Winner of inaugural European Drilling Engineering (DEA(e)) Innovation Award

Let’s congratulate Zahrah Ibrahim, a #Nigerian lecturer and PhD student of Engineering at Aberdeen in Scotland, for winning the prestigious European Drilling Engineering Innovation Award.

BACKGROUND

A Nigerian Muslim woman, Zahrah Ibrahim was declared the winner of inaugural European Drilling Engineering Association Drilling Engineering (DEA(e)) Innovation award in 2019. Then, Zahra was a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, School Of Engineering. She was selected after innovation was reviewed based on its impact to the Engineering industry three years ago.

The coveted European “Drilling Engineering Innovation Award” was won by Zahrah Ibrahim, a Nigerian lecturer and PhD candidate in engineering at Aberdeen in Scotland.

The judges were blown away by her presentation on “A Novel Approach for Wellbore Strengthening,” according to the report, which earned her the top rank among the nominees.

Zahrah was a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen School Of Engineering. She was selected after innovation was reviewed based on its impact to the Engineering industry.

The award came with a 5,000 Euros cash prize and attendance at 2 DEA(e) meetings with paid travel and accommodation expenses in June 2020.

The University Of Aberdeen said, “The School of Engineering would like to congratulate PhD student Zahrah Ibrahim, who was selected as the winner of the inaugural European Drilling Engineering Association Drilling Engineering (DEA(e)) Innovation award, which comes with 5,000 Euros cash prize and attendance at 2 DEA(e) meetings with paid travel and accommodation expenses in June 2019.”

“All applications were reviewed based on their innovation, relevance to the DEA(e) and impact to the industry and the steering committee agreed that Zahrah’s presentation scored high in all three categories.”

She is an example of engineering brilliance and creativity.


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