Aramco researchers compete to innovate

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Basil Abul-Hamayel, left, with Ashraf Al Tahini, right, and winners Jason Cox and Hooisweng Ow of the Aramco Research Center - Boston.

A friendly competition between the U.S.-based Aramco research centers to identify innovative ideas and foster collaboration has resulted in the top award going to a project focused on a flow back diagnostic process that could be tested in field trials in the near future.

Conceived by ASC R&D director Ashraf Al Tahini, the 2016 Ideas Challenge resulted in 15 submissions from researchers at the centers in Houston, Boston, and Detroit.

“The entries had to be relevant to the technical and research challenges being addressed by the centers,” said Al Tahini. “The impressive submissions were reviewed and ranked with the top five teams presenting their ideas via videoconferencing to all employees. The researchers’ peers voted on the final ranking.”

Presenting the awards, ASC president Basil Abul-Hamayel said: “It’s encouraging and exciting to see cross-center collaboration. Thank you for being energized about your work and in helping the enterprise achieving its research objectives. We look forward to more collaboration between the research centers.” 

A friendly competition between the U.S.-based Aramco research centers to identify innovative ideas and foster collaboration has resulted in the top award going to a project focused on a flow back diagnostic process that could be tested in field trials in the near future.

Conceived by ASC R&D director Ashraf Al Tahini, the 2016 Ideas Challenge resulted in 15 submissions from researchers at the centers in Houston, Boston, and Detroit.

“The entries had to be relevant to the technical and research challenges being addressed by the centers,” said Al Tahini. “The impressive submissions were reviewed and ranked with the top five teams presenting their ideas via videoconferencing to all employees. The researchers’ peers voted on the final ranking.”

Presenting the awards, ASC president Basil Abul-Hamayel said: “It’s encouraging and exciting to see cross-center collaboration. Thank you for being energized about your work and in helping the enterprise achieving its research objectives. We look forward to more collaboration between the research centers.” 

A friendly competition between the U.S.-based Aramco research centers to identify innovative ideas and foster collaboration has resulted in the top award going to a project focused on a flow back diagnostic process that could be tested in field trials in the near future.

Conceived by ASC R&D director Ashraf Al Tahini, the 2016 Ideas Challenge resulted in 15 submissions from researchers at the centers in Houston, Boston, and Detroit.

“The entries had to be relevant to the technical and research challenges being addressed by the centers,” said Al Tahini. “The impressive submissions were reviewed and ranked with the top five teams presenting their ideas via videoconferencing to all employees. The researchers’ peers voted on the final ranking.”

Presenting the awards, ASC president Basil Abul-Hamayel said: “It’s encouraging and exciting to see cross-center collaboration. Thank you for being energized about your work and in helping the enterprise achieving its research objectives. We look forward to more collaboration between the research centers.”