Students and Faculty member of department of Petroleum Engineering , Komar University of Science and Technology attended the SPE distinguished lecture on 14th November 2018 at Ishik University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region. The SPE Distinguished lecture was presented by Dr. Cosan Ayan. The title of presentation was “Reservoir and Fluid Characterization with Formation Testers: Reducing Asset Uncertainties". In this lecture, Dr. Cosan Ayan discussed briefly on existing and emerging hardware/software on formation testing and focused on applications of acquired and interpreted data for reservoir and fluid characterization. He discussed pressure gradient analysis and implications of gradient errors for reservoir engineers.