BP's Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) 2015 UK winners, Team OxiDANE.

Sheffield students win BP's UK Ultimate Field Trip competition

The team of three students will join other regional winners on a trip to BP operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Team OxiDANE, a group of three students from the University of Sheffield, has been crowned the winner of BP’s Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) 2015 UK.

The team, made up of Arona Othusitse, Chiamaka Nnaedozie, and Wai Choon Liong, impressed BP judges and celebrity host Jake Humphrey at this week’s final at London’s British Museum. Their microbubble-based solution was chosen as the best answer to this year’s challenge, which was to identify and develop a novel technical solution that will reduce the amount of water utilised and/or find an effective use for water produced from BP operations.

“It was an exceedingly well contested competition and all the teams produced innovative ideas in their attempt to overcome the problem and challenge,” says Suzy Style, Head of Graduate Resourcing UK, BP. “This year’s winners excelled and deserve their moment of glory. After all this hard work they can now embark upon a fantastic trip, gain an insight into BP’s operations and the wider oil and gas sector and also have some fun along the way.” ?

“It’s been an absolutely amazing experience,” adds Chiamaka. “We got to meet a lot of wonderful people along the way and got to know BP through its employees. It really feels good to win because our hard work has paid off. It’s still unbelievable but it will sink in eventually! I’d recommend the competition to anyone as it’s a great way for students to see life outside the lecture theatre.”?

Team OxiDANE will begin their two-week field trip in June 2015. They will join the winning teams from Angola, Canada and the US to visit BP’s Trinidad and Tobago operations where they will be immersed in BP’s business, with the opportunity to experience the culture, learn from industry experts and see live projects in action. The team will have the opportunity to visit two onshore facilities, one offshore platform, and to complete the Offshore Safety Induction training. The team will also receive Amazon vouchers worth £500.

Students considering entering next year’s competition should visit www.bp.com/uft/uk or join the Facebook group. E&T will report back on the students’ field trip later this year.

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