CPG

Micro CT Lab

Lab No. 6201

The lab has the capability of imaging and digitization of rock samples using micro-CT scanner: Zeiss VersaXRM-500 X-ray micro-CT scanner (True Spatial Resolution™ > 0.7μm). Micro-CT imaging enables assessment of the internal structure of the rock samples and their pore systems at various resolutions 1 – 50 micrometer.

Micro-CT imaging provides us with a representation of the rock sample for reference and future use in digital rock physics studies.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.
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Core Resistivity Lab

Lab No. 6203-6205

The electrical resistivity lab is equipped with facilities that enable us to carry out various rock electrical resistivity studies on core samples at ambient and reservoir conditions.

The lab capabilities include determination of electrical parameters (Archie parameters) of rock samples, ability to conduct various kinds of research work that require measuring rock electrical resistivity during core flooding experiments, capillary pressure measurements using porous ceramic plates, measurement of resistivity of fluids such as brine and slurries, and others. The lab has in the past conducted various kinds of client-funded research projects and has interesting research works in progress.

Contact: Dr. Abdulrauf Adebayo for more info.

NMR Lab

Lab No. 6207

NMR rock analysis provides information about important properties of the rock, such as: Porosity, Effective porosity; BVI, CBW, FFI; Permeability relationship; Pore size distribution; Hydrocarbon typing; Viscosity; Total liquid volume (oil + water); Tortuosity (by way of diffusion); Wettability; and Diffusion distribution. CIPR currently hosts Oxford Instruments' Geospec2-75, operating at 2.2 MHz frequency with the capability of testing cylindrical samples of up to 2” diameter.

It is complemented by the GIT Systems Advanced software which allows simple repeatable experiments as well as a set of advanced state of the art NMR applications. An overburden cell is also being purchased to perform NMR measurements at reservoir conditions.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.

Rock Mechanics Lab

Lab No. 6209-6211

The rock mechanics lab is equipped with the state of the art facilities for testing the mechanical properties of rock samples.

The following tests can be conducted at ambient and reservoir conditions: dynamic test (compressional and shear waves), unconfined compression test (UCS), triaxial test (drained, undrained, jacketed, single stage, multi-stage, hydrostatic compression), rock compressibility, Brazilian test, and others.

The lab has in the past conducted various kinds of client-funded research projects and has interesting research works in progress.

Contact: Dr. Abdulwahab Zaki Ali for more info.

Core Flooding Lab - I

Lab No. 6213

This lab is dedicated for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) flooding tests at steady and unsteady state conditions.

The system is designed to measure oil/water or gas/oil relative permeability at reservoir conditions.

Contact: Sarmad Z. Khan for more info.
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Core Flooding - II and MICP Lab

Lab No. 6215

This lab is dedicated for EOR flooding tests at unsteady state status.

The system is designed to measure the relative permeability of oil/water or gas/oil systems at reservoir conditions.

In addition to that, a mercury injection system (Porosimeter) is located in this lab to measure the capillary pressure up to 60,000.0 psi. The system is capable of providing pore volume and pore size distribution.

Contact: Sarmad Z. Khan for more info.

Core Analysis Lab

Lab No. 6217

This lab is dedicated to measuring the capillary pressure as well as wettability state reservoir rock by using Roc-fluid Centrifuge.

In addition to that, an Automated Porosimeter/Permeameter is used to measure Ø and k at higher pressure up to 10,000 psi, and another Porosimeter to measure Ø at ambient pressure.

Contact: Redha Al Abdrabalnabi for more info.
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Thin Section Lab

Lab No. 6219

This lab is dedicated for thin section preparation.

The laboratory is equipped with all kinds of equipment required for the preparation of thin sections, viz. Logitech (LP-30) polishing machine, Buehler PetroThin, Leco-MSX205 cutting machine, CS-10 cut-off saw, Microscope, and Fisher Isotemp Oven.

Contact: Fyl Louie D. Panoy for more info.

Core Cleaning and Sample Preparation Lab

Lab No. 6221

This lab is dedicated for cleaning core samples. The lab is also equipped with a core cutting machine being used for cutting core samples.

Contact: Fyl Louie D. Panoy for more info.
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CT Scan Lab

Lab No. 3203-3203A

The lab has the capability to perform scans for whole rock cores using the latest Medical CT scanner: Toshiba Alexion TSX-032A medical X-ray CT scanner (resolution > 1 mm). The scans help to identify major fracs / wormholes inside the cores to better understand the features of the rocks.

Images obtained from Medical CT scanner and Micro-CT in lab 6209 can be visualized in specialized software (Avizo, PerGeos) on a devoted workstation (Dell Precision Tower 7910; Dual Intel® Xeon®; 256 GB of RAM; NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 12GB video card) to further segment and characterize the rock samples.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.

