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Mr. Lewaa Hmadeh | Drilling Engineering | Best Researcher Award

PhD Candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mr. Lewaa Hmadeh, an esteemed PhD Candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway, has earned acclaim in the field of Drilling Engineering. His exceptional dedication and pioneering research have led him to be honored with the prestigious Best Researcher Award 🏆. With a profound understanding of drilling techniques and an innovative approach to problem-solving, Mr. Hmadeh continues to push the boundaries of knowledge in his field. His contributions not only advance the field of Drilling Engineering but also inspire fellow researchers and industry professionals alike.




Mr. Lewaa Hmadeh has embarked on an illustrious academic journey, culminating in his pursuit of excellence in Drilling Engineering. He commenced his educational voyage at the Lebanese American University (LAU), earning a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering in 2019. Subsequently, he honed his skills further at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), achieving a Master’s Degree in Drilling Engineering in 2021. Currently, Mr. Hmadeh is passionately delving into his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in Drilling Engineering at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, where he continues to demonstrate unwavering dedication and scholarly prowess in his field. 🎓


Lewaa Hmadeh’s professional journey reflects a diverse array of experiences, showcasing his multifaceted skills and commitment to his field. As a Drilling & Wells Intern at Equinor in Trondheim, Norway, he contributed to pivotal projects such as Well Plugging and Abandonment Database Buildup and leveraged tools like Power BI & TIBCO Spotfire for data visualization. His role extended to exploring the energy transition landscape and visiting prominent Drilling & Well sites. Additionally, he served as a Student Mentor at NTNU, providing invaluable guidance to new students amidst the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lewaa’s dedication and adaptability shine through his varied roles, enriching both his professional and educational environments. 🌟

Honors & Awards

Lewaa Hmadeh’s academic achievements exemplify excellence and dedication. Graduating from NTNU’s Department of Petroleum and Geoscience with an outstanding average equivalent to A, he demonstrated profound understanding and mastery of his field. Prior to this, he earned Honors from LAU’s School of Engineering with a remarkable CGPA of 3.4/4, reflecting his consistent commitment to academic excellence. 🎓 Lewaa’s exceptional performance underscores his passion for learning and his ability to excel in challenging academic environments. These accomplishments serve as a testament to his drive and ambition in pursuing knowledge and excellence in the field of engineering.

Publications Top Notes

Title: Development of bismuth-based solutions for well plugging and abandonment: A review Year: 2024 Authors: Hmadeh, L.; Anunciação Jaculli, M.; Elahifar, B.; Sangesland, S.

Title: THE SEALING BEHAVIOR OF BISMUTH-BASED METAL PLUGS Year: 2023 Authors: Hmadeh, L.; Elahifar, B.; Sangesland, S. Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering – OMAE, 2023, 9, v009t11a013 Citations: 1

Title: A Full Laboratory Study on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of a Bismuth Plug Year: 2023 Authors: Hmadeh, L.; Elahifar, B.; Sangesland, S.; Abrahamsen, A.E. Citation: SPE – International Association of Drilling Contractors Drilling Conference Proceedings, 2023 Citations: 2



Lewaa Hmadeh | Drilling Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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