CPG

Dr. Abdullah A. Alshuhail

Tel: +966 (013) 860-2538
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2215

Dr. Abdullah A. Alshuhail

Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Visiting Scholar at the Geophysics Department, Stanford University, USA, 2012-2013.
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Calgary, USA, 2011. Dissertation title: CO2 Sequestration Site Characterization and Time-lapse Monitoring Using Reflection Seismic Methods
  • M.S., Geophysics, University of Calgary, USA, 2006. Dissertation title: Integration of 3-D Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys in Characterizing Near-Surface Fluvial Environment
  • B.S., Geophysics, KFUPM, KSA, 2001.

Research Interests

  • Climate change education, adaptation, and mitigation.
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS).
  • Qualitative and quantitative interpretation of seismic data.
  • Environmental and engineering geophysics.

Selected Publications

  • Alshuhail, A.; Lawton, D. and Isaac, H., 2010, Geophysical characterization of the Devonian Nisku Formation for the Wabamun Area CO2 Sequestration Project (WASP), Alberta: Energy Procedia.
  • Lawton, D; Alshuhail, A.; Coueslan, M. and Chabot, L., 2008, Seismic monitoring at the Penn West Pembina Cardium CO2-EOR pilot, Alberta, Canada – lessons learned: Energy Procedia.
  • SanLinn I. Kaka, Juan M. Reyes-Montes, Abdullah Al-Shuhail, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail and Michael Jervis, 2016, Analysis of Microseismic Events during a Multi-stage Hydraulic Stimulation Experiment at a Shale Gas Reservoir: Seismological Research Letters.
  • Abdullatif  Al-Shuhail, Abdullah Alshuhail, et al., 2019, KFUPM Ghawar digital viscoelastic seismic model: Arabian Journal of Geosciences
  • Abdullatif  Al-Shuhail, Abdullah Alshuhail, et al., 2020, Digital viscoelastic seismic models and data sets of central Saudi Arabia in the presence of near-surface karst features: Journal of Seismic Exploration.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2297
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1254

Dr. Umair bin Waheed

Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Umair bin Waheed is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). His research interests are broadly in the area of computational geosciences. Specifically, he is interested in automating and improving workflows through the use of smart algorithms for enhanced decision-making in subsurface energy systems. Umair graduated from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a Ph.D. in Earth Science & Engineering in 2015. Prior to joining KFUPM in 2017, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, and a Writing in Science and Engineering fellow at the Princeton Writing Program.

Personal Page: umairbinwaheed.com

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • M.S., Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy & Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2010
  • B.E., Electronic Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, 2008

Research Interests

  • Physics- and data-driven machine learning
  • Geophysical modeling
  • Inverse problems
  • Induced seismicity
  • Geothermal exploration

Selected Publications

  • Alexandrov, D., U. Waheed, and L. Eisner. Microseismic location error due to eikonal traveltime calculation .” Applied Sciences, 11.3 (2021), doi.org/10.3390/app11030982
  • Song, C., T. Alkhalifah, and U. Waheed. Solving the frequency-domain acoustic VTI wave equation using physics-informed neural networks.” Geophysical Journal International, 225.2 (2021), doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab010
  • Ketcheson, D., H. Ranocha, M. Parsani, U. Waheed, and Y. Hadjimichael. NodePy: A package for the analysis of numerical ODE solvers.” Journal of Open Source Software, 55.5 (2020): 2515, doi.org/10.21105/joss.02515
  • Waheed, U. A fast marching algorithm for the tilted transversely isotropic media.” Geophysics, 85.6 (2020): S385-S393, doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0799.1
  • Stovas, A., T. Alkhalifah, and U. Waheed. Pure P-and S-wave equations in transversely isotropic media.” Geophysical Prospecting, 68.9 (2020): 2762-2769, doi.org/10.1111/1365-2478.13026
  • Alexandrov, D., L. Eisner, U. Waheed, S. Kaka, and S. Greenhalgh. Detection, location, and source mechanism determination with large noise variations in surface microseismic monitoring.” Geophysics, 85.6 (2020), KS197-KS205, doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0841.1
  • Alexandrov, D., L. Eisner, U. Waheed, S. Kaka, and S. Greenhalgh. Normal faulting activated by hydraulic fracturing: A case study from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas, USA.” The Leading Edge, 39.3 (2020), 204-211, doi.org/10.1190/tle39030204.1
  • Hao, Q., U. Waheed, and T. Alkhalifah. P-wave complex-valued traveltimes in homogeneous attenuating transversely isotropic media.” Geophysical Prospecting, 67.9 (2019): 2402-2413, doi.org/10.1111/1365-2478.12869

