Helen Quinn

Offshore Operations Engineer

"The graduate programme allowed me to collect the skills required for my IChemE chartership application."

Graduate Programme: 2013 to 2015

Graduate Programme Structure (at the time) – 24 months (4 x 6 month placements)

I chose to study Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University because I had always enjoyed maths and science and wanted to study something that combined them in a useful and practical way.

When I started working here I quickly realised that even though Perenco is a large company, in terms of its assets, production and personnel, it wasn’t so large that you felt ‘lost’ or forgotten about. Whilst working in Operations Support, I was involved in the day to day operations/maintenance of the offshore platforms, small scale plant projects aimed to increase the efficiency of the transport process and I was responsible for the MEG (Mono-Ethylene Glycol) injection rates and stocks across the SNS-S (Southern North Sea South) assets.

I started the graduate programme in Projects, working on drilling of new wells, subsea tie backs, relocation of existing equipment and sizing of equipment to optimise production and reduce costs. The variety and depth of the rotations, combined with training courses on the graduate scheme, allowed me to collect the skills required for my IChemE chartership application.

My favourite thing about Perenco is the offshore aspect; as a student and graduate I had plenty of offshore experience and it has always been positive!

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