SandRose - July 2020

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By: Hala A. Alhashmi

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

I am honored to present you with the fourth and final edition of SandRose for the term 2019-2020. You will see that this edition speaks for itself in showcasing the hard work of SPE-KSA’s teams and volunteers and SandRose’s team members and contributors. This year has been a roller coaster, to say the very least. It has forced us all to adapt to a way of life that we never anticipated emerging. In SPE-KSA, it has pushed us to challenge ourselves to continue with our vision and mission and connect with our members and the community while adhering to a virtual way of life. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

Chairman Message

In a few words, I would like to share my personal views of what I believe is the winning formula for the unprecedented and rapid challenges we are facing during these difficult times. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

Young Professionals and Students Shine at Endogenous, the Thought Accelerator of SPE-KSA

The SPE-KSA Young Professionals and Student Outreach committees celebrated the finale of their new flagship program, Endogenous. Endogenous is a ‘thought accelerator’ program that transforms innovative ideas submitted by young professionals and students from around the Kingdom into projects that will help solve the energy industry’s current and future strategic challenges. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

YOU 2.0: Developing the Essential Skills of our Young Professionals

The SPE-KSA Young Professionals committee inaugurated its new program – YOU 2.0 – in April. YOU 2.0 is a 3-week interactive online program developed in collaboration with Fullbridge, one of the leading education technology companies in the world. The program was exclusively offered to SPE-KSA and focused on developing the seven critical skills needed by the future workforce to surpass an uncertain future. The program took a deep dive into three essential skills: Critical Thinking,Creative Thinking, and Emotional Intelligence.

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By: SPE-KSA

SPE-KSA Webinar Series Kick-off with Professional Development Focus

The SPE-KSA Webinar Series is a new initiative that was launched by the society to enable it to continue delivering The SPE-KSA Webinar Series is a new initiative that was launched by the society to enable it to continue delivering on its mission and vision under the current circumstances as well as expand its presence and reach out to its members around the world. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

SPE-KSA Technical Programs’ First Virtual Course

In its aim to continue SPE-KSA’s mission of knowledge sharing and dissemination and to update members on the latest innovations and advancements in the industry, Technical Programs held its first Virtual Course. The virtual course was titled “Improve Drilling and Completion Decisions Through Advanced Laboratory Evaluation and Visualization Techniques” by Justin Green, a Formation Damage Consultant at Premier Oilfield Group. Read More ...

By: Sarah Alamer

SPE-KSA Student Outreach “East to West” Mission Resulted in Section Winning 2 nd Place in the International SPE Students Ambassador Lecturer Program

During February and March of 2020, the Student Outreach team visited several schools across the Kingdom such as AlAnjal schools and AlKefah schools in AlAhsa, and AlManarat and Dar Alfikr schools in Jeddah, to shed light on the future of the energy industry and the roles of Petroleum Engineers. The engineers also shared their experiences studying for a career in oil and gas, and the different career paths in the industry. Over 350 high school students attended the sessions and were intrigued by the opportunities offered in the energy industry and the role of petroleum engineers in meeting the global energy demand. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

ENERGY WEEK at Dhahran Ahliyya Schools

In celebration of energy week, the Student Outreach team presented an “Energy in Our Life” talk where they addressed the importance of environmental sustainability to over 200 elementary students at Dhahran Ahliyya Schools. The students astonished us with their active engagement, curiosity and profound questions. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

Student Outreach Travels to Makkah to Spread Knowledge about SPE-KSA and the Oil & Gas Industry

SPE-KSA traveled to Makkah to participate in the “Making a Difference for Young Generations Forum” that took place on February 6th, 2020 and attracted 1200 students. During one of the sessions, Engineer Bayan Wasfi represented the SPE-KSA section by sharing the benefits of becoming a member, which range from enhancing technical knowledge to connecting with industry experts. Additionally, she also shared her own experience volunteering in the section as an Energy4Me certified trainer. Also, the young audience was particularly interested in learning about Bayan’s experience as a female engineer from the Western Province working in the heart of the Kingdom’s Oil and Gas industry in the Eastern Province. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

University Outreach: PMU Visit to SPSP Rig Site

Prince Mohammed bin Fahad University - Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic Institute Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

SO - Energy4Me Virtual Competition

To educate young students on some fundamental concepts in the energy and oil and gas industry, the student outreach team created videos of four different experiments as part of the Energy4Me training series. Four SPE-KSA certified Energy4Me trainers and Young Professionals conducted the experiments in Arabic with English subtitles to appeal to a wider audience and to make a bigger impact. The overwhelmingly positive responses from members of the local community, Saudis abroad, and international students was a true testament to the success of this initiative. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

