Saudi Aramco representatives visit PIRI Research Labs
Four top Saudi Aramco representatives visited the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources and PIRI Research Group May 23-24, 2013. These guests along with members of the Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, and STEM Integration Task Force met for a full day of meetings and laboratory tours in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Energy Innovation Center. Discussions of partnership opportunities in areas of petroleum engineering and geoscience with specific research interests in porous flow media and student/faculty exchanges continue.
Bill Gern, UW VP Research & Economic Development; Rob Hurless, Deputy Director UW School of Energy Resources; Greg Hill, VP Exploration and Production, Hess Corporation; Brian Gratto, Manager, Western Area Exploration Department, Saudi Aramco; Ali Yousif, Senior Researcher, Reservoir Engineering Technology Division of EXPEC Advanced Research Center (Saudi Aramco); Al-Kaabi Abdulaziz, Chief Technologist, Reservoir Engineering Technology, Division of ECPEC Advanced Research Center (Saudi Aramco); Jim Funk, Senior Researcher, Reservoir Engineering Technology Division of EXPEC Advanced Research Center (Saudi Aramco); Dr. Mohammad Piri, Piri Research Group Director; Dave Bostrom, UW Board of Trustees; Amir Hossein Alizadeh; PhD Student, Petroleum Engineering, UW; Morteza Akbarabadi, PhD Candidate, Petroleum Engineering, UW.