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Dr. Murtada Al-Jawad

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Al Jawad is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He has actively participated in research projects on reactive transport, geomechanics, and sustainability. Since joining KFUPM in 2018, Dr. Al Jawad has been a member of several internally and externally funded projects. He led the development of a concentration in unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Also, he established a fully equipped, state-of-the-art lab to study and evaluate hydraulic fractures. Dr. Al Jawad is an active SPE member, as he served as a committee member and session chair in MEOS, IPTC, IHFTC, and other related workshops and symposiums. 

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • M.S., in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • B.S., in Chemical Engineering, KFUPM University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Reactive transport
  • Geomechanics
  • Sustainability
  • Productivity enhancement

Selected Publications

  • Samarkin, Y., Amao, A., Aljawad, M. S.*,  et al. (2023). Conductivity Enhancement of Fractured Carbonates through High-Temperature Diammonium Hydrogen Phosphate Consolidation: A Preliminary Study. SPE Journal, 1-17.
  • Al-Darweesh, J., Aljawad, M. S.*, Al-Yousif, et al. (2022). The Impact of Green Chelating Agent and Corrosion Inhibitor on Foam Rheology and Stability at High Temperature, Pressure, and Salinity. SPE Journal, 1-14.
  • Mustafa, A., Alzaki, T., Aljawad, M. S.*, et al. (2022). Impact of acid wormhole on the mechanical properties of chalk, limestone, and dolomite: Experimental and modeling studies. Energy Reports, 8, 605-616.
  • Samarkin, Y., Amao, A., Aljawad, M. S.*, et al. (2022). Hardness Enhancement of Carbonate Rocks by Formation of Smithsonite and Fluorite. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 55(2), 1001-1012.
  • Kadafur, I., BinGhanim, A., Aljawad, M. S., et al, (2022). Rheological study of CO2 foamed chelating stimulation fluids under harsh reservoir conditions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 208, 109201.
  • Aljawad, M. S.*, Aboluhom, H., Schwalbert, M. P., et al. (2021). Temperature impact on linear and radial wormhole propagation in limestone, dolomite, and mixed mineralogy. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 93, 104031.
  • Aljawad, M. S. *, Schwalbert, M. P., Mahmoud, M., & Sultan, A. (2020). Impacts of natural fractures on acid fracture design: A modeling study. Energy Reports, 6, 1073-1082.

Awards & Honors

  • ARMA Applied Research Award, 2022
  • Early Career Research Award, KFUPM, 2022
  • Prince Mohammad bin Fahd reward for Acadmeic excellence, 2011