On April 3rd, 2018, STT MIGAS Balikpapan organized an Oil Clean Up from the oil spill in the Gulf of Balikpapan. The oil spill surmised came from the burned-out of a tanker on March 31st , 2018. This activity followed by all students of STT MIGAS Balikpapan, included SPE STT MIGAS Balikpapan SC as a part of this activity.
Beside of STT MIGAS Students, this event also followed by STT MIGAS Balikpapan lecturers, staff of Pertamina Refinery Unit V, and also HSE Team. The muster point of Oil Clean Up is beside area of Balikpapan Plaza, because that place affected by a substantial oil spill.
Before we did the oil clean up, there was briefing from Pertamina RU V staff and STT MIGAS Balikpapan lecturer aimed to always stay safe in this activity. We started this activity at 9am until 1pm. Besides, we cleaned the oil spill, we were also clean the trash around the area. The oil spill was collect in hundreds of plastics, and it brought by Pertamina RU V Management to further process before disposal to be more environmentally friendly.
From this activity, we got some important things. Firstly, as a future engineer, we have to always pay attention to the environment to minimize the impact of engineering activity. Second, the jobs that look impossible could be done through teamwork. And the last and the most important is as an engineer, in this case, is petroleum engineer have to stay focus on doing the jobs to prevent the big incident which could affect to human and environment.