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Abdullah M. Alqubalee

Engineer I, CIPR

Abdullah Alqubalee possesses experience in both industry and academia and is currently supervising the Automated Mineralogy Laboratory at CPG KFUPM. In his role, he operates and maintains automated mineralogy equipment and performs mineralogical analyses on a variety of samples. Additionally, he works as a researcher in sedimentology and reservoir characterization within the Geosystem Research Group. In his research, he investigates various geological formations to understand the quality of reservoirs, aquifers, and storage systems. He has completed many research projects and published numerous articles that focus on diagenesis and the factors that influence reservoir, aquifer, and storage quality. His research provides valuable insights into how geological processes shape both the surface and subsurface, as well as how these processes impact the quality and availability of resources.

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc., Geology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA.
  • B.S., Engineering Geology, University of Aden, Yemen.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Petrophysics
  • Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality

Selected Publications

  • Alqubalee, A., Salisu, A., Bello, A., Al-Hussaini, A., Al-Ramadan, K., 2023. Characteristics, distribution, and origin of ferruginous deposits in an ancient glaciogenic setting: Examples from the Late Ordovician of Arabia. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-45563-9
  • Alqubalee, A. M., Abdullatif, O. M., Babalola, L. O., Koeshidayatullah, A., Benaafi, M., Babiker, J., 2023. Glaciogenic tight sand reservoirs in the Arabian Plate: Characteristics of the Upper Ordovician deposits, Saudi Arabia. Chapter 2: Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphic Framework: Early to Mid Palaeozoic, in Pre-Cambrian to Paleozoic Petroleum Systems in the Arabian Plate, EAGE Publications (in press).
  • Babalola, L. O., Alqubalee, A. M., Kaminski, M. A., Abdullatif, O. M., & Abouelresh, M. O., 2022. Stable carbon and oxygen isotope records in a Middle Jurassic carbonate sequence: implications for paleoenvironment, and sea-level fluctuation, central Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-022-02261-7
  • Alqubalee, A., Muharrag, J., Salisu, A. M., & Eltom, H., 2022. The negative impact of Ophiomorpha on reservoir quality of channelized deposits in mixed carbonate siliciclastic setting: The case study of the Dam Formation, Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 140, 105666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2022.105666
  • Alqubalee, A. M., Babalola, L. O., Abdullatif, O. M., & Eltom, H. A., 2022. Geochemical characterization of subsurface upper Ordovician glaciogenic deposits: implications for provenance, tectonic setting, and depositional environments. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 47(6), 7273-7291. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-06066-9
  • Abdlmutalib, A., Abdullatif, O., Alqubalee, A., Gonzalez, L., Humphrey, J., 2021. Effects of lithofacies on pore system evolution of storm-wave silt-rich fine-grained sediments. Early Silurian Qusaiba Member (Qaliba Formation), NW Saudi Arabia. Mar. Pet. Geol. 128, 105048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105048
  • Elsayed, M., El-Husseiny, A., Kadafur, I., Mahmoud, M., Aljawad, M.S., Alqubalee, A., An experimental study on the effect of magnetic field strength and internal gradient on NMR-Derived petrophysical properties of sandstones. J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 205, 108811. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108811
  • Elsayed, M., Glatz, G., El-Husseniy, A., Alqubalee, A., Adebayo, A., Al-Garadi, K., Mahmoud, M., The Effect of Clay Content on the Spin–Spin NMR Relaxation Time Measured in Porous Media. ACS Omega 6545-6555. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b04228
  • Adebayo, A., Babalola, L., Hussaini, R., Alqubalee, A., Babu, R., 2019. Insight into the Pore Characteristics of a Saudi Arabian Tight Gas Sand Reservoir. Energies 12-4302. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12224302
  • Alqubalee, A., Babalola, L., Abdullatif, O., Makkawi, M., 2019. Factors Controlling Reservoir Quality of a Paleozoic Tight Sandstone, Rub’ al Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Arab. J. Sci. Eng. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03885-9
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., Makkawi, M., 2019. Characteristics of Paleozoic tight gas sandstone reservoir: integration of lithofacies, paleoenvironments, and spectral gamma-ray analyses, Rub’ al Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Arab. J. Geosci. 12, 344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-019-4467-0

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Awards & Honors

  • Scientific Excellence Certificate, Engineering Geology, University of Aden, Yemen, 2006/2007.
  • Recipient of King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, KSA, MS Scholarship, 2013.