International Conference on Petroleum Engineering was held at BUET

The International Conference on Petroleum Engineering (ICPE 2016) along with Student Poster competition was held at BUET campus on 31 December. This is the first time an International Conference on this subject has been organized in Bangladesh. Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering, BUET has organized this conference with 7 national and international companies sponsoring the event.

There were 45 Technical papers and 18 Student Posters published and presented during this one day program. More than 150 participants from all over the world including USA, Canada, China, Qatar, India and Bangladesh joined this mega event.

The chief Guest for the inaugural session was Professor Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice Chancellor, BUET while Professor Dr. Maglub Al Nur, Dean (Acting) Faculty of mechanical Engineering, BUET was the special guest. The Conference chair Professor Dr. Mohammad Tamim, chaired the ceremony.

There was a combined Industry Mix session and closing ceremony held in the afternoon after the technical sessions. Honorable Secretary, Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD), Bangladesh Mr. Md. Nazimuddin Chowdhury was our chief guest. The conference chair Professor Dr. Mohammad Tamim, chaired the session. The purpose of the Industry mix was to bring in leaders of the energy sector from national and International oil companies including (BAPEX, BGFCL, SGFL, Santos) so that they can express what is their expectations from the Academia side and how collaborative work can be accomplished.

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