Imaging and Analytical Lab

Lab No. 3205-3207

 

Contact: Dr. Muhammad S. Kamal for more info.

 

UNDER RENOVATION

Microscopy Lab

Lab No. 3215-3215A

 

UNDER RENOVATION

Advanced Fluid (PVT) Lab

Lab No. 3301

This is an oil and gas laboratory for the measurement and analysis of advanced fluids.

Experimental studies on complex fluids in this laboratory are targeted towards heavy oil recovery in oil fields and a good understanding of the reaction kinetics and mechanism between the stimulation fluid and reservoir rock.

The PVT and RDA systems are the two major equipment for characterizing fluid samples in this laboratory.

Contact: Dr. Muhammad Kandill for more info.

Analytical Lab

Lab No. 3303

The Analytical Lab provides expert analytical testing and characterization services to the CPG-CIPR research community using a wide range of advanced analytical instrument s. Available facilities include an ICP-OES, GC, Particle Size Analyzer, HPLC, TGA, FTIR, and Refractometer.

The lab uses advanced technique for custom and routine chemical analysis of petroleum (crude oil and other hydrocarbon products), gas, oil field chemicals (polymers, surfactants), rock/clay samples, and petroleum fluids (brine and produced water).

Contact: Dr. Jimoh K. Adewole for more info.

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Lab

Lab No. 3305-07

This laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment required to assess the performance of chemicals used in tertiary oil recovery such as surfactants and polymers at reservoir conditions.

The laboratory also has a high-pressure rheometer, which is useful in the evaluation of the rheological properties of polymers and surfactants at reservoir conditions. Three interfacial tension equipment are also available for the characterization of solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfacial properties at different conditions. The laboratory includes a core-flooding system (CSF-700), which can perform oil recovery experiments with corrosive liquids and gasses.

Contact: Dr. Muhammad S. Kamal for more info.

Wet Chemistry Lab

Lab No. 3309-3311

This laboratory is dedicated to the synthesis of alkaline, surfactants, polymers, chelating agents etc. The synthesized products have different oil field applications including acid diversion, well stimulation, and enhanced oil recovery.

The laboratory has recently been renovated with two well-ventilated fume hoods to provide personal protection against toxic vapors, fumes, and dust. The laboratory is fully equipped with the required chemicals, solvents, ordinary supplies, and glassware for the synthesis of products.

Contact: Dr. Syed M. Hussain for more info.
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Petrography Lab

Lab No. 6134

Petrographic laboratory at CIPR houses three binocular Olympus stereomicroscopes and four state-of-the-art Olympus optical petrographic microscopes. Two of the optical microscopes are equipped with high definition Olympus cameras linked to imaging software for capturing thin section photomicrographs.

The laboratory is used for studying rock samples slabs, core plugs and petrographic thin sections to identify rock fabrics, mineralogical composition, textures, microstructures, and pore types, and conducting pore visual estimates.

The excellent facilities that exist in the laboratory allow researchers and students to carry out high-quality petrographic studies. These types of studies are applied in hydrocarbon source rock, reservoir and aquifer characterization, and mineral exploration.

Over the years we have rendered research and contractual services to Saudi Aramco and multinational oil companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Research Lab

Location:Building 2, Room 112

A research laboratory for graduate students where innovative and creative research are conducted.

Students build up their own research equipment for their thesis.

Along with that, experiments in special core analysis can be conducted.

Contact: Abdelmjeed K. Mohamed for more info.
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Drilling Research Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 103

In this research lab, researchers are studying different properties of drilling fluids and cement slurries at HPHT conditions.

The lab is equipped with state of the art equipment related to drilling fluids and cementing testing.

Contact: Abdelmjeed K. Mohamed for more info.

Productivity Enhancement Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 108

A new Faculty research Laboratory where experiments on core flooding, fracturing, acidizing, and enhanced gas recovery are investigated.

The laboratory is currently being equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment, with the objective of helping faculty funded projects, graduate thesis research work and undergraduate senior design research work.

Contact: Ahmad Mahboob for more info.
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Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 105

A research laboratory for graduate students where quantitative analysis of fluids is conducted.

Analysis such as pH, conductivity, density, viscosity, etc. are measured.

Contact: Ahmad Mahboob for more info.

Rock Acidizing Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 109

A research laboratory for graduate students where core acidizing tests are conducted.

Stimulation fluids such as HCl, Organic acids, chelating agents, etc. are injected in different rock types such as sandstone, limestone, dolomite, chalk, etc.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.
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Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 111
A research laboratory for graduate students where core flooding tests are conducted to enhance the oil recovery.

