Shedding Lights on the present Mineral Deposits and Industrial Rocks Wealth in Kurdistan Region

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Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Petroleum and Mining Engineering

Type of the workshop: National workshop
The workshop in brief: The aim of this national workshop is to shed lights on the present mineral deposits and industrial rocks which are present in Kurdistan Region. Moreover, it is aimed to outline the economic potentials of the recorded mineral showings and the already carried out studies for their evaluation, and to recommend future studies and investments. Furthermore, a comparative outline of the availability of educational institutions for petroleum engineering and the availability and actual needs for petroleum engineers as compared to mining engineers will be shed lights on.

Participants: 27 participants joined the national workshop from different departments at Tishk International University and other universities and industry.

Date and time: December, 16, 2021
Place: Hall 201 | Main building | Tishk International University – Erbil

Session topics: 

Session one titled “Future Oil Industry versus Mining Industry: The balance between the SUPPLY AND DEMAND for PETROLEUM ENGINEERS  ” was presented by Professor, Dr. Hamed Muhammed Jassim

Session two titled “MINERALS WEALTH in the IRAQI KURDISTAN REGION” was presented by Geological Expert Varoujan K. Sissakian

Presenters names and affiliations:

  1. Professor, Dr. Hamed Muhammed Jassim, Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq.
  2. Geological Expert Varoujan K. Sissakian, Natural Resources Engineering & Management Department, University of Kurdistan Hewler UKH, Erbil, Iraq.
Outcome of the workshop:

  • Participants had an idea about the mineral wealth in Kurdistan Region,
  • Participants learnt about the industrial rocks and minerals in Kurdistan Region.
  • Participants were exposed to the supply and demand of petroleum engineers versus mining engineers in Kurdistan Region.