Saudi Arabia Section Hosts YP Technical Symposium 

The Saudi Arabia Section's 2011 Young Professionals (YP) Technical Symposium was held during March at the Plaza Conference Centre in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Attended by more than 350 YPs and students from local and international companies, the event marked the largest gathering for oil industry YPs in the country. Symposium Chairperson Msalli A. Al-Otaibi gave opening remarks, which were followed by keynote speeches by Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Aramco president and chief executive officer, and two other speakers. Six technical sessions were held, featuring 30 technical papers written and presented by YPs. Session topics included production enhancement and operation; reservoir engineering and management; reservoir characterization and simulation; drilling, workover, and well completion; technologies and innovation; and health, safety, and environment.