Mr. Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and Internationally including projects in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. His focal experience is in Reservoir Engineering with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. He has evaluated and initiated horizontal well applications that resulted in a remarkable increase in production levels. He also has a special interest in well test planning and analysis using state of the art software (F.A.S.T by Fekete and PanSystem). He has been involved in all phases of implementing secondary and tertiary recovery schemes. He has also expertise in technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. Mr. Ibrahim has conducted numerous technical presentations to the Petroleum Society of the CIM and various training courses to the industry.
Special Award Recipient:
Mr. Ibrahim received the “Immigrant of Distinction” Award, in the business category, for the year 2008 in Alberta/Canada.
Graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973. He has also obtained a post-graduate diploma from U of C in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of the APEGGA, SPE and CIM.
Mr. Erian, P.Eng., is a highly seasoned reservoir engineer with emphasis on reservoir numerical modelling. Mr. Erian has over 30 years of reservoir engineering experience around the globe (Canada, USA, Libya, Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia). His main focus is on utilizing reservoir simulation techniques to device optimal field development plans and implement reservoir management tools to maximize the ultimate oil and gas recoveries. Mr. Erian has modeled numerous types of E.O.R projects, including CO2, gas miscible injection, WAG, and waterflooding.
Mr. Erian conducted over 50 international reservoir studies using the most common simulators including Eclipse, IMAX, Stars, Exodus, MoreD (Roxair), Athos (Fran Lab) etc. He developed his own programs including: Black Oil Model, Decline Analysis, Material balance, Flash calculation. He also mentors junior engineers for conducing reservoir simulation studies. He published two papers “The Role of Kinetics in the Numerical Simulation of the In-Situ Combustion”, Second International Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands 1972, Venezuela and “The Gas Well”, Using a gas well mechanistic model, Sand Consultants Inc., 1999.
Mr. Erian graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineer (1968) and Diploma in Statistics and Computer Science from the Cairo University (Egypt) in (1972). He also completed his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 1977 and M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary, (Canada) in 1980.
Mr. Carlson has extensive experience (over 30 yrs) in the area of conventional and simulation reservoir engineering. He worked on numerous EOR projects including waterflooding and steam injection. He has been offering training courses on the subject of practical reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation in North America and Internationally. Mr. Carlson has published over 40 technical papers to various technical organizations. Mr. Carlson also published a text book titled “Practical Reservoir Simulation”
B. App. Sci., Geological Engineering, University Of Toronto (1979): Geological engineering is oriented to the design of foundations, earth and rock structures. The curriculum includes courses in geology, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and groundwater.
Graduate Level Courses, University Of Calgary: Reservoir Simulation I, Applied Reservoir Simulation and Thermal Recovery Methods. (Grade Pt. Avg. 3.53)
Reservoir Geologist and 3D Modelling specialist with over 30 years of international and Canadian domestic oil industry experience covering all activities related to reservoir exploration, appraisal, development and production.
As Geoscience Manager, set up, from inception, a successful Geoscience arm for a Reservoir Engineering consultancy in UK providing integrated 3D modelling services, using the latest software. Marketed these services to operating companies, banks and government clients. Established reservoir characterisation team of over 20 staff and associates.
Mr. Smith has over 19 years of experience in domestic and international venues, from both operational and project perspectives. Areas of interest include integration of core/core and core/log data, correlation of near wellbore log evaluations with geologic models, wireline, DST, electrical and acoustic borehole image interpretations to identify stratigraphic and textural changes within the reservoir that effect petrophysical parameters.
Ms Hoshne Banu has 15 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western
Canada and internationally, as a reservoir engineer. Her main experience is in the area reservoir studies and preparing field development plan using various reservoir simulators; Eclipse, Rubis. Also she performed numerious well test analysis (PTA) and production analysis (PA) using both the KAPPA and the Fekete software. She also proficient in economic and risk analysis to estimate oil and gas reserves. Hoshne has performed vertical well flow including artificial lift design using PROPER software.
Obtained Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. She also obtained Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka.
Denis Andrew Gittins B.SC., P. Geoph., PMGC, PMP - Senior Advisor
Mr. Gittins, a San International Management Consultant Professional, PMP, with over 35 years of experience, results-driven, analytical and proactive with a proven global track record in fast paced and conflict zone environments in a variety of business, specialized as a Subject Matter Expert, negotiator and Business Development Advisor, risk identification, verification, validation, negotiation and ongoing independent audits, and crisis management for private companies, banks, financial institutions and government. Mr. Gittins has extensive experience in public relations with foreign government officials, and offers exceptional ability to work towards focused target areas, finding new technical and challenging opportunities and ventures stimulating to respond to them with action.
