Education Day: The Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference—MEOS 2013

The Educational Day workshop, which took place in conjunction with MEOS 2013, was the very first group event where the Bahraini YPs participated in introducing high school students and teachers to the different petroleum industry disciplines. Bahraini YP members effectively contributed to MEOS by assisting the Education Day Steering Committee conduct several educational tasks. The YPs conducted presentations, sharing their personal experiences in the oil and gas industry, assisted attendees in carrying out simple experiments to introduce basic petroleum engineering concepts, held question-and-answer and team-building activities, and led student groups tours of the exhibition associated with MEOS 2013. Recognition certificates were distributed for those who effectively participated in the educational day event.

Young professionals spread knowledge about the oil and gas industry and its significance to Bahrain’s prosperity. Bahrain has recently rapidly boosted momentum of its oil and gas activities via the establishment of the Bahrain field development company, Tatweer Petroleum. This in turn has enticed many YPs to join the petroleum industry.

Our first SPE YP quarterly meeting was held on 4 April 2013 under the patronage of Tatweer Petroleum’s Edward Hanley, chief executive officer, and Hisham Zubari, deputy chief executive. The meeting included a technical presentation titled “Characterization of the Ahmadi Formation with DFN Model Using Pressure Transient Analysis,” conducted by Ammar Shaban, senior reservoir engineer.