Extended Publications (+)

  • Waheed, U., & Alkhalifah, T. (2017). A fast sweeping algorithm for accurate solution of the tilted transversely isotropic eikonal equation using factorization. Geophysics82(6), WB1-WB8.
  • Waheed, U., Stovas, A., & Alkhalifah, T. (2016). Anisotropy parameter inversion in vertical axis of symmetry media using diffractions. Geophysical Prospecting65(1), 194-203.
  • Waheed, U., Flagg, G., & Yarman, C. E. (2016). First-arrival traveltime tomography for anisotropic media using the adjoint-state method. Geophysics81(4), R147-R155.
  • Waheed, U., & Alkhalifah, T. (2016). Effective ellipsoidal models for wavefield extrapolation in tilted orthorhombic media. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica60(3), 349-369.
  • Waheed, U., Yarman, C. E., & Flagg, G. (2015). An iterative, fast-sweeping-based eikonal solver for 3D tilted anisotropic media. Geophysics80(3), C49-C58.
  • Waheed, U., & Alkhalifah, T. (2015). An efficient wave extrapolation method for anisotropic media with tilt. Geophysical Prospecting63(5), 1126-1141.
  • Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T., & Wang, H. (2015). Efficient traveltime solutions of the acoustic TI eikonal equation. Journal of Computational Physics282, 62-76.
  • Ketcheson, D., & Waheed, U. (2014). A comparison of high-order explicit Runge–Kutta, extrapolation, and deferred correction methods in serial and parallel. Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science9(2), 175-200.
  • Ibanez-Jacome, W., Alkhalifah, T., & Waheed, U. (2014). Effective orthorhombic anisotropic models for wavefield extrapolation. Geophysical Journal International198(3), 1653-1661.
  • Waheed, U., Pšenčík, I., Červený, V., Iversen, E., & Alkhalifah, T. (2013). Two-point paraxial traveltime formula for inhomogeneous isotropic and anisotropic media: Tests of accuracy. Geophysics78(5), WC65-WC80.
  • Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T., & Stovas, A. (2013). Diffraction traveltime approximation for TI media with an inhomogeneous background. Geophysics78(5), WC103-WC111.

