School of Engineering

KAPPA visit - Wednesday 27 Jan 2016

Posted January 25, 2016

The School of Engineering is hosting

a worldwide known reservoir and petroleum engineering software company 


January 27,2016 at 4pm in Frem 203-204

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Summary of talk:

The presentation to LAU aims at introducing KAPPA ENGINEERING (, a worldwide known reservoir and petroleum engineering software company. KAPPA’s tools are market standards widely used by the major national and international oil companies (Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, Conoco Phillips, Statoil, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, Sonatrach, Petronas, …) but also by the leading service companies (Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, …). 
KAPPA is mainly famous for its ‘pressure transient analysis’ SAPHIR software but is also active in production data analysis, production log interpretation, quick and easy 3D reservoir modelling and smart handling of permanent downhole gauge data. KAPPA is involved in unconventional resources leading an important consortium for modelling the specific physics in unconventional context, benefiting from the experience and contribution of key players. 
The presentation will use Power Point introductory slides then a ‘live’ demonstration of the software that will be initially kept at a ‘general’ level to make the software understandable to the assistance from various backgrounds, whilst giving a flavor of the specificity of the tools.
The presentation can be attended by reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, production engineers, reservoir geologists/geologists and petrophysicists.

Biography (Walid Choueiri):

Walid Choueiri holds an Engineering Degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble’, France and a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics (Partial Derivative Equations) from the Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. In 1991, Walid started his career in scientific research and geoscience software development at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), France. He then joined Beicip-Franlab, the IFP Group consultancy arm to support and market IFP Group software and solutions in Europe before being nominated as Business Development Manager then Managing Director of the IFP Group in the Middle East, Bahrain. In 2004, he joined KAPPA ENGINEERING, a petroleum and reservoir engineering software company as regional manager for the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia and still holds this position to date.

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