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Dr. Emad W. Al Shalabi receives the 2022 SPE Giovanni Paccaloni Young Professional Service Award

November 23, 2022

Khalifa University’s Assistant Professor, Petroleum and Engineering, was honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Khalifa University Assistant Professor Dr. Emad W. Al Shalabi recently received the SPE International Giovanni Paccaloni Young Professional Service Award for his contributions to the community and the oil and gas industry.


This is one of six awards that Dr. Al Shalabi has received from SPE over the past two years, including the 2021 SPE International Outstanding Technical Reviewer, the 2021 SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, the 2020 SPE Regional Public Service Award, the 2020 SPE Regional Service Award, and the 2020 SPE Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.


 “I am extremely glad to be selected for this prestigious SPE award, which reflects my contribution to the oil and gas industry, petroleum-engineering profession, as well as SPE society and community,” Dr. Al Shalabi said. “I would like to thank the nominator and letter providers as well as Khalifa University for the support throughout my journey.”


Dr. Al Shalabi’s research is primarily focused on enhanced/improved-oil recovery techniques and reservoir simulation and modeling. He has authored and co-authored more than 90 scientific journals and conference proceedings. Additionally, he is the associate editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and the SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation Journal.


The Society of Petroleum Engineers offers this award to international recipients for their contribution to community service and contributions to the oil and gas industry.


The SPE Board of Directors has also invited Dr. Al Shalabi to serve on the Education and Accreditation Committee. This committee is focused on education, sharing knowledge and exploring the production of oil and gas resources as well as developing associated technologies. It is dedicated to the proposition that petroleum engineers must focus on environmental impact through operational efficiency and exploring new energy resources. 


 “I am delighted to be part of this esteemed and important committee especially through the current challenges faced in meeting global energy demand and highlighting the skills required for a future petroleum engineer,” he said.


Maggie Kinsella
Science Writer
23 November 2022