Journal Papers

  • [30] Guo, G., Lan, H., Zhou, X., Liu, Y., Waheed, U., Chen, J. (2021). Topography-dependent eikonal tomography based on the fast sweeping scheme and the adjoint-state technique. Geophysics, 87(2), 1-51.
  • [29] Alkhalifah, T., Song, C., Waheed, U., Hao, Q. (2021). Wavefield solutions from machine learned functions. Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences, 2, 11-19.
  • [28] Song, C., Alkhalifah, T., Waheed, U. (2021). A versatile framework to solve the Helmholtz equation using physics-informed neural networks. Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3054071.
  • [27] Wang, H., Alkhalifah, T., Waheed, U., Birnie, C. (2021). Data-driven microseismic event localization: Application to the Oklahoma Arkoma Basin hydraulic fracturing data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3120546.
  • [26] Ayranci, K., Yildrim, I., Waheed, U., MacEachern, J. (2021). Deep learning applications in Geosciences: Insights into ichnological analysis. Applied Sciences, 11(16), 7736,
  • [25] Waheed, U., Haghighat, E., Alkhalifah, T., Song, C., Hao, Q. (2021). PINNeik: Eikonal solution using physics-informed neural networks. Computers and Geosciences, 155, 104833.
  • [24] Tariq, Z., Hassan, A.,Waheed, U., Mahmoud, M., Al-Shehri, D., Abdulraheem, A., Mokheimer, E. M. (2021). A data-driven machine learning approach to predict the natural gas density of pure and mixed hydrocarbons. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 143(9), 092801.
  • [23] Zhou, X., Lan, H., Chen, L., Guo, G., Lei, Y., Waheed, U., Shulin, P. (2021). An iterative, factored topography dependent eikonal solver for anisotropic media. Geophysics, 86(5), 1-58.
  • [22] Almadani, M., Waheed, U., Masood, M., Chen, Y. (2021). Dictionary learning with convolutional structure for seismic data denoising and interpolation. Geophysics, 86(5), 1-102.
  • [21] Song, C., Alkhalifah, T., Waheed, U. (2021). Solving the frequency-domain acoustic VTI wave equation using physics-informed neural networks. Geophysical Journal International, 225(2), 846-859. 
  • [20] Othman, A., Iqbal, N., Hanafy, S. M., Waheed, U. (2021). Automated event detection and denoising method for passive seismic data using residual deep convolutional neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.30540 1.
  • [19] Alsamadony, K. L., Yildirim, E. U., Glatz, G., Waheed, U., Hanafy, S. M. (2021). Deep learning driven noise reduction for reduced flux computed tomography. Sensors, 21(5), 1921.
  • [18] Alexandrov, D., Waheed, U., Eisner, L. (2021). Microseismic location error due to eikonal traveltime calculation. Applied Sciences, 11(3), 982.
  • [17] Ketcheson, D. I., Ranocha, H., Parsani, M., Waheed, U., Hadjimichael, Y. (2020). NodePy: A package for the analysis of numerical ODE solvers. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(55), 2515.
  • [16] Waheed, U. (2020). A fast-marching eikonal solver for tilted transversely isotropic media. Geophysics, 85(6), S385-S393.
  • [15] Alexandrov, D., Eisner, L., Waheed, U., Kaka, S. I., Greenhalgh, S. A. (2020). Detection, location, and source mechanism determination with large noise variations in surface microseismic monitoring. Geophysics, 85(6), KS197-KS206.
  • [14] Stovas, A., Alkhalifah, T., Waheed, U. (2020). Pure P-and S-wave equations in transversely isotropic media. Geophysical Prospecting, 68(9), 2762-2769.
  • [13] Alexandrov, D., Eisner, L., Waheed, U., Kaka, S. I., Greenhalgh, S. A. (2020). Normal faulting activated by hydraulic fracturing: A case study from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin. The Leading Edge, 39(3), 204-211.
  • [12] Hao, Q., Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T. (2019). P-wave complex-valued traveltimes in homogeneous attenuating transversely isotropic media. Geophysical prospecting, 67(9), 2402-2413.
  • [11] Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T. (2017). A fast sweeping algorithm for accurate solution of the tilted transversely isotropic eikonal equation using factorization. Geophysics, 82(6), WB1-WB8.
  • [10] Waheed, U., Stovas, A., Alkhalifah, T. (2017). Anisotropy parameter inversion in vertical axis of symmetry media using diffractions. Geophysical Prospecting, 65(1), 194-203.
  • [9] Waheed, U., Flagg, G., Yarman, C. E. (2016). First arrival traveltime tomography for anisotropic media using the adjoint-state method. Geophysics, 81(4), R147-R155.
  • [8] Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T. (2016). Effective ellipsoidal models for wavefield extrapolation in tilted orthorhombic media. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 60(3), 349-369.
  • [7] Waheed, U., Yarman, C. E., Flagg, G. (2015). An iterative, fast-sweeping-based eikonal solver for 3D tilted anisotropic media. Geophysics, 80(3), C49-C58.
  • [6] Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T. (2015). An efficient wave extrapolation method for anisotropic media with tilt. Geophysical Prospecting, 63(5), 1126-1141.
  • [5] Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T., Wang, H. (2015). Efficient traveltime solutions of the acoustic TI eikonal equation. Journal of Computational Physics, 282, 62-76.
  • [4] Ketcheson, D., Waheed, U. (2014). A comparison of high-order explicit Runge-Kutta, extrapolation, and deferred correction methods in serial and parallel. Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, 9(2), 175-200.
  • [3] Ibanez-Jacome, W., Alkhalifah, T., Waheed, U. (2014). Effective orthorhombic anisotropic models for wavefield extrapolation. Geophysical Journal International, 198(3), 1653-1661.
  • [2] Waheed, U., Psencik, I.,  Cerveny, V., Iversen, E., Alkhalifah, T. (2013). Two-point paraxial traveltime formula for inhomogeneous isotropic and anisotropic media: Tests of accuracy. Geophysics, 78(5), WC65-WC80.
  • [1] Waheed, U., Alkhalifah, T., Stovas, A. (2013). Diffraction traveltime approximation for TI media with an inhomogeneous background. Geophysics, 78(5), WC103-WC111.

