King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Student Chapter

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Student Chapter
Board Members 2021
University King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
President Indah Hermansyah Putri
Faculty Advisor Prof. Matteo Ravasi P.hD
Country Saudi Arabia
Status Active
Ranking Ridge level

Society of Exploration Geophysicists King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Student Chapter (SEG KAUST SC) is an active Student Chapter located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. SEG KAUST SC was established in 2011. In the beginning, the main activity of SEG KAUST SC was a course sponsored by SEG. KAUST SC fulfills their mission by:

  1. providing students the opportunity to develop and improve leadership skills, management skills and increase networking opportunities,
  2. conducting continuous education activities to enhance and strengthen geophysical skills,
  3. enhancing the sense of professionalism by actively running an organization and networking with other students and professionals.

Faculty Advisor

  • Prof. Matteo Ravasi
  • Prof. Gerard Thomas Schuster

Officers

  • President: Indah Hermansyah Putri
  • Vice President: Yuanyuan Yang
  • Secretary: Mohammad Hasyim Taufik
  • Treasurer: Jordania Zerpa
  • Head of Human Resource Development Officer : Frankstein Arphan
  • Head of Social Event Officer : Mochammad Randy Caesario
  • Head of Public Relations Officer : Juan Romero Murcia

President by Year

2021 - Indah Hermansyah Putri

2020 - Teyyuba Adigozalova

2019 - Andika Perbawa

2018 - Andika Perbawa

2017 - Ahmed M. Saad

2016 - Oleg Ovcharenko

Programs

Honorary Lecture 2018

SEG Honorary Lecture 2018

A course to give information and knowledge to all of the geophysics students in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and around Thuwal about the global current issues in geophysical exploration. The lecturers were invited from SEG professionals. In 2018, the SEG Honorary Lecturer Maria Angela Capello delivered a briefing about the SEG's Women Network Committee, an initiative launched to empower the participation and success of women in Geophysics around the Globe.


SEG Iftar 2021

SEG Iftar 2021

A social event intended to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan as well as communicate the end-year report.

Honorary Lecture 2021

SEG Honorary Lecture 2021

A course to give information and knowledge to all of the geophysics students in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology about the role and advances in rock physics for geophysical exploration. The lecturers were invited from SEG professionals. In 2021, the SEG Honorary Lecturer Jack Dvorkin gave the lecture virtually. We held a meeting to accommodate discussion and a Q&A session.

SEG Quiz Night 2021

SEG Quiz Night 2021

In partial collaboration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) KAUST Student Chapter, this full of joy and scientific riddles attracted dozens of graduate students across engineering and science at KAUST.

SEG Brunch

SEG Brunch 2021

On 10th Sept 2021, KAUST SEG Student Chapter organized Friday brunch to “Welcome new members to the SEG family”. The occasion created a friendly, ice-breaking atmosphere among the graduate students. New contacts and connections have been well-established among the new members. During the event we also organized a farewell breakfast for our former SEG student chapter president Teyyuba Adigozalova. Deliberations and discussions were made about the selection of a new board and other upcoming activities.

SEG Software Mastery 2022

Lead by the instructor, Andika Perbawa, SEG held its first software mastery session in 2022

In 2022, the chapter introduced program which aims to assist KAUST's Earth Science and Petroleum Engineering students in mastering their software skills. The program was initiated to also prepare KAUST's team who are participating to the 2022 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) and the 2022 SEG EVOLVE. Depicted in the picture is the fun engagement between the students and their mentor (Andika Perbawa).

Graduate Student Festival Spring 2022

Student Festival Spring 2022

During the 2022 spring semester, the chapter participated in an outreach program organized by the Graduate Student Council. The program was intended to introduce the chapter to the general KAUST community.

Graduate Seminar 2022 by Prof. Sri Widyantoro

Graduate Seminar 2022

On the 30th of March 2022, the chapter successfully organized its first virtual graduate seminar. As an expert in seismological aspects of Indonesia, Prof. Widyantoro gave his insights on various seismological applications used in the country. During his insightful talk, Prof. Widyantoro explained a wide range of seismological applications in Indonesia ranging from enery exploration to hazard mitigations.

