CPG

What We Do

Reactive and complex fluids have enormous applications in oil and gas industry ranging from well-stimulation, water control, drilling fluids in near wellbore to enhanced oil recovery at reservoir scale. The challenging reservoir conditions of high salinity, high temperature, and high pressure combined with reservoir heterogeneity introduce high-degree of uncertainty in treatment design, reservoir monitoring, and large-scale modeling. Our attempt in the “Reactive and Complex Fluids Lab” at KFUPM is addressing issues of reaction kinetics, diffusion, interfacial phenomena, and phase changes associated with applications of reactive fluids (acids, emulsified acids) and complex fluids (viscoelastic surfactant, gels, foam, emulsion) in real reservoir condition. Our lab is driven by local challenges of hydrocarbon fields in Saudi Arabia. The RCF Research Lab has good facilities that include but not limited to: rotating disk reactor (150°C, 10,000 psi), TA high pressure Rheometer (250°C, 2000 psi), light scattering, microscope, Acidizing System (3 parallel cores 12 in each, 150°C, 10,000 psi) in addition to other accessible facilities at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Center for Petroleum & Minerals.

ABDULLAH SULTAN, PH.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences | King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sultan is an assistant professor in the department of petroleum engineering. He holds BS (2002) and MSc (2005) in Chemical Engineering from KFUPM and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University (2009) in Petroleum Engineering. His areas of research interest include complex fluids, reactive fluids, colloids, and interface. His recent work and publications are focused on the development of “smart fluids” to address problems in the oil and gas industry such as Enhanced Recovery, drilling fluids, stimulation, and scale prevention. He is applying ab initio and molecular dynamics simulation to design new fluids from first-principle and understand their behavior. He has a good record of publications in the fields of polymeric membranes, smart fluids, acid reaction, gels, and emulsions. He has been appointed as director for the center of Petroleum & Minerals in Research Institute at KFUPM 2010-2016. He served as department Chairman (2012-2017).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Molecular Simulations

Colloids & Interfaces

Rheology of Complex Fluids

EDUCATION

1997-2002
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

2002-2004
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

2005-2009
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

2010-2016
Director - Center for Petroleum & Minerals Research Institute

2012-2017
Chairman - Department of Petroleum Engineering

CRF RESEARCH


Reactive and complex fluids have enormous applications in oil and gas industry ranging from well stimulation, water control, drilling fluids in near wellbore to enhanced oil recovery at reservoir scale. The challenging reservoir conditions of high salinity, high temperature, and high pressure combined with reservoir heterogeneity introduce high-degree of uncertainty in treatment design, reservoir monitoring, and large-scale modeling. In the past few years at KFUPM, I carried out a number of experimental and theoretical projects in various areas related to oilfield chemicals and as a result, established my research lab at KFUPM under the title “Reactive and Complex Fluids’ Lab”.Our attempt in the “RCF Research lab is to address issues of reaction kinetics, diffusion, interfacial phenomena, and phase changes associated with applications of reactive fluids (acids, emulsified acids) and complex fluids (viscoelastic surfactant, gels, foam, emulsion) in real reservoir condition. Our lab is driven by local challenges of hydrocarbon fields in Saudi Arabia. The RCF Research Lab has good facilities that include but not limited to: rotating disk reactor (150°C, 10,000 psi), TA high pressure Rheometer (250°C, 2000 psi), light scattering, microscope, Acidizing System (3 parallel cores 12 in each, 150°C, 10,000 psi) in addition to other accessible facilities at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Center for Petroleum & Minerals. Most of the research outcomes have been published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. A brief summary of my research work with the highlight of active projects is listed below.

POLYMERIC MEMBRANE

Polymers have wide application in membrane manufacturing and separation processes which are of potential use in upstream oil and gas industry.  My research activities in this area are an extension of what I did in the MS thesis. Recently, I completed a project as PI-substitute funded by NSTIP (10-ENE-1374) where composite membranes were developed using commercially available polymers and synthesized ones in our laboratory. The polymers and their composite membranes were characterized by standard techniques for their proton conductivity and thermal stability. Also, electro-catalyst Pt-Cu, Pt-Co, and/or Pt-Cu-Co, were synthesized and characterized by impregnation into carbon Nano-tubes as the catalyst support for fuel cell applications.

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CHEMICAL AND GAS)

Chemical EOR processes have great potential to enhance oil recovery and they have been successfully demonstrated in field applications. Still, chemical EOR is not widely used due to the view that the cost of the chemical injected is high. Chemical methods include the use of polymers, surfactants, alkaline enhanced chemicals, and chemical gels in a single or combined form. In this research area, my research is focused on chemicals for high temperature and high salinity carbonate reservoirs. I managed to lead a project funded by Saudi Aramco (CPM2297) with the objective to study the interactions between surfactants and polymers in SP-EOR process. The project covers a number of studies for the bulk solution phase including compatibility, phase behavior, thermal stability, rheology, IFT and adsorption for different formulations of commercial surfactants and polymers. The team managed to optimized chemical formulations of SP systems suitable for high temperature and high salinity conditions for carbonate reservoirs. This project is the first to highlight the properties of fluorosurfactant as well as thermoviscosifying polymers and their potential in chemical EOR. All project objectives have been accomplished. The project was a successful experience for trilateral collaboration between three parties: KFUPM, Stanford University, and Saudi Aramco. Novel experimental techniques were developed during the course of this project at KFUPM and Stanford. The project resulted in advancing the Chemical EOR at KFUPM with HPHT facilities that exceed SAR 3.5 million as well as developing active chemical EOR synthesis lab and building pore-scale imaging Lab. Project team managed to publish 11 Journal papers and more than 13 conference papers. Also, six master students completed their thesis work based on the project (4 at KFUPM and 2 at Stanford) with one Ph.D. student graduated at KFUPM. The project was a multidisciplinary with contributing faculty and students from Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and CIPR.

Sequestering carbon dioxide in a reservoir is a challenging endeavor. At the same time, it is well known that the process entails many useful opportunities and benefits along with the obvious environmental impact. The sequestration process aims at storing CO2 for hundreds of years in the underground. Moreover, CO2 can be injected in the hydrocarbon reservoirs to enhance the recovery. There has been a growing interest to inject CO2 for EOR applications and few pilots have reported worldwide. The recoverable oil is a result of microscopic displacement and sweep efficiencies. Due to the adverse mobility ratio between CO2 and water/oil, CO2 tends to finger through the reservoir and result in a premature gas breakthrough. Foam-Assisted CO2 can improve the EOR process at microscopic and macroscopic levels and address issues related to conformance and gravity override. The flow of fluid when injected in a reservoir, depending on the formation permeability, physiochemical interaction, and reservoir heterogeneity. The foam-assisted CO2 process needs more understanding of the fluid/fluid and rock/fluids (carbonate, carbon dioxide, water, surfactant, hydrocarbons) interaction. My research lab attempts to address challenges related to recovery mechanism, the complex flow behavior, foam stability, and understand the synergetic effect between gas mobility and low IFT caused by the surfactant. We are thankful to TIC-CCS for funding CO2-EOR project which helps building research facilities for in-situ measurement of contact angle and hopefully IFT in the near future.

COMPLEX FLUIDS (GELS, SELF-ASSEMBLED AND EMULSIONS)

Complex fluids are mixtures that have a coexistence of two phases. Examples of complex fluids in oil and gas industry include suspensions (solid-liquid), granular (solid–gas), foams (liquid–gas) or emulsions (liquid-liquid). Self-assembled surfactant and functionalized polymers or nanoparticles are materials used for various applications of complex fluids upstream research of oil and gas. Water shut-off, loss circulation, conformance control, and fracturing are known problems that need the right design of fluid. Water, for example, causes serious operational problems like corrosion, scale, loss of productivity and it could also result in larger investments of separation plants to handle the ever-increasing volumes of water. My research interest as (Co-PI) includes the development of new cost-effective polymer to produce thermally stable gels for use in high-temperature reservoirs (project AT-30-291). These gels will be used to reduce and/or totally shutoff water coming from the reservoir in both oil and gas wells. Recently, we looked at emulsified gel and its stability using nano-additives, and how to control its breaking for conformance control problems. The breaking of emulsion and its separation is another active research topic as an extension of chemicals application in EOR. My research interest in this area also includes the design and evaluation of viscoelastic surfactants as diverting fluids funded by KACST under NSTIP (10-OIL-1378). The objectives were to study the role of different counterions, nanoparticles additives on the viscoelastive behavior. The breaking mechanism of wormlike micelles once interacted with oil is also of research focus in my lab.

REACTIVE FLUIDS (WELL STIMULATION)

Matrix acidizing is a stimulation technique through which the permeability of a formation is altered by injecting an acid which results in dissolution of rock. In carbonate reservoirs, for example, this process actually creates flow channels for the hydrocarbons in the near wellbore area known as “wormholes”. The primary focus of my group is to establish a good understanding of the reaction kinetics and rock dissolution of real reactive fluids under high pressure and high-temperature conditions for heterogeneous and tight reservoirs. The effect of flow rate of acid, acid concentration, rock type, rock properties, temperature and pressure, additives are looked at experimentally and theoretically. Our experimental work is coupled with numerical modeling of wormhole propagation in core (linear) and near-wellbore (radial). Knowledge of pressure, concentration, porosity and permeability at each location and time step during the simulation provide a better understanding of what(s), how(s) and why(s) of the stimulation process. In my lab, the simulation team uses acid concentration as an indication of the efficiency of the phenomenon for breakthroughs of acid and wormhole. We also look at the shifting effect of local mass transfer coefficient and molecular diffusivity on the acidization curve, the impact of initial permeability of the core on the pore volume injection to breakthrough, and the joint impact of Péclet and Damköhler number.

