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Hani Salman Al Mukainah

Engineer II, CIPR

Mr. Hani joined the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience’s Centre of Integrated Petroleum Research in 2016 as an engineer in the petrophysics research group. Mr. Hani is a specialist in digital rock physics, acquiring digital images of natural rock at the pore scale, as well as at the core scale, and theoretically analysing these images. His recent spectacular results include the generation of wormholes in carbonates as a result of acid treatment. Hani has also worked on producing digital resistivity data from micro-images and understanding its findings. In addition, Mr. Hani is currently involved in several funded research such as, CO2 and H2 underground storage projects to examine the rock-fluid interaction and its effect on pore structures using a CT scanner.

Educational Qualification

  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA 2022 (in progress)
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2015

Research Interests

  • Digital rock physics.
  • Gas storage (H2 and CO2)
  • Multi-phase flow through porous media
  • X-ray micro-computed tomography

Selected Publications

Extended Publications (+)

  • “Impact of fines and rock wettability on reservoir formation damage” A Al‐Yaseri, H Al Mukainah, M Lebedev, A Barifcani, S Iglauer, Geophysical Prospecting 64 (4-Advances in Rock Physics), 860-874, 2016.
  • “A Digital Rock Physics Approach for Computing Archie’s Resistivity Exponents”, H Al-Mukainah, S Al-Ofi, H Kasserwan, J Dvorkin, 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 (1), 1-5.
  •  “Electrical formation factor versus porosity coarse-scale transforms from microscopic digital images: Example-based study” HS Al-Mukainah, SR Hussaini, JP Dvorkin, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021.
  • “Electrical Formation Factor from Digital Microimages” JP Dvorkin, HS Al-Mukainah, AGU Fall Meeting 2021.
  • “Controlling Factors on Petrophysical and Acoustic Properties of Bioturbated Carbonates:(Upper Jurassic, Central Saudi Arabia)” M Salih, JJG Reijmer, A El Husseiny, M Bashri, H Eltom, HA Mukainah, Applied Sciences 11 (11), 5019, 2021.
  • “Consistent prediction of absolute permeability in carbonates without upscaling”, MR Khodja, J Li, SR Hussaini, AZ Ali, HS Al-Mukainah, ZZ Jangda. Oil & Gas Science and Technology–Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles 75, 44. 2020.
  • “Digital Subvolumes: Computational Approaches and Permeability-Porosity Transforms”, J Li, SR Hussaini, H Al-Mukainah, J Dvorkin, 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, 2019 (1), 1-5.
  • “Consistent Evaluation of the Organic Content of the Qusaiba Shale Using Digital-Rock Methodology”, M Abouelresh, M Khodja, R Husseini, H Al-Mukainah, A Ali, International Petroleum Technology Conference, 2019.

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated with First Class Honours.
  • Received a Letter of Commendation in fours Semesters in 2013, 2014.