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Aidarbayev S.,Petroleum Institute
3rd EAGE Exploration Workshop 2014: Moving Forward by Exploring Differently

The Musandam Peninsula at the northern end of the Oman Mountains marks a transition zone between the Late Cretaceous ophiolite obduction tectonics recorded in the Oman Mountains to the southeast with the Late Tertiary continental collision tectonics as seen along the Zagros Mountains in southern Iran to the northwest. The Semail ophiolite, together with its underlying thrust sheets of distal ocean trench and seamount (Haybi complex), proximal to distal oceanic sedimentary rocks (Hawasina complex) and shelf margin-slope fades rocks (Sumeini Group) were thrust onto the previously passive continental margin of Arabia during the Late Cretaceous. The stacking of the obducted nappes caused loading, flexural subsidence and uplift and partial erosion of the underlying passive margin shelf carbonates (Wasia Group). This resulted in the development of the foreland basin (the Late Cretaceous Aruma basin) and a peripheral flexural bulge at the western edge of the obducted allochthonous units. Passive margin sedimentation returned during the Maastrichtian to Oligocene. Source

Bruno P.P.,Petroleum Institute
Near Surface Geoscience 2015 - 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

The common-reflection surface stack technique was used, together with conventional common-midpoint and pre-stack depth migration to process a high-resolution seismic reflection line acquired in the dismissed industrial plant of ILVA. This brownfield site, now undergoing remediation, is located within the Bagnoli district of the city of Naples, near the southeastern border of Campi Flegrei caldera. The commonreflection surface stack, followed by post-stack depth migration, produced a seismic image more suited for a subsurface interpretation. Results reveal that the Common-Reflection-Surface stack can be a fast and cost-effective alternative to pre-stack depth migration in settings where structural complexity and high levels of ambient noise make it challenging to obtain a reliable background velocity model; therefore allowing high-resolution reflection seismology to be successfully employed in those environments. © (2015) by the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE). Source

Mohammed J.,Petroleum Institute
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Industry engagements in engineering programs are becoming more common compared to the past. The freshmen success seminar course at The Petroleum Institute introduces the students to the oil and gas industry and in general to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and its group companies in particular. Getting oil out of the reserves is not an easy task; a lot of manufacturing industries plays a vital role in setting up the infrastructure to create a well. In this course students are exposed to different manufacturing companies that are involved in the oil and gas industry. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2014. Source

Westley N.,Petroleum Institute
Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Middle East Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Conf. and Exhibition 2012, MEHSSE - Sustaining World Energy Through an Integrated HSSE and Business Approach

Description: This paper has three parts. First it reviews the research conducted on training simulations in science, technology, business and oil and gas. In the second part this paper proposes a comprehensive nomenclature for training simulations. In the third part a survey/study will be conducted on simulation training methods currently in use in ADNOC group companies. Application: The review provides an analysis of problems in research and limitations including poor design, questionable measures of successful learning and the lack of a consistent and comprehensive nomenclature to distinguish very different simulations. Mega studies on training simulations tend to lump all physical simulations together often showing inconsistent results which may be due to the variable nature of the simulations themselves. The comprehensive nomenclature introduced should allow research on simulations with like characteristics to be grouped together thus producing more consistent and valid results. Results Observations and Conclusions: The research review concludes that while simulation training is effective, further research is needed to determine what aspects and levels of simulation most effectively enhance learning. In the study a comparative analysis yet to be conducted will then determine how practices in the ADNOC group compare with those in the reviewed literature. In addition the effectiveness of simulation training methods within and across the ADNOC companies will be evaluated in terms of principles practiced elsewhere. Significance: The clear and comprehensive nomenclature of simulation provided should facilitate research on the impact and effectiveness which different characteristics contribute to learning. This should enable research to determine the ideal design of safety training simulations in oil and gas. The results of the ADNOC study should indicate where and how enhanced safety training simulations can benefit the group. Copyright 2012, Society of Petroleum Engineers. Source

Scott S.W.,Petroleum Institute
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

An international design competition was conceived between two culturally distinct engineering institutions to study teams competing in the unique process of engineering design. These successful competitions have taken place since the fall semester of 2007 on the campuses of two engineering universities (alternating as hosts): one Western and one Middle Eastern. The Petroleum Institute (PI) of Abu Dhabi, UAE, and The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA, have held these competitions as part of a collaborative research initiative titled "Preparing Global Engineers: Developing Engineering Design Education Across Cultures." The competitions were expanded in 2009 to include international forums for students and faculty to share optimal views of engineering design methodologies. While the theory, objectives, and practices of the respective cornerstone engineering design programs are similar, the respective cultures are vastly different. Data gathered from the observance of culturally diverse competing teams is studied with the objective of developing curriculum and pedagogy that will prepare our student teams for global engineering practice. In addition, the experiential value of international travel and intercultural exchange inherent in this project is significant. © 2012 American Society for Engineering Education. Source

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