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Omani students rewarded for elevating Oman's energy industry R&D ecosystem




(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Four Omani students were recognized at the commemorative 5th anniversary Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy forum on Nov. 28th in the presence of 250 senior energy industry executives.

The Awards presented by H.E. Talal AlRahbi, Deputy Secretary General, Supreme Council for Planning, Oman and Steve Kelly, President & General Manager of Occidental Oman showcased the commitment to underpin the alignment between industry and academia, and celebrate Oman's energy industry's future inventors and scientists.

Now in their second year, the Occidental Oman Student Awards brought together foremost leaders in research and innovation to reward individuals who present solutions to the energy industry's future challenges and contribute to the growth of Oman's innovative R & D Ecosystem.

The Winners of the Occidental Oman Student Awards 2017 for the Advancement of

Post-Graduate Education:

  • Dr. Khalid Al Hinai, PhD in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Sultan Qaboos University
  • Ahmed Al Hatrooshi, PhD researcher in Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University
  • Hajir Al Farsi, Masters in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University
  • Ahmed Salim Al-Shereiqi, Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University
The Winners of the Second Occidental Oman Student Awards 2017 for the Advancement of Post-Graduate Education:

Dr. Khalid Al-Hinai

Dr. Khalid Al-Hinai holds a B. Sc. of Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, M. Sc. of Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir Engineering) from Imperial College, London, UK and a Ph.D. in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2014).

He has over 29 years' experience in reservoir engineering and management. His years of experience were locally in Oman, regionally in the Middle East and internationally in South East Asia in Brunei Shell (BSP). The first 14 years of his experience was in PDO that included Reservoir Engineer Manager for the South of Oman. He worked for Baker Atlas as a Middle East Reservoir Engineer specialist before joining Al Ghuwaif Petroleum Geoscience. Khalid currently works as a consultant for Al Ghuwaif. Khalid specializes in well test pressure transient analysis,dynamic simulation modelling and Miscible EOR. Khalid is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Ahmed Said Hamed Al Hatrooshi

Ahmed Said Hamed Al Hatrooshi is a PhD researcher at Newcastle University, School of Chemical Engineering. He has several achievements during his study, in 2015 he won the first prize in technical poster competition among all PhD students in chemical engineering school. In 2016 he won the internal competition to represent Newcastle University globally at Biopro World Talent Campus in Denmark for the best 25 PhD students in Biotechnology. He has been shortlisted for I Cheme global award 2016 in Singapore in the area of process safety. He represented Sultanate of Oman in the international inventions exhibition where he won the golden medal among more than 160 international inventors in the renewable energy section. He won the first prize at Intilaqa program sponsored by Shell for the best business idea.

He has good industrial experience in the oil and gas sector where he worked in 6 countries (UK, Singapore, Indonesia, UAE, Canada and Oman) as an international rotator process engineer.

Abdullah Salim Al-Shereiqi

Abdullah Salim Al-Shereiqi is a PhD student at Sultan Qaboos University and works in Rural Areas Electricity Company as technical affairs section head. He is a proactive, result-focused engineer with progressive expertise in the electrical sector. Abdullah started his work experience by working at site in operating electrical distribution systems. His promotions from operation engineer, to senior operation engineer and finally technical affairs section head; expanded his understanding of current and future energy industry trends. He earned a Bachelor and Masters degree from SQU in Electrical & Computer Engineering with specialization in Power System & Energy Engineering. His Masters thesis research focused on 'Implementation and Power Flow Analysis of a Multi-Microgrid in Oman's Rural Power System' and a journal paper has been accepted for publication out of this research. Abdullah has started in his PhD program at SQU to complete research in the renewable resources field with more attention in the quality of output power from the wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. He has a strong desire for research work and excellent at practical aspects of his subjects.

Hajir Al Farsi

Hajir Al Farsi is a multi-tasks person. She has a Bachelor Degree in Physics & a Master degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. On the other hand, she has a working experience in Banking Industry, where she worked with National Bank of Oman after finishing her bachelor degree & now she is working with Alizz Islamic Bank after finishing her master degree. Moving from banking industry to energy industry has many challenges but she knew the journey would not be easy & this is what she likes in life.

Her master thesis was about 'The Effect of Nanoparticles on Enhancing Oil Recovery Using Microwave Assisted Gravity Drainage (MWAGD) Process'. The results showed that adding nanoparticles to the water, improved its thermal conductivity that helped in increasing the porous media temperature, which led to a reduction in the heavy oil viscosity, and an increase in the oil recovery under MWAGD.

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