Also, oil filtration and permeability measurement are conducted.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.

Multi Core Flooding System

It is a semi-automated, modular Core Flooding system that is configured for unsteady-state relative permeability tests. Core Flooding experiments in single and multi-phase displacements are available in manual and semi-automatic mode, an addition of the gas delivery system allow performance of gas displacement experiments. This system is specifically configured to take advantage of performing water flooding and simulation experiments. The base system is configured for liquid/liquid displacements under unsteady state conditions and the addition of the gas delivery system allows Gas/Liquid displacement experiments under unsteady state conditions or miscible flood experiments to be performed.

Contact: Dr. Xu Liu for more info.
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Reservoir Rock Properties Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 114

Rock properties laboratory main role is to measure the properties of core samples, providing a physical model of reservoir characterization.

The measured data are used to define storage capacity (porosity), the magnitude and distribution of flow capacity (permeability), and fluid saturation, as well as lithology and other parameters.

Contact: Eassa Abdullah for more info.
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Drilling Fluids and Cementing

Location: Building 2, Room 104

In drilling fluids and cementing lab, petroleum engineering students are acquainted with the basic techniques of formulating, testing and analyzing the properties of drilling fluid and oil well cement.

Contact: Mobeen Murtaza for more info.

Fluid Properties Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 113

Fluids Properties Laboratory is a teaching Laboratory where experiments about reservoir fluids properties (oil/gas) are conducted.

These properties are vital to determine the amount of crude oil and gas in the reservoir, and the amount that can be lifted to the surface.

The laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment in the petroleum industry and with the objective of helping petroleum engineering students to practically verify the theoretical aspects discussed in the classroom.

Contact: Abdulsamed Iddris for more info.
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Scanning Electron Microscope

Location: Building 26, Room 104

The Scan Electron Microscopy lab is one of the most important teachings and research facility for all undergraduate and graduate courses in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering Department in College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences. All basic and applied research of most of the faculty members specifically in the College of Petroleum Engineering &Geosciences depends on advanced research in quantitative characterization of minerals and elements and hydrocarbons which can only be accomplished with the help of scanning electron microscopy.

This lab facility has the SEM Model JSM-5900LV from Jeol, in addition, to sample preparation machines like carbon and gold sputters.

Contact: Mushabbab Q. Al Raqdi for more info.

Advance Research Microscopy Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 206
Teaching faculty and Research geologists in Geosciences department use the Adv. Microscopy lab facility to conduct extensive and detailed studies of the pore systems, diagenetic lithofacies and reservoir properties of various carbonate and clastic reservoirs in Saudi Arabia, the new research class microscopes allows the faculty and research students to systematically and properly carry out these tasks for evaluation of hydrocarbon fluid inclusions, and identification of opaque mineral under reflected and transmitted light. In addition, the PETROG software system for petrographic data capture, management, analysis, display and reporting with integrated camera and motorized high precision stepping stage is available at this lab location.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Reservoir Characterization

Location: Building 26, Room 208

This lab location has important equipment, such as a porosity meter, permeability meter, x-rf, icp/ms and the new terrestrial laser scanning, HD laser scanning, imaging & data capture system which is a recent concept in field data scanning for the complete outcrop.

This has become an integral part of photogeology and remote sensing studies core imaging system with associated software and special visualization software.

Contact: Mushabbab Q. Al Raqdi or Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Paleomagnetism Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 322
This is a unique laboratory facility available in the kingdom for rock-magnetic and Paleomagnetic studies of the nature, description, and analysis of the present magnetic field, spherical harmonics in applied geophysics, observatory weak remnants of the field, computation of its coefficients, the IGRF, measurement and analysis of the ancient geomagnetic field, theory of rock magnetism, acquisition of remnants by rocks, theories of TRM and DRM, instruments and techniques of Palaeointensity and paleo direction measurement from rocks, analysis and interpretation of Paleomagnetic measurements, applications of Paleomagnetic methods in geology and geophysics.

Micro Paleontology lab

Location: Building 26, Room 205

This lab is used by graduate students and faculty for research in the field of micropaleontology with reference to historical development and investigating micropaleontological and biostratigraphic analysis; survey of the major microfossil groups, their morphology, taxonomy, ecology, geologic distribution, evolutionary trends and stratigraphic use, with selected problems from Arabia and nearby regions.

We also have the most comprehensive library of micropaleontological literature in the Middle-east.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.

