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Congratulations to ANPERC's Class of 2020

Jan 17, 2021

Congratulations to our 2020 PhD and MS Graduates

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Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner appointed a Research Professor

Jan 17, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner on being promoted to a Research Professor, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Dr. Finkbeiner received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in January of 2016 in the Ali Al Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC). His research focuses on rock and geo-mechanics, rock physics for oil and gas, and renewable energies.

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ANPERC Faculty Exhibit their work at the KAUST Circular Carbon Initiative Expo

Jan 17, 2021

In Dec 2020, Kaust hosted the KAUST Circular Carbon Initiative Expo. During the event, exhibitors showcased their research into Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) technology solutions. Prof. Volker C. Vahrenkamp and Prof. Thomas Finkbeiner, from Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center, exhibited their work on CO2 and Geothermal Subsurface Solutions – Closing the Cycle.

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ANPERC’s SEG EVOLVE 2020 KAUST TEAM WINS THREE CATEGORIES AT THE SEG EVOLVE 2020 PROGRAM

Dec 09, 2020

Congratulations to our SEG EVOLVE 2020 KAUST team on putting up an exceptional performance and winning three categories at the SEG EVOLVE 2020 program: Best Investment Opportunity in Eugene Island, GOM, Best Map – Kingdom, and Easiest To Work With team. The team comprising of ANPERC students and Faculty represented KAUST at the SEG EVOLVE 2020 program as one of the 25 teams selected from around the world. Team members included: Teyyuba Adigozalova- Team lead and Petrophysicist (MSc in ERPE), Indra Arifianto- Geologist/Geophysicist (Ph.D. in ErSE), Andika Perbawa-Geophysicist Mentor (Ph.D. in ErSE), Elmir Abilov- Reservoir Engineer (MSc in ERPE), and Professor Abdulkader M. Alafifi- Faculty Advisor.

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ANPERC scientists investigate the potential for carbon sequestration in Saudi Arabia by the process of mineral carbonation of basalts

Nov 22, 2020

A team of ANPERC scientists led by Professors Afifi and Hoteit is investigating the potential for carbon sequestration in Saudi Arabia by the process of mineral carbonation of basalts. They recently conducted five days of field studies in the Jizan area of southwest Saudi Arabia to study outcrops of volcanic rocks that are candidates for permanent disposal of CO2 emitted from power and desalination plants in the area. Participants included Aboud Afifi, Hussein Hoteit, Froukje Van Der Zwan, Jakub Fedorik, Ali Altammar, and Murtadha Al Malallah.

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ANPERC team makes it to the finals of the 2020 ADIPEC Awards

Sep 22, 2020

ANPERC team makes it to the finals of the 2020 ADIPEC Awards

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Center Director Professor Tadeusz W. Patzek wins the prestigious 2020 EAGE Desiderius Erasmus Award

Sep 08, 2020

Founding Center Director, Professor Tadeusz W. Patzek wins prestigious 2020 EAGE Desiderius Erasmus Award

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Energies’ Journal Interesting Contribution—Editor's Choice

Aug 12, 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Patzek, Wardana Saputra, and Wissem Kirati, whose paper: "Generalized Extreme Value Statistics, Physical Scaling and Forecasts of Oil Production in the Bakken Shale" was selected and named by Energies Journal as "the Interesting Contribution—Editor's Choice."

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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.

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