The title of the talk is “Safaniya the Largest Offshore Oil Field”. Mr. Abdulaziz begins the talk with a general background on Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves, reminding the students that KSA’s first oil well was drilled in 1938. He then goes on to talk about how a geophysicist named Dick Kerr discovered the Safaniya Oil Field just one year later. Mr. Abdulaziz then speaks about the characteristics of Safaniya in detail. Details include, the field’s dimensions, drive mechanism, and operating areas. In the middle of the talk, at around 12:23PM, students and faculty members begin asking questions regarding the topic. Moving on, our speaker briefly outlines the differences between drilling engineering, production engineering and reservoir engineering. He then emphasizes on the responsibilities and challenges of being a reservoir engineer. The final subject of the talk was related to Intelligent Real-Time Systems that are being used nowadays in areas related to Reservoir Management. Whereas in olden days getting reservoir data would have required around a week, now it can be done in a matter of minutes. The Lunch and Learn event concluded at around 12:40PM.
On the 11th of November, Salem Akarri, Head of Scientific Contests Committee, and his crew organized the first stage of PETE Club Contest. The contest involved the members answering a 20 MCQ examination. 9 teams showed up, each team consisting of 3 members, making a total of 27 participants. Only 6 teams will be allowed to proceed to the second stage of the contest. Furthermore, members enjoy refreshments as usual and discuss the events to follow.
On Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 the SPE-Saudi Arabia Section (SPE-SAS) held a dinner meeting in Le Meridian, Khobar. The meeting commenced at 6:30PM and ended at 9:00PM. A couple of officers from SPE-KFUPM attended the meeting and met up with officers from SPE-SAS. The meeting started off with Mr. Bandar Al-Khamies highlighting SPE activities for the academic year 2014-2015. He then goes on to encourage everyone to attend the Artificial Lift conference held in Bahrain in 26-27 November, 2014. Several companies attended the meeting including Saudi Aramco, and Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV). Concluding the meeting, speakers answer the audiences questions in the Q&A session, and finally the guests enjoy dinner at around 8:30PM.
More on SPE-SAS @ http://spesas.org/
This year, the SPE-KFUPM Chapter has established a new committee system. As a member of a committee you will work with a team to fulfill your responsibilities. The following are the five committees available for registration:
- The Field Trips & Visitation Committee
Responsible for the arrangement of the field trips and visits to the companies.
- The Multimedia & Public Relations Committee
Responsible for advertisements, public announcements, and photography of events and meetings.
- The Short Courses & Invitations Committee
Responsible for arranging the courses and inviting professionals to the department.
- The Scientific Contests Committee
Responsible for preparing the contests, supervising the events, and organizing the time these contest are to be held.
- The Scientific Projects Committee
Responsible for executing the suggested project for each term.
Please take the time to review the duties that you will be responsible for, depending on which committee you choose to join.
Dear KFUPM Students,
We would like to inform you that we have started accepting new members in our SPE-KFUPM Chapter and our Petroleum Engineering Club (PEC). We welcome students from all engineering disciplines to come and join us for the academic year 2014-2015. There are a great deal of events and activities that we plan on carrying out this year. Here is what you can expect when you join us:
- Field Trips to Oil & Gas sites and Oil Companies
- Dinner Meetings with Professionals in the Industry
- Scientific Contests and Projects
- Short Courses related to the Oil & Gas Industry
and so much more!