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Dhafer Omar Badhafere

Engineer II, CIPR

Dhafer joined the petrophysics team at CIPR as an Engineer II and special core lab (SCAL) supervisor. He holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, specializing in petrophysics and formation scale evaluation. His previous experience revolves around applying special techniques to characterize the petrophysical properties of formation rocks and to characterize iron sulfide scales. Additionally, he has worked in various joint areas including chemical-enhanced oil recovery, corrosion evaluation, and drilling fluid integrity evaluation.

Educational Qualification

• B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
• M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Research Interests

• Practical petrophysics and special core analysis
• Spectral Induced polarization applications in Petrophysics
• Iron sulfide formation scale characterization

Selected Publications

• Badhafere, D., Kirmizakis, P., Oshaish, A., El-Husseiny, A., Mahmoud, M., Ntarlagiannis, D., and P. Soupios. “Detection of Iron Disulfide Materials in Geological Porous Media Using Spectral Induced Polarization Method.” SPE J. 28 (2023): 3409–3418. doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/217424-PA
• Hassan, A., Mohammed, E., Oshaish, A., Badhafere, D., Ayranci, K., Dong, T., bin Waheed, U., El-Husseiny, A., & Mahmoud, M. (2022). Prediction of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Organic Rich Shale Rocks Using Thermal Neutron Parameters. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.
• Bageri, B., Al Jaberi, J., Solling, T. I., Sultan, A., Badhafere, D., & Patil, S. (2023). Evaluating the corrosion index of DTPA at different conditions – key of improving the performance of chelating agents in field treatments. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 223, 211574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.21157

Awards & Honors

• Second Honor Award during undergraduate studies
• Full scholarship for Graduate studies awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education
• Exchange program participant at Colorado School of Mines, USA
• Research fellowship recipient at Cornell University, USA