Professor's multitasking visit to the Dubai Campus

From left: Camillo Valdez Lorenzo (PE 2010, Dubai Petroleum), Tom Quinn (PG 2011, Wood Mackenzie), Patrick Corbett, Tania Luna (REM 2010, Dubai Petroleum), David Hicks (REM 1994, Computer Modelling Group), Gillian Pickup and Matt Smith

Professor Patrick Corbett, Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) visited Dubai 18-20 November to deliver his lecture on carbonate reservoirs to the MSc Petroleum Engineering students.

I enjoyed it and it was good to have people engaged in the Q&A following the talk, a positive sign it was a topic of interest.

Pedro Saldungaray, CARBO Ceramics

Patrick also gave a talk to Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Dubai Chapter members on the topic "Carbonate reservoirs: Questions, questions, questions - from "is our carbonate reservoir fractured?" to "why this correction factor for history-matching?" - requiring answers!" This was well received and followed by a meal in which hydrocarbon challenges in fractured reservoirs around the world - including Mexico - were discussed.

Pedro Saldungaray (CARBO Ceramics) of the SPE reported back "I enjoyed it and it was good to have people engaged in the Q&A following the talk, a positive sign it was a topic of interest."

During this short visit to Dubai an evening dinner was enjoyed with some (IPE) alumni who are currently working in Dubai (pictured above).

Never one to waste an opportunity Patrick spent time building links with industry in the region. Finding out what companies are doing in the local area can help to identify prospects for company internships for students for example, or inspire others to consider taking a higher degree.