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Petroleum engineering hosts admitted students


The Petroleum Engineering Program recently hosted its newly admitted students of the Class of 2023 and their parents to Texas A&M University for an orientation session about the program and a lunch with the faculty and staff. Dr. Nimir Elbashir, program chair, congratulated the students and their parents for being admitted to the university and highlighted the unique opportunities for  students during their studies as petroleum engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M at Qatar. During the event, the students learned about the advanced teaching tools in the program, including a virtual reality system demo with Dr. Thomas Seers, the reservoir geophysics and modeling 3D demo and the drilling simulation lab demo. In addition, two petroleum engineering graduates, Albert Moukhametov and Haya Al-Borshaid, and current sophomore Sara Albanna shared their experiences with the incoming students and their parents, and highlighted the great opportunities available to them as members of the Texas A&M at Qatar Class of 2023.  


Texas A&M at Qatar hosts renowned experts for multiphase flow workshop


The Petroleum Engineering Program recently hosted an inaugural research planning workshop, “Current Advancements and Challenges in Multiphase Flow,” to address a major challenge in the oil and gas industry. The workshop addressed the latest research and design in improving the conditions of multiphase flow in subsurfaces, wellbores and pipelines, which would enhance hydrocarbon resources in the oil and gas industry. The workshop also established a consensus among industry representatives and key stakeholders for a center in Qatar to provide long-term expertise in this field. Industry experts and academics from around the world attended the workshop in which discussion focused on how the State of Qatar approaches multiphase flow issues, what works and doesn’t work in Qatar, and the current state of research on multiphase flow. Read more


Elbashir visits UTP in Malaysia and Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya in Mexico

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, chair and professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program and chemical engineering professor, gave a talk about advancement in natural gas processing research at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Malaysia. Elbashir visited UTP with Dr. Jeff Spath, chair of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, to sign an MoU to explore collaborations in research and teaching. Also, Elbashir visited Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya in Mexico to teach a short course on shale gas monetization and to collaborate with researchers on joint projects.


Texas A&M at Qatar's Petroleum Engineering Program participates in joint workshop


Texas A&M at Qatar's Petroleum Engineering Program took part in a joint workshop with the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M to develop short and long-term plans for integrating the department teaching, research and service activities and building excellence in each. Texas A&M University's Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering is a world-leading program in the upstream field and Texas A&M at Qatar's strength is in the midstream field. A second workshop will be held in Doha in March 2019.