[Poetic Engineering]: O well

Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the master thesis ‘Well trajectory optimization’ by Ashir Kumar Loomba

Drilling wells is an expensive process.

Thus whenever we can be more clever

We are saving money, time and effort.

Optimizing well trajectory

Requires input from geologists

Drill engineers and geophysicists

Their expertise and their directory.

Determining the perfect minimum

Amount of wells computers ‘pretty well’

Can guess, as does this master student tell

Us. Yet trajectories their optimum

Requires judgment – engineers to dwell

An index finger in their mouth: ‘O well…’


Foto: Sam Rentmeester

Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichtten tussen december 2014 en maart 2017 42 keer een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties waren van Ella Nitters.

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