SQU Students Bag Second Prize Worldwide in Imperial Barrel Competition

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Muscat, Students of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) secured second place globally among nine international universities in the “Imperial Barrel Award” competition organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

The Omani team included Salma Abdullah al-Rahbi, Marwa Mohammed al-Hadhrami, Thuraya Ahmed al-Harthy, Said Khalid al-Farsi (geoscience specialization, College of Science), and Iman Mohammed al-Fazari (oil and gas engineering specialization, College of Engineering). The team was coached by Khalil Juma al-Hooti, Lecturer at the Geoscience Department, College of Science, and Dr. Mohammed Farfoor, Assistant Lecturer at the same department.

The contest offers the participants an opportunity to explore geosciences and engage in actual application of petroleum engineering sciences that they studied. The students’ work simulates the operations of oil exploration companies.

Source: Oman News Agency