UAE University hosts geology conference to teach students modern scientific methods for oil research
The event took place on Sept. 7 in the presence of Dr. Khalid Al Bloushi, head of the Department of Geology, and Professor Saeed Al Mahrooqi, head of geophysical operations in the petroleum development company Oman Oil Company. Also in attendance were representatives of the international American Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), faculty members and college students.
Overall, the event’s goal was to introduce students to modern scientific methods related to the research and exploration of oil. Methods include seismic field survey techniques that collect data using short vibrations in the earth’s layers. The lecture described how the process works and showcased a statistical comparison between old and modern methods for seismic solutions.
Members of the College of Science also hosted a ceremony on Sept. 8 to honor the college’s newest faculty members. This ceremony was meant to highlight effective communication between all those involved with the university.