TEHRAN June 29 (MNA) -– Three Iranian oil engineering PhD students in a competition in oil research, held in Canada, ranked first to third respectively.

The first phase of the competition took place with the participation of 50 oil engineering PhD students from major world universities. Eighteen students, including five Iranian students were selected from English, Scottish and Canadian universities.


In the final phase, which coincided with an international oil conference in Canada (400CIPC2), Mohammad Piri from the Imperial College of London, Ali Yazdani Jafarinejad from the University of Calgary, and Hassan Mahani from the Imperial College ranked first to third.


Naser Shams scientific representative of Islamic Republic in Britain and Ireland said most of the participants in this competition were oil engineering PhD students from Texas, Stanford, London, Calgary, Tulsa and New Mexico universities in the U.S., Britain, and Canada.


This was the tenth round of competition; last year, students from Texas and Calgary won.


One of the outstanding international conferences on oil engineering, the International Oil Conference is held in Calgary, Canada in the oil rich Canadian province of Alberta.


Prioritizing research and seeking the assistance of universities, and graduate students has had major impact in furthering oil exploitation, Iranian specialists seem to be flourishing in this regard.



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