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The AAPG KFUPM Student Chapter organized a seminar activity to all the students of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering departments

​The AAPG KFUPM Student Chapter organized a seminar activity to all the students of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering departments in building 3 on Wednesday, 9th November 2016. The speaker, Dr. Paul Moran, is currently working as the R&D leader for Halliburton's Dhahran Technology Center in Saudi Arabia. This seminar activity aimed to strengthen the basic concepts of students to understand the variability and abundance of compounds of carbon in the universe. The primary focus of Dr. Paul was on explaining the basic theories of matter and energy, the composition of the universe, catenation (self-linkage property of carbon), hybridization of different orbitals of carbon and how stable elements of the periodic table came into existence as a result of the Big Bang. The speaker has elaborated these concepts by using several examples from various disciplines of science such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences and etc. He also claimed that the carbon is at the heart of life itself and plays the vital role in energy sector. He has also introduced the new scientific finding that expansion speed of universe as a result of the Big Bang is more than the speed of light.
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45 participants have participated in this talk including undergraduates, graduates, faculty members and professionals from the petroleum industry. It was very informative seminar according to the participants. Dinner was served after the activity.
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