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Dr. Ahmed Bashir

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Ahmed Bashir is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM. Prior to this role, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Aberdeen from 2022 to 2023. Dr. Bashir’s primary research interests encompass both experimental and theoretical analyses of fluid dynamics within subsurface rocks and wellbores. Dr. Bashir possesses a keen interest in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), with a particular emphasis on the application of chemical and thermal flooding techniques for heavy oil recovery in fractured reservoirs. In his capacity as an academic, Dr. Bashir served as a lecturer in the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, from 2013 to 2016. His academic contributions extended to various petroleum modules. Furthermore, as an engineer, Dr. Bashir boasts extensive experience in petroleum engineering, spanning areas such as well testing, well interpretation, and water treatment.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2021
  • MBA, Marketing, Sudan International University, Sudan, 2016
  • M.S., Chemical Enironmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, 2013
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2009

Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Nanotechnology in oil and gas
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

Selected Publications

  • Bashir, A., Sharifi Haddad, A. and Rafati, R., 2018, December. Experimental investigation of nanoparticles/polymer enhanced CO2-foam in the presence of hydrocarbon at high-temperature conditions. In SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition (p. D022S030R001). SPE.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2019. Nanoparticle/polymer-enhanced alpha olefin sulfonate solution for foam generation in the presence of oil phase at high temperature conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 582, p.123875.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2022. An experimental investigation of dynamic viscosity of foam at different temperatures. Chemical Engineering Science, 248, p.117262.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2022. A review of fluid displacement mechanisms in surfactant-based chemical enhanced oil recovery processes: Analyses of key influencing factors. Petroleum Science, 19(3), pp.1211-1235.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S., Sherratt, J. and Rafati, R., 2022. An investigation of viscous oil displacement in a fractured porous medium using polymer-enhanced surfactant alternating foam flooding. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering212, p.110280.
  • Ahmed, A., Sharifi Haddad, A., Rafati, R., Bashir, A., AlSabagh, A.M. and Aboulrous, A.A., 2021. Developing a thermally stable ester-based drilling fluid for offshore drilling operations by using aluminum oxide nanorods. Sustainability13(6), p.3399

Awards & Honors

  • Developing Solution Scholarship, Nottingham, UK 2012.
  • Best B.Sc. project in Petroleum Engineering, by the Scientific Forum of Engineering & Computer Science Student, March 2010
  • Outstanding Academic Performance during Undergraduate Studies, Schlumberger, Sudan, Academic Year 2005, 2006 and 2007