I’ve completed one project as PI related to well stimulation funded jointly by KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbone Center (CPM-2298) on wormholing, reaction kinetics and diffusion of HCl. Emulsified acid is another area of interest in my research lab.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Nazal, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2017). "Preparation and Performance Evaluation of SPEEK/Polyaniline Composite Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, International Polymer Processing". DOI: 10.3139/217.3259. ISI/Scopus; Impact Factor: 0.620.
  2. Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Khaled Nazal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Syed Javaid Zaid. (2016). "Proton conducting blend membranes: physical, morphological and electronic properties, Polymer Bulletin". (Accepted). DOI:10.1007/s00289-016-1756-6. ISI/Scopus; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.428.
  3. Mohamed E. Kandil, Nayef M. Al-Saifi, Abdullah S. Sultan. (2016). "Simulation and measurements of volumetric and phase behavior of carbon dioxide + higher alkanes at high pressure: CO2 + n-decane at temperatures (313–410) K and pressures up to 76 MPa". International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 53, pp 198–206. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.045. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 4.76.
  4. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, S. M. Shakil and Abdullah Sultan* (2016). Development of Novel Amidosulfobetaine Surfactant–Polymer Systems for EOR Applications. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol. 19, pp 989–997, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1848-1. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor:1.85.
  5. S. M. Shakil Hussain, Mustapha Alao Animashaun, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Nisar Ullah, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Abdullah S. Sultan* (2016). Synthesis, Characterization and Surface Properties of Amidosulfobetaine Surfactants Bearing Odd-Number Hydrophobic Tail. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol.19, pp 413–420. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1788-9. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85.
  6. Izhar A. Malik, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, (2016). “Rheological and thermal properties of novel surfactant-polymer systems for EOR applications”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. (Accepted). ISI/Scopus: 10.1002/cjce.22541. Impact Factor: 1.23.
  7. Muhammad Shahzad Kamalal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan and Nicolas von Solms (2016). Application of various water-soluble polymers in gas hydrate inhibition. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 60, pp 206-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.092. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.90.
  8. Adel O. Al-Amodi, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2016). Novel Fluorinated Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol 94 (3), pp 454-460. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22406. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.23
  9. Abdelhalim I. A Mohamed, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan*, Khalid S. M. El-Karsan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri (2015). DSC investigation of the gelation kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Vol 122(3), pp 1117-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4965-6. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.04.
  10. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015). Evaluation of Amphoteric and Anionic Surfactants for cEOR applications. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Vol 476, pp 17-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.03.023. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83.
  11. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Yujun Feng (2015). Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymer in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Vol 93 (7), pp 1194-1200. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22204. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.231
  12. Muhammad  Shahzad  Kamal,  Abdullah  S.  Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A. Hussein (2015). Screening of amphoteric and anionic surfactants for cEOR applications using a novel approach. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem Eng. Aspects 476, 17-23. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83
  13. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015), “Review on Polymer Flooding: Rheology, Adsorption, Stability and Field Applications of Various Polymer Systems”. Polymer Review Vol. 55 (3). DOI: 10.1080/15583724.2014.982821. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 6.16
  14. A.L. Ahmad, J.K. Adewole, C.P. Leo, S. Ismail, A.S. Sultan, S.O. Olatunji (2015),  Prediction of plasticization pressure of polymeric membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas. Journal of Membrane Sciences 480, 39-46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.32
  15. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo, A. S. Sultan (2015), Comparative Studies on the Effects of Casting Solvent on Physicochemical and Gas Transport Properties of Dense Polysulfone Membrane used for CO2 Removal from CH4, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 132, pp 42205. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  16. A. L. Ahmad,  J. K. Adewole, C. P. Leo, S. Ismail, A. S. Sultan, S. O. Olatunji (2015), Prediction of Plasticization Pressure of Polymeric Membranes for CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol 480, pp 39–46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.094
  17. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo (2015), Model-Based Analysis of Polymeric Membranes Performance in High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol 22 (2) pp1 -10. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.14
  18. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), “Gelation of a Water Shut-off Gel at High Pressure and High Temperature: Rheological Investigation”. SPE Journal.
  19. Najmudeen Sibaweihi, Abeeb Awotunde; Abdullah Sultan; Hasan Y. Al-Yousef. (2014), Sensitivity Studies and Stochastic Optimization of CO2-Foam Flooding. Computational Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-014-9446-7
  20. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”. Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (JTAC), Vol 116-3, 1409-1415. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-014-3754-y.
  21. Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Suzylawati Ismail and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2014),  Study on strength and gelation time of polyacrylamide/polyethyleneimine composite gels reinforced with coal fly ash for water shut-off treatment. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41392. DOI: 10.1002/app.41392. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  22. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan (2014), A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 353, pp 79-83. Impact Factor: 0.31
  23. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh Kayode Adewole, Choe Peng Leo, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Ismail. (2014), Preparation and Gas Transport Properties of Dual-Layer Polysulfone Membranes for High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 40924, DOI: 10.1002/app.40924. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  24. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Impact of salts on polyacrylamide hydrolysis and gelation: New insights. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 41185, DOI:10.1002/app.41185. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  25. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussien, and Martial Pabon. (2014), Evaluation of Rheological and Thermal Properties of a New Fluorocarbon Surfactant–Polymer System for EOR Applications in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Surfactant and Detergents, 17(5), 985-993. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-014-1600-7. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85
  26. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussien, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ming Han. (2013), Rheological Study on ATBS-AM Copolymer-Surfactant System in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. Journal of Chemistry, 2013, Article ID 801570, 9 pages,. DOI:10.1155/2013/801570
  27. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh K. Adewole, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, Leo Choe Peng, and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013), Membrane Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas: A State-of-the-Art Review on Material Development. Recent Advances in Mass Transport in Engineering Materials, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 333, 135-147. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.333.135
  28. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2012), Viscosity, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone): PEM Fuel Cell Membrane Material. Macromol. Symp. 313-314, 182-193. DOI: 10.1002/masy.201250320.
  29. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed, S.M. Javaid Zaidi. (2011), Reduced viscosity, rheology and morphological properties of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone): Polyetherimide blends. European Polymer Journal, 47(12), 2295-2302. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.09.004
  1. Mohammed Eliebid, Mohamed Mahmoud, Reyad Shawabkeh, Salaheldin Elkatatny, Abdullah Sultan, Mohamed Abouelresh, Dhafer Al-Shehri. (2017).  Effect of Temperature and CO2 Content on the Natural Gas Production from Shale Gas Reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  2. (2017) Thermosensitive water-soluble polymers: a solution to high-temperature and high salinity reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  3. (2017) Effect of Carbonate Microfacies on Contact Angle and Rock Reactivity: Study from Middle Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  4. (2017). Processing and Compositional Characterization of Khulays Clay for Drilling Fluid Application. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  5. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah S. Sultan*, and Dominic Brady. (2017). "Novel Approach to Formulation of Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil". SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  6. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2017). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide”. SPE 183665 presented at SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/183665-MS.
  7. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan (2016) Effect of Date Pit Based Additive on the Thermal Stability of Water-Based Drilling Fluid, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  8. J. K. Adewole, M. O. Najimu, A. S. Sultan (2016). Transport Behaviour of Alkanes and Aromatic through Polysulfone/Date Pit Mixed-Matrix Membrane–An investigation for Separation Potential, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  9. Ziad Sidaoui and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Formulating a Stable Emulsified Acid at High Temperatures: Stability and Rheology Study”. IPTC 19012 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 14-16 November, Bangkok, Thailand. DOI:10.2523/IPTC-19012-MS.
  10. Lionel Talley Fogang, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal. (2016). “Comparing the effects of Breakers on a Long-Tail Sulfobetaine Viscoelastic Surfactant Solution for Well Stimulation”. SPE 182915 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182915-MS.
  11. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2016). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide with Electrolyte of Aluminum Sulphate and Ferrous Sulphate”. SPE 182851 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182851-MS.
  12. Zaid Jangda and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. SPE 181314 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 September, Dubai, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/181314-MS.
  13. M. D. Hashmat, Abdullah S. Sultan, Saifur Rahman, S. M. Shakil Hussain. (2016). “Crosslinked Polymeric Gels as Loss Circulation Materials: An Experimental Study”. SPE 182740 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182740-MS.
  14. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2016). “Viscoelastic Properties of Novel Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil: Effect of Emulsifier Concentration, Mixing Speed and Temperature”. SPE 182845 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182845-MS.
  15. Mohamed Hassan, Rahul N. Gajbhiye, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Sidqi Abu-Khamsin. (2016). “Measurement of Bubble Point Pressures of n-Decane, CO2and N2 Mixtures”. SPE 182786 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182786-MS.
  16. Mohammed Al Hamad, Abdullah Sultan, Safyan Khan, and Wael Abdallah. (2016). Challenges for Extending the Application of Nanoparticles in High Salinity Reservoirs”. SPE 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182838-MS.
  17. Ahmad Mahboob and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock”. SPE 182839 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182839-MS.
  18. Jun Li and Abdullah Sultan. (2015). “Permeability Computations of Shale Gas by the Pore-Scale Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations”. IPTC 18263 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18263-MS.
  19. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullah Sultan, Md. Amanullah, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein. (2015). “Mitigating Shale Drilling Problems through Comprehensive Understanding of Shale Formations”. IPTC 18377 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18377-MS.
  20. B. S. Bageri, M. A. Mahmoud, A. S. Sultan, S. H. Al-Mutairi, and A. Abdulraheem. (2015). “Effect of the Drilled Cuttings on Filter Cake Sealing Properties and Internal Invasion Depth in MRC Wells”. SPE 175168 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175168-MS.
  21. Mohammed Al-Arfaj, Abdullah Sultan, and Abdulazeez Abdulraheem. (2015). “Understanding Shale-Fluid Interactions Using Molecular Modeling Techniques for Drilling Applications: A Literature Review”. SPE 175356 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175356-MS.
  22. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2015). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Diffusion Rate of Dolomitic Rock with HCl”. SPE 175832 presented at SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 September, Cairo, Egypt. DOI: 10.2118/175832-MS.
  23. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ali-Al Matar, Abdullah S Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A Hussein. (2015). “ Predicting Interfacial Tension Using Advanced Meso-Scale Modelling Technique”. SPE 174625 presented at SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, 11-13 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DOI: 10.2118/174625-MS.
  24. X.W. Qiu, M. A. Khalid, A.S. Sultan. (2015). “How to Determine True Acid Diffusion Coefficient to Optimize Formation Damage Treatment”. SPE-174241 presented at the SPE European Formation Damage Conference and Exhibition, June 3–5 Budapest, Hungary. DOI:10.2118/174241-MS.
  25. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javid Zaidi. (2015). Multi-objective Optimization of Membrane Materials Selection for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System Design, AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Nov 7 – 13, 2015
  26. Abdullah Sultan, Sarmad Khan, Lateef Karrem and Q, Qiu, “ Effect of High Pressure on the Propagation of Wormhole in Carbonate Rocks: Experimental and Modeling Approach’. Paper WI08 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  27. Abdullah Sultan, Abdelhalim Mahmoud, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein “Organoclay as Emulsifier for Water in Oil Polymeric Gel Formulations used in Conformance Control’. Paper WI10 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  28. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Md Amanullah, Abdullah S. Sultan, Enamul Hossain. (2014). “Chemical and Mechanical Aspects of Wellbore Stability in Shale Formations: A Literature Review”. SPE-171682 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/171682-MS.
  29. Abdulrauf Rasheed Abebayo, Hasan Y. Al-Yousef, Mohammed  Mahmoud, and Abdullah S Sultan. (2014). “The Prospect of Using Permanent Downhole Sensors for Monitoring Oilfield Scales”. SPE 17856 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  30. Abdelhalim I.A. Mohamed, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014) “DSC Investigation of the Gelation Kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI System: Influence of different surfactants and retarders”, Annual meeting of North America Thermal Analysis Society, New Mexico, USA September 14-17, 2014.
  31. Shahzad Kamal Muhammad, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh. (2014). Rheological study of a novel hydrophobically associating polyacrylamidesurfactant system for enhanced oil recovery. Paper 16-591 presented at 30th Polymer Processing Conference, Cleaveland, USA, June 9-12, 2014.
  32. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan, A. Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2014). Polymeric Sulfonic Acid Composites for Fuel Cell Applications: Effects of Casting Solvent and Sonication Time on Membrane Performance, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans - Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  33. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo. (2014). Model-Based Analysis of Plasticization Behaviour of Polymeric Membranes Used for High-Pressure CO2 Separation in Natural Gas Processing, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans – Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  34. M.S. Azad, and A.S. Sultan. (2014).  “Extending the applicability of chemical EOR in High-Temperature, High Salinity, and fractured carbonate reservoir through Viscoelastic surfactants”. Paper SPE 172188 presented at the 2014 SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 21st – 24th  April, 2014. DOI: 10.2118/172188-MS.
  35. M.S Azad, A. S. Sultan, S.A. Nuaim, M.A. Mohammed, and  I.A. Hussein. (2014) “Could VES be a part of hybrid option to recover Heavy oil in Complex Heavy oil reservoirs”. Paper SPE 170191 presented at the 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, 10–12 June, Canada. DOI: 10.2118/170191-MS
  36. Z.Z. Jangda, A.S. Sultan, R.N. Gajbhiye, S.A. Abu-khamsin. (2014). “Evaluation of Fluorosurfactant Performance with Super-Critical CO2 Flooding for High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169725: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169725-MS.
  37. A. S. Sultan, M. S. Azad, I. A. Hussein, M. A. Mahmoud. (2014).  “Rheological Assessment of VES as an EOR Fluid in Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169744 presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169744-MS.
  38. Ali S. Bageri, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed E. Kandil. (2014) “Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Nitrogen-Foam-Assisted EOR in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169717: presented at presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169717-MS.
  39. M. Attia, M.A. Mahmoud, H.S. Al-Hashim, and A.S. Sultan (2014). “Shifting to a New EOR Area for Sandstone Reservoirs with High Recovery, No Damage, and Low Cost”. Paper SPE 169670: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169670-MS.
  40. Xiangdong Qiu, W. Zhao, S. J. Dyer, A. Al Dossary, S. Khan, and A. S. Sultan. (2014). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Wormholing Phenomena During Carbonate Acidizing" Paper IPTC-17285 presented at
    International Petroleum Technology Conference, 19-22 January, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-17285-MS.
  41. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A.   Hussein. (2013). “Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”, 41st NATAS Conference, Kentucky, August, 4-7, 2013.
  42. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A.   Hussein. (2013). “Effect of Salts On Polyacrylamide Hydrolysis and Cross-Linking With Polyethylenimine at Elevated Temperatures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2-9 November, 2013.
  43. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Ming Han. (2013). “Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymers in High-Temperature High-Salinity Environment”, AIChE annual meeting 2013,  San Francisco, CA, USA, November 3 – November 8, 2013.
  44. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013).  “Rheological Investigation of Interactions between Anionic Surfactant and Polyacrylamide for Chemical Flooding In Saudi Arabian Reservoirs”, Fourth student conference, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, April-May 2013.
  45. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S.Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013). “Thermal Stability of fluorocarbon Surfactant and Interactions with polymers used For EOR”, Young Professional Technical Symposium, Dahran, April 2013.
  46. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan, (2013) Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Date Pit Based Surfactant-Polymer Formulation for Enhanced Chemical Flooding”. SPE 168088 presented at SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 19-22 May, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. DOI:
  47. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). “A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery” International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, DSL2013 – Madrid, Spain, 24-28 June, 2013.
  48. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdul Latif Ahmad, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, and Leo C. Peng. (2013). “Integration of Membrane Separation into Unconventional Gas Processing”, 2nd Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition, 29th Sept -2nd Oct, 2013.
  49. Mohammed Omer and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). "Effect of Metal Ions on the Rheology and Thermal Properties of Polymeric Lost Circulation Material," Paper SPE 164433: presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164433-MS
  50. Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Abdullah S. Sultan and Luai Hadhrami. (2013). "From Empirical to Micro-scale Modeling of Multiphase Flow; Bridging the Gap of R&D," Paper SPE 164443 presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164443-MS.
  51. B. S. Bageri, A. A. Al-Majed, S. H. Al-Mutairi, A. Ul-Hamid, and A. S. Sultan. (2013). “Evaluation of Filter Cake Mineralogy in Extended Reach and Maximum Reservoir Contact Wells in Sandstone Reservoirs”. SPE 163519 presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DOI:
  52. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ming Han and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, “Impact of salinity and temperature on the rheology of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide solutions”,28th International conference of the polymer processing society, Pattaya, Thailand, December 2012.
  53. A. S. Sultan, SPE, P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. ab initio and Molecular Simulation Studies of Organic and Inorganic Counterions' Effect on Anionic Viscoelastic Surfactant. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  54. A. S. Sultan,  P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. Theoretical Study on the Properties of Cationic, Amidoamine Oxide and Betaine Viscoelastic Diverting Surfactants in Gas and Water Solution. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  55. A.S. Sultan, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, P.B. Balbuena, and A.D. Hill. Theoretical Evidence of Formation Damage due to Interaction Between Tetrachloroferrate (FeCl4)- and Cationic Viscoelastic Surfactants in Carbonate Acidizing. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Geochemistry (1298668).
  56. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio Study of Hydration and Binding Energies for Mx+(H2O)n.mH2O Clusters (M=Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, n=1-9, m=1-3) in Carbonate Reservoirs. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1259608).
  57. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Betaine Viscoelastic Surfactants Behavior in Presence of Ferric and Chloride Ions and its influence on Stimulation Treatment. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1298546).
  58. Abdullah Sultan, P.B. Balbuena, A.D. Hill, and H.A. Nasr-El-Din. ab Initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Viscoelastic Surfactants Used in Oilfield Industry: Effect of Counter Ions. AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  59. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Rheological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference, Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1June (2007).
  60. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Solution Viscosity Behavior of polymeric materials used in Fuel Cell Application: Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1 June (2007).
  61. Abdullah S. Sultan, S. M. J. Zaidi, and I. A. Hussein. Study of Viscosity and Morphology of Poly(ether ether ketone) with Polyetherimide and Polysulfone Binary Blends. 6th International Conference of Chemistry in Industry, Bahrain, 2004.
  62. Abdullah S. Sultan and S. M. J. Zaidi. "Pilot plant: Design and Catalysis Cauterizations" 5th International Conference of Chemistry in industry, Bahrain, 2002.
  1. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed A. Gadallah, “Enhanced Oil Recovery using Seawater and EDTA”. 13/932,986, Patent Pending.
  2. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Khaled Z. Abdelgawad, “Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of using the Same”. 13/932,947, Patent Pending.
  3. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, and Khalid S. El-Karsani, “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier in Polymeric gels for water Permeability Reduction”. Submitted July 2013.
  4. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmed Adewumi, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah Sultan, Khalid Saad M. El-karsani. “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier for Polymeric gels used in water-shut-off treatments”; Status: Submitted.
  5. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. “PAM/PEI polymer gel system retarded by ammonium chloride for water shut-off in high-temperature applications”; Status: Submitted and pending.
  6. Abdullah Sultan and Zaid Zaffar Jangda. “Oil Recovery Processes at High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Pending 446636US.
