Total Professor Associates Program at LSU
Pi Epsilon Tau (PET), in conjunction with SPE and AADE, have partnered with TOTAL to take part in the Total Professor Associates Program, a program where industry professionals from TOTAL travel to universities across the globe to certified courses on petroleum engineering topics. The five day course, which took place from Sept 10-14, was on the topic of "Mid to Deep Offshore Drilling Techniques and Operations". Former CEO of TOTAL Qatar Phillipe Guys presented the material each day for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. On Friday, each of the participants received a certificate of completion. Mr. Guys, a former CEO and Managing Director at TOTAL, was initially contacted by Dr. Mauricio Almeida, Professional in Residence, and Mr. Daniel Braga regarding the course. It was a great collaboration between PET, the Petroleum Engineering Honor Society, and the other student organizations.