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Six weeks of ANPERC experience for SRSI student Mohammed Suleiman

Sep 20, 2018

Just like last year ANPERC was honored to host two talented SRSI students, Mohammed Suleiman and Anass Alzomaili. Both students were supervised by Professor Hussein Hoteit and worked on projects specially designed for them. We asked Mohammed Suleiman about his experience as an SRSI-student in KAUST.

ANPERC Faculty and Students Travel the World to Participate in Symposia

Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Carlos Santamarina represents KAUST in Atlanta and Lausanne, joined by Rached Rached and Marco Terzariol of ANPERC.

ANPERC Organizes Course by Industry Consultant Dr. Sherilyn Williams-Stroud

Sep 16, 2018

Confractus CEO and Illinois State Geology Survey consulting geologist Sherilyn Williams-Stroud will conduct a 3 day course for ANPERC and PSE students and faculty.

ErSE Special Seminar Speakers Inspire As Well As Educate

Sep 06, 2018

SEG Honorary Lecturer Maria Capello warns: "We have become very much secluded in our science."

J. Carlos Santamarina to Speak at Academic Convocation

Aug 28, 2018

This year's faculty speaker at the 9th academic convocation will be ANPERC's Associate Center Director Dr Carlos Santamarina.

KAUST Launches New Academic Program: Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering

Aug 26, 2018

ErPE, a new academic program offered by the Physical Science and Engineering Division, will open new opportunities for students interested in studying at KAUST and ANPERC.

ANPERC attends AAPG meeting

Aug 08, 2018

This May, ANPERC Professor Volker Vahrenkamp and Postdoctoral Fellow Pankaj Khanna visited the AAPG/SEPM Annual Convention Meeting in Salt Lake City, USA. This meeting, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, aims to bring together the best geoscientists on the planet to see the latest science and technology in the geoscience world.

Q & A with Visiting Student Christian Wimmer

Aug 01, 2018

Recently, ANPERC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Leoben University in Austria to promote collaboration and student exchanges between the two universities. In April, ANPERC welcomed the first exchange student from Leoben. Christian Wimmer works as a Visiting Student in the EGEL group under the supervision of Professor Santamarina. We asked him about his experience as a Visiting Student in KAUST in a short Q&A

The KAUST SPE team qualifies for PetroBowl Finals

Jul 25, 2018

The KAUST SPE PetroBowl team qualified in the 2018 MENA (Middle East North Africa) competition to participate in the PetroBowl Finals held during the September 2018 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, USA. In the PetroBowl competition SPE Student Chapter teams play against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and non-technical gas and oil-industry related questions.

EGEL welcomes Visiting Professor Dr. Luis Alberto Torres Cruz

Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Luis Alberto Torres Cruz has commenced his five month sabbatical with the EGEL group. Dr Torres Cruz is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he lectures in Strength of Materials and Geotechnical Engineering.

Visiting Student Aseel Alsantely follows her dream

Jun 07, 2018

KAUST and ANPERC regularly host exceptional undergraduate students as Visiting Students to conduct unique research and explore graduate opportunities. It is one of the best-in-class strategies for encouraging bright young minds from Saudi Arabia and around the world to pursue graduate education. One of ANPERC's recent Visiting Student interns is Aseel Alsantely, who is completing an internship in the EGEL lab under supervision of Professor Carlos Santamarina.

​Tad Patzek Elected Member of the Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences

May 16, 2018

​ANPERC Center Director Tadeusz Patzek has been elected to serve a four-year term on the Committee of Mining by the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Committee of Mining advises the Polish government on matters related to oil, gas, coal and ore mining.

ANPERC members attend ATS&E 2018 in Dhahran

May 14, 2018

ANPERC members Dr. Victor Torrealba and Wardana Saputra attended the 2018 ATS&E conference in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. They presented a paper and spoke in the Young Professional's panel.

Interview with Visiting Professor Clayton Radke

May 08, 2018

Visiting Professor Clayton Radke spent five months working together with staff and students at ANPERC. Radke, who is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California Berkeley and a member of the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering, came to KAUST to teach a variety of courses within applied surface and colloid chemistry. He's also working on various research projects.

ANPERC in focus: Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner

May 03, 2018

At ANPERC Senior Research Scientist Thomas Finkbeiner is leading the Rock Geomechanics Reseach Group. We asked Thomas about his background and research.