SO - Women in Data Science

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By: SPE-KSA

SO - SO-KAUST Student Chapter

The KAUST SPE Student Chapter has faced both good and hard times, representing a reflection of the Oil & Gas industry endeavor. Back in 2015, after winning the SPE Outstanding Chapter award for the second consecutive year, the Chapter went through challenging times, and activity slow-down followed the graduation of many key members. With only post-graduate education at KAUST, it was a challenge to sustain and grow the Chapter. The establishment of the Ali Al-Naimi Petroleum Research Center (ANPERC) at KAUST represented a turning point for the Chapter. With the start of ANPERC, we have been able to revive and regrow the Chapter with dedicated and ambitious students. Today, our graduate students group reached a record number of members since its foundation, including about 10% of KAUST’s students. We are proud to leverage diversity in the Chapter’s members and board, and embrace the role of women with almost 50% female representation, including in the leading positions of President and Vice President. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

SO-KFUPM - Winners in the SPE Paper Contest for MENA

The past year’s activities by CPG (College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences) and SPE-KFUPM were centered on bridging the gap between academia and industry, with programs geared towards empowering student members with the skills required in the industry in the face of technological advancements such as data analytics and artificial intelligence. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

T&SA - Hail Trip

During the period between February 13th and February 15 th, the T&SA team organized a trip to Hail in the Northern region of Saudi Arabia. The aim was to discover the city’s ancient historical treasures and Saudi Arabia’s archaeology. The trip involved a total of 13 participants from different age groups and nationalities. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

T&SA - Family Fun Day

On February 29th, the Trips and Social Activities team organized its annual Family Fun Day at Makan Camp. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

T&SA - Renovation of Underprivileged Homes

On March 15th, 5 members from the Trips and Social Activities team collaborated with Tarmeem Charity Organization in renovating an underprivileged family’s home. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

T&SA - Supporting Medical Staff at a Quarantine Facility

Healthcare workers have been working relentlessly since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in our Kingdom and around the world. In its strive to constantly serve our community in any circumstance, the Trips and Social Activities team supported the medical staff at one of the quarantine facilities, Hilton Garden, by providing and distributing Iftar meals, snacks and coffee. This outreach was conducted twice a week throughout the Holy month of Ramadan. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

T&SA - Laptop/PC Donation Campaign

A global shift to virtual education is underway as the world tries to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, this sudden, unexpected shift left many underprivileged families challenged and unable to secure sufficient electronic devices that their children need to continue their education. In light of this challenge, the Trips and Social Activities team launched a campaign to donate used personal devices, whether functional or not. Donors were spread across all cities in the Eastern Region and T&SA took it upon themselves to handle the pick-up of the devices from the donors. Read More ...

By: Siby V. Abraham, CFA

Abundance of PPE

In his book “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering HUMANITY in the world of RISK and RETURN”, American economist and professor at the Mizuho Financial Group of Finance at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, Mihir A. Desai attempts to bridge the field of finance with other business disciplines. Read More ...

By: Sultan Almalki

Emotional Intelligence

You’re smart… but are you Emotionally Intelligent?

People used to think of their emotions and intelligence as two separate things. However, put together, this combination results in a powerful means for success: Emotional Intelligence. Read More ...

By: Fatimah Aljumah

Special Focus on Data Quality in IR 4.0 Projects

I. What is IR 4.0

IR 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution which holds the promise to provide valuable insight into operations, and dramatically improve them. This is true especially for large enterprises. More than ever before, enterprises are relying on data to make informed decisions. This has led them to invest in modernizing their systems to collect data, and deploy technology to gather data automatically. Read More ...

By: Khalid Al-Qubaisi & Steve Dsouza

Surface Data Logging: The Invisible Tool

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By: Samuel Ighalo, Andreas Michael and James Blaney

The True Market Value of a Good Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum engineers should be the natural first choice for petroleum engineering positions: their educational and professional background provides them with an undisputed advantage, giving them a leg over candidates from other disciplines. This article discusses the marketability of petroleum engineering graduates in the workplace in the present, and how this can be improved in the future. Read More ...

By: Layal AlKhatib, M.S.

Resilience: With strength and courage, resilience can help you bounce back.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s easy to lose ourselves with all the worry, anxiety, fear and other different emotions we are experiencing during this time. Our lives have been altered in many ways, leading most of us to increased feelings of anxiety. Getting used to the new normal and adhering to all the preventive guidelines to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe may take a toll on your overall well-being. Read More ...

By: SPE-KSA

Book Recommendations:Insights in Times of Uncertainty

Insights in Times of Uncertainty

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By: Schlumberger

Sponsorship Article: Collaborating with Communities to Create PPE

Supporting university initiatives to develop innovative solutions for local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic Read More ...

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