21 November, 2017EAGE visit to KAUST to strengthen cooperation
The EAGE regional manager Middle East, Ms. Emily Bell, recently paid a visit to KAUST to discuss EAGE's developing role in the Middle East with a strong emphasis on students and their future progression within the industry. Ms. Bell invited to make a presentation to the Earth Science and Engineering Department and was kindly hosted by ANPERC's Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner.
06 November, 2017Safeguarding the Environment: New Research at ANPERC Focuses on Storing and Trapping CO2 in the Subsurface
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?
31 October, 2017Welcome to ANPERC Dr. Torrealba!
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.
29 October, 2017EGEL-group hosts three guests from the American University of Beirut
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.
15 October, 2017ANPERC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Montan University
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.
08 October, 2017PhD student Ahmed Saad was selected to participate in the 2017 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS)
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.
27 September, 2017ANPERC at the ATCE2017 conference in San Antonio
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.
30 August, 2017Meet our new students
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.
28 August, 2017Professor Hosung Shin visits EGEL
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.
22 August, 2017Researching the Red Sea Subsurface
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.
13 August, 2017Interview with SRSI students Zainab Al-Abdullatif and Deemah AlAshban
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
17 June, 2017Interview with Professor Volker Vahrenkamp
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.
08 June, 2017ANPERC is attending 2017 EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Paris
Are you attending 2017 EAGE Conference & Exhibition, June 12-15 in Paris? Stop by and visit ANPERC’s booth to learn more about our research and academic programs!
01 June, 2017Baker Hughes donates software to ANPERC to advance research and real-world training for students
ANPERC is proud to announce that Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) donated valuable technical software to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. This donation is part of the company’s ongoing support of education initiatives to develop the next generation of innovators.
28 May, 2017A Core That Rocks for Research – ANPERC Obtains Arab-D Core Samples
Over the past year, ANPERC has placed a great deal of effort and time to building and equipping a world-class petroleum and geoscience research laboratory facility. Although the center continues to add unique new equipment each day to complete the labs, principle research investigations have already begun in wide range of areas. Among these is the investigation of rock properties from oil and gas reservoirs in the Kingdom and throughout the Middle East. The availability of rock and core material is a critical prerequisite for the success of these research efforts.