Awards & Honors

  • SEG continuing education course instructor
  • Writing in Science and Engineering Fellowship, Princeton University, 2016-2017
  • Best student poster award, EAGE student and YP forum, 2014 
  • Runners up, EAGE Geo-creativity prize competition, 2014
  • Third place, SIAM ‘Math Matters, Apply It!’ competition, 2013
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2625
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2239

Dr. Ammar El-Husseiny

Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University, USA, 2016
  • M.S. in Geophysics, Stanford University, USA, 2013
  • B.S. (Honor) in Petroleum Geosciences, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2010

Research Interests

  • Rock physics of carbonates characterizing their transport and elastic properties.
  • Fluid substitution and time-lapse seismic interpretation
  • The use of NMR for pore structure characterization

Selected Publications

  • El Husseiny, A. and Vanorio, T., 2017, Porosity-permeability relationship in dual porosity carbonate analogs, Geophysics, vol. 82, no. 1, MR65-MR74, doi: 10.1190/geo2015-0649.1
  • El Husseiny, A., Nizamuddin, S., Raheem, O., and Vega, S., 2019, The effect of pore structure complexity and saturation history on the variations of acoustic velocity as function of brine and oil saturation in carbonates, Journal of Petroleum Sciences and Engineering, 179, pp. 180-191
  • El Husseiny, A., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2019, Predicting porosity of binary mixtures made out of irregular nonspherical particles: Application to natural sediments, Advanced powder technology, Vol. 30, no. 8, 1558-1566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2019.05.001
  • Elsayed, M., Mahmoud, M., El-Husseiny, A., Kamal, M. S., Al-Garadi, K., 2020, A New Method to Evaluate Reaction Kinetics of Acids with Carbonate Rocks Using NMR Diffusion Measurements, Energy and Fuel,  34, 1, 787-797, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03784
  • El-Husseiny, A., 2020, Improved Packing Model for Functionally Graded Sand-Fines Mixtures: Incorporation of Fines Cohesive Packing Behavior, Applied Sciences, 10(2), 562

Extended Publications (+)

 

Awards & Honors

  • Awarded the EAGE annual meeting Travel Grant, Vienna, Austria, May 2011
  • Graduation from The Petroleum Institute with GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 (honor with distinction), 2010.
  • First place in the “SEG Challenge Bowl” regional competition in the Middle East, The Petroleum Institute, 2009.
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-2848

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2239

Dr. Ardiansyah Ibnu Koeshidayatullah

Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Ardiansyah Koeshidayatullah is an Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Department, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (CPG), KFUPM. His primary research interests focus on (i) integrated carbonate reservoir characterization, including stratigraphic modelling and novel geochemistry; and (ii) Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences. He was a Presidential Doctoral Scholar at the University of Manchester, UK and a visiting research student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, USA. Before joining KFUPM, he was a joint postdoctoral research fellow at the Paleobiology and Basin Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) Group, Stanford University, USA.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Basin and Petroleum Geosciences, University of Manchester, UK (2019)
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (2015)
  • B.S., Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia (2011)

Research Interests

  • Integrated outcrop and stratigraphic forward modeling
  • Isotope geochemistry and quantitative geochemical modelling
  • Structurally-controlled diagenesis and dolomitization
  • Machine learning for visual recognition in geosciences
  • From Machine learning to Explainable AI in geosciences

Selected Publications

  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Trower, E., Mukerji, T., Li, X., Lehrmann, D.J., Morsilli, M., Al-Ramadan, K. and Payne, J.L., 2021. Can secular trends in ooid size be used to constrain ancient climate and ocean chemistry? Insights from Deep Learning, Monte Carlo Simulation and Physics-based modelling. Submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Corlett, H. and Hollis, C., 2021. An overview of structurally-controlled dolostone-limestone transitions in the stratigraphic record. Earth-Science Reviews, p.103751.
  • Stacey, J., Corlett, H., Holland, G., Koeshidayatullah, A., Cao, C., Swart, P., Crowley, S. and Hollis, C., 2020. Regional fault-controlled shallow dolomitization of the Middle Cambrian Cathedral Formation by hydrothermal fluids fluxed through a basal clastic aquifer. GSA Bulletin.
  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Morsilli, M., Lehrmann, D.J., Al-Ramadan, K. and Payne, J.L., 2020. Fully automated carbonate petrography using deep convolutional neural networks. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 122, p.104687.
  • Stacey, J., Hollis, C., Corlett, H. and Koeshidayatullah, A., Burial dolomitization driven by modified seawater and basal aquifer‐sourced brines: Insights from the Middle and Upper Devonian of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Basin Research, 33(1), pp.648-680.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Corlett, H., Stacey, J., Swart, P.K., Boyce, A. and Hollis, C., 2020. Origin and evolution of fault-controlled hydrothermal dolomitization fronts: A new insight. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 541, p.116291.B
  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Corlett, H., Stacey, J., Swart, P.K., Boyce, A., Robertson, H., Whitaker, F. and Hollis, C., 2020. Evaluating new fault‐controlled hydrothermal dolomitization models: Insights from the Cambrian Dolomite, Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Sedimentology, 67(6), pp.2945-2973.
  • Al-Ramadan, K., Koeshidayatullah, A., Cantrell, D. and Swart, P.K., 2020. Impact of basin architecture on diagenesis and dolomitization in a fault-bounded carbonate platform: outcrop analogue of a pre-salt carbonate reservoir, Red Sea rift, NW Saudi Arabia. Petroleum Geoscience, 26(3), pp.448-461.
  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Al-Ramadan, K., Collier, R. and Hughes, G.W., 2016. Variations in architecture and cyclicity in fault-bounded carbonate platforms: Early Miocene Red Sea Rift, NW Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 70, pp.77-92

