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SPE organizes annual TNO student workshop

Published Apr 04, 2018

Petroleum and mechanical engineering students participated in the fifth annual Intelligent Field workshop hosted by TNO. The event, organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers' student chapter at Texas A&M at Qatar, introduced concepts, applications and benefits of incorporating real-time data acquisition and process automation in the management of oil and gas fields. Students also designed…

Petroleum engineering students visit Dukhan field

Published Mar 21, 2018

Sixteen petroleum engineering students visited Qatar Petroleum's facilities in Dukhan. The students toured QP's drilling operations and visited a rig site. The visit began with a basic hydrogen sulfide training to ensure students understood the particular hazards and properties of H2S and the appropriate response actions to take in case of emergency. The trip was led by Dr. Albertus Retnanto.

Aggie engineers tour Silicon Valley during spring break

Published Mar 21, 2018

Aggie students Shaza Shehab, Ahmad Al-Kuwari, Basel Hindi, Nasser Atiyah, Hussam Al-Biltaji, Emad Shatta, Alaa Abdalla, and former students Mohammad Al-Housani ’13 and Muneera Al-Qahtani ’12 toured Silicon Valley during spring break. The students learned about innovation and entrepreneurship and visited Google, AJ+, Airbnb and Stanford University. The trip was sponsored by Qatar Science and Technology…

Texas A&M at Qatar partnership focuses on natural gas production and monetization

Published Mar 21, 2018

A new partnership between the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center based at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Texas A&M Energy Institute will focus on aligning the research, education, and training interests of both the organizations for mutual benefit. The partnership will help consolidate and coordinate research efforts and activities in the areas of natural gas production and monetization…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts international shale gas experts

Published Mar 20, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar hosted shale gas experts from Qatar, Europe, the United States and Australia for a daylong symposium to present results of ShaleXenvironmenT, a multidisciplinary international research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program. Securing abundant, affordable and clean energy is a critical scientific and technological challenge. Shale gas has…

Qatar and Texas Aggies learn together in annual leadership exchange

Published Mar 20, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar students and a dozen students from the main campus in the United States are currently participating in the annual Student Leadership Exchange Program, which focuses on leadership development across differences in culture, leadership styles and beliefs through group sessions and activities. The Qatar students visited the main campus last week to interact with fellow Aggies and…

Sadr's research crosses the ocean between College Station and Qatar

Published Mar 18, 2018

Dr. Reza Sadr is seeking to bring his research success from his time at the Texas A&M University at Qatar across the ocean to the Texas A&M University campus in College Station by collaborating with researchers within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and beyond.  Sadr began his tenured faculty track with Texas A&M at Qatar in 2008. He now holds a joint associate professor position…

Texas A&M at Qatar, HBKU to offer cybersecurity certificate

Published Mar 12, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Executive Education Center, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, are collaborating to offer a new Fundamentals of Cybersecurity certificate program.  The program will cover topics related to the fundamental concepts behind modern cryptographic systems and how they can be employed to secure data and private communications. Attendees will learn about the…

Bengali appointed executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Published Mar 08, 2018

Dr. Ashfaq Bengali has been appointed executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The Center for Teaching and Learning brings together three components: the Academic Success Collaborative, the Initiative in Teaching Innovation and Excellence, which Ashfaq has headed since January and will continue to lead, and the Engineering Enrichment Program. Together, the center is designed…

Texas A&M at Qatar workshop focuses on corrosion challenges and advances in Qatar

Published Mar 07, 2018

A recent workshop hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar highlighted Qatar’s ongoing challenges in the area of corrosion as well as recent advances and initiatives to address and combat it.  The workshop, “Material Selection, Reliability and Corrosion — Challenges and Opportunities,” was the first of a series of planning workshops that aim to highlight materials selection, reliability and…