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Dr. Khaled Z. Abdelgawad

Post-Doc Researcher, Petroleum Engineering Department

Dr. Abdelgawad is a Post Doctorate Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He worked in research projects in productivity enhancement, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Petrophysics and Rock Mechanics. He worked as a research assistant in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM from 2011-13 then as a Lecturer-B from 2013-17 during which he received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Abdelgawad has teaching experience in Well Performance, Well logging Interpretation, Well Testing Analysis, and Petroleum Economics. Abdelgawad is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2017
  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2013
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Suez University, Egypt, 2009

Research Interests

  • Well Stimulation
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Abdul-Jabbar, A., Elkatatny, S., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al.  2019. A Robust Rate of Penetration Model for Carbonate Formation. J. Energy Resour. Technol. 141(4).
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Elzenary, M., Elkatatny, S., et al. 2018. New Approach to Evaluate the Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 9(2):1569–1578
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2017. Modified seawater EOR fluid for carbonate reservoirs.  Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 15(4):347–362.
  • 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.
  • Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S.M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2016. Using high- and low-salinity seawater injection to maintain the oil reservoir pressure without damage. J Petrol Explor Prod Technol. 7(2):589–596. 
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2015. Chelating-Agent Enhanced Oil Recovery for Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE Journal 20(3): 483 – 495.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S., and Patil, S. 2019. Effect of Calcium Carbonate on Barite Solubility Using a Chelating Agent and Converter. Prepared for presentation at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry held in Galveston, Texas, USA, 8–9 April 2019.
  • Mousa, T., Mahmoud, M., and Patil, S., Elkatatny, S., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2018. Optimization of a Thermochemical Recovery Process Using Global Optimization Methods to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery. SPE International Heavy Oil Conference & Exhibition, Kuwait, 10 – 12 Dec.
  • Abdelgawad, K., Elkatatny, S. et al. 2018. Real-Time Determination of Rheological Properties of Spud Drilling Fluids Using a Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Technique. SPE ATS&E Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 23–26 April 2018.
  • Elzenary, M., Elkatatny, S., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2018. New Technology to Evaluate Equivalent-Circulating Density While Drilling Using Artificial Intelligence. Presented at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 23–26 April 2018.
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2017. Seawater Stimulation fluid system for High-Temperature Carbonate reservoirs: Reaction Kinetics Study. SPE KOGS, Kuwait, 15-18 October
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2015. Non- Coiled Tubing Stimulation of Water Injectors. SPE MEOS, Bahrain, 8-11 March.
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2015. In-Situ Generation of CO2 to Eliminate the Problem of Gravity Override in EOR of Carbonate Reservoirs. MEOS, Bahrain, 8-11 March.
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2014. High-Performance EOR System in Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE ATS&E, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 21-24 April.
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2013. Effect of CO2 Flooding during EOR Process on the Rock Petrophysical and Electrical Properties. SPE NATC&E, Cairo, Egypt, 15–17 April.
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2013. New Insights into the prediction of capillary pressure from resistivity measurements. Presented at SPE ATS&E, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 19 – 22 May.

Patents

  • 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
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