  7. J. K. Adewole and A. S. Sultan. Date Pit-Based Mobility Ratio Modifier for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Formulations and Method of Preparation. Disclosure (January 2017).
  1. Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Nazal, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2017). "Preparation and Performance Evaluation of SPEEK/Polyaniline Composite Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, International Polymer Processing". DOI: 10.3139/217.3259. ISI/Scopus; Impact Factor: 0.620.
  2. Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Khaled Nazal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Syed Javaid Zaid. (2016). "Proton conducting blend membranes: physical, morphological and electronic properties, Polymer Bulletin". (Accepted). DOI:10.1007/s00289-016-1756-6. ISI/Scopus; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.428.
  3. Mohamed E. Kandil, Nayef M. Al-Saifi, Abdullah S. Sultan. (2016). "Simulation and measurements of volumetric and phase behavior of carbon dioxide + higher alkanes at high pressure: CO2 + n-decane at temperatures (313–410) K and pressures up to 76 MPa". International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 53, pp 198–206. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.045. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 4.76.
  4. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, S. M. Shakil and Abdullah Sultan* (2016). Development of Novel Amidosulfobetaine Surfactant–Polymer Systems for EOR Applications. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol. 19, pp 989–997, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1848-1. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor:1.85.
  5. S. M. Shakil Hussain, Mustapha Alao Animashaun, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Nisar Ullah, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Abdullah S. Sultan* (2016). Synthesis, Characterization and Surface Properties of Amidosulfobetaine Surfactants Bearing Odd-Number Hydrophobic Tail. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol.19, pp 413–420. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1788-9. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85.
  6. Izhar A. Malik, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, (2016). “Rheological and thermal properties of novel surfactant-polymer systems for EOR applications”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. (Accepted). ISI/Scopus: 10.1002/cjce.22541. Impact Factor: 1.23.
  7. Muhammad Shahzad Kamalal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan and Nicolas von Solms (2016). Application of various water-soluble polymers in gas hydrate inhibition. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 60, pp 206-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.092. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.90.
  8. Adel O. Al-Amodi, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2016). Novel Fluorinated Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol 94 (3), pp 454-460. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22406. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.23
  9. Abdelhalim I. A Mohamed, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan*, Khalid S. M. El-Karsan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri (2015). DSC investigation of the gelation kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Vol 122(3), pp 1117-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4965-6. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.04.
  10. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015). Evaluation of Amphoteric and Anionic Surfactants for cEOR applications. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Vol 476, pp 17-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.03.023. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83.
  11. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Yujun Feng (2015). Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymer in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Vol 93 (7), pp 1194-1200. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22204. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.231
  12. Muhammad  Shahzad  Kamal,  Abdullah  S.  Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A. Hussein (2015). Screening of amphoteric and anionic surfactants for cEOR applications using a novel approach. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem Eng. Aspects 476, 17-23. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83
  13. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015), “Review on Polymer Flooding: Rheology, Adsorption, Stability and Field Applications of Various Polymer Systems”. Polymer Review Vol. 55 (3). DOI: 10.1080/15583724.2014.982821. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 6.16
  14. A.L. Ahmad, J.K. Adewole, C.P. Leo, S. Ismail, A.S. Sultan, S.O. Olatunji (2015),  Prediction of plasticization pressure of polymeric membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas. Journal of Membrane Sciences 480, 39-46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.32
  15. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo, A. S. Sultan (2015), Comparative Studies on the Effects of Casting Solvent on Physicochemical and Gas Transport Properties of Dense Polysulfone Membrane used for CO2 Removal from CH4, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 132, pp 42205. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  16. A. L. Ahmad,  J. K. Adewole, C. P. Leo, S. Ismail, A. S. Sultan, S. O. Olatunji (2015), Prediction of Plasticization Pressure of Polymeric Membranes for CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol 480, pp 39–46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.094
  17. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo (2015), Model-Based Analysis of Polymeric Membranes Performance in High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol 22 (2) pp1 -10. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.14
  18. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), “Gelation of a Water Shut-off Gel at High Pressure and High Temperature: Rheological Investigation”. SPE Journal.
  19. Najmudeen Sibaweihi, Abeeb Awotunde; Abdullah Sultan; Hasan Y. Al-Yousef. (2014), Sensitivity Studies and Stochastic Optimization of CO2-Foam Flooding. Computational Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-014-9446-7
  20. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”. Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (JTAC), Vol 116-3, 1409-1415. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-014-3754-y.
  21. Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Suzylawati Ismail and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2014),  Study on strength and gelation time of polyacrylamide/polyethyleneimine composite gels reinforced with coal fly ash for water shut-off treatment. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41392. DOI: 10.1002/app.41392. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  22. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan (2014), A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 353, pp 79-83. Impact Factor: 0.31
  23. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh Kayode Adewole, Choe Peng Leo, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Ismail. (2014), Preparation and Gas Transport Properties of Dual-Layer Polysulfone Membranes for High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 40924, DOI: 10.1002/app.40924. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  24. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Impact of salts on polyacrylamide hydrolysis and gelation: New insights. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 41185, DOI:10.1002/app.41185. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  25. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussien, and Martial Pabon. (2014), Evaluation of Rheological and Thermal Properties of a New Fluorocarbon Surfactant–Polymer System for EOR Applications in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Surfactant and Detergents, 17(5), 985-993. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-014-1600-7. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85
  26. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussien, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ming Han. (2013), Rheological Study on ATBS-AM Copolymer-Surfactant System in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. Journal of Chemistry, 2013, Article ID 801570, 9 pages,. DOI:10.1155/2013/801570
  27. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh K. Adewole, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, Leo Choe Peng, and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013), Membrane Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas: A State-of-the-Art Review on Material Development. Recent Advances in Mass Transport in Engineering Materials, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 333, 135-147. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.333.135
  28. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2012), Viscosity, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone): PEM Fuel Cell Membrane Material. Macromol. Symp. 313-314, 182-193. DOI: 10.1002/masy.201250320.
  29. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed, S.M. Javaid Zaidi. (2011), Reduced viscosity, rheology and morphological properties of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone): Polyetherimide blends. European Polymer Journal, 47(12), 2295-2302. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.09.004
  1. Mohammed Eliebid, Mohamed Mahmoud, Reyad Shawabkeh, Salaheldin Elkatatny, Abdullah Sultan, Mohamed Abouelresh, Dhafer Al-Shehri. (2017).  Effect of Temperature and CO2 Content on the Natural Gas Production from Shale Gas Reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  2. (2017) Thermosensitive water-soluble polymers: a solution to high-temperature and high salinity reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  3. (2017) Effect of Carbonate Microfacies on Contact Angle and Rock Reactivity: Study from Middle Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  4. (2017). Processing and Compositional Characterization of Khulays Clay for Drilling Fluid Application. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  5. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah S. Sultan*, and Dominic Brady. (2017). "Novel Approach to Formulation of Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil". SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  6. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2017). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide”. SPE 183665 presented at SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/183665-MS.
  7. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan (2016) Effect of Date Pit Based Additive on the Thermal Stability of Water-Based Drilling Fluid, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  8. J. K. Adewole, M. O. Najimu, A. S. Sultan (2016). Transport Behaviour of Alkanes and Aromatic through Polysulfone/Date Pit Mixed-Matrix Membrane–An investigation for Separation Potential, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  9. Ziad Sidaoui and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Formulating a Stable Emulsified Acid at High Temperatures: Stability and Rheology Study”. IPTC 19012 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 14-16 November, Bangkok, Thailand. DOI:10.2523/IPTC-19012-MS.
  10. Lionel Talley Fogang, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal. (2016). “Comparing the effects of Breakers on a Long-Tail Sulfobetaine Viscoelastic Surfactant Solution for Well Stimulation”. SPE 182915 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182915-MS.
  11. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2016). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide with Electrolyte of Aluminum Sulphate and Ferrous Sulphate”. SPE 182851 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182851-MS.
  12. Zaid Jangda and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. SPE 181314 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 September, Dubai, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/181314-MS.
  13. M. D. Hashmat, Abdullah S. Sultan, Saifur Rahman, S. M. Shakil Hussain. (2016). “Crosslinked Polymeric Gels as Loss Circulation Materials: An Experimental Study”. SPE 182740 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182740-MS.
  14. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2016). “Viscoelastic Properties of Novel Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil: Effect of Emulsifier Concentration, Mixing Speed and Temperature”. SPE 182845 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182845-MS.
  15. Mohamed Hassan, Rahul N. Gajbhiye, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Sidqi Abu-Khamsin. (2016). “Measurement of Bubble Point Pressures of n-Decane, CO2and N2 Mixtures”. SPE 182786 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182786-MS.
  16. Mohammed Al Hamad, Abdullah Sultan, Safyan Khan, and Wael Abdallah. (2016). Challenges for Extending the Application of Nanoparticles in High Salinity Reservoirs”. SPE 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182838-MS.
  17. Ahmad Mahboob and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock”. SPE 182839 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182839-MS.
  18. Jun Li and Abdullah Sultan. (2015). “Permeability Computations of Shale Gas by the Pore-Scale Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations”. IPTC 18263 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18263-MS.
  19. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullah Sultan, Md. Amanullah, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein. (2015). “Mitigating Shale Drilling Problems through Comprehensive Understanding of Shale Formations”. IPTC 18377 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18377-MS.
  20. B. S. Bageri, M. A. Mahmoud, A. S. Sultan, S. H. Al-Mutairi, and A. Abdulraheem. (2015). “Effect of the Drilled Cuttings on Filter Cake Sealing Properties and Internal Invasion Depth in MRC Wells”. SPE 175168 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175168-MS.
  21. Mohammed Al-Arfaj, Abdullah Sultan, and Abdulazeez Abdulraheem. (2015). “Understanding Shale-Fluid Interactions Using Molecular Modeling Techniques for Drilling Applications: A Literature Review”. SPE 175356 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175356-MS.
  22. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2015). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Diffusion Rate of Dolomitic Rock with HCl”. SPE 175832 presented at SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 September, Cairo, Egypt. DOI: 10.2118/175832-MS.
  23. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ali-Al Matar, Abdullah S Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A Hussein. (2015). “ Predicting Interfacial Tension Using Advanced Meso-Scale Modelling Technique”. SPE 174625 presented at SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, 11-13 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DOI: 10.2118/174625-MS.
  24. X.W. Qiu, M. A. Khalid, A.S. Sultan. (2015). “How to Determine True Acid Diffusion Coefficient to Optimize Formation Damage Treatment”. SPE-174241 presented at the SPE European Formation Damage Conference and Exhibition, June 3–5 Budapest, Hungary. DOI:10.2118/174241-MS.
  25. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javid Zaidi. (2015). Multi-objective Optimization of Membrane Materials Selection for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System Design, AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Nov 7 – 13, 2015
  26. Abdullah Sultan, Sarmad Khan, Lateef Karrem and Q, Qiu, “ Effect of High Pressure on the Propagation of Wormhole in Carbonate Rocks: Experimental and Modeling Approach’. Paper WI08 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  27. Abdullah Sultan, Abdelhalim Mahmoud, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein “Organoclay as Emulsifier for Water in Oil Polymeric Gel Formulations used in Conformance Control’. Paper WI10 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  28. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Md Amanullah, Abdullah S. Sultan, Enamul Hossain. (2014). “Chemical and Mechanical Aspects of Wellbore Stability in Shale Formations: A Literature Review”. SPE-171682 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/171682-MS.
  29. Abdulrauf Rasheed Abebayo, Hasan Y. Al-Yousef, Mohammed  Mahmoud, and Abdullah S Sultan. (2014). “The Prospect of Using Permanent Downhole Sensors for Monitoring Oilfield Scales”. SPE 17856 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  30. Abdelhalim I.A. Mohamed, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014) “DSC Investigation of the Gelation Kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI System: Influence of different surfactants and retarders”, Annual meeting of North America Thermal Analysis Society, New Mexico, USA September 14-17, 2014.
  31. Shahzad Kamal Muhammad, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh. (2014). Rheological study of a novel hydrophobically associating polyacrylamidesurfactant system for enhanced oil recovery. Paper 16-591 presented at 30th Polymer Processing Conference, Cleaveland, USA, June 9-12, 2014.
  32. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan, A. Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2014). Polymeric Sulfonic Acid Composites for Fuel Cell Applications: Effects of Casting Solvent and Sonication Time on Membrane Performance, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans - Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  33. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo. (2014). Model-Based Analysis of Plasticization Behaviour of Polymeric Membranes Used for High-Pressure CO2 Separation in Natural Gas Processing, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans – Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  34. M.S. Azad, and A.S. Sultan. (2014).  “Extending the applicability of chemical EOR in High-Temperature, High Salinity, and fractured carbonate reservoir through Viscoelastic surfactants”. Paper SPE 172188 presented at the 2014 SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 21st – 24th  April, 2014. DOI: 10.2118/172188-MS.
  35. M.S Azad, A. S. Sultan, S.A. Nuaim, M.A. Mohammed, and  I.A. Hussein. (2014) “Could VES be a part of hybrid option to recover Heavy oil in Complex Heavy oil reservoirs”. Paper SPE 170191 presented at the 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, 10–12 June, Canada. DOI: 10.2118/170191-MS
  36. Z.Z. Jangda, A.S. Sultan, R.N. Gajbhiye, S.A. Abu-khamsin. (2014). “Evaluation of Fluorosurfactant Performance with Super-Critical CO2 Flooding for High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169725: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169725-MS.
  37. A. S. Sultan, M. S. Azad, I. A. Hussein, M. A. Mahmoud. (2014).  “Rheological Assessment of VES as an EOR Fluid in Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169744 presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169744-MS.
  38. Ali S. Bageri, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed E. Kandil. (2014) “Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Nitrogen-Foam-Assisted EOR in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169717: presented at presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169717-MS.
  39. M. Attia, M.A. Mahmoud, H.S. Al-Hashim, and A.S. Sultan (2014). “Shifting to a New EOR Area for Sandstone Reservoirs with High Recovery, No Damage, and Low Cost”. Paper SPE 169670: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169670-MS.
  40. Xiangdong Qiu, W. Zhao, S. J. Dyer, A. Al Dossary, S. Khan, and A. S. Sultan. (2014). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Wormholing Phenomena During Carbonate Acidizing" Paper IPTC-17285 presented at
    International Petroleum Technology Conference, 19-22 January, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-17285-MS.
  41. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A.   Hussein. (2013). “Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”, 41st NATAS Conference, Kentucky, August, 4-7, 2013.
  42. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A.   Hussein. (2013). “Effect of Salts On Polyacrylamide Hydrolysis and Cross-Linking With Polyethylenimine at Elevated Temperatures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2-9 November, 2013.
  43. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Ming Han. (2013). “Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymers in High-Temperature High-Salinity Environment”, AIChE annual meeting 2013,  San Francisco, CA, USA, November 3 – November 8, 2013.
  44. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013).  “Rheological Investigation of Interactions between Anionic Surfactant and Polyacrylamide for Chemical Flooding In Saudi Arabian Reservoirs”, Fourth student conference, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, April-May 2013.
  45. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S.Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013). “Thermal Stability of fluorocarbon Surfactant and Interactions with polymers used For EOR”, Young Professional Technical Symposium, Dahran, April 2013.
  46. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan, (2013) Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Date Pit Based Surfactant-Polymer Formulation for Enhanced Chemical Flooding”. SPE 168088 presented at SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 19-22 May, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. DOI:
  47. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). “A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery” International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, DSL2013 – Madrid, Spain, 24-28 June, 2013.
  48. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdul Latif Ahmad, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, and Leo C. Peng. (2013). “Integration of Membrane Separation into Unconventional Gas Processing”, 2nd Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition, 29th Sept -2nd Oct, 2013.
  49. Mohammed Omer and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). "Effect of Metal Ions on the Rheology and Thermal Properties of Polymeric Lost Circulation Material," Paper SPE 164433: presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164433-MS
  50. Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Abdullah S. Sultan and Luai Hadhrami. (2013). "From Empirical to Micro-scale Modeling of Multiphase Flow; Bridging the Gap of R&D," Paper SPE 164443 presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164443-MS.
  51. B. S. Bageri, A. A. Al-Majed, S. H. Al-Mutairi, A. Ul-Hamid, and A. S. Sultan. (2013). “Evaluation of Filter Cake Mineralogy in Extended Reach and Maximum Reservoir Contact Wells in Sandstone Reservoirs”. SPE 163519 presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DOI:
  52. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ming Han and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, “Impact of salinity and temperature on the rheology of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide solutions”,28th International conference of the polymer processing society, Pattaya, Thailand, December 2012.
  53. A. S. Sultan, SPE, P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. ab initio and Molecular Simulation Studies of Organic and Inorganic Counterions' Effect on Anionic Viscoelastic Surfactant. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  54. A. S. Sultan,  P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. Theoretical Study on the Properties of Cationic, Amidoamine Oxide and Betaine Viscoelastic Diverting Surfactants in Gas and Water Solution. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  55. A.S. Sultan, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, P.B. Balbuena, and A.D. Hill. Theoretical Evidence of Formation Damage due to Interaction Between Tetrachloroferrate (FeCl4)- and Cationic Viscoelastic Surfactants in Carbonate Acidizing. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Geochemistry (1298668).
  56. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio Study of Hydration and Binding Energies for Mx+(H2O)n.mH2O Clusters (M=Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, n=1-9, m=1-3) in Carbonate Reservoirs. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1259608).
  57. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Betaine Viscoelastic Surfactants Behavior in Presence of Ferric and Chloride Ions and its influence on Stimulation Treatment. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1298546).
  58. Abdullah Sultan, P.B. Balbuena, A.D. Hill, and H.A. Nasr-El-Din. ab Initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Viscoelastic Surfactants Used in Oilfield Industry: Effect of Counter Ions. AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  59. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Rheological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference, Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1June (2007).
  60. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Solution Viscosity Behavior of polymeric materials used in Fuel Cell Application: Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1 June (2007).
  61. Abdullah S. Sultan, S. M. J. Zaidi, and I. A. Hussein. Study of Viscosity and Morphology of Poly(ether ether ketone) with Polyetherimide and Polysulfone Binary Blends. 6th International Conference of Chemistry in Industry, Bahrain, 2004.
  62. Abdullah S. Sultan and S. M. J. Zaidi. "Pilot plant: Design and Catalysis Cauterizations" 5th International Conference of Chemistry in industry, Bahrain, 2002.
  1. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed A. Gadallah, “Enhanced Oil Recovery using Seawater and EDTA”. 13/932,986, Patent Pending.
  2. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Khaled Z. Abdelgawad, “Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of using the Same”. 13/932,947, Patent Pending.
  3. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, and Khalid S. El-Karsani, “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier in Polymeric gels for water Permeability Reduction”. Submitted July 2013.
  4. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmed Adewumi, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah Sultan, Khalid Saad M. El-karsani. “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier for Polymeric gels used in water-shut-off treatments”; Status: Submitted.
  5. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. “PAM/PEI polymer gel system retarded by ammonium chloride for water shut-off in high-temperature applications”; Status: Submitted and pending.
  6. Abdullah Sultan and Zaid Zaffar Jangda. “Oil Recovery Processes at High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Pending 446636US.
  7. J. K. Adewole and A. S. Sultan. Date Pit-Based Mobility Ratio Modifier for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Formulations and Method of Preparation. Disclosure (January 2017).

