and solution design, supported by many relevant case studies.

What was your involvement in the project?

As the Project Manager, I co-ordinated the content development and print, with guidance and input from Colin Morrison, Managing Director, Caltec, and the principal handbook authors: Dr. Najam Beg, Technology Director, and Sacha Sarshar, Chief Technology Officer, both from Caltec. The project took six months from the planning stage to print, but it is really the end result of years of research and experience of the principal authors.

Has the experience been useful to you as a graduate?

The project provided me with a great opportunity to learn from our Subject Matter Experts and I enjoyed having this responsibility early on in my role at Caltec. During the production process I learned a lot about the fundamentals of SJP technology and its applications and the upstream oil & gas industry in a very short timeframe. I am delighted to have played a part in the creation of the handbook, which is being enthusiastically received by the petroleum and process engineering community around the world. It really has exceeded all of our expectations.