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New members join ANPERC lab team

Nov 16, 2017

Since its beginning in 2015 the ANPERC lab team has been growing steadily. Over the past few months two more lab technicians joined our team, which now consists of four people.

Safeguarding the Environment: New Research at ANPERC Focuses on Storing and Trapping CO2 in the Subsurface

Nov 06, 2017

The world heralds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as one of the most important producers of the hydrocarbons that power modern life. But can the Kingdom also be one of the primary drivers in addressing the environmental challenge?

Welcome to ANPERC Dr. Torrealba!

Oct 31, 2017

October saw the arrival of our new Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Victor Torrealba. Torrealba got his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and at the same university, he was awarded his Ph.D in 2017.

EGEL-group hosts three guests from the American University of Beirut

Oct 29, 2017

The EGEL-group of Professor Carlos Santamarina hosted Professor Mazen El Ghoule, Professor Salah Sadek and Associate Professor Shadi Najjar from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon from October 22-23, 2017.

ANPERC welcomes two new members

Oct 18, 2017

ANPERC welcomed two new members last month. Both Ahmed Albalawi and Ahmad Alabdulghani come from Saudi Arabia and started their new careers in September.

ANPERC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Montan University

Oct 15, 2017

KAUST and Montan University Leoben from Austria recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow extensive collaboration between the two universities. The Memorandum was signed Professor Jean Fréchet, Senior Vice President - Research, Innovation and Economic Development and will serve as an opportunity for ANPERC to connect with the department of Petroleum Engineering of MUL and set up various potential collaboration projects such as a student exchange or collaborative research fundings.

PhD student Ahmed Saad was selected to participate in the 2017 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS)

Oct 08, 2017

PhD student Ahmed Saad was selected to participate in the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) in Houston, Texas. Participants for the SLS undergo a rigorous selection process as only 50 students from all over the world get accepted.

ANPERC at the ATCE2017 conference in San Antonio

Sep 27, 2017

ANPERC will be attending the SPE’s annual meeting of members which will take place from the 9th to the 11th of October 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition features groundbreaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline. Visit our ANPERC booth and get more information about our research and academic programs. Faculty, scientists and staff will be available to answer your questions and to discuss the opportunities of learning and working at ANPERC. Our ANPERC booth (1075) is located in Exhibit Hall 2 of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

Meet our new students

Aug 30, 2017

At the beginning of the new semester, four new Ph.D. students joined our center. This year they come from multiple countries and exciting backgrounds. Let's meet our new reinforcements!

Natalia Odnoletkova comes from Russia and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering at the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. She then moved to Sweden for her Master's Degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. When she is not studying, Natalia enjoys playing tennis and swimming. Natalia will be working with Professor Patzek.

Professor Hosung Shin visits EGEL

Aug 28, 2017

It was a pleasure to welcome back Professor Hosung Shin from the University of Ulsan, Korea for 10 days during August. Dr Shin is an expert in the field of numerical modelling of rock fractures and collaborated closely with Professor Carlos Santamarina.

Researching the Red Sea Subsurface

Aug 22, 2017

This summer Murtadha Al-Mallalah completed a research internship in the Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory or EGEL-group, led by Professor Carlos Santamarina. Al-Mallalah, who went to local high school in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, was admitted in the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) because he achieved the top 1% of high school students nationwide. The KGSP grant, established by KAUST in 2008 to create a pool of highly gifted Saudi students in STEM fields, gives the students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor's degree at premier institutions in the USA before returning to KAUST to start a M.S. or Ph.D. degree program.

Interview with SRSI students Zainab Al-Abdullatif and Deemah AlAshban

Aug 13, 2017

Young and ambitious Deemah AlAshban and Zainab Al-Abdullatif are completing their 6-week SRSI internship at ANPERC. The 11-grade students, who both hail from Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, belong to the country's top students, sitting through tough exams in order to win the Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) grant. The SRSI grant is a summer research program and aims to support and inspire the next generation of Saudi Arabian scientists

Meet ANPERC’s intern from the KGSP!

Jul 11, 2017

Murtadha Al-Malallah who recently joined EGEL team as an intern from the KAUST Gifted Student Program. He is currently completing his Bachelor's Degree in Geosciences at the University of Arizona and will stay with us until August.

Interview with Professor Volker Vahrenkamp

Jun 17, 2017

Dr. Volker Vahrenkamp joined ANPERC as Professor of Practice in Geology after many years of experience in the petroleum industry with Shell E&P companies and also as a Managing Director at NordicGeothermal in Dubai. In a recent interview with Professor Volker we learned more about his education and professional experience, his research and also his expectations as a professor in KAUST.


Jun 12, 2017

We want to thank all of the 2017 EAGE visitors to ANPERC’s booth! Here you can find a few convenient links for our EAGE visitor who may want to know more about ANPERC and KAUST.