Visit to Abu Qir Petroleum Company

Under the patronage of Professor Dr. Essam El kordi – President of Alamein International University, and Professor Dr. Hesham Gaber – Vice President of the University for Academic Affairs, and because of AIU’s keenness to create an interactive educational environment for its students, and its interest in providing its students with distinguished practical experiences in their various fields of study, Abu Qir Petroleum Company, headed by Eng. Abdel Moez, hosted a night for students of the gas and petroleum engineering program in the third level, during a field visit organized by the College of Engineering, headed by Prof. Dr. Raymon Eskander – Director of Engineering Sciences Programs and under the supervision of Dr. Fathi Shokry – Lecturer of the course of Introduction to Gas Engineering and engineer and Hania El Bayaa – teaching assistant at the College of Engineering. The visit was hosted by Eng. Mohamed Abdel Raouf – General Manager of Gas Treatment – and the company’s engineers in the different departments.
The visit began with an introductory lecture that included an explanation of the company’s activity and the various units present in the company, as well as the marine piers. This was followed by a field tour inside the company that included the Pig Receiver, Slug Catcher, Low Temperature Separators, and gas stabilization unit, gas dewatering unit, LPG production unit, and Distillation towers, heat exchangers, and various types of tanks within the company as well as the color codes of pipes within the company. The discussion was on the importance of using simulation programs in controlling the various gas production processes. The students asked about many matters, and some pictures were taken during the visit.
This trip comes within the framework of field and scientific visits for students in order to entwine the theoretical course with practical application and to support the formation of applied concepts about the processes of extracting gas from wells, as well as the mechanism of treating it and extracting final products from them such as butane gas.
Scientific trips are considered an essential part of the college’s teaching methods, as well as it is one of the most important educational means to expand students’ horizons and work to link academic courses with global applied aspects.