Thin Section Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 249A
The Geosciences department has a fully equipped rock preparation facility to support researchers in petrographic thin section making make thin sections, the lab has the advanced precession thin section preparation machines like Logitech LP-50, Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, Buhler petro thin, thin section system, Geoform Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, etc.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Geology Workshop

Location: Building 26, Room 249B

Research workshop facility

It is a unique and essential facility equipped to support all the sample preparation needs like rock slabbing, rock coring, rock sample crushing, sample sieving and mineral separation, sample powdering for SEM, XRD and XRF machine, sample impregnation being used by all the Geosciences students and researchers.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Adv. Geophysics / Exploration Seismology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 102
The exploration seismology lab is one of the state-of-the-art laboratories available as a teaching and research facility.

Students enrolled in Geophysics majors are exposed to the latest field exploration equipment, such as a 192 channel GEOD system, Ground Penetrating Rader System, Gravimeter and resistivity meter, amongst others.

Contact: Abdul Latif Ashadi or Ahmed A. Shaibani for more info.

Micro Paleontology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 205
This lab is used by graduate students and faculty for research in the field of micropaleontology, with reference to historical development, and investigating micropaleontological and microstratigraphic analysis; survey of the major microfossil groups, their morphology, taxonomy, ecology, geologic distribution, evolutionary trends and stratigraphic use, with selected problems from Arabia and nearby regions.

Mineralogy & Optics Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 209
This is an essential teaching lab facility being used for core courses in Mineralogy and Optics, Petrology, Sedimentation, and Stratigraphy. This laboratory facility has been recently developed as a unique microscopy lab with Wi-Fi capable polarizing microscope for digital classrooms set up. With an integrated Wi-Fi router and streaming camera. To directly connect the polarizing microscopes in the lab to Labscope, and to share microscope images via Wi-Fi to HD monitors or projectors with the entire classroom.

Students laboratory work and exercises include studies of common rock-forming minerals using a polarizing microscope, morphological crystallography using crystal models, and determination of mineral specimens by physical properties and using a hand lens, and recalculations of chemical analysis. Studies of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in hand specimens and under the microscope, exercises on types, texture, and composition of common sedimentary rocks; core description; lithofacies map; facies analyses; correlation. Computer software will be used in stratigraphic column construction and data interpretation.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Physical / Historical / Paleontology

Location: Building 26, Room 248
This is an essential laboratory facility used for Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Paleontology and Biostratigraphy courses. Students' Laboratory work and exercises concentrate on mineral and rock identification and classifications based on physical and chemical properties, examination of stratigraphic rock samples, index fossils and their identification, lithostratigraphic correlation, paleoenvirnoments.

Introduction to macrofossils and microfossils, including basic aspects of taxonomic theory, classification, and principles of nomenclature. Interpretation of Topographic, paleogeographic and geological maps and cross-sections are tough with Particular emphasis on the industrial application of these forms to aid palaeoenvironmental and biostratigraphic determinations as applied primarily to oil and gas exploration and production.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Hydrogeology & Environmental Studies Research Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 248A
This lab facility accommodates state of art research and teaching equipment, such as GC/MS, Total carbon analyzer, Photo reactors UV/SUN Media, Ion Chromatograph, Gas Chromatograph, Portable GC system supporting all faculty & Graduate Research studies.

In additional to Hydrogeology Studies and Geostatistical Modeling, Geology of Ground Water supplies and Hydrodynamics, Water analysis and groundwater.

Contact: Tajudeen A. Oyehan for more info.

Thin Section Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 249A
The Geosciences department has a fully equipped rock preparation facility to support researchers in petrographic thin section making make thin sections. The lab has advanced precession thin section preparation machines such as Logitech LP-50, a Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, a Buhler petro thin, a thin section system, and a Geoform Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, amongst others.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Geology Workshop

Location: Building 26, Room 249B
It is a unique and essential facility equipped to support all the sample preparation needs, such as rock slabbing, rock coring, rock sample crushing, sample sieving and mineral separation, sample powdering for SEM, XRD and XRF machines, and sample impregnation. It is being used by all the Geosciences students and researchers.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Remote Sensing & Structural Geology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 250
This lab is basically used for the teaching of structural geology, remote sensing and aerial photograph interpretation.

Laboratory studies and exercises focus on the interpretation of geological maps and cross-sections and stereographic projection using Schmidt net.

Computer software will be used in directional data interpretation, manipulation, and diagram and graph construction.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Seismic Monitoring & Research Lab

Location: Building 76, Room 2223
The Geosciences department has this essential and well-established 120 seconds Trillium Broadband Seismometer system for earthquake recording and monitoring station.

This facility is being used for interpretation of earthquakes as and when they happen with reference to Epicenter and other geophysical parameters.

Micro CT Lab

Lab No. 6201

The lab has the capability of imaging and digitization of rock samples using micro-CT scanner: Zeiss VersaXRM-500 X-ray micro-CT scanner (True Spatial Resolution™ > 0.7μm). Micro-CT imaging enables assessment of the internal structure of the rock samples and their pore systems at various resolutions 1 – 50 micrometer.