Abenet “Abi” Yematawork is an engineering technologist and geologist with over 10 years varied experience in both domestic and international oil and gas industries. Abi engaged in a number of projects involving detailed reservoir study and simulation of major oil and gas fields. He conducted BHP and IPR calculations for gas and water injection wells with EPS software for AGIP Libya EOR Projects Abi has sound experience in pressure transient, and production data analysis and is competent in making cross-sections, mapping, and seismic data analysis: 2D,3D He has extensive knowledge of PVT, SCAL, RCAL, capillary pressure, relative permeability and evaluation of reserves. Abi is qualified in reservoir data analysis: net pay, isopachs, tops, permeability, production, reservoir pressure and evaluation of reserves.
Ms Oberemchenko has over 15 years international experience from both an exploration and field development standpoint in six countries throughout the world including Russia, Algeria, Vietnam, and Iran. Her area of expertise is in 2D/3D seismic data processing and interpretation.Throughout her career, she has worked on a wide range of clastic and carbonate reservoirs and recognizes the uniqueness and challenges associated with each. As a proven team player, her strong structural and stratigraphic interpretation skills have been a valuable resource for engineers and geologists as they prepare, organize, and manage information and data on a wide variety of oil and gas reservoirs.
20+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry with several years of thermal experience in SAGD and solvent-assisted (Dovap VAPEX pilot; with 9 partner companies) and gas co-injection projects
Worked as a Production Engineer for over 10 years on a number of commercial SAGD projects including Suncor’s MacKay River (30000 b/d), CNRL’s Wolf Lake project including CNRL’s first SAGD pilot pad in the McMurray formation, and SOSL’s West Ells 10000 b/d project in the Wabiskaw formations
Participated in the engineering design and execution of 3 commercial SAGD projects of planned 40,000 barrels/day (over 150 SAGD well pairs drilled and completed)
PhD and Masters degrees related to SAGD development including subsurface, surface facilities, and environmental engineering (hydrogeology, emissions, soil remediation);
8 years of regulatory experience in well operations at the Alberta Energy Resources and Conservation Board dealing with technical as well as stakeholder issues including representing the board staff in a number (over 12) of public hearings
Alex is an expert in designing, implementing and evaluating Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) projects. Laboratory testing and research for IOR methods applied to heavy and light oil reservoirs, Heavy oil reservoirs exploitation by thermal methods, waterflooding and primary solution gas drive (foamy oil, Reservoir engineering aspects of horizontal wells, Conventional reservoir engineering, Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) ,Asphaltene deposition .
He has accomplished Instrumental aspects in the development of the PRIze/SelectEOR software, used for the evaluation of EOR potential of oil reservoirs. He is pioneer in the Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) .He has worked for many R&D projects and laboratory works in North America.Consultancy with Petrobras, Brazil, Petronas , Malaysia and JOGMEC, Japan, in the area of air injection application for light oils recovery, 2006-2008.Consultancy with Staatsolie, Suriname: IOR/EOR Opportunities: Evaluation of Future IOR/EOR Potential using PRIze software” April 2004. Consultancy with Ocean Energy of Houston for light-heavy oil recovery methods, 2002, Review of Eight ECOPETROL (Colombia) Oil Reservoirs in order to assess the potential for EOR and Horizontal Wells. November 1993. The assessment was conducted using PRIze. Consultancy with United Nations Development Programs for India, 1991-1996 (thermal methods), worked for Petroleum Recovery Institute in Calgary, Research and Development Institute for Oil and Gas, Campina, Romania as Deputy Manager-Heavy Oil Department.
1977 – Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Oil and Gas Bucharest, Romania. Subject: heavy oil recovery by thermal methods -1968 – M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Oil and Gas, Bucharest, Faculty of Drilling of Wells and Exploitation of Oil and Gas Reservoirs
D.R. “Denis” Gaudet, P.Eng. is President of DRG Resources and Director of Technology for Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada, a collaborative R&D facilitator. He has over thirty years of worldwide engineering, operations, and executive management experience with three international service companies (Halliburton, Nowsco and Fracmaster). He has substantial international experience in the land-based and offshore service industries, with emphasis in Europe and Africa. In his role as Director of Technology Transfer with PTAC, he is exposed to virtually all of the new technology in the Canadian petroleum industry. . His wide range of expertise includes Fracture Stimulation & Regain Permeability, Reservoir Conformance and Water Shut-off Technology, Drilling, Completions and Reservoir Stimulation, Stimulation and Coil Tubing Operations as well as Property evaluation and Reserve Calculation, and Frac Sand Market Evaluation.
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,1973.
Over the years Mr. Gaudet’s professional affiliations included: SPE, CCQTA (Canadian Crude Quality
Technical Association), PTAC (Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada), University of Calgary Industry Advisory Council for the Oil & Gas Engineering Dept., SAIT Petroleum Engineering Technology Advisory Committee, Mount Royal College Institute for Applied Scientific Research Advisory.
Dr. Mungan career started with a large oil and gas company as the head of a group dedicated to enhanced oil and gas recovery, including gas from ultra low permeability shales in Colorado. The group’s work led to several field applications in the U.S.A.
