Safety Sciences Graduate Does Emergency and Oil-Spill Response Work for Chevron in Indonesia

Posted on 1/21/2009 9:43:15 AM

Safety Grad in IndonesiaRecently, Justin Little M'07 traveled to Indonesia to participate on a two-person team that completed an emergency services and response assessment of Chevron's Kalimantan Operations in Balikpapan. As part of Justin's role with Chevron Global Upstream and Gas, he provides subject matter expertise on emergency management and response.

Prior to arriving in Balikpapan, Justin visited Singapore for a few days in order to meet with EARL (East Asia Response Limited) to discuss its oil-spill response and support capabilities. EARL provides oil-spill response services for Chevron's locations throughout South Asia. While in Indonesia, the two-person team was also invited to complete a similar assessment of Chevron's geothermal power plants for the Global Power Generation Operation in Jakarta. 

In order to be afforded these types of opportunities, Justin encourages current Safety Sciences students to work hard. He said, "If you have a passion for your profession and work hard toward your goal, the opportunities are limitless."

He also encourages them to get involved and play an active role in the student organizations such as ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) and RSK (Rho Sigma Kappa). Last but not least, Justin encourages students to get to know their professors and, in return, let them get to know you. They are a huge asset to your education and initial career development.