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1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources

posted Apr 4, 2014, 1:43 PM by Dilan Rostam
1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources

The first International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources was held in Kurdistan, Iraq, organised by the University of Koya and the Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. The Kurdistan region of the north of Iraq is rich in oil, gas and mineral resources as well as underground water. Until recently the political and security issues were such that the region was unable to take advantage of those resources. Nowadays Kurdistan is emerging as one of the fastest developing areas in the Middle East with its universities playing a major role in the process. 

Koya University is one of the four institutions in the whole of Iraq with outstanding Petroleum, Chemical and Geotechnical Engineering Departments and hence it was the ideal location for the conference. Koya University is keen to build new academic and industrial links with institutions and organisations from all over the world. The meeting offered the opportunity for academics and practitioners working in industry to meet and interact in an international forum and explore areas for future collaboration. The meeting has been made possible by the support received from the Faculty of Engineering at Koya University, as well as the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan region. 

The organisation of the conference was carried out by close consultation between Koya University and the Wessex Institute of Technology.
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