In cooperation with the American Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
The Department of Geology at the College of Science at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) organized a lecture entitled "Seismic field survey using geophysical applications for oil exploration.” This was held on Wednesday 7th of September 2016, in the presence of Dr. Khalid Al Bloushi, Head of the Department of Geology, and Professor Saeed Al Mahrooqi, Head of geophysical operations in the petroleum development company Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. Representatives of the international American Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), faculty members and college students also attended.
The lecture aimed to introduce the Geology Department students to modern scientific methods in research and exploration for oil operations. This involves using seismic field survey techniques to collect data via seismic surveys, using short vibrations in the Earth layers. This will enhance the skills of graduates in their scientific specialization.
The lecture covered the techniques of modern seismic surveys, and included a statistical comparison between old and modern methods for seismic solutions, between 1950 and 2010. The lecturer also noted that the use of field seismic stratigraphy is one of the best scientific methods of geophysical applications for oil exploration, in terms of both time and cost.
The College of Science also organized on Thursday 8th of September 2016, a ceremony to honor the new faculty members to the College. The ceremony emphasised the spirit of effective communication between team members, both academics and administrators, celebrating the cultural values, and the scientific and humanitarian diversity which abounds in UAEU.