24 April, 2016

ANPERC Team to Present in Dhahran

Members of ANPERC will present this week at The Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATSE) 2016 at Dhahran Expo, Dammam Saudi Arabia. The symposium drives the mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in the Kingdom (SPE-KSA) in providing means for trading technical information relevant to the oil and gas industry. The event, spanning four days, features key industry and academic speakers from around the Kingdom and abroad.​

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11 April, 2016

Finkbeiner Joins ANPERC

Thomas Finkbeiner joined ANPERC in January 2016 as Senior Research Scientist. Prior he worked more than 17 years in the petroleum industry focusing on petroleum geomechanics technical consulting and project work.

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22 March, 2016

Unsticking the Oil – Seeking Additional Production from Carbonate Reservoirs

The Ghawar oil field, located in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the largest oil field in the world is on production for 60 years and is rapidly maturing. Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) at KAUST intends to help oil and gas companies like Saudi Aramco in finding oil-recovery methods that can extract at least 10 percent more oil from the Ghawar and other fields.

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12 January, 2016

How Engineers Will Create the Future of Oil and Gas

Dr. Helge Haldorsen, the 2015 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), presented a riveting talk on the role of engineers and scientists in ensuring the future of the oil and gas industry.

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07 December, 2015

Santamarina Presentations in Buenos Aires, Fall 2015

Professor Carlos Santamarina, faculty member and Associate Center Director for ANPERC, presented new analysis and research on rock and reservoir investigations at three conferences in Buenos Aires, Argentina, throughout November 2015.

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03 December, 2015

2016 SPE President Visits ANPERC, Students

Dr. Nathan Meehan, the 2016 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), visited KAUST on December 3rd 2015, bringing with him a simple message: scientists and engineers will play a critical role in not only the immediate future of the oil and gas industry, but of the long-term challenges facing energy sustainability.

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09 November, 2015

Kirati, Yutkin Join ANPERC

ANPERC is proud to announce the addition of two new researchers to its rapidly-expanding team: Research Scientist Dr. Maxim Yutkin, and Research Engineer Wissem Kirati. Both have joined Prof. Patzek’s Engineering Geosystesm Group (EGG).

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28 October, 2015

Santamarina & Fratta: Making Waves in Oil and Gas Research

One of ANPERC’s key research areas is the production of hydrocarbons from carbonates. This topic is taking center stage this fall 2015 thanks to Visiting Professor Dante Fratta.

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07 October, 2015

Khirevich Joins Patzek Group

The Energy Geosystems Group welcomed Dr. Siarhei Khirevich as its first Research Scientist in August. Khirevich's scientific and research interests relate to computer simulations of transport (flow, diffusion, hydrodynamic dispersion) in complex geometries, addressing such aspects of this topic as computer generation of porous media, its geometrical analysis, accuracy of transport simulations, and structure-transport correlations.

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06 August, 2015

EGEL Receives Equipment, Begins Investigations

Prof. Santamarina, ANPERC's Associate Director, launched the development of temporary lab space and began investigations throughout Summer 2015. This lab, the Energy Geo-Engineering Laborato​ry, is located in temporary space during the construction of ANPERC's Center Laboratory.

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01 July, 2015

Santamarina Appointed Assoc. Center Director for ANPERC

J. Carlos Santamarina is a Professor of Earth Science and Engineering in the Physical Science and Engineering Division, and Associate Director of the newly created Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center ANPERC. Santamarina studied civil engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1982. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Maryland in 1984 and received his doctorate from Purdue University in 1987. Before he joined KAUST, Santamarina was a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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01 June, 2015

ANPERC Adds Center Manager, Executive Secretary

ANPERC proudly announces the addition of two core staff members. In March 2015, Ms. Karen Barter joined the center as Executive Secretary and the center's first official staff member. Later in May, Heath K. Hignight, CFRE, joined the center as its first Center Manager.

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29 December, 2014

Patzek Appointed as First ANPERC Center Director

On Dec 29, 2014, KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau appointed Prof. Tadeusz (Tad) W Patzek as new Director of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC). Prof. Patzek is a world-renowned scientist and engineer in the field of hydrocarbon recovery from difficult conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

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27 September, 2022

KAUST SPWLA Student Chapter

In September KAUST Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), student chapter is launched.

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27 April, 2021

PhD study position in the MIMic project, ANPERC

Ph.D. Student position in the MIMic project.

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