TEACHING

COURSES TAUGHT AT KFUPM

List of courses taught at KFUPM with course catalog, syllabus, a sample of materials including Exams and homework are shared on this site. All copyrights belong to KFUPM.

PETE 205 | FLUID PROPERTIES
The phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems as related to petroleum recovery is introduced. This includes ideal and real gas behavior, single and multi-component two-phase systems, and properties of reservoir fluids under various conditions of pressure and temperature.  Laboratory tests include determination of various properties of oil and gas mixtures.
PETE 302 | WELL COMPLETION
The student is introduced to subsurface operations needed to prepare the well for production after being drilled and cased. Parts covered include: well completion designs based upon reservoir, mechanical and economic considerations, the production system,  comprising bottom-hole,  tubing, choke and surface facilities, subsurface production control,  completion and workover fluids,  perforation, remedial cementing,  sand control, and well stimulation operations.
PETE 305 | RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION
The principles and techniques of petroleum reservoir description are covered through utilization of subsurface data from geological and engineering sources.  Univariate and bivariate description methods are used along with other techniques to estimate reserves.
PETE 407 | PETROLEUM ECONOMICS
The course provides an introduction to the standards and practices of economic analysis in the petroleum industry. Brief review of the principles of economic evaluation, typical decision-making situations including risk analysis, alternative reservoir depletion schemes utilizing decline curve analysis, secondary stage development options, and various improved oil recovery methods. The analysis involves reserve estimation and forecasting of capital investment, operating cost, and manpower requirement.
PETE 411 | SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT
A student team employs experimental and/ or theoretical approaches with possible application of computer techniques to integrate various components of the curriculum in a comprehensive engineering design experience. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the team develops a complete project including identification of a problem, formulation of design, preparation of specifications, and consideration of alternative feasible solutions both technically and economically. The student team has to submit a detailed final project report and present their work to an examining committee.
PETE 635 | WELL STIMULATION
The course starts with detailed discussions of the various types of formation damage, their causes and effect on well productivity. The various stimulation and damage removal methods are then introduced with a detailed study of the theory, design, and pre- and post-treatment analysis of sandstone and carbonate matrix acidizing. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to design a complete stimulation job starting from the selection of the candidate well and ending with the post-treatment performance evaluation.
PETE 649 | ADVANCED FLUID PROPERTIES
Theoretical and empirical aspects of the properties of petroleum fluids relevant to petroleum reservoir calculations. Phase behavior. PVT tests and correlations. Phase equilibria. Equations of state and phase behavior calculations. Petroleum fluid characterization. Interfacial tension in multi-phase systems. Applications in reservoir simulation.

MEMBERS


 

Current Members:

Mohamed Eltahir
An MS student in the lab working on optimization of core-flooding for SP-EOR

Jaber AlJaberi
An MS student in the lab working on the evaluation of KHI for hydrate

Former Members:

Mohamed Mahrous
MS Student (2014-2017)
An MS student of the lab working on modeling of a wormhole in carbonate rock.

Musa Eltayeb
MS Student (2014 - 2017)
An MS of the lab working on reaction kinetics and core-flooding of emulsified acid at HPHT.

Aneeq Janjua 
MS Student (2014 - 2017)
An MS of the lab working on the evaluation of combined VES and high pH Chelating as EOR fluids

Mohamed AlArfaj
Ph.D. Student (2013-2017)
A Ph.D. graduate of the lab and currently working at Saudi Aramco EXPEC ARC. His dissertation was on MD simulation of shale-inhibitors. I serve as his co-advisor.

Mohamed AlHamad 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a Research Engineer at Schlumberger. His thesis was on Nanoparticles for EOR at HTHS.

Ziad Sidaoui 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a Research Engineer at Schlumberger. His thesis was on the stability of novel emulsified acid.

Ahmad Mahboob 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently pursuing Ph.D. at KFUPM. His thesis was on the contact angle of CO2/Sea water/Surfactant System.

Lionel Fogang
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Engineer at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on the breaker mechanism of VES systems.

Ma He 
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working with Sinopec - Saudi Arabia. He worked on the breaking of emulsion resulted from EOR processes [THESIS]

Muhammad Danish 
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Innovation Center at KFUPM. He worked on polymer-based LCM.

Abdelhalim Mohamed 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming. He worked Emulsified gels for Water control.

Madhar Sahib 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. He worked on VES as potential EOR fluid.

Muhammed Khalid
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Engineer II at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on Reaction kinetics of fresh and spent HCl acid with Dolomite.

Zaid Z. Jangda
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer II at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on Performance of Fluoro-Surfactant with Super Critical CO2  in High Salinity.

Mustapha Animashaun
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a specialist in the Deanship of Research at KFUPM. He worked on Rheological properties of VES.

Mohamed Omar 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer at Weatherford. He worked on Polymer Gels as Loss Circulation Materials.

Sarmad Khan 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer at Schlumberger. He worked on Wormhole Penetration in Carbonate Rocks under High Pressure.

Lateef Kareem 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working. He worked on modeling of wormhole propagation in carbonate reservoirs.

Ali Bageri 
MS Student (2011-2013)
A graduate of our lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. He worked on N2 and Alkaline-Surfactant-Gas flooding.

LAB SPONSORS


 

Provides chemicals for the lab use

AkzoNobel

Provides chemicals for the lab use

Internal funding and support by the Deanship of Research

KFUPM

Internal funding and support by the Deanship of Research

The lab benefited from Saudi Aramco funding under the strategic partnership with KFUPM

Saudi Aramco

The lab benefited from Saudi Aramco funding under the strategic partnership with KFUPM

Funding under KACST Annual Program

KACST

Funding under KACST Annual Program

Funding under the collaborative research agreement between KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Center

Schlumberger

Funding under the collaborative research agreement between KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Center

MN-Chem

What We Do

Reactive and complex fluids have enormous applications in oil and gas industry ranging from well-stimulation, water control, drilling fluids in near wellbore to enhanced oil recovery at reservoir scale. The challenging reservoir conditions of high salinity, high temperature, and high pressure combined with reservoir heterogeneity introduce high-degree of uncertainty in treatment design, reservoir monitoring, and large-scale modeling. Our attempt in the “Reactive and Complex Fluids Lab” at KFUPM is addressing issues of reaction kinetics, diffusion, interfacial phenomena, and phase changes associated with applications of reactive fluids (acids, emulsified acids) and complex fluids (viscoelastic surfactant, gels, foam, emulsion) in real reservoir condition. Our lab is driven by local challenges of hydrocarbon fields in Saudi Arabia. The RCF Research Lab has good facilities that include but not limited to: rotating disk reactor (150°C, 10,000 psi), TA high pressure Rheometer (250°C, 2000 psi), light scattering, microscope, Acidizing System (3 parallel cores 12 in each, 150°C, 10,000 psi) in addition to other accessible facilities at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Center for Petroleum & Minerals.