Awards & Honors

  • Presidential Doctoral Scholar (2016-2019)
  • 1ST place in Middle East and 3rd place in global competition, AAPG Imperial Barrel Awards (2015)
  • Best Graduate Student, KFUPM (2014)
  • Dean’s List award (2008-2011)
Tel: +966 (013) 860-7983
Fax: +966 (013) 860-8663

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1256

Dr. Guenther Glatz

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

In February 2017, Assistant Professor Dr. Guenther Glatz debuted at CPG, KFUPM. Dr. Glatz brings an abundance of hands-on practical experience gained through consulting for BP’s Chief Technology Office, and for Total S.A. as a Reservoir Engineer. He specializes in computed tomography imaging of materials at high-pressure/high-temperature and under triaxial conditions exploiting Deep Learning techniques to improve imaging quality and resolution to delineate physical properties of the material under investigation. Furthermore, he is volunteering as a Technical Editor for the SPE Journal, the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, the Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, Ca, USA, 2017.
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, Ca, USA, 2012.
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Mining University of Leoben, Austria, 2009.
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Telematics, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria, 2004.

Research Interests

Current Research Project:

  • Development of 2nd generation triaxial core holder for high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) testing of geomaterials using computed tomography (10,000 psi confining, 1000kN axial, min. of 200°C @ 3″ sample diameter, min. of 450°C @ 1.5″ sample diameter, 1ft sample length).
  • Development of a HPHT in situ cell for a helical micro-CT scanner

General Research Interests:

  • Visualizing and quantifying flow and transport phenomena under extreme temperature and pressure conditions in 4D.
  • Triaxial, high-pressure/high-temperature, testing of material using computed tomography (CT).
  • Application of image processing and machine learning methods to improve CT data quality and allow for detection of phenomena on a sub-voxel level.

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Alafnan, S., Awotunde, A., Glatz, G., Adjei, S., Alrumaih, I., & Gowida, A. (2021, December 1). Langmuir adsorption isotherm in unconventional resources: Applicability and limitations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109172
  • Alsamadony, K.L.; Yildirim, E.U.; Glatz, G.; Waheed, U.B.; Hanafy, S.M. Deep Learning Driven Noise Reduction for Reduced Flux Computed Tomography. Sensors 202121, 1921. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21051921
  • Aljaberi, J., Alafnan, S., Glatz, G., Sultan, A. S., & Afagwu, C. (2020). The Impact of Kerogen Tortuosity on Shale Permeability. SPE Journal. https://doi.org/10.2118/204469-PA
  • Hassan, A., Abdalla, M., Mahmoud, M., Glatz, G., Al-Majed, A., & Al-Nakhli, A. (2020). Condensate-Banking Removal and Gas-Production Enhancement Using Thermochemical Injection: A Field-Scale Simulation. Processes, 8(6), 727. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8060727
  • Elsayed, M., Glatz, G., El-Husseiny, A., Alqubalee, A., Adebayo, A., Al-Garadi, K., & Mahmoud, M. (2020). The Effect of Clay Content on the Spin–Spin NMR Relaxation Time Measured in Porous Media. ACS Omega, acsomega.9b04228. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b04228

Extended Publications (+)

