NURTURING THE NEXT GENERATION OF OIL & GAS PROFESSIONALS

Under this year’s theme Turning the Needle Towards Sustainable Energy, the 3-day Young Professionals & Students Programme at MEOS GEO 2023 is a by-invitation-only initiative designed with a mission to:

  • Address key sustainability challenges and opportunities through panel discussions with highly knowledgeable speakers
  • Create a sense of community and show our collective efforts in each sector and how interconnected we are
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary forum that caters the needs of an evolving industry towards sustainable energy

Welcoming Remarks

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 09:00-10:00

This informative session will be the introduction to the Young Professionals and Students Program and a great start for the participants to become energized and excited for their experience. There will be introductory presentations from the Young Professionals and Students Committee Co-Chairs and it will be a great way to learn about the program and network with fellow program participants.

Speakers

Ali Al Hajri

Ali Al Hajri

PDO

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Noha-H.-Lababidi

Noha H. Lababidi

Saudi Aramco

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Justin-Wauters

Justin Wauters

Halliburton

Moderators

Sara-Al-Dousari

Sara Al-Dousari

KOC

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Aisha-Abdullah

Aisha Abdullah

KOC

Panel 1: The Forces Shaping MENA’s Energy Transition Today

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 10:00-11:00

This panel aims to spotlight the significance of all sectors partnership in the energy transition. It promotes dialogues that explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across different domains. The conversation will discuss how MENA is building on its current energy heritage to be at the forefront of the net-zero future, the repositioning of the development of the workforce to achieve MENA’s goals and ensuring diversity and inclusion, the speed and scale of current technologies to achieve long term achievements, how MENA is mainstreaming sustainability in the education sector. In this panel, speakers will push the boundaries to invest in solutions that are expanded and enhanced through intersectionality between these sectors in hope to create a future that is holistic and harmonious for MENA’s economy, ecology and society.

Opening Remarks

Sarah-Aljohani

Sara Al Johani

Committee Member – Young Professionals and Students Committee

Speakers

Victor Kalimugogo

Green Energy & Environmental Policy Department / Environment Science, Sustainability – Saudi Aramco

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Fahad Al-Sherehy

Dr. Fahad Alsherehy

VP ‐ Energy Efficiency / Carbon Management – SABIC

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Aljawhara Al Quayid

Aljawhara Al Quayid

Senior Research Associate – KAPSARC

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Guillaume Verhaeghe

SLB

Panel 2: Unlocking the Promise of Youth: How The Youth Are Advancing Sustainability

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 11:00-12:00

This informative session will be the introduction to the Young Professionals and Students Program and a great start for the participants to become energized and excited for their experience. There will be introductory presentations from the Young Professionals and Students Committee Co-Chairs and it will be a great way to learn about the program and network with fellow program participants.

Opening Remarks

Rabab Al M

Committee Member – Young Professionals and Students Committee

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hisham Al Siyabi

Dr. Hisham Al Siyabi

Energy & Environmental General Manager – PDO

Panel Speakers

HH Princess Noura AlSaud

Founding Partner, Aeon Strategy (Virtual)

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Hassan Alzain

Green Energy & Environmental Policy Department / Environment Science, Sustainability – Saudi Aramco

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Bayan Hefzi

Saudi Aramco

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Saleh Hasan

Saudi Aramco

Sustainability Technical Sessions

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 13:00-14:00

Technology professionals will discuss the critical role of geoscience in sustainability with focus on carbon storage, sequestration, and climate change recent researches and developments. The presentations will highlight related technologies and their influence on nature and environment.

Session 1: Novel Adsorbents for the Decarbonization of the Utilities Sector

Speaker

Ammar Alahmed

Ammar Alahmed

Saudi Aramco

EAGE Geo-Quiz

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 14:00-15:00

During MEOS GEO 2023, EAGE will conduct its Geo Quiz for all students in attendance and engage in the Student & YP program.
EAGE is a truly multidisciplinary association and this is emphasized in the EAGE Geo Quiz as well. The quiz consists of several rounds with questions related to different fields in the geoscience and engineering industry. Petroleum geoscience, geology, geophysics, petrophysics and drilling are just a few of the fields that students may have to deal with during the competition. The level of the questions differs and will get more difficult along the way. The best way to compete in this quiz is with a multidisciplinary team of students.

  • Every team consists of 2-3 students
  • Each team will receive one remote control
  • Once a team has pressed ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, or ‘d’ the answer cannot be changed anymore
  • The questions will be shown on a screen
  • Teams will answer the questions under time pressure

In addition to bragging rights, a great prize awaits the winning team.

Start now to build your team and once confirmed please email us at middle_east@eage.org to be registered to take part. You will have the opportunity to register on site for those last minute teams. Please visit the EAGE booth 7.G30 before 12pm on Sunday 19th. Remember the quiz takes place that day at 2pm.

Sustainability Technical Sessions (continued)

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 15:00-16:00

In this workshop technology professionals will discuss the critical role of geoscience in sustainability with focus on carbon storage, sequestration, and climate change recent researches and developments. The workshop will highlight related technologies and their influence on nature and environment.

Session 2: Technical presentations on EOR and Geothermal Power Generation

Speaker

Steven Knabe

Geothermal Services, Halliburton

Session 3: Technical presentations on Innovative solutions in Big data and AI

Speaker

Ahmed Mobarak

AI and Machine Learning, NYBL

Introductory Session to Sustainable Techathon

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 16:00-17:00

Sustainability Techathon offers the opportunity to work in diverse and multi-disciplinary teams to solve real-industry case study from Exploration to Development. This involves placement of exploratory wells, reservoir characterization and evaluation, selection of adequate completion types depending on reservoir complexities and presenting development strategies. Stretched timelines will be imposed on the participants to simulate real-industry dynamics in decision making & working in an integrated and multi-disciplinary environment.

