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. Luis Romualdez, P. EngSenior Reservoir Engineer/Business Developer
Luis has over 30 years of petroleum engineering experience working on numerous oil and gas fields in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, North and South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
He worked with major companies such as Occidental Petroleum Corp., Devon Canada Corp., and Shell Canada Ltd., specializing in field development, production optimization, reservoir modelling, property evaluations, well intervention and enhanced oil recovery. Luis’ achievements include the first commercial CO2 flood project in Canada (Joffre Viking), and the development of the steam assisted gravity drainage technology (SAGD). He has established reservoir engineering and simulation groups in various companies and implemented training programs for engineering staff from Canada, America, Libya, Indonesia, Argentina, and Peru.
Luis studied Master of Engineering in Petroleum at the University of Calgary and holds a professional engineer designation with the Association of Professional Geoscientists and Engineers in Alberta (APEGA).
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.
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.