| “2nd Kurdistan Region Student’s SPE Conference” to be held in Sulaimani in May 19-20, 2021.
Location: KUST Conference Hall
Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region-Iraq
2nd Annual Kurdistan Region Student SPE Conference
A technical conference titled “2nd Annual Kurdistan Region Student SPE Conference” will be held in Sulaimani the cultural capital of Kurdistan Region-Iraq. In this conference the final year graduate projects will be presented and assessed by academics and industry professionals. With the aim to enhance student’s learning as well as to enable them to meet the competencies sought by oil/gas industries.
There are many challenges are to be discussed in the conference, which help academics and industry to think and reform the course learning outcome of oil/gas program offered by universities in Kurdistan Region. As part of this conference technical challenges that face operators during exploration, drilling, production, and reservoir management are discussed to help our students to understand the nature of real work at field.
KUST is a modern university in the region and known as the gathering place for discussing and sharing knowledge with community leaders and government officials that involved in the operation of current and yet to be discovered reserves.
The organizing committee consist of:
|Professor Kawis Aziz Faraj is a PhD holder in Bioscience and Biotechnology from University of Strathclyde Glasgow Scotland. Currently servingas the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Komar University of Science and Technology in Sulaymani-Iraq. He oversees academic and student affairs within KUST.|
Assit. Prof. Hiwa Sidiq is the Chairperson of Petroleum Engineering Department at KUST since 2017. He also held the director of Komar Research Centre. Dr Hiwa obtain both his Ph.D. and MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Woodside Research Facility Curtin University. Before joining KUST he was a Senior Consultant (Reservoir Engineer) for Emerson Process Management in Australia.
Dr. Jagar Aziz, is chairperson of Petroleum Engineering Department at Faculty of Engineering Soran University. Recently he was appointed as a member of ‘Petroleum Exploration and Development. Dr Jagar is an active researcher and published many research articles in the highly impact factor journals. He is also serving as the reviewer for many high-quality petroleum engineering journals.
Prof Basim Al-Qayim is a professor of petroleum geology at Petroleum Engineering Department Komar University of Science and Technology. He has more than 35 years of experience in the field of geology, stratigraphy and petroleum geology. His expertise coves both academia and oil/gas industry. He has numerus published researches in highly impact factor journals. Before joining KUST Prof Basim was a professor at Geology Department University of Sulaimani.
Mr Twana A.Tahir is a PhD candidate in the field of (Sustainable Development). He held the Director of Quality Assurance at Komar University. He dedicates his work to ensure that the teaching quality within KUST meets the international standard.
The standing review committee to assess the submitted papers and decide on their originality and lies within the scope of the Conference. Members of scientific committee are:
- Hiwa Sidiq
- Jagar Aziz
- Dler Baban
- Ala Ghafur
In case the pandemic persists in our region the conference will be held virtually.
1. The venue
Sulaimani is one of the most popular destination in Iraq. Hundred thousands of people from around the world visit there every year. Sulaimani has served as the capital of the historic Kurdish principality of Baban and is officially the cultural capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The conference will be held on May (mid-Spring). Many people visit the city and its surrounding during Spring, which has a beautiful scenery.
1.1 Conference location
The conference will be held at the High KUST main campus.
Conference program will a be a single track session. Morning session will start with the keynote, business leaders and prominent researchers presentations.
1.2. Submission and Review
The program committee will run the submission and peer-review process through a system that will be on the conference website. The program chair should have experience with standard peer-reviewing process.
The conference will accept abstracts that fits its theme which meets the following criteria:
- Project abstracts that is written in good and clear English with American English style.
- Fit with conference outlines.
1.3. Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner
A welcome reception will be held at the Auditorium venue at KUST. The Conference launch will be served at KUST.
1.4 The topics include the following:
- Petroleum Exploration
- Reservoir Management and Monitoring
- Well drilling, completion and production
- Well log and formation evaluation
- Geomodelling and reservoir simulation
- Petroleum operation, refining, processing and marketing
1. Conference Schedule
The conference is scheduled for:
- Conference May, 2021
I suggest the day before conference, we will hold a reception event.
- February 2021 conference announced
- February 2021 conference website is up and running
- February 2021 Call for papers (Abstract submission)
- Apr 2021 Final version of projects submitted to the conference
- Apr 2021 Acceptance letters will be sent out
- May 2021 Conference