ABDULLAH SULTAN, PH.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences | King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sultan is an assistant professor in the department of petroleum engineering. He holds BS (2002) and MSc (2005) in Chemical Engineering from KFUPM and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University (2009) in Petroleum Engineering. His areas of research interest include complex fluids, reactive fluids, colloids, and interface. His recent work and publications are focused on the development of “smart fluids” to address problems in the oil and gas industry such as Enhanced Recovery, drilling fluids, stimulation, and scale prevention. He is applying ab initio and molecular dynamics simulation to design new fluids from first-principle and understand their behavior. He has a good record of publications in the fields of polymeric membranes, smart fluids, acid reaction, gels, and emulsions. He has been appointed as director for the center of Petroleum & Minerals in Research Institute at KFUPM 2010-2016. He served as department Chairman (2012-2017).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Molecular Simulations

Colloids & Interfaces

Rheology of Complex Fluids

EDUCATION

1997-2002
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

2002-2004
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

2005-2009
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering - KFUPM

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

2010-2016
Director - Center for Petroleum & Minerals Research Institute

2012-2017
Chairman - Department of Petroleum Engineering

CRF RESEARCH


Reactive and complex fluids have enormous applications in oil and gas industry ranging from well stimulation, water control, drilling fluids in near wellbore to enhanced oil recovery at reservoir scale. The challenging reservoir conditions of high salinity, high temperature, and high pressure combined with reservoir heterogeneity introduce high-degree of uncertainty in treatment design, reservoir monitoring, and large-scale modeling. In the past few years at KFUPM, I carried out a number of experimental and theoretical projects in various areas related to oilfield chemicals and as a result, established my research lab at KFUPM under the title “Reactive and Complex Fluids’ Lab”.Our attempt in the “RCF Research lab is to address issues of reaction kinetics, diffusion, interfacial phenomena, and phase changes associated with applications of reactive fluids (acids, emulsified acids) and complex fluids (viscoelastic surfactant, gels, foam, emulsion) in real reservoir condition. Our lab is driven by local challenges of hydrocarbon fields in Saudi Arabia. The RCF Research Lab has good facilities that include but not limited to: rotating disk reactor (150°C, 10,000 psi), TA high pressure Rheometer (250°C, 2000 psi), light scattering, microscope, Acidizing System (3 parallel cores 12 in each, 150°C, 10,000 psi) in addition to other accessible facilities at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Center for Petroleum & Minerals. Most of the research outcomes have been published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. A brief summary of my research work with the highlight of active projects is listed below.

POLYMERIC MEMBRANE

Polymers have wide application in membrane manufacturing and separation processes which are of potential use in upstream oil and gas industry.  My research activities in this area are an extension of what I did in the MS thesis. Recently, I completed a project as PI-substitute funded by NSTIP (10-ENE-1374) where composite membranes were developed using commercially available polymers and synthesized ones in our laboratory. The polymers and their composite membranes were characterized by standard techniques for their proton conductivity and thermal stability. Also, electro-catalyst Pt-Cu, Pt-Co, and/or Pt-Cu-Co, were synthesized and characterized by impregnation into carbon Nano-tubes as the catalyst support for fuel cell applications.

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CHEMICAL AND GAS)

Chemical EOR processes have great potential to enhance oil recovery and they have been successfully demonstrated in field applications. Still, chemical EOR is not widely used due to the view that the cost of the chemical injected is high. Chemical methods include the use of polymers, surfactants, alkaline enhanced chemicals, and chemical gels in a single or combined form. In this research area, my research is focused on chemicals for high temperature and high salinity carbonate reservoirs. I managed to lead a project funded by Saudi Aramco (CPM2297) with the objective to study the interactions between surfactants and polymers in SP-EOR process. The project covers a number of studies for the bulk solution phase including compatibility, phase behavior, thermal stability, rheology, IFT and adsorption for different formulations of commercial surfactants and polymers. The team managed to optimized chemical formulations of SP systems suitable for high temperature and high salinity conditions for carbonate reservoirs. This project is the first to highlight the properties of fluorosurfactant as well as thermoviscosifying polymers and their potential in chemical EOR. All project objectives have been accomplished. The project was a successful experience for trilateral collaboration between three parties: KFUPM, Stanford University, and Saudi Aramco. Novel experimental techniques were developed during the course of this project at KFUPM and Stanford. The project resulted in advancing the Chemical EOR at KFUPM with HPHT facilities that exceed SAR 3.5 million as well as developing active chemical EOR synthesis lab and building pore-scale imaging Lab. Project team managed to publish 11 Journal papers and more than 13 conference papers. Also, six master students completed their thesis work based on the project (4 at KFUPM and 2 at Stanford) with one Ph.D. student graduated at KFUPM. The project was a multidisciplinary with contributing faculty and students from Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and CIPR.

Sequestering carbon dioxide in a reservoir is a challenging endeavor. At the same time, it is well known that the process entails many useful opportunities and benefits along with the obvious environmental impact. The sequestration process aims at storing CO2 for hundreds of years in the underground. Moreover, CO2 can be injected in the hydrocarbon reservoirs to enhance the recovery. There has been a growing interest to inject CO2 for EOR applications and few pilots have reported worldwide. The recoverable oil is a result of microscopic displacement and sweep efficiencies. Due to the adverse mobility ratio between CO2 and water/oil, CO2 tends to finger through the reservoir and result in a premature gas breakthrough. Foam-Assisted CO2 can improve the EOR process at microscopic and macroscopic levels and address issues related to conformance and gravity override. The flow of fluid when injected in a reservoir, depending on the formation permeability, physiochemical interaction, and reservoir heterogeneity. The foam-assisted CO2 process needs more understanding of the fluid/fluid and rock/fluids (carbonate, carbon dioxide, water, surfactant, hydrocarbons) interaction. My research lab attempts to address challenges related to recovery mechanism, the complex flow behavior, foam stability, and understand the synergetic effect between gas mobility and low IFT caused by the surfactant. We are thankful to TIC-CCS for funding CO2-EOR project which helps building research facilities for in-situ measurement of contact angle and hopefully IFT in the near future.

COMPLEX FLUIDS (GELS, SELF-ASSEMBLED AND EMULSIONS)

Complex fluids are mixtures that have a coexistence of two phases. Examples of complex fluids in oil and gas industry include suspensions (solid-liquid), granular (solid–gas), foams (liquid–gas) or emulsions (liquid-liquid). Self-assembled surfactant and functionalized polymers or nanoparticles are materials used for various applications of complex fluids upstream research of oil and gas. Water shut-off, loss circulation, conformance control, and fracturing are known problems that need the right design of fluid. Water, for example, causes serious operational problems like corrosion, scale, loss of productivity and it could also result in larger investments of separation plants to handle the ever-increasing volumes of water. My research interest as (Co-PI) includes the development of new cost-effective polymer to produce thermally stable gels for use in high-temperature reservoirs (project AT-30-291). These gels will be used to reduce and/or totally shutoff water coming from the reservoir in both oil and gas wells. Recently, we looked at emulsified gel and its stability using nano-additives, and how to control its breaking for conformance control problems. The breaking of emulsion and its separation is another active research topic as an extension of chemicals application in EOR. My research interest in this area also includes the design and evaluation of viscoelastic surfactants as diverting fluids funded by KACST under NSTIP (10-OIL-1378). The objectives were to study the role of different counterions, nanoparticles additives on the viscoelastive behavior. The breaking mechanism of wormlike micelles once interacted with oil is also of research focus in my lab.

REACTIVE FLUIDS (WELL STIMULATION)

Matrix acidizing is a stimulation technique through which the permeability of a formation is altered by injecting an acid which results in dissolution of rock. In carbonate reservoirs, for example, this process actually creates flow channels for the hydrocarbons in the near wellbore area known as “wormholes”. The primary focus of my group is to establish a good understanding of the reaction kinetics and rock dissolution of real reactive fluids under high pressure and high-temperature conditions for heterogeneous and tight reservoirs. The effect of flow rate of acid, acid concentration, rock type, rock properties, temperature and pressure, additives are looked at experimentally and theoretically. Our experimental work is coupled with numerical modeling of wormhole propagation in core (linear) and near-wellbore (radial). Knowledge of pressure, concentration, porosity and permeability at each location and time step during the simulation provide a better understanding of what(s), how(s) and why(s) of the stimulation process. In my lab, the simulation team uses acid concentration as an indication of the efficiency of the phenomenon for breakthroughs of acid and wormhole. We also look at the shifting effect of local mass transfer coefficient and molecular diffusivity on the acidization curve, the impact of initial permeability of the core on the pore volume injection to breakthrough, and the joint impact of Péclet and Damköhler number.

