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Dr. Khaled Ibrahim

Research Engineer III, CIPR

Dr. Ibrahim joined CIPR in 2021 after 3 years of Postdoc fellowship at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM. He worked as a research assistant (2011-2013) and Lecturer (2013-2018) in the same department whilst studying for his M.S and Ph.D. respectively. He Taught well logging and reservoir description courses to petroleum engineering undergraduate students. Dr. Ibrahim expertise focus on chemical EOR and matrix acidizing. He is a member of OFC group in CIPR and an active member of SPE.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2018
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2013
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Suez University, Egypt, 2009

Research Interests

  • Chemical EOR
  • Well Stimulation

Selected Publications

  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2022. Polymer Induced Permeability Reduction: The Influence of Polymer Retention and Porous Medium Properties. J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 217 :110821 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2022.110821
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Adebayo, A.R., Isah, A., Muhammed, N.S., 2022. A literature review of strength and stability of foamed gas and their relationship with the absolute permeability of porous media. J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 211:110195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2022.110195
  • Ibrahim, A.F., Abdelgawad, K.Z., Al-Anazi, A. et al. Effect of Crude Oil Properties on the Interfacial Tension of Crude Oil/CO2 Under HPHT Conditions. Arab J Sci Eng (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-022-07291-6
  • Al-Anazi, A., Abdelgawad K., Alsofi, A., and Kaidar, Z. 2020. The Effects of Crude Oil Gravity and Composition on EOR Surfactants Selection and Performance. Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference in Moscow, Russia, 12–14 October 2020. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K., Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S., and Patil, S. 2019. Effect of Calcium Carbonate on Barite Solubility Using a Chelating Agent and Converter. Prepared Presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry held in Galveston, Texas, USA, 8–9 April. [Link]

Extended Publications (+)

  • Gamal, H., Abdelgawad, K., Elkatatny, S. 2019. New Environmentally Friendly Acid System for Iron Sulfide Scale Removal. Sustainability, 11(23) [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K. Z., Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S., Abdulraheem, A., Patil, S. 2019. Reaction Kinetics and Coreflooding Study of High-Temperature Carbonate Reservoir Stimulation Using GLDA in Seawater. Energies, 12(18). [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Elkatatny, S., et al. 2019. Real Time Determination of Rheological Properties of Spud Drilling Fluids Using a Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Technique. J. Energy Resour. Technol. 141(3). [Link]
  • Elkatatny, S., Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2018. Reaction of Chelating Agents with Guar Gum Polymer for Completion Fluid. J for Sci. & Eng. 43(11)6481–6491 [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Ba-geri, B.S., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2018. Evaluation of the Reaction Kinetics of DTPA Chelating Agent and Converter with Barium Sulfate (Barite) Using Rotating Disk Apparatus. Energy & Fuels Journal, 32(9):9813-9821. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Mahmoud, A.M., and Ibnelwaleed H. 2017. Stimulation of High Temperature Carbonate Gas Reservoirs using Seawater and Chelating Agents: Reaction Kinetics. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, 55:595-605. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2017. Modified seawater EOR fluid for carbonate reservoirs. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 15(4):347–362. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2016. Stimulation of Seawater Injectors by GLDA (Glutamic-Di Acetic Acid). SPE Journal Drilling & Completion 31(3): 483 – 495. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2015. Chelating-Agent Enhanced Oil Recovery for Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE Journal 20(3): 483 – 495. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M.A., Abdelgawad, K., Sultan A.S. 2014. Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of Using the Same. US Patent No 13/932,947. [Link]


  • Gomaa, I., Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z., Hasan, A., and Al-Shehri, D., 2021. Acidizing of subterranean formation using in-situ generated HF. US Patent US20210062073A1. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M.A., Abdelgawad, K.Z., Sultan A.S. 2014. Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of Using the Same. US Patent No 13/932,947