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Schlumberger donates technology to King Abdulaziz University

Schlumberger has donated its Petrel seismic-to-simulation software valued at US$5.6mn to the Faculty of Engineering at King Abdulaziz University (KAU).


This is to bring on-ground experience and support skills development to future oil and gas professionals in Saudi Arabia.

The technology, originally created to help increase reservoir performance by improving asset team productivity, will enable engineering students gain experience in developing collaborative workflows and integrate operations to streamline processes in upstream oil and gas operations.

The Faculty of Engineering Dean at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Abdullah Al Hamed, said: “Theories are important to build oil and gas apprentices, but experience and training by people in the field is what builds industry professionals.  We thank Schlumberger for their role in enriching geoscience and engineering graduates’ skills and contributing to the increase of their competitiveness on a global scale.”

The donation follows a series of technology donations made by Schlumberger geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, and reservoir engineering at King Abdulaziz University and King Fahad University.

Sherif Foda, Schlumberger Vice President added: “Schlumberger has made several software donations to universities in KSA as well as in Kuwait, Oman and others.”

Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain Manager, Mr. Abdel Wahab Chebata, said: “We believe that sustainable development can be best accomplished with the partnership between theoretical education and professional training.  We look forward to working closely with the universities and students here to help them acquire experience and develop their capabilities for the benefit of the industry in Saudi.”

The Faculty of Earth Dean at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Mohammed R. Moufti, said: “This marks another milestone in the relationship between our University and Schlumberger, and we look forward to further collaborations for the advancement of research and development in the oil and gas industry and apprenticeship of students in the Kingdom.”