I’ve completed one project as PI related to well stimulation funded jointly by KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbone Center (CPM-2298) on wormholing, reaction kinetics and diffusion of HCl. Emulsified acid is another area of interest in my research lab.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Nazal, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2017). "Preparation and Performance Evaluation of SPEEK/Polyaniline Composite Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, International Polymer Processing". DOI: 10.3139/217.3259. ISI/Scopus; Impact Factor: 0.620.
  2. Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Khaled Nazal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Syed Javaid Zaid. (2016). "Proton conducting blend membranes: physical, morphological and electronic properties, Polymer Bulletin". (Accepted). DOI:10.1007/s00289-016-1756-6. ISI/Scopus; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.428.
  3. Mohamed E. Kandil, Nayef M. Al-Saifi, Abdullah S. Sultan. (2016). "Simulation and measurements of volumetric and phase behavior of carbon dioxide + higher alkanes at high pressure: CO2 + n-decane at temperatures (313–410) K and pressures up to 76 MPa". International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 53, pp 198–206. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.045. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 4.76.
  4. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, S. M. Shakil and Abdullah Sultan* (2016). Development of Novel Amidosulfobetaine Surfactant–Polymer Systems for EOR Applications. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol. 19, pp 989–997, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1848-1. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor:1.85.
  5. S. M. Shakil Hussain, Mustapha Alao Animashaun, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Nisar Ullah, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Abdullah S. Sultan* (2016). Synthesis, Characterization and Surface Properties of Amidosulfobetaine Surfactants Bearing Odd-Number Hydrophobic Tail. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol.19, pp 413–420. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1788-9. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85.
  6. Izhar A. Malik, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, (2016). “Rheological and thermal properties of novel surfactant-polymer systems for EOR applications”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. (Accepted). ISI/Scopus: 10.1002/cjce.22541. Impact Factor: 1.23.
  7. Muhammad Shahzad Kamalal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan and Nicolas von Solms (2016). Application of various water-soluble polymers in gas hydrate inhibition. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 60, pp 206-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.092. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.90.
  8. Adel O. Al-Amodi, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2016). Novel Fluorinated Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol 94 (3), pp 454-460. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22406. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.23
  9. Abdelhalim I. A Mohamed, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan*, Khalid S. M. El-Karsan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri (2015). DSC investigation of the gelation kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Vol 122(3), pp 1117-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4965-6. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.04.
  10. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015). Evaluation of Amphoteric and Anionic Surfactants for cEOR applications. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Vol 476, pp 17-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.03.023. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83.
  11. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Yujun Feng (2015). Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymer in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Vol 93 (7), pp 1194-1200. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22204. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.231
  12. Muhammad  Shahzad  Kamal,  Abdullah  S.  Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A. Hussein (2015). Screening of amphoteric and anionic surfactants for cEOR applications using a novel approach. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem Eng. Aspects 476, 17-23. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83
  13. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015), “Review on Polymer Flooding: Rheology, Adsorption, Stability and Field Applications of Various Polymer Systems”. Polymer Review Vol. 55 (3). DOI: 10.1080/15583724.2014.982821. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 6.16
  14. A.L. Ahmad, J.K. Adewole, C.P. Leo, S. Ismail, A.S. Sultan, S.O. Olatunji (2015),  Prediction of plasticization pressure of polymeric membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas. Journal of Membrane Sciences 480, 39-46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.32
  15. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo, A. S. Sultan (2015), Comparative Studies on the Effects of Casting Solvent on Physicochemical and Gas Transport Properties of Dense Polysulfone Membrane used for CO2 Removal from CH4, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 132, pp 42205. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  16. A. L. Ahmad,  J. K. Adewole, C. P. Leo, S. Ismail, A. S. Sultan, S. O. Olatunji (2015), Prediction of Plasticization Pressure of Polymeric Membranes for CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol 480, pp 39–46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.094
  17. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo (2015), Model-Based Analysis of Polymeric Membranes Performance in High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol 22 (2) pp1 -10. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.14
  18. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), “Gelation of a Water Shut-off Gel at High Pressure and High Temperature: Rheological Investigation”. SPE Journal.
  19. Najmudeen Sibaweihi, Abeeb Awotunde; Abdullah Sultan; Hasan Y. Al-Yousef. (2014), Sensitivity Studies and Stochastic Optimization of CO2-Foam Flooding. Computational Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-014-9446-7
  20. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”. Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (JTAC), Vol 116-3, 1409-1415. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-014-3754-y.
  21. Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Suzylawati Ismail and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2014),  Study on strength and gelation time of polyacrylamide/polyethyleneimine composite gels reinforced with coal fly ash for water shut-off treatment. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41392. DOI: 10.1002/app.41392. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  22. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan (2014), A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 353, pp 79-83. Impact Factor: 0.31
  23. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh Kayode Adewole, Choe Peng Leo, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Ismail. (2014), Preparation and Gas Transport Properties of Dual-Layer Polysulfone Membranes for High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 40924, DOI: 10.1002/app.40924. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  24. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Impact of salts on polyacrylamide hydrolysis and gelation: New insights. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 41185, DOI:10.1002/app.41185. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  25. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussien, and Martial Pabon. (2014), Evaluation of Rheological and Thermal Properties of a New Fluorocarbon Surfactant–Polymer System for EOR Applications in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Surfactant and Detergents, 17(5), 985-993. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-014-1600-7. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85
  26. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussien, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ming Han. (2013), Rheological Study on ATBS-AM Copolymer-Surfactant System in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. Journal of Chemistry, 2013, Article ID 801570, 9 pages,. DOI:10.1155/2013/801570
  27. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh K. Adewole, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, Leo Choe Peng, and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013), Membrane Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas: A State-of-the-Art Review on Material Development. Recent Advances in Mass Transport in Engineering Materials, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 333, 135-147. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.333.135
  28. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2012), Viscosity, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone): PEM Fuel Cell Membrane Material. Macromol. Symp. 313-314, 182-193. DOI: 10.1002/masy.201250320.
  29. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed, S.M. Javaid Zaidi. (2011), Reduced viscosity, rheology and morphological properties of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone): Polyetherimide blends. European Polymer Journal, 47(12), 2295-2302. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.09.004
  1. Mohammed Eliebid, Mohamed Mahmoud, Reyad Shawabkeh, Salaheldin Elkatatny, Abdullah Sultan, Mohamed Abouelresh, Dhafer Al-Shehri. (2017).  Effect of Temperature and CO2 Content on the Natural Gas Production from Shale Gas Reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  2. (2017) Thermosensitive water-soluble polymers: a solution to high-temperature and high salinity reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  3. (2017) Effect of Carbonate Microfacies on Contact Angle and Rock Reactivity: Study from Middle Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  4. (2017). Processing and Compositional Characterization of Khulays Clay for Drilling Fluid Application. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  5. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah S. Sultan*, and Dominic Brady. (2017). "Novel Approach to Formulation of Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil". SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  6. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2017). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide”. SPE 183665 presented at SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/183665-MS.
  7. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan (2016) Effect of Date Pit Based Additive on the Thermal Stability of Water-Based Drilling Fluid, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  8. J. K. Adewole, M. O. Najimu, A. S. Sultan (2016). Transport Behaviour of Alkanes and Aromatic through Polysulfone/Date Pit Mixed-Matrix Membrane–An investigation for Separation Potential, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  9. Ziad Sidaoui and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Formulating a Stable Emulsified Acid at High Temperatures: Stability and Rheology Study”. IPTC 19012 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 14-16 November, Bangkok, Thailand. DOI:10.2523/IPTC-19012-MS.
  10. Lionel Talley Fogang, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal. (2016). “Comparing the effects of Breakers on a Long-Tail Sulfobetaine Viscoelastic Surfactant Solution for Well Stimulation”. SPE 182915 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182915-MS.
  11. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2016). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide with Electrolyte of Aluminum Sulphate and Ferrous Sulphate”. SPE 182851 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182851-MS.
  12. Zaid Jangda and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. SPE 181314 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 September, Dubai, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/181314-MS.
  13. M. D. Hashmat, Abdullah S. Sultan, Saifur Rahman, S. M. Shakil Hussain. (2016). “Crosslinked Polymeric Gels as Loss Circulation Materials: An Experimental Study”. SPE 182740 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182740-MS.
  14. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2016). “Viscoelastic Properties of Novel Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil: Effect of Emulsifier Concentration, Mixing Speed and Temperature”. SPE 182845 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182845-MS.
  15. Mohamed Hassan, Rahul N. Gajbhiye, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Sidqi Abu-Khamsin. (2016). “Measurement of Bubble Point Pressures of n-Decane, CO2and N2 Mixtures”. SPE 182786 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182786-MS.
  16. Mohammed Al Hamad, Abdullah Sultan, Safyan Khan, and Wael Abdallah. (2016). Challenges for Extending the Application of Nanoparticles in High Salinity Reservoirs”. SPE 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182838-MS.
  17. Ahmad Mahboob and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock”. SPE 182839 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182839-MS.
  18. Jun Li and Abdullah Sultan. (2015). “Permeability Computations of Shale Gas by the Pore-Scale Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations”. IPTC 18263 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18263-MS.
  19. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullah Sultan, Md. Amanullah, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein. (2015). “Mitigating Shale Drilling Problems through Comprehensive Understanding of Shale Formations”. IPTC 18377 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18377-MS.
  20. B. S. Bageri, M. A. Mahmoud, A. S. Sultan, S. H. Al-Mutairi, and A. Abdulraheem. (2015). “Effect of the Drilled Cuttings on Filter Cake Sealing Properties and Internal Invasion Depth in MRC Wells”. SPE 175168 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175168-MS.
  21. Mohammed Al-Arfaj, Abdullah Sultan, and Abdulazeez Abdulraheem. (2015). “Understanding Shale-Fluid Interactions Using Molecular Modeling Techniques for Drilling Applications: A Literature Review”. SPE 175356 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175356-MS.
  22. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2015). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Diffusion Rate of Dolomitic Rock with HCl”. SPE 175832 presented at SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 September, Cairo, Egypt. DOI: 10.2118/175832-MS.
  23. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ali-Al Matar, Abdullah S Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A Hussein. (2015). “ Predicting Interfacial Tension Using Advanced Meso-Scale Modelling Technique”. SPE 174625 presented at SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, 11-13 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DOI: 10.2118/174625-MS.
  24. X.W. Qiu, M. A. Khalid, A.S. Sultan. (2015). “How to Determine True Acid Diffusion Coefficient to Optimize Formation Damage Treatment”. SPE-174241 presented at the SPE European Formation Damage Conference and Exhibition, June 3–5 Budapest, Hungary. DOI:10.2118/174241-MS.
  25. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javid Zaidi. (2015). Multi-objective Optimization of Membrane Materials Selection for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System Design, AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Nov 7 – 13, 2015
  26. Abdullah Sultan, Sarmad Khan, Lateef Karrem and Q, Qiu, “ Effect of High Pressure on the Propagation of Wormhole in Carbonate Rocks: Experimental and Modeling Approach’. Paper WI08 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  27. Abdullah Sultan, Abdelhalim Mahmoud, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein “Organoclay as Emulsifier for Water in Oil Polymeric Gel Formulations used in Conformance Control’. Paper WI10 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  28. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Md Amanullah, Abdullah S. Sultan, Enamul Hossain. (2014). “Chemical and Mechanical Aspects of Wellbore Stability in Shale Formations: A Literature Review”. SPE-171682 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/171682-MS.
  29. Abdulrauf Rasheed Abebayo, Hasan Y. Al-Yousef, Mohammed  Mahmoud, and Abdullah S Sultan. (2014). “The Prospect of Using Permanent Downhole Sensors for Monitoring Oilfield Scales”. SPE 17856 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  30. Abdelhalim I.A. Mohamed, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014) “DSC Investigation of the Gelation Kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI System: Influence of different surfactants and retarders”, Annual meeting of North America Thermal Analysis Society, New Mexico, USA September 14-17, 2014.
  31. Shahzad Kamal Muhammad, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh. (2014). Rheological study of a novel hydrophobically associating polyacrylamidesurfactant system for enhanced oil recovery. Paper 16-591 presented at 30th Polymer Processing Conference, Cleaveland, USA, June 9-12, 2014.
  32. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan, A. Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2014). Polymeric Sulfonic Acid Composites for Fuel Cell Applications: Effects of Casting Solvent and Sonication Time on Membrane Performance, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans - Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  33. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo. (2014). Model-Based Analysis of Plasticization Behaviour of Polymeric Membranes Used for High-Pressure CO2 Separation in Natural Gas Processing, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans – Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  34. M.S. Azad, and A.S. Sultan. (2014).  “Extending the applicability of chemical EOR in High-Temperature, High Salinity, and fractured carbonate reservoir through Viscoelastic surfactants”. Paper SPE 172188 presented at the 2014 SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 21st – 24th  April, 2014. DOI: 10.2118/172188-MS.
  35. M.S Azad, A. S. Sultan, S.A. Nuaim, M.A. Mohammed, and  I.A. Hussein. (2014) “Could VES be a part of hybrid option to recover Heavy oil in Complex Heavy oil reservoirs”. Paper SPE 170191 presented at the 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, 10–12 June, Canada. DOI: 10.2118/170191-MS
  36. Z.Z. Jangda, A.S. Sultan, R.N. Gajbhiye, S.A. Abu-khamsin. (2014). “Evaluation of Fluorosurfactant Performance with Super-Critical CO2 Flooding for High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169725: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169725-MS.
  37. A. S. Sultan, M. S. Azad, I. A. Hussein, M. A. Mahmoud. (2014).  “Rheological Assessment of VES as an EOR Fluid in Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169744 presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169744-MS.
  38. Ali S. Bageri, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed E. Kandil. (2014) “Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Nitrogen-Foam-Assisted EOR in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169717: presented at presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169717-MS.
  39. M. Attia, M.A. Mahmoud, H.S. Al-Hashim, and A.S. Sultan (2014). “Shifting to a New EOR Area for Sandstone Reservoirs with High Recovery, No Damage, and Low Cost”. Paper SPE 169670: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169670-MS.
  40. Xiangdong Qiu, W. Zhao, S. J. Dyer, A. Al Dossary, S. Khan, and A. S. Sultan. (2014). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Wormholing Phenomena During Carbonate Acidizing" Paper IPTC-17285 presented at
    International Petroleum Technology Conference, 19-22 January, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-17285-MS.
  41. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A.   Hussein. (2013). “Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”, 41st NATAS Conference, Kentucky, August, 4-7, 2013.
  42. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A.   Hussein. (2013). “Effect of Salts On Polyacrylamide Hydrolysis and Cross-Linking With Polyethylenimine at Elevated Temperatures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2-9 November, 2013.
  43. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Ming Han. (2013). “Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymers in High-Temperature High-Salinity Environment”, AIChE annual meeting 2013,  San Francisco, CA, USA, November 3 – November 8, 2013.
  44. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013).  “Rheological Investigation of Interactions between Anionic Surfactant and Polyacrylamide for Chemical Flooding In Saudi Arabian Reservoirs”, Fourth student conference, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, April-May 2013.
  45. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S.Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013). “Thermal Stability of fluorocarbon Surfactant and Interactions with polymers used For EOR”, Young Professional Technical Symposium, Dahran, April 2013.
  46. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan, (2013) Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Date Pit Based Surfactant-Polymer Formulation for Enhanced Chemical Flooding”. SPE 168088 presented at SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 19-22 May, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. DOI:
  47. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). “A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery” International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, DSL2013 – Madrid, Spain, 24-28 June, 2013.
  48. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdul Latif Ahmad, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, and Leo C. Peng. (2013). “Integration of Membrane Separation into Unconventional Gas Processing”, 2nd Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition, 29th Sept -2nd Oct, 2013.
  49. Mohammed Omer and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). "Effect of Metal Ions on the Rheology and Thermal Properties of Polymeric Lost Circulation Material," Paper SPE 164433: presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164433-MS
  50. Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Abdullah S. Sultan and Luai Hadhrami. (2013). "From Empirical to Micro-scale Modeling of Multiphase Flow; Bridging the Gap of R&D," Paper SPE 164443 presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164443-MS.
  51. B. S. Bageri, A. A. Al-Majed, S. H. Al-Mutairi, A. Ul-Hamid, and A. S. Sultan. (2013). “Evaluation of Filter Cake Mineralogy in Extended Reach and Maximum Reservoir Contact Wells in Sandstone Reservoirs”. SPE 163519 presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DOI:
  52. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ming Han and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, “Impact of salinity and temperature on the rheology of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide solutions”,28th International conference of the polymer processing society, Pattaya, Thailand, December 2012.
  53. A. S. Sultan, SPE, P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. ab initio and Molecular Simulation Studies of Organic and Inorganic Counterions' Effect on Anionic Viscoelastic Surfactant. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  54. A. S. Sultan,  P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. Theoretical Study on the Properties of Cationic, Amidoamine Oxide and Betaine Viscoelastic Diverting Surfactants in Gas and Water Solution. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  55. A.S. Sultan, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, P.B. Balbuena, and A.D. Hill. Theoretical Evidence of Formation Damage due to Interaction Between Tetrachloroferrate (FeCl4)- and Cationic Viscoelastic Surfactants in Carbonate Acidizing. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Geochemistry (1298668).
  56. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio Study of Hydration and Binding Energies for Mx+(H2O)n.mH2O Clusters (M=Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, n=1-9, m=1-3) in Carbonate Reservoirs. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1259608).
  57. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Betaine Viscoelastic Surfactants Behavior in Presence of Ferric and Chloride Ions and its influence on Stimulation Treatment. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1298546).
  58. Abdullah Sultan, P.B. Balbuena, A.D. Hill, and H.A. Nasr-El-Din. ab Initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Viscoelastic Surfactants Used in Oilfield Industry: Effect of Counter Ions. AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  59. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Rheological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference, Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1June (2007).
  60. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Solution Viscosity Behavior of polymeric materials used in Fuel Cell Application: Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1 June (2007).
  61. Abdullah S. Sultan, S. M. J. Zaidi, and I. A. Hussein. Study of Viscosity and Morphology of Poly(ether ether ketone) with Polyetherimide and Polysulfone Binary Blends. 6th International Conference of Chemistry in Industry, Bahrain, 2004.
  62. Abdullah S. Sultan and S. M. J. Zaidi. "Pilot plant: Design and Catalysis Cauterizations" 5th International Conference of Chemistry in industry, Bahrain, 2002.
  1. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed A. Gadallah, “Enhanced Oil Recovery using Seawater and EDTA”. 13/932,986, Patent Pending.
  2. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Khaled Z. Abdelgawad, “Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of using the Same”. 13/932,947, Patent Pending.
  3. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, and Khalid S. El-Karsani, “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier in Polymeric gels for water Permeability Reduction”. Submitted July 2013.
  4. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmed Adewumi, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah Sultan, Khalid Saad M. El-karsani. “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier for Polymeric gels used in water-shut-off treatments”; Status: Submitted.
  5. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. “PAM/PEI polymer gel system retarded by ammonium chloride for water shut-off in high-temperature applications”; Status: Submitted and pending.
  6. Abdullah Sultan and Zaid Zaffar Jangda. “Oil Recovery Processes at High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Pending 446636US.
  7. J. K. Adewole and A. S. Sultan. Date Pit-Based Mobility Ratio Modifier for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Formulations and Method of Preparation. Disclosure (January 2017).
  1. Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Nazal, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2017). "Preparation and Performance Evaluation of SPEEK/Polyaniline Composite Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, International Polymer Processing". DOI: 10.3139/217.3259. ISI/Scopus; Impact Factor: 0.620.
  2. Amir Al-Ahmed, Mazen Khaled Nazal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Jimoh K. Adewole, Syed Javaid Zaid. (2016). "Proton conducting blend membranes: physical, morphological and electronic properties, Polymer Bulletin". (Accepted). DOI:10.1007/s00289-016-1756-6. ISI/Scopus; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.428.
