Students feted for elevating Oman’s R&D ecosystem

Four Omani students were recognised at the commemorative 5th anniversary Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy forum on November 28 in the presence of 250 senior energy industry executives.
The Awards presented by Talal al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary- General, Supreme Council for Planning, Oman and Steve Kelly, President and General Manager of Occidental Oman showcased the commitment to underpin the alignment between industry and academia, and celebrate Oman’s energy industry’s future inventors and scientists.
Now in their second year, the Occidental Oman Student Awards brought together foremost leaders in research and innovation to reward individuals who present solutions to the energy industry’s future challenges and contribute to the growth of Oman’s innovative R&D ecosystem.
The winners of the Occidental Oman Student Awards 2017 for the Advancement of Post-Graduate Education are: Dr Khalid al Hinai, PhD in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Sultan Qaboos University; Ahmed al Hatrooshi, PhD researcher in Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University; Hajir al Farsi, Masters in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University; and Abdullah Salim al Shareiqi, Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University.