Five talented engineers who are about to start their postgraduate studies will each receive a prestigious Petrofac/Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship today.

The Petrofac Fellowships will be presented today, 23 September, at a reception at the Royal Academy of Engineering that will celebrate the five successful candidates joining the programme.

Now in their sixth year, the Petrofac Fellowships develop the concept of the Enhanced Graduate Engineer, combining a full-time Masters’ level course with additional learning and development opportunities, such as a company-sourced major project, a mentor or a work placement. Each successful applicant receives £9,000 funding towards their Masters’ level course.

At the reception, senior representatives of Petrofac and the Academy will have a chance to meet past, present and newly awarded fellows. The 2013 recipients of the Petrofac Fellowship will give a brief presentation of their project work.

Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive Ayman Asfari FREng, elected this week as a Fellow of the Academy,says:

“Today’s event marks the sixth anniversary of our involvement with the RAEng/Petrofac Fellowship programme. This partnership has been mutually rewarding for both the Petrofac mentors and the Petrofac Fellows, some of whom have since been employed within our Group. I am delighted to welcome five new graduate engineers as Petrofac Fellows and I look forward to watching their progression throughout the year.

“The Academy fulfills a vital role in ensuring the promotion of engineering as a career, and I would like to thank everyone involved with this programme for their continued efforts in creating a new generation of skilled engineers for our industry.”

This year’s recipients of the Petrofac Fellowships are:

  • Karim Elrify
  • Andreas Koumouris
  • Harris Rana
  • Hadi Khubeize
  • Huroon Khan


Notes for Editors

  1. Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC).
    Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects. Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil and gas assets.
    With more than 18,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and has a further 24 offices worldwide. For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website
  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place  to do business.
    We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.
    We have four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.


For more information please contact:

Giorgio De Faveri at the Royal Academy of Engineering
T: 020 7766 0655
E: Giorgio De Faveri


Alison Flynn at Petrofac
T: 02078114913
E: Alison Flynn



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