  3. Mohamed E. Kandil, Nayef M. Al-Saifi, Abdullah S. Sultan. (2016). "Simulation and measurements of volumetric and phase behavior of carbon dioxide + higher alkanes at high pressure: CO2 + n-decane at temperatures (313–410) K and pressures up to 76 MPa". International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 53, pp 198–206. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.045. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 4.76.
  4. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, S. M. Shakil and Abdullah Sultan* (2016). Development of Novel Amidosulfobetaine Surfactant–Polymer Systems for EOR Applications. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol. 19, pp 989–997, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1848-1. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor:1.85.
  5. S. M. Shakil Hussain, Mustapha Alao Animashaun, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Nisar Ullah, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Abdullah S. Sultan* (2016). Synthesis, Characterization and Surface Properties of Amidosulfobetaine Surfactants Bearing Odd-Number Hydrophobic Tail. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Vol.19, pp 413–420. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-016-1788-9. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85.
  6. Izhar A. Malik, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, (2016). “Rheological and thermal properties of novel surfactant-polymer systems for EOR applications”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. (Accepted). ISI/Scopus: 10.1002/cjce.22541. Impact Factor: 1.23.
  7. Muhammad Shahzad Kamalal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan and Nicolas von Solms (2016). Application of various water-soluble polymers in gas hydrate inhibition. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 60, pp 206-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.092. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.90.
  8. Adel O. Al-Amodi, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2016). Novel Fluorinated Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs”. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol 94 (3), pp 454-460. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22406. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.23
  9. Abdelhalim I. A Mohamed, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan*, Khalid S. M. El-Karsan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri (2015). DSC investigation of the gelation kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Vol 122(3), pp 1117-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4965-6. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.04.
  10. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015). Evaluation of Amphoteric and Anionic Surfactants for cEOR applications. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Vol 476, pp 17-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.03.023. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83.
  11. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Yujun Feng (2015). Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymer in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Vol 93 (7), pp 1194-1200. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22204. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.231
  12. Muhammad  Shahzad  Kamal,  Abdullah  S.  Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A. Hussein (2015). Screening of amphoteric and anionic surfactants for cEOR applications using a novel approach. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem Eng. Aspects 476, 17-23. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.83
  13. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (2015), “Review on Polymer Flooding: Rheology, Adsorption, Stability and Field Applications of Various Polymer Systems”. Polymer Review Vol. 55 (3). DOI: 10.1080/15583724.2014.982821. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 6.16
  14. A.L. Ahmad, J.K. Adewole, C.P. Leo, S. Ismail, A.S. Sultan, S.O. Olatunji (2015),  Prediction of plasticization pressure of polymeric membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas. Journal of Membrane Sciences 480, 39-46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.32
  15. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo, A. S. Sultan (2015), Comparative Studies on the Effects of Casting Solvent on Physicochemical and Gas Transport Properties of Dense Polysulfone Membrane used for CO2 Removal from CH4, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 132, pp 42205. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  16. A. L. Ahmad,  J. K. Adewole, C. P. Leo, S. Ismail, A. S. Sultan, S. O. Olatunji (2015), Prediction of Plasticization Pressure of Polymeric Membranes for CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol 480, pp 39–46. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 5.094
  17. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo (2015), Model-Based Analysis of Polymeric Membranes Performance in High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol 22 (2) pp1 -10. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 2.14
  18. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), “Gelation of a Water Shut-off Gel at High Pressure and High Temperature: Rheological Investigation”. SPE Journal.
  19. Najmudeen Sibaweihi, Abeeb Awotunde; Abdullah Sultan; Hasan Y. Al-Yousef. (2014), Sensitivity Studies and Stochastic Optimization of CO2-Foam Flooding. Computational Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-014-9446-7
  20. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”. Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (JTAC), Vol 116-3, 1409-1415. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-014-3754-y.
  21. Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Suzylawati Ismail and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2014),  Study on strength and gelation time of polyacrylamide/polyethyleneimine composite gels reinforced with coal fly ash for water shut-off treatment. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41392. DOI: 10.1002/app.41392. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  22. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan (2014), A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 353, pp 79-83. Impact Factor: 0.31
  23. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh Kayode Adewole, Choe Peng Leo, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Ismail. (2014), Preparation and Gas Transport Properties of Dual-Layer Polysulfone Membranes for High-Pressure CO2 Removal from Natural Gas. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 40924, DOI: 10.1002/app.40924. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.53
  24. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014), Impact of salts on polyacrylamide hydrolysis and gelation: New insights. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 41185, DOI:10.1002/app.41185. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.87.
  25. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussien, and Martial Pabon. (2014), Evaluation of Rheological and Thermal Properties of a New Fluorocarbon Surfactant–Polymer System for EOR Applications in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Surfactant and Detergents, 17(5), 985-993. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-014-1600-7. ISI/Scopus: Impact Factor: 1.85
  26. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussien, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Ming Han. (2013), Rheological Study on ATBS-AM Copolymer-Surfactant System in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Environment. Journal of Chemistry, 2013, Article ID 801570, 9 pages,. DOI:10.1155/2013/801570
  27. Abdul Latif Ahmad, Jimoh K. Adewole, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, Leo Choe Peng, and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013), Membrane Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas: A State-of-the-Art Review on Material Development. Recent Advances in Mass Transport in Engineering Materials, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 333, 135-147. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.333.135
  28. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2012), Viscosity, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone): PEM Fuel Cell Membrane Material. Macromol. Symp. 313-314, 182-193. DOI: 10.1002/masy.201250320.
  29. Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir-Al-Ahmed, S.M. Javaid Zaidi. (2011), Reduced viscosity, rheology and morphological properties of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone): Polyetherimide blends. European Polymer Journal, 47(12), 2295-2302. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.09.004
  1. Mohammed Eliebid, Mohamed Mahmoud, Reyad Shawabkeh, Salaheldin Elkatatny, Abdullah Sultan, Mohamed Abouelresh, Dhafer Al-Shehri. (2017).  Effect of Temperature and CO2 Content on the Natural Gas Production from Shale Gas Reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  2. (2017) Thermosensitive water-soluble polymers: a solution to high-temperature and high salinity reservoirs. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  3. (2017) Effect of Carbonate Microfacies on Contact Angle and Rock Reactivity: Study from Middle Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  4. (2017). Processing and Compositional Characterization of Khulays Clay for Drilling Fluid Application. SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  5. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah S. Sultan*, and Dominic Brady. (2017). "Novel Approach to Formulation of Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil". SPE xxxx presented at the SPE KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 24–27 April. DOI:
  6. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2017). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide”. SPE 183665 presented at SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, 6-9 March, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/183665-MS.
  7. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan (2016) Effect of Date Pit Based Additive on the Thermal Stability of Water-Based Drilling Fluid, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  8. J. K. Adewole, M. O. Najimu, A. S. Sultan (2016). Transport Behaviour of Alkanes and Aromatic through Polysulfone/Date Pit Mixed-Matrix Membrane–An investigation for Separation Potential, 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13-18, 2016.
  9. Ziad Sidaoui and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Formulating a Stable Emulsified Acid at High Temperatures: Stability and Rheology Study”. IPTC 19012 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 14-16 November, Bangkok, Thailand. DOI:10.2523/IPTC-19012-MS.
  10. Lionel Talley Fogang, Abdullah S. Sultan, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal. (2016). “Comparing the effects of Breakers on a Long-Tail Sulfobetaine Viscoelastic Surfactant Solution for Well Stimulation”. SPE 182915 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182915-MS.
  11. He Ma, Abdullah S. Sultan, Reyad Shawabkeh and Mustafa S. Nasser. (2016). “Destabilization and Treatment of Produced Water-Oil Emulsions Using Anionic Polyacrylamide with Electrolyte of Aluminum Sulphate and Ferrous Sulphate”. SPE 182851 presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 7-10 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/182851-MS.
  12. Zaid Jangda and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. SPE 181314 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 September, Dubai, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/181314-MS.
  13. M. D. Hashmat, Abdullah S. Sultan, Saifur Rahman, S. M. Shakil Hussain. (2016). “Crosslinked Polymeric Gels as Loss Circulation Materials: An Experimental Study”. SPE 182740 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182740-MS.
  14. Ziad Sidaoui, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2016). “Viscoelastic Properties of Novel Emulsified Acid Using Waste Oil: Effect of Emulsifier Concentration, Mixing Speed and Temperature”. SPE 182845 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182845-MS.
  15. Mohamed Hassan, Rahul N. Gajbhiye, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Sidqi Abu-Khamsin. (2016). “Measurement of Bubble Point Pressures of n-Decane, CO2and N2 Mixtures”. SPE 182786 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182786-MS.
  16. Mohammed Al Hamad, Abdullah Sultan, Safyan Khan, and Wael Abdallah. (2016). Challenges for Extending the Application of Nanoparticles in High Salinity Reservoirs”. SPE 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182838-MS.
  17. Ahmad Mahboob and Abdullah Sultan. (2016). “An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock”. SPE 182839 182838 presented at SPE KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 25-28 April, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. DOI: 10.2118/182839-MS.
  18. Jun Li and Abdullah Sultan. (2015). “Permeability Computations of Shale Gas by the Pore-Scale Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations”. IPTC 18263 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18263-MS.
  19. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullah Sultan, Md. Amanullah, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein. (2015). “Mitigating Shale Drilling Problems through Comprehensive Understanding of Shale Formations”. IPTC 18377 presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, 6-9 December, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-18377-MS.
  20. B. S. Bageri, M. A. Mahmoud, A. S. Sultan, S. H. Al-Mutairi, and A. Abdulraheem. (2015). “Effect of the Drilled Cuttings on Filter Cake Sealing Properties and Internal Invasion Depth in MRC Wells”. SPE 175168 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175168-MS.
  21. Mohammed Al-Arfaj, Abdullah Sultan, and Abdulazeez Abdulraheem. (2015). “Understanding Shale-Fluid Interactions Using Molecular Modeling Techniques for Drilling Applications: A Literature Review”. SPE 175356 presented at SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11-14 October, Mishref, Kuwait. DOI: 10.2118/175356-MS.
  22. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Abdullah Sultan, and Xiangdong Qiu. (2015). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Diffusion Rate of Dolomitic Rock with HCl”. SPE 175832 presented at SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 September, Cairo, Egypt. DOI: 10.2118/175832-MS.
  23. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Ali-Al Matar, Abdullah S Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A Hussein. (2015). “ Predicting Interfacial Tension Using Advanced Meso-Scale Modelling Technique”. SPE 174625 presented at SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, 11-13 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DOI: 10.2118/174625-MS.
  24. X.W. Qiu, M. A. Khalid, A.S. Sultan. (2015). “How to Determine True Acid Diffusion Coefficient to Optimize Formation Damage Treatment”. SPE-174241 presented at the SPE European Formation Damage Conference and Exhibition, June 3–5 Budapest, Hungary. DOI:10.2118/174241-MS.
  25. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdullah S. Sultan, Amir Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javid Zaidi. (2015). Multi-objective Optimization of Membrane Materials Selection for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System Design, AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Nov 7 – 13, 2015
  26. Abdullah Sultan, Sarmad Khan, Lateef Karrem and Q, Qiu, “ Effect of High Pressure on the Propagation of Wormhole in Carbonate Rocks: Experimental and Modeling Approach’. Paper WI08 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  27. Abdullah Sultan, Abdelhalim Mahmoud, and Ibnelwaleed Hussein “Organoclay as Emulsifier for Water in Oil Polymeric Gel Formulations used in Conformance Control’. Paper WI10 presented at the EAGE 1st Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonate held in Doha, Qatar, March 30 – April 1, 2015.
  28. Mohammed K. Al-Arfaj, Md Amanullah, Abdullah S. Sultan, Enamul Hossain. (2014). “Chemical and Mechanical Aspects of Wellbore Stability in Shale Formations: A Literature Review”. SPE-171682 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE. DOI: 10.2118/171682-MS.
  29. Abdulrauf Rasheed Abebayo, Hasan Y. Al-Yousef, Mohammed  Mahmoud, and Abdullah S Sultan. (2014). “The Prospect of Using Permanent Downhole Sensors for Monitoring Oilfield Scales”. SPE 17856 presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 10–13,­ 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  30. Abdelhalim I.A. Mohamed, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. (2014) “DSC Investigation of the Gelation Kinetics of emulsified PAM/PEI System: Influence of different surfactants and retarders”, Annual meeting of North America Thermal Analysis Society, New Mexico, USA September 14-17, 2014.
  31. Shahzad Kamal Muhammad, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh. (2014). Rheological study of a novel hydrophobically associating polyacrylamidesurfactant system for enhanced oil recovery. Paper 16-591 presented at 30th Polymer Processing Conference, Cleaveland, USA, June 9-12, 2014.
  32. J. K. Adewole, A. S. Sultan, A. Al-Ahmed, S. M. Javaid Zaidi. (2014). Polymeric Sulfonic Acid Composites for Fuel Cell Applications: Effects of Casting Solvent and Sonication Time on Membrane Performance, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans - Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  33. J. K. Adewole, A. L. Ahmad, A. S. Sultan, S. Ismail, C. P. Leo. (2014). Model-Based Analysis of Plasticization Behaviour of Polymeric Membranes Used for High-Pressure CO2 Separation in Natural Gas Processing, 2014 Spring Meeting, and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans – Riverside, USA. March 30 - April 3, 2014.
  34. M.S. Azad, and A.S. Sultan. (2014).  “Extending the applicability of chemical EOR in High-Temperature, High Salinity, and fractured carbonate reservoir through Viscoelastic surfactants”. Paper SPE 172188 presented at the 2014 SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 21st – 24th  April, 2014. DOI: 10.2118/172188-MS.
  35. M.S Azad, A. S. Sultan, S.A. Nuaim, M.A. Mohammed, and  I.A. Hussein. (2014) “Could VES be a part of hybrid option to recover Heavy oil in Complex Heavy oil reservoirs”. Paper SPE 170191 presented at the 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, 10–12 June, Canada. DOI: 10.2118/170191-MS
  36. Z.Z. Jangda, A.S. Sultan, R.N. Gajbhiye, S.A. Abu-khamsin. (2014). “Evaluation of Fluorosurfactant Performance with Super-Critical CO2 Flooding for High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169725: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169725-MS.
  37. A. S. Sultan, M. S. Azad, I. A. Hussein, M. A. Mahmoud. (2014).  “Rheological Assessment of VES as an EOR Fluid in Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169744 presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169744-MS.
  38. Ali S. Bageri, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed E. Kandil. (2014) “Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Nitrogen-Foam-Assisted EOR in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Paper SPE 169717: presented at presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169717-MS.
  39. M. Attia, M.A. Mahmoud, H.S. Al-Hashim, and A.S. Sultan (2014). “Shifting to a New EOR Area for Sandstone Reservoirs with High Recovery, No Damage, and Low Cost”. Paper SPE 169670: presented at SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 31 March-2 April, Muscat, Oman. DOI: 10.2118/169670-MS.
  40. Xiangdong Qiu, W. Zhao, S. J. Dyer, A. Al Dossary, S. Khan, and A. S. Sultan. (2014). “Revisiting Reaction Kinetics and Wormholing Phenomena During Carbonate Acidizing" Paper IPTC-17285 presented at
    International Petroleum Technology Conference, 19-22 January, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-17285-MS.
  41. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan & Ibnelwaleed A.   Hussein. (2013). “Gelation Kinetics of PAM/PEI System: DSC Investigation”, 41st NATAS Conference, Kentucky, August, 4-7, 2013.
  42. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed  A.   Hussein. (2013). “Effect of Salts On Polyacrylamide Hydrolysis and Cross-Linking With Polyethylenimine at Elevated Temperatures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2-9 November, 2013.
  43. Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, and Ming Han. (2013). “Rheological Properties of Thermoviscosifying Polymers in High-Temperature High-Salinity Environment”, AIChE annual meeting 2013,  San Francisco, CA, USA, November 3 – November 8, 2013.
  44. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013).  “Rheological Investigation of Interactions between Anionic Surfactant and Polyacrylamide for Chemical Flooding In Saudi Arabian Reservoirs”, Fourth student conference, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, April-May 2013.
  45. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S.Sultan, Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein. (2013). “Thermal Stability of fluorocarbon Surfactant and Interactions with polymers used For EOR”, Young Professional Technical Symposium, Dahran, April 2013.
  46. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan, (2013) Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Date Pit Based Surfactant-Polymer Formulation for Enhanced Chemical Flooding”. SPE 168088 presented at SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, 19-22 May, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. DOI:
  47. Jimoh K. Adewole and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). “A Study on Processing and Chemical Composition of Date Pit Powder for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery” International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, DSL2013 – Madrid, Spain, 24-28 June, 2013.
  48. Jimoh K. Adewole, Abdul Latif Ahmad, Abdullah S. Sultan, Suzylawati Binti Ismail, and Leo C. Peng. (2013). “Integration of Membrane Separation into Unconventional Gas Processing”, 2nd Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition, 29th Sept -2nd Oct, 2013.
  49. Mohammed Omer and Abdullah S. Sultan. (2013). "Effect of Metal Ions on the Rheology and Thermal Properties of Polymeric Lost Circulation Material," Paper SPE 164433: presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164433-MS
  50. Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Abdullah S. Sultan and Luai Hadhrami. (2013). "From Empirical to Micro-scale Modeling of Multiphase Flow; Bridging the Gap of R&D," Paper SPE 164443 presented at SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 10-13 March, Manama, Bahrain. DOI: 10.2118/164443-MS.
  51. B. S. Bageri, A. A. Al-Majed, S. H. Al-Mutairi, A. Ul-Hamid, and A. S. Sultan. (2013). “Evaluation of Filter Cake Mineralogy in Extended Reach and Maximum Reservoir Contact Wells in Sandstone Reservoirs”. SPE 163519 presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DOI:
  52. M. Shahzad Kamal, Abdullah S. Sultan, Usamah A. Al-Mubaiyedh, Ming Han and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, “Impact of salinity and temperature on the rheology of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide solutions”,28th International conference of the polymer processing society, Pattaya, Thailand, December 2012.
  53. A. S. Sultan, SPE, P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. ab initio and Molecular Simulation Studies of Organic and Inorganic Counterions' Effect on Anionic Viscoelastic Surfactant. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  54. A. S. Sultan,  P. B. Balbuena, A. D. Hill, and H. A. Nasr-El-Din. Theoretical Study on the Properties of Cationic, Amidoamine Oxide and Betaine Viscoelastic Diverting Surfactants in Gas and Water Solution. SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Woodlands, Texas, USA, 20–22 April 2009.
  55. A.S. Sultan, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, P.B. Balbuena, and A.D. Hill. Theoretical Evidence of Formation Damage due to Interaction Between Tetrachloroferrate (FeCl4)- and Cationic Viscoelastic Surfactants in Carbonate Acidizing. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Geochemistry (1298668).
  56. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio Study of Hydration and Binding Energies for Mx+(H2O)n.mH2O Clusters (M=Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, n=1-9, m=1-3) in Carbonate Reservoirs. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1259608).
  57. A.S. Sultan, H.A. P.B. Balbuena, Nasr-El-Din, and A.D. Hill. ab initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Betaine Viscoelastic Surfactants Behavior in Presence of Ferric and Chloride Ions and its influence on Stimulation Treatment. ACS annual meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009. Division of Petroleum Chemistry (1298546).
  58. Abdullah Sultan, P.B. Balbuena, A.D. Hill, and H.A. Nasr-El-Din. ab Initio and Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Viscoelastic Surfactants Used in Oilfield Industry: Effect of Counter Ions. AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  59. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Rheological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference, Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1June (2007).
  60. S. M. Javaid Zaidi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. Solution Viscosity Behavior of polymeric materials used in Fuel Cell Application: Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone), Polyetherimide and Polysulfone. EuroPolymer Conference Gargnano-Lake Garda-Italy: 27 May-1 June (2007).
  61. Abdullah S. Sultan, S. M. J. Zaidi, and I. A. Hussein. Study of Viscosity and Morphology of Poly(ether ether ketone) with Polyetherimide and Polysulfone Binary Blends. 6th International Conference of Chemistry in Industry, Bahrain, 2004.
  62. Abdullah S. Sultan and S. M. J. Zaidi. "Pilot plant: Design and Catalysis Cauterizations" 5th International Conference of Chemistry in industry, Bahrain, 2002.
  1. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Mohamed A. Gadallah, “Enhanced Oil Recovery using Seawater and EDTA”. 13/932,986, Patent Pending.
  2. Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Hasan S. Al-Hashim, Abdullah S. Sultan, and Khaled Z. Abdelgawad, “Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of using the Same”. 13/932,947, Patent Pending.
  3. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmad A. Adewunmi, Abdullah S. Sultan, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, and Khalid S. El-Karsani, “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier in Polymeric gels for water Permeability Reduction”. Submitted July 2013.
  4. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Ahmed Adewumi, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah Sultan, Khalid Saad M. El-karsani. “Use of Organoclay as emulsifier for Polymeric gels used in water-shut-off treatments”; Status: Submitted.
  5. Khalid S.M. El-Karsani, Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, Abdullah, S. Sultan, and Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein. “PAM/PEI polymer gel system retarded by ammonium chloride for water shut-off in high-temperature applications”; Status: Submitted and pending.
  6. Abdullah Sultan and Zaid Zaffar Jangda. “Oil Recovery Processes at High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”. Pending 446636US.
  7. J. K. Adewole and A. S. Sultan. Date Pit-Based Mobility Ratio Modifier for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Formulations and Method of Preparation. Disclosure (January 2017).