Micro-CT imaging provides us with a representation of the rock sample for reference and future use in digital rock physics studies.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.
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Core Resistivity Lab

Lab No. 6203-6205

The electrical resistivity lab is equipped with facilities that enable us to carry out various rock electrical resistivity studies on core samples at ambient and reservoir conditions.

The lab capabilities include determination of electrical parameters (Archie parameters) of rock samples, ability to conduct various kinds of research work that require measuring rock electrical resistivity during core flooding experiments, capillary pressure measurements using porous ceramic plates, measurement of resistivity of fluids such as brine and slurries, and others. The lab has in the past conducted various kinds of client-funded research projects and has interesting research works in progress.

Contact: Dr. Abdulrauf Adebayo for more info.

NMR Lab

Lab No. 6207

NMR rock analysis provides information about important properties of the rock, such as: Porosity, Effective porosity; BVI, CBW, FFI; Permeability relationship; Pore size distribution; Hydrocarbon typing; Viscosity; Total liquid volume (oil + water); Tortuosity (by way of diffusion); Wettability; and Diffusion distribution. CIPR currently hosts Oxford Instruments' Geospec2-75, operating at 2.2 MHz frequency with the capability of testing cylindrical samples of up to 2” diameter.

It is complemented by the GIT Systems Advanced software which allows simple repeatable experiments as well as a set of advanced state of the art NMR applications. An overburden cell is also being purchased to perform NMR measurements at reservoir conditions.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.

Rock Mechanics Lab

Lab No. 6209-6211

The rock mechanics lab is equipped with the state of the art facilities for testing the mechanical properties of rock samples.

The following tests can be conducted at ambient and reservoir conditions: dynamic test (compressional and shear waves), unconfined compression test (UCS), triaxial test (drained, undrained, jacketed, single stage, multi-stage, hydrostatic compression), rock compressibility, Brazilian test, and others.

The lab has in the past conducted various kinds of client-funded research projects and has interesting research works in progress.

Contact: Dr. Abdulwahab Zaki Ali for more info.

Core Flooding Lab - I

Lab No. 6213

This lab is dedicated for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) flooding tests at steady and unsteady state conditions.

The system is designed to measure oil/water or gas/oil relative permeability at reservoir conditions.

Contact: Sarmad Z. Khan for more info.
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Core Flooding - II and MICP Lab

Lab No. 6215

This lab is dedicated for EOR flooding tests at unsteady state status.

The system is designed to measure the relative permeability of oil/water or gas/oil systems at reservoir conditions.

In addition to that, a mercury injection system (Porosimeter) is located in this lab to measure the capillary pressure up to 60,000.0 psi. The system is capable of providing pore volume and pore size distribution.

Contact: Sarmad Z. Khan for more info.

Core Analysis Lab

Lab No. 6217

This lab is dedicated to measuring the capillary pressure as well as wettability state reservoir rock by using Roc-fluid Centrifuge.

In addition to that, an Automated Porosimeter/Permeameter is used to measure Ø and k at higher pressure up to 10,000 psi, and another Porosimeter to measure Ø at ambient pressure.

Contact: Redha Al Abdrabalnabi for more info.
thin-section-lab

Thin Section Lab

Lab No. 6219

This lab is dedicated for thin section preparation.

The laboratory is equipped with all kinds of equipment required for the preparation of thin sections, viz. Logitech (LP-30) polishing machine, Buehler PetroThin, Leco-MSX205 cutting machine, CS-10 cut-off saw, Microscope, and Fisher Isotemp Oven.

Contact: Fyl Louie D. Panoy for more info.

Core Cleaning and Sample Preparation Lab

Lab No. 6221

This lab is dedicated for cleaning core samples. The lab is also equipped with a core cutting machine being used for cutting core samples.

Contact: Fyl Louie D. Panoy for more info.
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CT Scan Lab

Lab No. 3203-3203A

The lab has the capability to perform scans for whole rock cores using the latest Medical CT scanner: Toshiba Alexion TSX-032A medical X-ray CT scanner (resolution > 1 mm). The scans help to identify major fracs / wormholes inside the cores to better understand the features of the rocks.

Images obtained from Medical CT scanner and Micro-CT in lab 6209 can be visualized in specialized software (Avizo, PerGeos) on a devoted workstation (Dell Precision Tower 7910; Dual Intel® Xeon®; 256 GB of RAM; NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 12GB video card) to further segment and characterize the rock samples.

Contact: Syed R. Hussaini for more info.

