Young Engineers Programme (YEP)

Aberdeen branch has now launched the 2022YEP which will run for a full year from January.

The branch received 50 applications for this session, and after a thorough review by branch committee members, 20 applicants were selected for the programme and 3 were selected as reserves. Also 15 applications were found suitable for future YEP programmes and were advised to re-apply for YEP 2024. The first session was held on 27th January by Zoom due to the current uncertainties regarding the COVID restrictions in Scotland. At present the February talk is likely to be similarly organised online, although it is hoped to hold subsequent presentations in-person.

The full 2022 syllabus is given  below.




Session 3 – NDT / Corrosion Monitoring


Jim McNab (Oceaneering)

Session 4 – Coatings & Linings


Michael Young (ROSEN)

Session 5 – Case Studies


Steve Paterson

Session 5.1 – Presentation Skills


Olubayo Latwino

Session 6 – Corrosion Under
Insulation and Fire Protection


Clare Watt (KAEFER)

Session 7 – Cathodic Protection


ROSEN (speaker to be confirmed)

Extra session – Annual Corrosion Forum (Whole day)


Various Speakers

Session 8 – Production Chemistry


Ben Smith (BP) (TBC)  Olaf Niemeyer (Shell) (TBC)

Session 9 – Integrity Management / FFS


Stephen Tate / Pieter Viever (Oceaneering)


Session 10 – Presentation of Case Studies


Panel of Judges

As the 20 participants will be split into 5 groups, the branch has identified 5 mentors to support them during their case study preparations. The following 4 mentors have are already confirmed, and one more needs to be identified. 

Steve Plant, Managing Director, PIM

Bruce McKenzie, Technical Manager, Oceaneering

David Hillis, Material and Corrosion TA, TotalEnergies

Yunnan Gao, SME & Deputy Technical Manager, Stork

For the case study presentations, two judges have been confirmed, Chris Williams from BP and Susan Cushnaghan from Shell, and the branch are in the process of confirming the third judge.  The prize for the best case study presentation has been sponsored by BP, and it is hoped to have a further prize sponsored.

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