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Dr. Alade Olalekan Saheed

Research Engineer III, CIPR

Dr. Olalekan S. Alade joined the Petroleum Engineering Department, KFUPM as a Postdoctoral Researcher in May 2018. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth Resources Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan (2017), with specialties in hydrocarbon resources production. His research experiences span thermal and non-thermal methods for heavy and extra-heavy oil (bitumen) recovery, production, and transportation, heavy oil extraction from oil sand and upgrading. During his doctoral studies, he worked in collaboration and shared research information with the Kuraray Company, Japan, and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. Dr. Alade is an active member of SPE and was a recipient of the SPE Star Fellowship Award between 2013 and 2016.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Earth Resources Engineering
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

General focus: Petroleum Production Engineering and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Current and future areas of interest:

  • Advanced EOR methods for heavy and extra heavy oil (bitumen), tarmat and oil sands
  • Particulate processes in porous media and formation damage
  • Natural gas production
  • Microbial EOR systems (bio-kinetics and energetic as related to EOR)

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed Mahmoud, O. S. Alade, Mohamed Hamdy, Shirish Patil, Esmail M. A. Mokheimer. 2019. In Situ Steam and Nitrogen Gas Generation by Thermochemical Fluid Injection: A New Approach for heavy Oil Recovery. Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112203
  • O. S. Alade, M. Hamdy, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri, M. A. Mokheimer, Shirish Patil, Ayman Al-Nakhli, Mohammed Bataweel. A Preliminary Assessment of Thermochemical Fluid for Heavy Oil Recovery. 2019, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106702
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri, A. S. Ganiyu, Ayman Al-Nakhli, Mohammed Bataweel. 2019. Kinetics of Thermal Decomposition of Tar in the Presence of Air and Nitrogen Gas. ACS Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02394
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, A. Hassan, D. Al-Shehri, A. Al-Nakhli, M. Bataweel. 2019. Evaluation of kinetics and Energetics of Thermochemical Fluids for Enhanced Recovery of Heavy Oil and Liquid Condensate. Energy Fuels. ACS. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00681
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri. 2019. Investigation into the effect of silica nanoparticles on the rheological characteristics of water-in-heavy oil emulsions. Petroleum Science, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12182-019-0330-x

Awards & Honors

  • Kyushu University Doctoral Student Scholarship (2016)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Star Fellowship (2013-2017)
  • Best Paper, Surface Facility, World Heavy Oil Congress, Calgary, Canada (2016)