Imaging and Analytical Lab

Lab No. 3205-3207

 

Contact: Dr. Muhammad S. Kamal for more info.

 

UNDER RENOVATION

Microscopy Lab

Lab No. 3215-3215A

 

UNDER RENOVATION

Advanced Fluid (PVT) Lab

Lab No. 3301

This is an oil and gas laboratory for the measurement and analysis of advanced fluids.

Experimental studies on complex fluids in this laboratory are targeted towards heavy oil recovery in oil fields and a good understanding of the reaction kinetics and mechanism between the stimulation fluid and reservoir rock.

The PVT and RDA systems are the two major equipment for characterizing fluid samples in this laboratory.

Contact: Dr. Muhammad Kandill for more info.

Analytical Lab

Lab No. 3303

The Analytical Lab provides expert analytical testing and characterization services to the CPG-CIPR research community using a wide range of advanced analytical instrument s. Available facilities include an ICP-OES, GC, Particle Size Analyzer, HPLC, TGA, FTIR, and Refractometer.

The lab uses advanced technique for custom and routine chemical analysis of petroleum (crude oil and other hydrocarbon products), gas, oil field chemicals (polymers, surfactants), rock/clay samples, and petroleum fluids (brine and produced water).

Contact: Dr. Jimoh K. Adewole for more info.

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Lab

Lab No. 3305-07

This laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment required to assess the performance of chemicals used in tertiary oil recovery such as surfactants and polymers at reservoir conditions.

The laboratory also has a high-pressure rheometer, which is useful in the evaluation of the rheological properties of polymers and surfactants at reservoir conditions. Three interfacial tension equipment are also available for the characterization of solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfacial properties at different conditions. The laboratory includes a core-flooding system (CSF-700), which can perform oil recovery experiments with corrosive liquids and gasses.

Contact: Dr. Muhammad S. Kamal for more info.

Wet Chemistry Lab

Lab No. 3309-3311

This laboratory is dedicated to the synthesis of alkaline, surfactants, polymers, chelating agents etc. The synthesized products have different oil field applications including acid diversion, well stimulation, and enhanced oil recovery.

The laboratory has recently been renovated with two well-ventilated fume hoods to provide personal protection against toxic vapors, fumes, and dust. The laboratory is fully equipped with the required chemicals, solvents, ordinary supplies, and glassware for the synthesis of products.

Contact: Dr. Syed M. Hussain for more info.
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Petrography Lab

Lab No. 6134

Petrographic laboratory at CIPR houses three binocular Olympus stereomicroscopes and four state-of-the-art Olympus optical petrographic microscopes. Two of the optical microscopes are equipped with high definition Olympus cameras linked to imaging software for capturing thin section photomicrographs.

The laboratory is used for studying rock samples slabs, core plugs and petrographic thin sections to identify rock fabrics, mineralogical composition, textures, microstructures, and pore types, and conducting pore visual estimates.

The excellent facilities that exist in the laboratory allow researchers and students to carry out high-quality petrographic studies. These types of studies are applied in hydrocarbon source rock, reservoir and aquifer characterization, and mineral exploration.

Over the years we have rendered research and contractual services to Saudi Aramco and multinational oil companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Research Lab

Location:Building 2, Room 112

A research laboratory for graduate students where innovative and creative research are conducted.

Students build up their own research equipment for their thesis.

Along with that, experiments in special core analysis can be conducted.

Contact: Abdelmjeed K. Mohamed for more info.
drilling-research-laboratory

Drilling Research Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 103

In this research lab, researchers are studying different properties of drilling fluids and cement slurries at HPHT conditions.

The lab is equipped with state of the art equipment related to drilling fluids and cementing testing.

Contact: Abdelmjeed K. Mohamed for more info.

Productivity Enhancement Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 108

A new Faculty research Laboratory where experiments on core flooding, fracturing, acidizing, and enhanced gas recovery are investigated.

The laboratory is currently being equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment, with the objective of helping faculty funded projects, graduate thesis research work and undergraduate senior design research work.

Contact: Ahmad Mahboob for more info.
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quantitative-analysis-laboratory

Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 105

A research laboratory for graduate students where quantitative analysis of fluids is conducted.

Analysis such as pH, conductivity, density, viscosity, etc. are measured.

Contact: Ahmad Mahboob for more info.

Rock Acidizing Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 109

A research laboratory for graduate students where core acidizing tests are conducted.

Stimulation fluids such as HCl, Organic acids, chelating agents, etc. are injected in different rock types such as sandstone, limestone, dolomite, chalk, etc.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.
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enhanced-oil-recovery-laboratory

Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 111
A research laboratory for graduate students where core flooding tests are conducted to enhance the oil recovery.