  • Alafnan, S., Aljawad, M., Glatz, G., Sultan, A., & Windiks, R. (2020). Sustainable Production from Shale Gas Resources through Heat-Assisted Depletion. Sustainability, 12(5), 2145. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12052145
  • Glatz, Guenther, Alexandre Lapene, Louis M. Castanier, and Anthony R. Kovscek. “An Experimental Platform for Triaxial High-Pressure/High-Temperature Testing of Rocks Using Computed Tomography.” Review of Scientific Instruments 89, no. 4 (April 1, 2018): 045101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5030204.
  • Glatz, Guenther, Louis M. Castanier, and Anthony R. Kovscek. “Visualization and Quantification of Thermally Induced Porosity Alteration of Immature Source Rock Using X-Ray Computed Tomography.” Energy & Fuels 30, no. 10 (October 20, 2016): 8141–49. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b01430.
  • Wilcox, Jennifer, Panithita Rochana, Abby Kirchofer, Guenther Glatz, and Jiajun He. “Revisiting Film Theory to Consider Approaches for Enhanced Solvent-Process Design for Carbon Capture.” Energy & Environmental Science 7, no. 5 (April 17, 2014): 1769–85. https://doi.org/10.1039/C4EE00001C.
  • Chavez, Rodriguez, Mario Luis, Guenther Glatz, Torsten Clemens, and Anthony Kovscek. “Near-Wellbore and Reservoir Effects in In-Situ Combustion.” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering 20, no. 03 (August 1, 2017): 698–707. https://doi.org/10.2118/174351-PA.
  • Hasçakir, Berna, Guenther Glatz, Louis M. Castanier, and Anthony Kovscek. “In-Situ Combustion Dynamics Visualized With X-Ray Computed Tomography.” SPE Journal 16, no. 03 (September 1, 2011): 524–36. https://doi.org/10.2118/135186-PA

Awards & Honors

  • The Henry J. Ramey Jr. Fellowship Award for outstanding research and service to the department from Stanford University in 2015.
  • The Frank G. Miller Fellowship Award for high academic achievements from Stanford University in 2012.
  • Awarded 2nd in the M.S. division at the International Student Paper Contest at the ATCE, Denver, Colorado, 2011.
  • Awarded 1st place in M.S. division at the Western Regional Student Paper Contest, Anchorage, Alaska, 2011.
  • Full Marshall Plan Scholarship in 2010.
  • Several gifted student awards from the Mining University of Leoben, Austria.
Dr-Rahul-Narayanrao-Gajbhiye
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2511
Fax: +966 (013) 860-4447

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2147

Dr. Rahul N. Gajbhiye

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Rahul is an Assistant Professor holding a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Tulsa University Drilling Research Project (TUDRP) at Tulsa University, Oklahoma. He also served as a Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, India. Dr. Rahul is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering and the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA, 2011
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India, 1999

Research Interests

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Multiphase Flow in Pipes
  • Fracturing
  • Drilling Fluids and Cementation

Selected Publications

  • S. Elkatatny, R.N. Gajbhiye, Anas Ahmed, and Ahmed Abdulhamid, “Enhancing the Cement Quality Using Polypropylene Fibers”, Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, PEPT-D-19-00037-2019
  • Ahmed Abdulhamid Mahmoud, Salaheldin Elkatatny, Abdulmalek Ahmed and Rahul Gajbhiye, “Influence of Nanoclay Content on Cement Matrix for Oil Wells Subjected to Cyclic Steam Injection” Materials 2019, 12(9), 1452; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12091452
  • A. Homoud, R. Gajbhiye, D. Al-Shehri, “Transient Wellbore Pressure Build-Up Correlation Helps Engineers to Ensure HIPPS Safe Operation” SPE-199342-PA, SPE Production & Operations, 2019.
  • M. Siddiqui, R.N. Gajbhiye, “Stability and Texture of CO2/N2 in Sandstone” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects COLSUA_21561. Volume 534, Pages 26-37, December 2017.
  • A. Edrisi, R.N. Gajbhiye, and S. I. Kam, “Experimental Study of Polymer-free and Polymer-added Foams for Underbalanced Drilling: Are Two Foam-Flow Regimes Still There?” SPE Journal, p. 55-68, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2014.

Awards & Honors

  • Awards for presentations at the GOM Deepwater Technical Symposium, New Orleans (2009), and the AADE (Premier Fluid Conference), Houston (2010).
Liao
Tel: +966 (013) 860-1934
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1253

Dr. Qinzhuo Liao

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Liao is an assistant professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Before joining KFUPM, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Stanford University and Peking University from 2015 to 2017.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, USA, 2014.
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Peking University, China, 2009.