In 1966, he was hired to start and head the Petroleum Recovery Research Institute (PRRI) in Calgary, dedicated to carry out fundamental research that would help the petroleum industry in field applications of new and novel Enhanced Oil Recovery processes. In 1976/77, he was loaned to l’Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) assisting in EOR research.
Dr. Mungan started his consulting company in 1978 and except for 1986/94 period when he was employed as the Chief Technical Advisor by Alberta Energy Company, he has consulted and taught worldwide in some sixty oil and gas producing countries, including Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, England, Ecuador, France, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, The People’s Republic of China, Peru, Poland, Turkey, the U.S.A., The Soviet Union, Venezuela, and the former Yugoslavia.
He has published more than seventy technical papers, and contributed chapters to several books focusing on field applications of enhanced oil and gas recovery processes.
Dr. Mungan is an Honorary Texas Citizen, Lifetime Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, and Honorary Professor of the University of Calgary, visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has served on the publications and editorial committees of the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, and as Executive Editor of the Reservoir Engineering Journal of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International.
Dr. Nick Mungan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering i956, Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematic” in 1958, and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering in 1961, all with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Roger Hough has worked in the oil industry since 1967 when he joined Shell after graduating in Applied Mineral Sciences from the University of Leeds. He worked for Shell for 32 years in various countries – notably the UK North Sea, Italy, Malta, Brunei, Oman, Netherlands, Canada, and Venezuela. In Venezuela, as Operations Manager he was charged with getting an offshore drilling and production venture operational, (sour production). Prior to that he had various assignments in the area of drilling technology and petroleum engineering including a spell heading up Shell International’s well technology research program.
Roger has been active with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) over many years, has chaired a number of SPE technical conferences. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of ‘Slim Hole Drilling Technology’. With a career spanning 40 years in the oil industry, Roger Hough now teaches drilling technology at the University of Calgary and other organizations.
Obtained B.Sc. in Geophysics /Geology in 1980, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, followed by postgraduate technical, business and management courses at the University of Calgary, Canada, and Warwick University in the U.K..
Mr. Cao has a diversified experience in geology and a strong focus on geo-modeling with 21 years of experience in North America and Internationally. Performed numerous geo-modeling studies, using Petrel software for complex reservoir including faults and natural fractures characterization.
Geoscience specialist and exploration leader with a broad range of international and frontier experience in exploration / delineation, new ventures and the operations and reservoir issues of these.
Skill set: geological data interpretation and geophysical integration, risk assessment, operations planning / execution, correlation and subsurface mapping, peer reviewing, mentorship, problem solver, ability to adapt to different working environments, either independently or as a major team contributor. Software experience: Geographix, SMT, Stratworks, primarily geological, but seimic capabilities also.
Dr. Maini a professor at the University of Calgary since 1999, and also offers consulting services in the E.O.R. He is well known in the industry of his outstanding knowledge/experience in screening and implementing EOR schemes. He also has an extensive experience in Research and Development and supervising laboratory testing for EOR schemes. Evaluating and developing new research ideas; Writing research proposals; Selling research projects to various funding agencies and the private industry; Conducting independent research in oil recovery methods; and supervising a research group of several professionals and technologists.
Dr. Maini has written and authored over 80 technical papers in the area of EOR; including: Insitu combustion, Cyclic Steam Stimulation, SAGD, SAGD-ISC Hybrid Recovery Method, CO2 flooding, chemical flooding, gas injection, Vapex Process, and a wide range of topics in reservoir engineering.
Dr. Sami Fahmy PhD, P. Eng, PMP is a Global Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P) with the Project Management Institute. He obtained his Doctorial Degree in Project Management from University of Calgary. Dr. Fahmy has more than ten years of Project Management teaching experience. He has extensive experience as a university Professor, instructor and lecturer. He has taught Project
Management workshops at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and PMI (Edmonton PMI Chapter). He presently teaches Project Management graduate courses at University of Alberta (Engineering Project Management and Risk Management) and University of Calgary (Project Construction Management), and also a visiting instructor with City University
Dr. Fahmy is a professional engineer with more than 30 years of Project Construction Management
experience covering a wide range of project management technical areas. He managed hundreds of
projects of varying sizes and complexity.
Ph.D. Civil Engineering-Project Management Specialization, University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada, 2005 Teaching Certificate, University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada, 2004 Training and development Diploma, Langevin Learning Services, Ottawa, Ontario, 2003 Completed 8 graduate courses towards MSc. In Project Management, City University, Belleview, Washington, 1999 Conflict Management Certificate (16 courses), Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS). Edmonton, Alberta, 1997
B.SC., Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1972
Gurpreet Sawhney, M. Sc., P.Eng.,- Associate Engineer
Reservoir engineer with 10 years of experience in reservoir simulation and enhanced oil recovery
projects. Working as a simulation consultant since 1992, Gurpreet has managed and operated an oil and gas consulting company (10 people) for the past 5 years. Gurpreet’s areas of expertise include
integrated reservoir modeling, compositional and thermal simulation, enhanced oil recovery, horizontal
well modeling and EOS characterization.