Gulf Coordination Council YP Paper Contest Held in Oman

The second Gulf Coordination Council (GCC) YP Paper Contest was held in June 2011 in Oman. The paper contest began as an initiative of Saudi Arabia Section YPs in 2010 to increase interaction among YP members in the Middle East. The 2011 paper contest was as great a success as the first. More than 50 papers were received, from which nine were selected for final presentation to the team of judges and Oman SPE members. Members of the SPE Oman YP Section put painstaking effort into planning and organizing the event, with the support and guidance of the Saudi Arabia Section. Contest winners were Mohammed Al-Khald, (first place, Saudi Aramco), Nabil Al-Kindi (second place, Petroleum Development Oman [PDO]), and Aisha Al-Shukaili (PDO). The poster competition was won by Azza Al-Maskari (PDO). Congratulations to the finalists and good luck to next year’s GCC paper contestants.