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Lecture on developments in the oil and gas industry to be held at Memorial University

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DATE:     April 4, 2002
SUBJECT:     Lecture on developments in the oil and gas industry to be held at Memorial University

Note to editors:

The Oil and Gas Development Partnership Lecture Series continues at Memorial University on Monday, April 8, 2002, with a public lecture titled New Trends in Reservoir Management. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Khalid Aziz of Stanford University and will focus on new technology that is optimizing reservoir production for the oil and gas industry, making it both more efficient and economical.

The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Engineering Lecture Theatre (EN-2006) located off the main lobby of the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building on Memorial's St. John's campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Dr. Aziz is currently the Otto N. Miller professor of Earth Sciences and professor of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University. He has received several international awards, including Honorary Membership of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. His publications include over 150 technical papers and three foundational books on reservoir management. He is a frequent consultant to major oil and gas companies and government agencies throughout the world on topics such as, the design of innovative oil and gas transportation and production systems, the development and use of computer reservoir simulators for predicting performance of petroleum reservoirs, and techniques for predicting productivity and injectivity of horizontal and other non-conventional wells, to name just a few.

After graduating with a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate from Rice University, Dr. Aziz worked as a chief engineer with Karachi Gas Company Limited. He began his teaching career at the University of Alberta and then moved on to the University of Calgary. While working in Calgary, he established the Computer Modelling Group and managed it for five years. In 1982 he transferred to Stanford University and during the course of his time there, he has served as associate dean (research) in the School of Earth Sciences and chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department.

During his visit to Memorial University, Dr. Aziz will also host a technical lecture titled Challenges in Modelling Advanced Wells, for invited guests from industry, academia and government, at noontime on April 8, 2002.

The Oil and Gas Development Partnership Lecture Series brings together industry, academia, government and the community, providing information on new developments, issues, technologies and trends that directly affect the future development of the east coast industry.


For further information, please contact Tracey Mills, communications coordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (709) 737-8287 or tmills@engr.mun.ca


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