Also, oil filtration and permeability measurement are conducted.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.

Multi Core Flooding System

It is a semi-automated, modular Core Flooding system that is configured for unsteady-state relative permeability tests. Core Flooding experiments in single and multi-phase displacements are available in manual and semi-automatic mode, an addition of the gas delivery system allow performance of gas displacement experiments. This system is specifically configured to take advantage of performing water flooding and simulation experiments. The base system is configured for liquid/liquid displacements under unsteady state conditions and the addition of the gas delivery system allows Gas/Liquid displacement experiments under unsteady state conditions or miscible flood experiments to be performed.

Contact: Dr. Xu Liu for more info.
multi-core flooding system

Reservoir Rock Properties Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 114

Rock properties laboratory main role is to measure the properties of core samples, providing a physical model of reservoir characterization.

The measured data are used to define storage capacity (porosity), the magnitude and distribution of flow capacity (permeability), and fluid saturation, as well as lithology and other parameters.

Contact: Eassa Abdullah for more info.
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Drilling Fluids and Cementing

Location: Building 2, Room 104

In drilling fluids and cementing lab, petroleum engineering students are acquainted with the basic techniques of formulating, testing and analyzing the properties of drilling fluid and oil well cement.

Contact: Mobeen Murtaza for more info.

Fluid Properties Laboratory

Location: Building 2, Room 113

Fluids Properties Laboratory is a teaching Laboratory where experiments about reservoir fluids properties (oil/gas) are conducted.

These properties are vital to determine the amount of crude oil and gas in the reservoir, and the amount that can be lifted to the surface.

The laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment in the petroleum industry and with the objective of helping petroleum engineering students to practically verify the theoretical aspects discussed in the classroom.

Contact: Abdulsamed Iddris for more info.
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Scanning Electron Microscope

Location: Building 26, Room 104

The Scan Electron Microscopy lab is one of the most important teachings and research facility for all undergraduate and graduate courses in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering Department in College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences. All basic and applied research of most of the faculty members specifically in the College of Petroleum Engineering &Geosciences depends on advanced research in quantitative characterization of minerals and elements and hydrocarbons which can only be accomplished with the help of scanning electron microscopy.

This lab facility has the SEM Model JSM-5900LV from Jeol, in addition, to sample preparation machines like carbon and gold sputters.

Contact: Mushabbab Q. Al Raqdi for more info.

Advance Research Microscopy Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 206
Teaching faculty and Research geologists in Geosciences department use the Adv. Microscopy lab facility to conduct extensive and detailed studies of the pore systems, diagenetic lithofacies and reservoir properties of various carbonate and clastic reservoirs in Saudi Arabia, the new research class microscopes allows the faculty and research students to systematically and properly carry out these tasks for evaluation of hydrocarbon fluid inclusions, and identification of opaque mineral under reflected and transmitted light. In addition, the PETROG software system for petrographic data capture, management, analysis, display and reporting with integrated camera and motorized high precision stepping stage is available at this lab location.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Reservoir Characterization

Location: Building 26, Room 208

This lab location has important equipment, such as a porosity meter, permeability meter, x-rf, icp/ms and the new terrestrial laser scanning, HD laser scanning, imaging & data capture system which is a recent concept in field data scanning for the complete outcrop.

This has become an integral part of photogeology and remote sensing studies core imaging system with associated software and special visualization software.

Contact: Mushabbab Q. Al Raqdi or Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Paleomagnetism Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 322
This is a unique laboratory facility available in the kingdom for rock-magnetic and Paleomagnetic studies of the nature, description, and analysis of the present magnetic field, spherical harmonics in applied geophysics, observatory weak remnants of the field, computation of its coefficients, the IGRF, measurement and analysis of the ancient geomagnetic field, theory of rock magnetism, acquisition of remnants by rocks, theories of TRM and DRM, instruments and techniques of Palaeointensity and paleo direction measurement from rocks, analysis and interpretation of Paleomagnetic measurements, applications of Paleomagnetic methods in geology and geophysics.

Micro Paleontology lab

Location: Building 26, Room 205

This lab is used by graduate students and faculty for research in the field of micropaleontology with reference to historical development and investigating micropaleontological and biostratigraphic analysis; survey of the major microfossil groups, their morphology, taxonomy, ecology, geologic distribution, evolutionary trends and stratigraphic use, with selected problems from Arabia and nearby regions.

We also have the most comprehensive library of micropaleontological literature in the Middle-east.

Contact: Assad A. Barri for more info.

