Ross O’Brien was named 2018's Rising Star by the World Refining Association at the European Refining Technology Conference in Cannes.
O’Brien, a mechanical engineer currently based at our refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, took home the prize over four other finalists for his presentation on how to encourage the next generation to join the oil industry.
We spoke to Ross shortly after his award win to get the details:
I think the way to encourage more young people into STEM roles is to focus on 3Ps:
I joined because I wanted to make a positive impact in the world and develop myself into a leader to advance a low-carbon future. I can’t think of anywhere better than BP for doing that.