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"The Launching Ceremony" of AAPG UOK Student Chapter

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The University of Karachi Student Chapter has been honored to get affiliated with AAPG. It is the first student chapter of Pakistan that has been affiliated with AAPG.

The launching ceremony of the “AAPG University of Karachi Student Chapter” was held on Saturday 17th Oct 2009 in the auditorium of Department of Geology, University of Karachi.

Petroelum Industry delegates, Faculty members and students attended this event. Chairman PAPG Mr. Wamiq Bokhari (CEO, NHEPL) was the Chief Guest of this launching ceremony.

Program was started at sharp 12:05 by recitation of Holy Quran by Syed Owais Ali (B.S. IIIrd year).

The Secretary AAPG UoK SC, Syed Anas Ali (B.S.3rd year) hosted the program, after welcoming notes and brief introduction of AAPG and AAPG Uok SC, He announced the opening of chapter and requested the Chief Guest Mr. Wamiq Bokhari to inaugurate the chapter. Then he shared his views for student chapter, suggest for AAPG & PAPG combine student activities and career advices.

Then President AAPG UoK SC, Areeba Ayaz (M.Sc. Final) presents the aims, objectives and future plans of UoK Student Chapter. She introduced the executive committee and office bearer names. Then presenter S. Anas Ali payed tribute to Co-Faculty Advisor Mr. Tariq Hasany (Team leader GNG, SCHLUMBERGER).

The first technical lecture from the platform of AAPG was delivered by Dr.Asif Ahsan( PPL) on “The Identification of Gas in Middle Indus Basin”, which was well appreciated by the audience and the lecture was followed by the question answer session, all the students, faculty members and professionals participated in it.

Then Chairman, Department of Geology, Prof. Dr. Niamatullah was invited, He thanks to all guests and showed his concerns to the department’s development activities.

Then he presented a souvenir shield to chief guest Mr. Bokhari and flowers as a token of gratitude.

At this stage, the presenter introduced Dr. Syed Iqbal Mohsin, who expressed the need of a bridge between industry and university, noting this chapter would be that bridge. Then AAPG UoK SC presented flowers as a token of gratitude to the PAPG Executive Committee; Mr. Kamran Aziz (Joint Secretary, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd.), Mr. Khan Arshad (Secretary, ENI Pakistan), Mr. Raza Zaidi(New Horizon Pakistan), Ms. Aisha Zubair (University Liaison, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd.). Ms. Zubair was not present to receive her souvenir; Ms. Sadaf Naseem, lecturer, received it on her behalf. Dr. Asif Ahsan was also thanked by a souvenir shield. Their great gratitude was also expressed to their teachers. Chairman Dr. Niamatullah was invited to receive the souvenir shield on behalf of all faculty members.

At the end AAPG UoK SC Executive Committee has been invited, President Ms. Areeba Ayaz, Vice-President Mr. Ehtasham ul Haq, Secretary Mr. Anas Ali and Treasurer Mr. Faizan Alam received token of appreciation by Dr. S. Iqbal Mohsin

Now all the guest, faculty and students were invited for the lunch. A big number of professional from industry has joined us along with other university representatives. Amongst all few names are as follows;

From New Horizon Mr. Wamiq, Mr. Raza Zaidi, Mr. M. Faizan.
From Eni Nr. Nazeer ul Haq, Mr. Qaseem Siddiqui, Mr. Khan Arshad, Mr. Imran Khan,
From BP Mr. Syed Muhammad Raza, Mr. Javaid Afsar, Ms. Aisha Baig.
From OGDCL Mr. Manzoor Ahsan, Mr. Anees Ashraf
From PPL Mr. Kamran Aziz, Mr. Gillani, Dr. S. Asif Ahsan, Mr. Raza Siddiqui, Mr. Asad Mumtaz Adhmi.

A large number of students from Federal university, Bahria University, Petroleum Technology dept. UoK, NED University, had joined us.

Areeba Ayaz
President AAPG UOK SC

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