The SPE Libya Section has a fully functional student chapter at Al-Fateh University in Tripoli and a Tier 1 Young Professionals Section. A group of petroleum engineering (PE) students attended a specialized beam pumping training meeting in Tripoli presented by Lufkin, Norris, and Harbison Fischer. To share knowledge gained from the training with the rest of the PE students at the university, the chapter arranged a short beam pumping seminar by Professor Mohamed Ghareeb and engineer Nael Sadek. Participants discussed the applicability of beam pumps for Libyan wells and the use of automation techniques to acquire real-time data for monitoring and control.
—Nael Sadek, Lufkin