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Khalifa University Researchers to Present Papers on New Solutions in Offshore, Marine, Upstream and Downstream Segments at ADIPEC 2021

November 15, 2021

Displays on Most Recent Patents to Cover New Innovative EOR Technologies, Geoscience, and Oil and Gas Field Developments  


Faculty and researchers from Khalifa University of Science and Technology will present more than 11 research papers, covering the most innovative technology advancements in offshore, marine, upstream and downstream segments of the global oil and gas industry at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2021.


Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC 2021 is scheduled to be held from 15-18 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The Khalifa University stand, focusing on the activities of Petroleum Institute, the university’s main R&D component for oil and gas, will display information on the latest IPs including six issued patents for enhanced oil recovery (EOR),  one for artificial intelligence, robotics, and hybrid intelligent systems in geoscience, one each on oil field development and management, unconventional resources development, data analytics and machine learning in geosciences, as well as gas field development and management.


It will also showcase a drone, developed by Dr. Hamad Al Karki, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and his team of students, which won second place at the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2021.


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “Reflecting the status of Khalifa University’s Petroleum Engineering Department which at present is ranked 21st internationally, the participation in ADIPEC 2021, a leading industry networking platform and technology showcase, will project our leading status as a pioneer in oil and gas sector innovation. In addition, our faculty will present research papers, and offer their expertise, while students will demonstrate their entrepreneurial prowess at the SPE ADIPEC Virtual University Program competition. We believe through ADIPEC, we aim to provide a glimpse of our leading research projects in the oil and gas industry.”


In addition to displays at the stand, Khalifa University faculty and students will be closely involved in the 2021 SPE ADIPEC Virtual University Program, which gives students clear insights into the industry and provides opportunities for students to build their professional networks and work with peers across the MENA region on joint virtual activities.


Khalifa University faculty including Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, and Senior Vice-President for Academic and Student Services, will be a Committee Advisor for the Steering Committee of the SPE ADIPEC University Program, while Dr. Emad Al Shalabi, Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, is a member.


A team of four senior Khalifa University petroleum engineering students will be developing a two-minute video and a 500-word write-up on this year’s project theme, ‘Hydrogen Energy as an Enabler for a Net Zero Carbon Target’. They will be joining a total of 29 teams from the Middle East and North Africa region for the competition. A judging panel will shortlist the top six teams who are expected to work closely with a young professional mentor for two weeks, to present a video presentation. The presentations will once again be reviewed by the judging panel, who will decide the winners.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
15 November 2021