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty Quantification/Sensitivity Analysis
  • History Matching/Data Assimilation
  • Upscaling/Grid Coarsening
  • Reservoir Simulation/Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Selected Publications

  • Qinzhuo Liao*, Lingzao Zeng, Haibin Chang, and Dongxiao Zhang (2019). Efficient history matching using Markov chain Monte Carlo by means of transformed adaptive stochastic collocation method. SPE Journal, SPE-194488.
  • Qinzhuo Liao*, Gang Lei, Dongxiao Zhang, and Shirish Patil (2019), Analytical solution for upscaling hydraulic conductivity in anisotropic heterogeneous formations. Advances in Water Resources, 128, 97–116.
  • Yi Hong, Qinzhuo Liao*, Celine Bonhomme, and Ghassan Chebbo (2019), Physically-based urban stormwater quality modelling: an efficient approach for calibration and sensitivity analysis, Journal of Environmental Management, 246, 462–471.
  • Gang Lei, Qinzhuo Liao*, Shirish Patil, and Yang Zhao (2019), Effect of clay content on permeability behavior of argillaceous porous media under stress dependence: A theoretical and experimental work, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 179, 787-795.
  • Gang Lei, Qinzhuo Liao*, and Dongxiao Zhang (2019), A new analytical model for flow in acidized fractured-vuggy porous media, Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8293.
Dr-Bashirul-Haq
Tel: +966 (013) 860-​8359
Fax: +966 (013) 860-4447

Location: Bldg.76, Rm. 2211

Dr. Bashirul Haq

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Haq is employed as an Assistant Professor at The Department of Petroleum Engineering. His association with the University began in 2008 when he took on a part-time Lecturers role and this was in place for 3 years.

Dr. Haq has spent a number of years working in Australia and this involved being an Associate Lecturer at The School of Oil and Gas Engineering, The University of Western Australia from 2006-08. He then became a Consultant with Chevron and Western Australian Energy Research Alliance from 2010-15.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Australia, 2013.

Research Interests

  • Green Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Dynamic Reservoir Characterization
  • Production Health Analysis
  • Production Optimization

Selected Publications

  • GOLDSCHMIDT, P., HAQ, B., CRAWLEY, C., PALANISAMY, S., 2013, “ARTAM-WH Early Predictive Well Health (WH) Meta Monitoring Tool”, APPEA 2014 Journal.
  • SERFATY, J.L., POGSON, M. AND HAQ, B. 2011 “Western Australia’s First Underground Gas Storage Field: Specific Failure Modes” APPEA  2011 Journal
  • LI, J., LIU, J., TREFRY, M.G., PARK, J., LIU, K., HAQ, B., JOHNSTON, C.D., CLENNELL, B., VOLK, H. 2011, “Impact of Rock Heterogeneity on Interactions of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes”,Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 92, pp. 373-396.
  • LI, J., LIU, J., TREFRY, M.G., PARK, J., LIU, K., HAQ, B., JOHNSTON, C.D., CLENNELL, B., VOLK, H. 2010, “Interactions of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes”, Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 87(1) pp. 77-104.
  • HAQ, M.B. AND RAHMAN, M.K., 2008 “A Comparative Study of Three Methods for Estimating Initial Gas In Place Applied to Gas Fields in Bangladesh” Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 26, pp. 532-544.
  • HAQ, M.B., GOMES, E., TAMIM, M., 2005 “Production Optimization Study of Saldanadi Gas Field” Journal of Chemical Engineering. Published by Chemical Engineering Division, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh. Vol. ChE 23, No. 1, ISSN: 0379-4318, December, 2005.

Awards & Honors

  • Western Australia CSIRO-University Postgraduate Scholarship (WACUPS)
  • Scholarship for International Research Fees (SIRF)
Tel: +966 (013) 860-3117

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1250

Dr. Saad F. Alafnan

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University – 2014-2017.
  • M.S. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California – 2012-2014
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals – 2007-2011

Research Interests

  • Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Mesoporous and Nanoporous Materials
  • Multiscale Transport in Porous Media
  • Enhanced Recovery From Shales

