Posted on March 04, 2016

More than 60 people working in the oil and gas industry in Qatar have attended the 2016 International Workshop on Computational Methods with Applications to Oil and Gas, hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq). The two-day workshop was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Centre in Education City.

It consisted of lectures, short courses and software tutorials given by leading academicians and experienced practising engineers. Attendees included practising engineers working in the country’s oil and gas industry as well as researchers, faculty and graduate students who are working on oil- and gas-related research problems in Qatar. The workshop also gathered stakeholders and local and international experts from academia and industry to discuss recent research and trends in the computational aspects of mechanics and materials science with applications to the oil and gas industry, and their role in tackling complex problems. 

Dr Eyad Masad, vice-dean of Tamuq, said: “This workshop illustrates the importance of working together with industry, government and academic partners to develop the highly skilled workforce that Qatar needs to drive its future, and to develop scientific solutions that have a direct impact on the world around us.” Dr Sami El Borgi from Tamuq’s Mechanical Engineering Programme and Dr Othmane Bouhali from the Texas A&M at Qatar Advanced Scientific Computing group jointly organised the workshop, which featured 19 speakers in 24 sessions. The first day consisted of plenary lectures and presentations, while the second day featured short courses and tutorials on software used in the oil and gas industry.

Key speakers included Dr J N Reddy, university distinguished professor at Texas A&M University (US) and a member of the US National Academy; Dr Normand Mousseau from the University of Montreal (Canada); and Dr Andreas Polycarpou, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (US). Other presenters came from Qatar, US, Australia, UAE, UK, Canada and France.

source: Gulf Times