This collaborative research activity began in 1996 and has run for more than 20 years. Over this time, I have taught short courses at the Federal University of Bahia and meetings of the local geophysical society on borehole seismic imaging and tomography. In addition, I have co-advised several MS level graduate students. Recently, we completed a research project on CO2 monitoring with sponsorship of Petrobras, the national petroleum company.
The goal of this project, sponsored by Chevron Technology Company, was to help build local capacity in energy geosciences in Thailand. The project included Stanford professors and staff teaching short courses in Bangkok and Thai students participating in a summer research program at Stanford.
This trilateral collaborative project involves Stanford University, King Fuad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), and Saudi Aramco. The goal is to share best practices for research and education related to petroleum exploration and production. To date, several joint research projects have taken place as well as field trips involving Stanford and KFUPM students in both Saudi Arabia and the USA.
Dhahran Saudi Arabia
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