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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.

EGEL hosts Turkish Academic Delegation visit

Apr 29, 2018

The EGEL group hosted a seven-member Turkish Academic Delegation from April 18 – 19. The delegates from Istanbul University, Bogazici University and Middle East Technical University viewed KAUST research facilities and met with EGEL team members and ANPERC faculty.

ANPERC wins Green Lab Award

Apr 26, 2018

During the celebration of Earth Day on Thursday April 19, ANPERC was awarded the very first KAUST Certified Green Lab Award with the highest score in sustainability. The Green Lab award, given to ANPERC by the KAUST Sustainability Group, is an indication of how green the labs of the centers are.

Dr. Pankaj Khanna joins ANPERC

Apr 18, 2018

This March ANPERC welcomed Postdoctoral Fellow Pankaj Khanna. At KAUST Pankaj joined the growing Carbonate Reservoirs Geology group of Professor Volker Vahrenkamp.

Minding the gap ahead of future fuels

Apr 01, 2018

The days of easy oil extraction are dwindling across the globe, bringing an imperative for careful and inventive ways to utilize the Earth’s remaining fossil fuel resources. Tadeusz Patzek at KAUST is a leading expert in onshore and offshore oil recovery processes. He is committed to maintaining oil and gas production at sustainable levels to give scientists and engineers the opportunity to find replacement fuels for the future.

Addressing global hydrocarbon concerns

Mar 26, 2018

Over the next 30 to 50 years, the oil and gas industry will face a number of challenges. Chief among these is the difficulty of meeting growing global hydrocarbon demand as energy and feedstock within 21st century constraints. The industry must achieve a balance between environmental sensitivities, market pressures and rising costs. During the recent KAUST Research Conference: Recovery of Difficult Hydrocarbons organized by the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC), attendees wrestled with these and other questions. The conference, which was held from February 12 to 14, also examined technical solutions to enhance environmentally sound recovery from complex oil and gas fields at low cost within the Middle East.

ANPERC SRSI Student Deemah Alashban qualifies for INTEL ISEF

Mar 22, 2018

Deemah AlAshban, who completed a six-week SRSI internship supervised by Prof. Hussein Hoteit in 2017, has qualified for the prestigious INTEL ISEF Science Fair in Pittsburgh, USA. The prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world. Each year in May, more than 1500 students from roughly 70 countries and territories compete in the Fair for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and college scholarships.

ANPERC Welcomes New Ph.D. Student David Gonczi

Mar 20, 2018

ANPERC welcomed its newest Ph.D. student David Gonczi in February. Gonczi comes from Hungary, where he studied Earth Science and Engineering with a specialization in Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Miskolc. At ANPERC, David is pursuing his Ph.D. in Earth Science and Engineering under the supervision of Professor Hussein Hoteit.

Professor Hoteit at AIEC 2018

Mar 05, 2018

Professor Hussein Hoteit will represent ANPERC at the AIEC 2018, 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability. He will be speaking on March 6, from 1pm to 3pm. In his talk he will give an assessment of CO2 Emissions from major industries in Saudi Arabia.

ANPERC at Geo2018 Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain

Feb 26, 2018

A delegation of ANPERC faculty and students will attend the Geo2018 Conference and Exhibition, 5-8 March 2018 in Bahrain. Geo2018 is the Middle East's pre-eminent event for presenting and learning about new developments, applications, geology, geophysics and for networking with community peers and industry experts.