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Dr Joseph Oluleke is awarded Chartered Scientist (CSci) status

Joseph OlulekePlease join us in congratulating our colleague, friend and project consultant, Dr Joseph Oluleke, on achieving the status of Chartered Scientist (CSci).  Now working for Carpenter Additive, ‘Joe’ was employed as Rawwater’s Senior Metallurgist between 2013 and 2017 and played a pivotal role in the development of our bismuth-based alloys as an alternative to cement for oil well Plugging & Abandonment (P&A).

Part of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) with an international consortium of oil majors, this challenging task resulted in our creation of the world’s first ‘anticipated’ 3,000-year-life cast metal seal, in accordance with the design life specified by Oil & Gas UK for plugs in the North Sea. It also involved a strict technical qualification programme overseen by Bureau Veritas, with stringent adherence to the qualification processes stipulated by DNV-RP-203 – Jul 2013, ISO 14310 (V0).

Joe’s involvement included alloy development, materials characterisation, laboratory management, supporting IP and patent filing, and providing specialist advice to the Rawwater engineering team. We are especially pleased that Joe selected this project for peer review as part of his application for CSci status. Congratulations Joe on your achievement!