Selected Publications

  • Clement Afagwu, Saad Al-Afnan, Shirish Patil, Jaber Aljaberi, Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Jun Li, The impact of pore structure and adsorption behavior on kerogen tortuosity, Fuel, Volume 303, 2021, 121261, ISSN 0016-2361, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121261.
  • Aljaberi, Jaber , Alafnan, Saad , Glatz, Guenther , Sultan, Abdullah S., and Clement Afagwu. “The Impact of Kerogen Tortuosity on Shale Permeability.” SPE J. (2020;): doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/204469-PA
  • Saad Alafnan, Abeeb Awotunde, Guenther Glatz, Stephen Adjei, Ibrahim Alrumaih, Ahmed Gowida, Langmuir adsorption isotherm in unconventional resources: Applicability and limitations, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 207, 2021, 109172, ISSN 0920-4105, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109172.
  • Clement Afagwu, Saad Alafnan, Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Shirish Patil, Permeability model for shale and ultra-tight gas formations: Critical insights into the impact of dynamic adsorption, Energy Reports, Volume 7, 2021, Pages 3302-3316, ISSN 2352-4847, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.05.060.
  • Murtada Saleh Aljawad, Hamzah Aboluhom, Mateus Palharini Schwalbert, Adnan Al-Mubarak, Saad Alafnan, Mohamed Mahmoud, Temperature impact on linear and radial wormhole propagation in limestone, dolomite, and mixed mineralogy, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 93, 2021, 104031, ISSN 1875-5100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104031.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mohammad H. Alqam, Sidqi A. Abu-Khamsin, Abdullah S. Sultan, Saad F. Al-Afnan, Nadrah A. Alawani, An investigation of factors influencing carbonate rock wettability, Energy Reports, Volume 7, 2021,Pages 1125-1132, ISSN 2352-4847, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.01.091.
  • Alafnan, Saad & Yusuf, Falola & Mansour, Osamah & Alsamadony, Khalid & Awotunde, Abeeb & Aljawad, Murtada. (2020). Enhanced Recovery From Organic-Rich Shales through Carbon Dioxide Injection: Molecular-Level Investigation. Energy & Fuels. 34. 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03126.
  • Mohammed, I., Olayiwola, T.O., Alkathim, M., Abeeb A. Awotunde, Saad F. Alafnan,  A review of pressure transient analysis in reservoirs with natural fractures, vugs and/or caves. Pet. Sci. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12182-020-00505-2
  • Clement Afagwu, Isah Abubakar, Shams Kalam, Saad F. Al-Afnan, Abeeb A. Awotunde, Pressure-transient analysis in shale gas reservoirs: A review, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 78, 2020, 103319, ISSN 1875-5100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103319.
  • Alafnan, S.; Solling, T.; Mahmoud, M. Effect of Kerogen Thermal Maturity on Methane Adsorption Capacity: A Molecular Modeling Approach. Molecules 2020, 25, 3764.
  • Alafnan, S., and Yucel Akkutlu, I. (April 8, 2020). “The Transport Mechanisms and Dynamics of Shale via Multiscale Multiphysics Pore Network Modeling.” ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 2020; 142(9): 093003. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046522.
  • Alafnan, Saad & Aljawad, Murtada & Alismail, Fahad & Almajed, Abdulaziz. (2019). Enhanced Recovery from Gas Condensate Reservoir through Renewable Energy Sources. Energy Fuels. 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01761.
  • K. Alafnan, Saad & Akkutlu, I. Yucel. (2017). Matrix–Fracture Interactions During Flow in Organic Nanoporous Materials Under Loading. Transport in Porous Media. 121. 10.1007/s11242-017-0948-3.
  • Kou, Rui & F. K. Alafnan, Saad & Akkutlu, I. Yucel. (2016). Multi-scale Analysis of Gas Transport Mechanisms in Kerogen. Transport in Porous Media. 116. 10.1007/s11242-016-0787-7.

Books

  • Alafnan, S., & Akkutlu, Y. (2020). Transport in Nanoporous Materials. In 948916750 740229742 K. D. Sattler (Author), 21st century nanoscience a handbook (Vol. 5, pp. 12-1-12-6). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1249

Dr. Murtada Al-Jawad

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Educational Qualification

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

Research Interests

  • Acid Fracturing
  • Matrix Acidizing
  • Temperature Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Aljawad, M. S., Zhu, D., and Hill, A. D. 2016. Modeling Study of Acid Fracture Fluid System Performance. Paper SPE 179109 presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, 9-11 February
  • Aljawad, M. S., Zhu, D., and Hill, A. D. 2018. Temperature and Geometry Effects on the Fracture Surfaces Dissolution Patterns in Acid Fracturing. Paper SPE 190819 presented at the SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-14 June.
  • Aljawad, M. S., Schwalbert, M. P., Zhu, D., and Hill, A. D. 2018. Guidelines for Optimizing Acid Fracture Design Using an Integrated Acid Fracture and Productivity Model. Paper SPE 191423 to be presented at the SPE IHFTC, Oman, Muscat, 14-16 October

Awards & Honors

  • A Prince Muhammad bin Fahd Award for Academic Excellence, Oct 2011
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