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SPE Unveils Regional Award Winners for 2014

Middle East and South Asia

Middle East

Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award
Abdulrahman S. Ahmari, Saudi Aramco

Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
Sidqi Ahmad Abu-Khamsin, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Regional Drilling Engineering Award
Abdullah Saleh Al-Yami, Saudi Aramco

Regional Formation Evaluation Award
Alberto F. Marsala, Saudi Aramco

Regional Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award
Mohamed Ahmed Saif Abdulla Al Maflahi, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.

Regional Production and Operations Award
Chawki Ali Dabbouk, M.Sc., ZADCO

Regional Projects, Facilities and Construction Award
Abdulrahman S. Al Jarri, Saudi Aramco

Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award
Dachang Li, ZADCO

Regional Service Award
Junaid Mohiddin Ghulam, Petroleum Development Oman
Maria Angela Capello, MSc, Kuwait Oil Company
Md Amanullah, Saudi Aramco
Noha N. Najem, Kuwait Oil Company
Mahmoud M. Hassan, ZADCO

Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award
Adnan Mohamed Al-Menhali, MSc, CEng, ADCO
Adeeb M. AlRubaian, Saudi Aramco

Regional Distinguished Corporate Service Award
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO)

Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty 
Pradeep Joshi, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies 

Regional Production and Operations Award 
Prajakta Ratnakar Patil, Halliburton 

Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award 
Rajesh Kumar, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. 

Klemens

Henry Dewitt Smith Fellowship Winner Announced

Congratulations to Klemens Katterbauer.   Klemens is a research assistant and PhD candidate in Petroleum Engineering (within Earth Science & Engineering program) at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (founded by Saudi Aramco) focusing on Multi-Data reservoir history matching utilizing ensemble Kalman-based techniques. His work has been presented at several conferences amongst others at the IPTC 2014 and the OTC Asia 2014 and in an invited talk at the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M. Klemens has come 2nd place in the IPTC YP Poster competition in 2014, 2nd place in the graduate division at the Middle East & South Asia Student Paper Contest 2013 and 2014. As the president of the SPE KAUST Student Chapter he has led chapter to qualify for the PetroBowl 2013 and 2014, as well as  led the SPE KAUST Student Chapter to become an outstanding student chapter of the year 2014, the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia.

Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2013-2014

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2013–2014 DL season.

The winners of the 2013–2014 DL Evaluation Contest are:

  • Less than 150 members: Lisbon
  • Between 150-500 members: Warri Nigeria
  • More than 500 members: Kuala Lumpur and Mexico

A new DL season (2014–2015) begins in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit DL’s evaluations online, utilize the QR code on an evaluation, or email in your evaluations.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2014–2015 Evaluation Contest, please:

  • Attend all section meetings featuring Distinguished Lecturers.
  • Listen, engage and evaluate the DL’s presentation.
  • Fill out and submit the Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form for every DL visit.

Winning sections will receive:

  • USD 500 per winning section to the section account
  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

Fill out and submit a Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form »

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the second quarter winner of the 2014 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Deena Al-Khayyal, Saudi Arabia Section!

Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Learn contest details.

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SPE Recognizes Outstanding and Gold Standard Student Chapters

Congratulations to the 2014 award recipients.

Outstanding Student Chapters

2014 Award Recipients

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Chapter
  • American University of Cairo Chapter
  • Bandung Institute of Technology Chapter
  • British University Chapter
  • Cairo University Chapter
  • Gubkin University Chapter
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Chapter
  • Kazakh-British Technical University Chapter
  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Chapter
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology Chapter
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Chapter
  • Nazarbayev University Chapter
  • Stanford University Chapter
  • Suez Canal University Chapter
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas Chapter
  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense- Darcy Ribeiro Chapter
  • University of Bucharest Chapter
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Chapter
  • University of Port Harcourt Chapter

Gold Standard Student Chapters

2014 Award Recipients

  • Balochistan University of Information, Technology, Engineering, & Management Sciences Chapter
  • Covenant University Chapter
  • Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia Chapter
  • Delft University Chapter
  • Indian Institute of Technology Chapter
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional Chapter
  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas Chapter
  • King Saud University Chapter
  • Marietta College Chapter
  • Mehran University College of Engineering & Technology Chapter, Khairpur
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology Chapter
  • Texas A&M University Chapter
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Chapter
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg Chapter
  • Escola Politeca Da Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • University of Aberdeen Chapter
  • University of Nigeria Chapter
  • University of Uyo Chapter

View all past Outstanding and Gold Standard Student Chapter award winners »