TEACHING

COURSES TAUGHT AT KFUPM

List of courses taught at KFUPM with course catalog, syllabus, a sample of materials including Exams and homework are shared on this site. All copyrights belong to KFUPM.

PETE 205 | FLUID PROPERTIES
The phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems as related to petroleum recovery is introduced. This includes ideal and real gas behavior, single and multi-component two-phase systems, and properties of reservoir fluids under various conditions of pressure and temperature.  Laboratory tests include determination of various properties of oil and gas mixtures.
PETE 302 | WELL COMPLETION
The student is introduced to subsurface operations needed to prepare the well for production after being drilled and cased. Parts covered include: well completion designs based upon reservoir, mechanical and economic considerations, the production system,  comprising bottom-hole,  tubing, choke and surface facilities, subsurface production control,  completion and workover fluids,  perforation, remedial cementing,  sand control, and well stimulation operations.
PETE 305 | RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION
The principles and techniques of petroleum reservoir description are covered through utilization of subsurface data from geological and engineering sources.  Univariate and bivariate description methods are used along with other techniques to estimate reserves.
PETE 407 | PETROLEUM ECONOMICS
The course provides an introduction to the standards and practices of economic analysis in the petroleum industry. Brief review of the principles of economic evaluation, typical decision-making situations including risk analysis, alternative reservoir depletion schemes utilizing decline curve analysis, secondary stage development options, and various improved oil recovery methods. The analysis involves reserve estimation and forecasting of capital investment, operating cost, and manpower requirement.
PETE 411 | SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT
A student team employs experimental and/ or theoretical approaches with possible application of computer techniques to integrate various components of the curriculum in a comprehensive engineering design experience. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the team develops a complete project including identification of a problem, formulation of design, preparation of specifications, and consideration of alternative feasible solutions both technically and economically. The student team has to submit a detailed final project report and present their work to an examining committee.
PETE 635 | WELL STIMULATION
The course starts with detailed discussions of the various types of formation damage, their causes and effect on well productivity. The various stimulation and damage removal methods are then introduced with a detailed study of the theory, design, and pre- and post-treatment analysis of sandstone and carbonate matrix acidizing. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to design a complete stimulation job starting from the selection of the candidate well and ending with the post-treatment performance evaluation.
PETE 649 | ADVANCED FLUID PROPERTIES
Theoretical and empirical aspects of the properties of petroleum fluids relevant to petroleum reservoir calculations. Phase behavior. PVT tests and correlations. Phase equilibria. Equations of state and phase behavior calculations. Petroleum fluid characterization. Interfacial tension in multi-phase systems. Applications in reservoir simulation.

MEMBERS


 

Current Members:

Mohamed Eltahir
An MS student in the lab working on optimization of core-flooding for SP-EOR

Jaber AlJaberi
An MS student in the lab working on the evaluation of KHI for hydrate

Former Members:

Mohamed Mahrous
MS Student (2014-2017)
An MS student of the lab working on modeling of a wormhole in carbonate rock.

Musa Eltayeb
MS Student (2014 - 2017)
An MS of the lab working on reaction kinetics and core-flooding of emulsified acid at HPHT.

Aneeq Janjua 
MS Student (2014 - 2017)
An MS of the lab working on the evaluation of combined VES and high pH Chelating as EOR fluids

Mohamed AlArfaj
Ph.D. Student (2013-2017)
A Ph.D. graduate of the lab and currently working at Saudi Aramco EXPEC ARC. His dissertation was on MD simulation of shale-inhibitors. I serve as his co-advisor.

Mohamed AlHamad 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a Research Engineer at Schlumberger. His thesis was on Nanoparticles for EOR at HTHS.

Ziad Sidaoui 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a Research Engineer at Schlumberger. His thesis was on the stability of novel emulsified acid.

Ahmad Mahboob 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently pursuing Ph.D. at KFUPM. His thesis was on the contact angle of CO2/Sea water/Surfactant System.

Lionel Fogang
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Engineer at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on the breaker mechanism of VES systems.

Ma He 
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working with Sinopec - Saudi Arabia. He worked on the breaking of emulsion resulted from EOR processes [THESIS]

Muhammad Danish 
MS Student (2012-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Innovation Center at KFUPM. He worked on polymer-based LCM.

Abdelhalim Mohamed 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of our lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming. He worked Emulsified gels for Water control.

Madhar Sahib 
MS Student (2013-2015)
A graduate of the lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. He worked on VES as potential EOR fluid.

Muhammed Khalid
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of our lab and currently working as Engineer II at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on Reaction kinetics of fresh and spent HCl acid with Dolomite.

Zaid Z. Jangda
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer II at CIPR-KFUPM. He worked on Performance of Fluoro-Surfactant with Super Critical CO2  in High Salinity.

Mustapha Animashaun
MS Student (2012-2014)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as a specialist in the Deanship of Research at KFUPM. He worked on Rheological properties of VES.

Mohamed Omar 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer at Weatherford. He worked on Polymer Gels as Loss Circulation Materials.

Sarmad Khan 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working as Engineer at Schlumberger. He worked on Wormhole Penetration in Carbonate Rocks under High Pressure.

Lateef Kareem 
MS Student (2011-2012)
A graduate of the lab and currently working. He worked on modeling of wormhole propagation in carbonate reservoirs.

Ali Bageri 
MS Student (2011-2013)
A graduate of our lab and currently pursuing his Ph.D. He worked on N2 and Alkaline-Surfactant-Gas flooding.

LAB SPONSORS


 

Provides chemicals for the lab use

AkzoNobel

Provides chemicals for the lab use

Internal funding and support by the Deanship of Research

KFUPM

Internal funding and support by the Deanship of Research

The lab benefited from Saudi Aramco funding under the strategic partnership with KFUPM

Saudi Aramco

The lab benefited from Saudi Aramco funding under the strategic partnership with KFUPM

Funding under KACST Annual Program

KACST

Funding under KACST Annual Program

Funding under the collaborative research agreement between KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Center

Schlumberger

Funding under the collaborative research agreement between KFUPM and Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Center

MN-Chem

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