SEG Iftar 2022

SEG Iftar 2022

As an attempt to maintain its social event as well as commemorating the holy month of Ramadan, the chapter organized the breakfasting (Iftar) of 2022. The event took place near the famous fish village of Saudi Arabia, Thuwal. All of the board members as well as Prof. Ravasi were participated on this event.

Student Orientation Expo Fall 2022

Student Expo 2022

On the 25th of August 2022, the chapter launched its second attempt to reach to the general KAUST community. The event, also organized by the Graduate Student Council, aimed at introducing various student bodies inside KAUST to the freshmen.

SEG Photo Contest 2022

Photo Contest 2022

As part of the student expo, the chapter also organized a small photo contest to engage more students participation. There were 36 participants with unfortunately only one winner. Nonetheless, we have managed to increase our group members from the event.

Joint Collaboration Quiz Night 2022

Quiz Night 2022

On the 7th of September 2022, the chapter launched another social event. What made the difference was this time it is a joint attempt launched together with the Society of Petroleum (SPE) and the American Rock Mechanics Assocation (ARMA) student chapters. \

Achievements

SEG Challenge Bowl 2018

SEG Challenge Bowl 2018

During the 2018 SEG Challenge Competition, KAUST received the 2nd Place on International Stage. The team comprising of two students represented KAUST. Team members included: Abdullah A. Alali (MSc in ErSE) and Ahmad I. Ramdani (PhD in ERPE).

SEG EVOLVE 2020

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During the 2020 SEG EVOLVE Competition, KAUST received the three categories at the SEG EVOLVE 2020 program: Best Investment Opportunity in Eugene Island, GOM, Best Map – Kingdom, and Easiest To Work With team. The team comprising of four students and Faculty represented KAUST as one of the 25 teams selected from around the world. Team members included: Teyyuba Adigozalova- Team lead and Petrophysicist (MSc in ERPE), Indra Arifianto- Geologist/Geophysicist (Ph.D. in ErSE), Andika Perbawa-Geophysicist Mentor (Ph.D. in ErSE), Elmir Abilov- Reservoir Engineer (MSc in ERPE), and Professor Abdulkader M. Alafifi- Faculty Advisor. According to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) website, the “SEG EVOLVE Program prepares next generation E&P professionals to embrace digital technologies for project workflows. EVOLVE offers a direct experience in conducting multi-discipline subsurface integration projects using actual seismic, geological and wellbore data.”

SEG Challenge Bowl 2021

SEG Challenge Bowl 2021

During the 2021 SEG Challenge Competition, KAUST received the 1st Place on Middle East and Africa Stage. The team comprising of two students represented KAUST. Team members included: Mohammad H. Taufik (PhD in ErSE) and Fransktein Arphan (MSc in ERPE).

SEG EVOLVE 2022

EVOLVE 2022

Continuing our participation on the second EVOLVE internship program, held by the SEG. The chapter delegated a team consisted of 6 members; Randy, Hasyim, Samuel, Indah, Juan, and Jordania. The virtual internship not only provided the team with invaluable technical insights, but more importantly a long lasting mentorship and friendship. By the end of this long and tedious 8 months, the team was awarded a travel grant to join and present their final work on the SEG Annual Meeting IMAGE 2022 in Houston, Texas. To top it all of, the team won an award as having the most synergetic team.

SEG-Chevron Student Leadership Symposium

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Granted along with the EVOLVE 2022 grant, the chapter was also merited with a travel grant to join the SEG-Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) program. The chapter sent it's president to participate in the program which was also held on the SEG IMAGE 2022 Annual Meeting. Aimed to kick start the students leadership skills, the program offered various activities in the form of seminar, lectures, as well as peer coaching.

SEG Challenge Bowl 2022

SEG Challenge Bowl 2022

Maintaining its previous success on the event, KAUST once again received the 1st Place on Middle East and Africa Stage. The two winners participating on this event were Mustafa Alfarhan and Gaurav Gairola.

Contact information

Address:

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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