Thin Section Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 249A
The Geosciences department has a fully equipped rock preparation facility to support researchers in petrographic thin section making make thin sections, the lab has the advanced precession thin section preparation machines like Logitech LP-50, Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, Buhler petro thin, thin section system, Geoform Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, etc.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Geology Workshop

Location: Building 26, Room 249B

Research workshop facility

It is a unique and essential facility equipped to support all the sample preparation needs like rock slabbing, rock coring, rock sample crushing, sample sieving and mineral separation, sample powdering for SEM, XRD and XRF machine, sample impregnation being used by all the Geosciences students and researchers.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Adv. Geophysics / Exploration Seismology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 102
The exploration seismology lab is one of the state-of-the-art laboratories available as a teaching and research facility.

Students enrolled in Geophysics majors are exposed to the latest field exploration equipment, such as a 192 channel GEOD system, Ground Penetrating Rader System, Gravimeter and resistivity meter, amongst others.

Contact: Abdul Latif Ashadi or Ahmed A. Shaibani for more info.

Micro Paleontology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 205
This lab is used by graduate students and faculty for research in the field of micropaleontology, with reference to historical development, and investigating micropaleontological and microstratigraphic analysis; survey of the major microfossil groups, their morphology, taxonomy, ecology, geologic distribution, evolutionary trends and stratigraphic use, with selected problems from Arabia and nearby regions.

Mineralogy & Optics Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 209
This is an essential teaching lab facility being used for core courses in Mineralogy and Optics, Petrology, Sedimentation, and Stratigraphy. This laboratory facility has been recently developed as a unique microscopy lab with Wi-Fi capable polarizing microscope for digital classrooms set up. With an integrated Wi-Fi router and streaming camera. To directly connect the polarizing microscopes in the lab to Labscope, and to share microscope images via Wi-Fi to HD monitors or projectors with the entire classroom.

Students laboratory work and exercises include studies of common rock-forming minerals using a polarizing microscope, morphological crystallography using crystal models, and determination of mineral specimens by physical properties and using a hand lens, and recalculations of chemical analysis. Studies of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in hand specimens and under the microscope, exercises on types, texture, and composition of common sedimentary rocks; core description; lithofacies map; facies analyses; correlation. Computer software will be used in stratigraphic column construction and data interpretation.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Physical / Historical / Paleontology

Location: Building 26, Room 248
This is an essential laboratory facility used for Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Paleontology and Biostratigraphy courses. Students' Laboratory work and exercises concentrate on mineral and rock identification and classifications based on physical and chemical properties, examination of stratigraphic rock samples, index fossils and their identification, lithostratigraphic correlation, paleoenvirnoments.

Introduction to macrofossils and microfossils, including basic aspects of taxonomic theory, classification, and principles of nomenclature. Interpretation of Topographic, paleogeographic and geological maps and cross-sections are tough with Particular emphasis on the industrial application of these forms to aid palaeoenvironmental and biostratigraphic determinations as applied primarily to oil and gas exploration and production.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Hydrogeology & Environmental Studies Research Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 248A
This lab facility accommodates state of art research and teaching equipment, such as GC/MS, Total carbon analyzer, Photo reactors UV/SUN Media, Ion Chromatograph, Gas Chromatograph, Portable GC system supporting all faculty & Graduate Research studies.

In additional to Hydrogeology Studies and Geostatistical Modeling, Geology of Ground Water supplies and Hydrodynamics, Water analysis and groundwater.

Contact: Tajudeen A. Oyehan for more info.

Thin Section Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 249A
The Geosciences department has a fully equipped rock preparation facility to support researchers in petrographic thin section making make thin sections. The lab has advanced precession thin section preparation machines such as Logitech LP-50, a Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, a Buhler petro thin, a thin section system, and a Geoform Thin section precision lapping and polishing machine, amongst others.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Geology Workshop

Location: Building 26, Room 249B
It is a unique and essential facility equipped to support all the sample preparation needs, such as rock slabbing, rock coring, rock sample crushing, sample sieving and mineral separation, sample powdering for SEM, XRD and XRF machines, and sample impregnation. It is being used by all the Geosciences students and researchers.

Contact: Azeezulla Khan for more info.

Remote Sensing & Structural Geology Lab

Location: Building 26, Room 250
This lab is basically used for the teaching of structural geology, remote sensing and aerial photograph interpretation.

Laboratory studies and exercises focus on the interpretation of geological maps and cross-sections and stereographic projection using Schmidt net.

Computer software will be used in directional data interpretation, manipulation, and diagram and graph construction.

Contact: Syed S. Hamid for more info.

Seismic Monitoring & Research Lab

Location: Building 76, Room 2223
The Geosciences department has this essential and well-established 120 seconds Trillium Broadband Seismometer system for earthquake recording and monitoring station.

This facility is being used for interpretation of earthquakes as and when they happen with reference to Epicenter and other geophysical parameters.

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