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THE INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

The department recognizes the importance of frequent and comprehensive external review to ensure that the needs of the department constituencies are satisfied. Therefore, in the first semester of the academic year 2007-2008 an industrial advisory board was established. The industrial advisory board is comprises of a selected representatives from the industry, government, academia and other segments of the profession. The role of the industrial advisory board is to advise the department on academic issues, and current trends and future directions in petroleum and natural gas engineering. More specifically, the industrial advisory board mission is to:

     - Advise to the PGED on specific academic, professional and research issues.

     - Link between the PGED and the oil and gas industry.

     - Identify actions that the PGED should take to meet special needs.

     - Provide the recommendations or initiatives that the PGED should undertake to continuously improve the education and research programs.

Meetings of the IAB are held in the venue of King Saud University. Three meeting were held up-to-date and the fourth one will be held within the duration of the evaluation visit.

1

H. E. Engineer Yahya J. Shinawi:

Former Director General Eastern Province Branch, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MOPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

2

Professor Mohammed S. Al-Blehed:

Private Petroleum Consultant and Former Faculty Member in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

3

Dr. Abdul-Jaleel A. Al-Khalifa:

SPE President 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Oil Company, UAE, Former Head of Petroleum Engineering Section, Saudi Aramco, KSA.

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4

Dr. Sami A. Al-Neaim:

Senior Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), and Part-Time Faculty Member of Petroleum Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

5

Dr. Mohammed Badri:

Director of Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Research Center, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

6

Engineer Abdul-Rahman A. Al-Rashed:

Chief Geoscientist, Exploration and Reserves Replacement - Exploration and Development Department, Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Saudi Aramco Gulf Operations Company, Al-Khafji, Saudi Arabia.

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Dr. Abdul-Rahman A. Al-Quraishi:

Director of Oil and Gas Center, King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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8

Engineer Musaed Al-Mubarak:

Former Petroleum Consultant at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MOPM), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

9

Dr. Mansour S. Al-Malik:

Private Petroleum Consultant and Former Faculty Member in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

10

Dr. Michael Bittar:

Senior Director for Halliburton Dhahran Technology Center for Middle East and North Africa, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

11

Engineer  Saud S. Al-Otaibi:

Manager, Gas Drilling Department, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia