During February in 2001, as a young cementing engineer with high expectations, I was finally in for the advanced cementing training in Schlumberger. (After a long delay due to the 1998 downturn.)
During the training, a professor called Hussain Rabia was appointed to deliver the Geology and Pore pressure course. To be honest, at that time I was utterly unaware of Dr. Hussain Rabia’s excellent reputation in drilling and well control.
I finished the practice, and 14 years later my young Iraqi apprentice was arriving from his drilling engineering training. He was delighted and proud that Dr. Hussain Rabia had been his training instructor. I immediately, remembered the name and asked my dear apprentice, Who is he? And He proudly said: Dr. Hussain Rabia is our pride.
And indeed He is.
About Dr. Hussain Rabia
Dr. Hussain Rabia graduated from Leeds University, England with a BSc first class Honours degree and a Ph.D. in engineering. (Both from Leeds University, England).
Dr. Rabia has over 32 years of continuous experience in the oil industry. He has served on several committees and conferences and was secretary and then chairman of the Drilling Engineering Association (Europe).
Dr. Rabia has been involved in over 300 wells from all over the world either at the design stage, the supervision stage, or both. Dr. Rabia has worked in the North Sea, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Russia, and Pakistan.
Dr. Rabia wrote three textbooks on well drilling, casing design, and rig hydraulics. Dr. Rabia has delivered training courses to every major oil and service company in the world.
His latest book is on Well Control. This fourth book is his most recent contribution to the oil industry and is designed to help the engineer solve field well control problems and prepare for the IWCF well control test.
You can also get to know and ask drilling questions, get advice and free material by visiting his pages in:
Hussain Rabia says
Many thanks Lenin for this nice introduction.
I do remember taking you and two other engineers ( one of them a Brazilian, I recall) to a football match in my car. We also had to change a flat tyre.
A very happy evening as my team then, Leeds United beat Coventry City 1-0. The traditional English dinner Fish and Chips and mushy peas was very nice. The weather was ,of course , very cold. I recall the Brazilian engineer saying after entering the stadium : this is like a theater…it was.
The very best of luck.
Lenin Diaz says
No problem Dr. Hussain. I am sure both my users and yours will benefit from the resources we can now jointly offer
wesam qusai says
I had the opportunity to be both mr.lenin and mr.rabia apprentice…and feel great because I was part of the reason to remind them of their good old days together…my best and biggest regards for both of you Drs.
Lenin Diaz says
Good to hear from you, Mr Wesam. I hope things are great. Take care