Before introducing myself, I want to say thank you METU NCC family for preparing me for this global competitiveness. I am very proud of being an alumnus of METU NCC.
My name is Joao Halunhona “Makambe”. I graduated from METU NCC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in June 2014. Three months late, in October 2014, I joined BP as Rig Engineer. Currently, I am still in BP working as Drilling Engineer. My job accountabilities include planning and executing safe, operational and reliable deep water wells. The technical background that I have learnt while in METU has given me a solid foundation for my engineering work. Moreover, working under pressure, making effective presentation, network, and time management are some skills that I have benefited from during my four years in METU and have contributed to my success. These have been reflected in my day to day activity. As a result, I was one of the winners for Technofest “BP world-wide competition for engineers with less than 3 years’ experience”.
I am one of the students who got surprised with the very special environment, nature and markedly international character of METU NCC. I was lucky for being there and I am sure that, in future, my son will say the same.
In the spirit of recognition, I would like to thank the professors of METU NCC, especially from Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering department and English Prep School, for their commitment in delivering word class graduates.