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Khalifa University to showcase oil and gas research innovations

ABU DHABI, November 11, 2019

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, is showcasing research innovations in the strategic oil and gas sector and leading knowledge sharing sessions at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) 2019.
The 35th edition of Adipec, one of the world’s largest, most important and influential oil and gas events, is being organised from November 11-14 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec). 
The Khalifa University stand (No: 9412) will display projects including an external non-contact smart monitoring system for inspecting oil pipelines, while the faculty and researchers will present five papers about their scientific contributions to discovery of new technologies in petroleum exploration, production and distribution. In addition, Khalifa University will host the SPE Adipec University Program, welcoming a total of 19 teams from universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice-president, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The oil and gas sector remains strategically vital for the UAE and therefore requires closer monitoring and inspection to ensure longevity of the industry assets. With our cutting-edge research, our faculty experts continue to train students and guide them into focusing on developing new technology solutions in both downstream and upstream areas. The projects presented at our stand and the papers to be presented by our research strongly illustrate the extent and depth of our involvement in this industry, as we continue to lead with pioneering innovations that benefit industry and government sector stakeholders.”
The Khalifa University papers will cover research focusing on black powder that helps in ensuring smooth supply and distribution in oil pipelines, design of improved oil recovery from tight carbonate reservoirs in UAE oil fields, drill-in fluid and wellbore cleanup fluid that facilitate full capacity production in an oil well while minimizing corrosion of downhole tools.
Another research paper will focus on Autonomous Robotic Inspection System (ARIS) – a cost-effective inspection tool for non-contact external detection of defects in highly vulnerable aging oil supply pipelines. A paper on photovoltaic (PV) array shades, which can reduce thermal load on the labor working at extreme weather conditions, especially at oil rigs during long working hours, will also be presented.
Khalifa University researchers are also working on a data-driven workflow, combining deep learning, rock imaging and modeling, which offers great potential in accurately estimating the properties of oil reservoir for reservoir management and enhanced oil recovery strategy.
For the SPE Adipec University Program, Khalifa University will host a total of 19 teams from the Mena region. The program aims to benefit the best undergraduate geosciences and engineering students from the Mena region, offering them an insight into the industry and an opportunity to interact with a number of major industry employers through field trips as well as an onsite visits. - TradeArabia News Service


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