Job Fair

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 16:00-17:00

The Job Fair event will host various companies from national, international, and service providers to give a chance for students to learn about potential careers in industry sectors, network, and submit resumes to prospective employers. The companies will distribute brochures highlighting their corporation’s history, achievements, goals, and ambitions. In addition to the details section of the corporate training or scholarship program, if any, with their terms and conditions for applying.

SEG Challenge Bowl

Monday, 20 February 2023, 09:00-10:00

The SEG | DGS Middle East Challenge Bowl Competition quizzes the students’ breadth and depth of knowledge about the field of geoscience. The quiz-show format results in intense competition as the contestants attempt to “buzz in” first with the answers to challenging geoscience questions. It a fantastic opportunity for nominated students to go head-to-head and battle it out for the title of regional winner and will also represent the region in the SEG Challenge Bowl Finals Competition held globally later this year.

Sustainability Tecathon

Monday, 20 February 2023, 10:00-12:00

Judges

  • Yousef Al Salali, TL. Gas Fields Development
  • Mohamamd Al Bahar, Reservoir Management, TL-KOC
  • Yara Garoot, TL, Saudi Aramco
  • Talal Al-Adwani, Prospect Evaluation, TL-KOC
  • Mohammed Al-Rowaie, Researcher, Saudi Aramco

Emerging Leaders Workshop

Monday, 20 February 2023, 10:00-12:00

Emerging leaders is an interactive program that is designed to provide the future leaders with a strategic framework to develop their soft and leadership skills. The program provides a rich medium for young professional and high potential university students to engage with key executive in the industry and learn from their experiences. Additionally, this event will give emerging leaders the chance to engage with their peers to discuss the industry, and how the new era of engineers will contribute to its future development. The youth will also have the chance to engage with industry and management professionals from around the globe, providing attendees with the chance to debate critical issues, fine tune soft skills, and address key challenges. Activities may include panel and speaker sessions, round table discussions, interactive breakout sessions and more.

Sustainability Tecathon (cont.)

Monday, 20 February 2023, 13:00-15:00

Judges

  • Yousef Al Salali, TL, Gas Fields Development
  • Mohamamd Al Bahar, Reservoir Management, TL-KOC
  • Yara Garoot, TL, Saudi Aramco
  • Talal Al-Adwani, Prospect Evaluation, TL-KOC
  • Mohammed Al-Rowaie, Researcher, Saudi Aramco

Emerging Leaders Workshop (continued)

Monday, 20 February 2023, 13:00-15:00

Emerging leaders is an interactive program that is designed to provide the future leaders with a strategic framework to develop their soft and leadership skills. The program provides a rich medium for young professional and high potential university students to engage with key executive in the industry and learn from their experiences. Additionally, this event will give emerging leaders the chance to engage with their peers to discuss the industry, and how the new era of engineers will contribute to its future development. The youth will also have the chance to engage with industry and management professionals from around the globe, providing attendees with the chance to debate critical issues, fine tune soft skills, and address key challenges. Activities may include panel and speaker sessions, round table discussions, interactive breakout sessions and more.

Soft Skills Workshop

Monday, 20 February 2023, 15:00-16:00

These workshops offers NLP sessions that illustrates practical methods for personal growth and influences. The NLP is essential for personal growth and improvements, it is useful for recent graduates to top managers. The NLP will enable the participants to discover their inner triggers, thoughts and emotions. Various techniques such as managing self-emotions, changing habits and building confidence will be covered in the sessions. The management and professional development will cover topics discussing healthy career, wellbeing stress management.

Speakers

Mohammed Najrani

Neurology and Programming Emotion Consultant, Consultant and Trainer in the field of Soft Skills

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Paul Burgess

Paul Burgess

Management and Professional Development Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Financial Awareness Session

Monday, 20 February 2023, 15:00-16:00

This workshop offers a wide range of financial terms and concepts that are essential in a real-world context. The topics would simplified with analogies from personal life for engineering and geoscience young professionals who have not had extensive exposure to finance as part of their formal education. We then aim to upscale these concepts to how a business works and eventually how the global financial market influences our day to day life. This session will provide attendees with the fundamental building blocks to enable them to dive deeper and ask the right questions related to financial data in their organization or projects. The session would conclude with the impact of finance on energy transition and the future of oil and gas.

The aim is that YP’s gain a strong grasp of the language associated with finance, grounded within the context of everyday decisions. The understanding of risk and return would benefit the attendees in their personal as well as professional life and help them use “the numbers” to their best advantage and make more informed decisions.

Speakers

Mohammed Hussain

Saudi Aramco

Brainstorming Session – Youth Climate Dialogue: From MENA to the world

Tuesday, 20 February 2023, 09:00-10:00

Speakers

Mohammed Al Khalid

NABATIK

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Lamya Harub

OQ

Core Viewing Session

Tuesday, 20 February 2023, 10:00-11:00

Speakers

Abrar Al-Bloushi

KOC

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Matthieu Deville

Saudi Aramco

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Simone Di Santo

Simone Di Santo

SLB

Energy Education Workshop

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 12:00-15:00

Energy Education Workshop aims to provide teachers the tools they need to teach STEM subjects comfortably. During the workshop, participants will experience hands-on activities using simple components to teach complicated engineering concepts used in the oil and gas explorations and production.