CPG

Dhafer Omar Badhafere

Tel: + 966 (013) 860-4773

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1061

Dhafer Omar Badhafere

Engineer II, CIPR

Dhafer joined the petrophysics team at CIPR as an Engineer II and special core lab (SCAL) supervisor. He holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, specializing in petrophysics and formation scale evaluation. His previous experience revolves around applying special techniques to characterize the petrophysical properties of formation rocks and to characterize iron sulfide scales. Additionally, he has worked in various joint areas including chemical-enhanced oil recovery, corrosion evaluation, and drilling fluid integrity evaluation.

Educational Qualification

• B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
• M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Research Interests

• Practical petrophysics and special core analysis
• Spectral Induced polarization applications in Petrophysics
• Iron sulfide formation scale characterization

Selected Publications

• Badhafere, D., Kirmizakis, P., Oshaish, A., El-Husseiny, A., Mahmoud, M., Ntarlagiannis, D., and P. Soupios. “Detection of Iron Disulfide Materials in Geological Porous Media Using Spectral Induced Polarization Method.” SPE J. 28 (2023): 3409–3418. doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/217424-PA
• Hassan, A., Mohammed, E., Oshaish, A., Badhafere, D., Ayranci, K., Dong, T., bin Waheed, U., El-Husseiny, A., & Mahmoud, M. (2022). Prediction of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Organic Rich Shale Rocks Using Thermal Neutron Parameters. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.
• Bageri, B., Al Jaberi, J., Solling, T. I., Sultan, A., Badhafere, D., & Patil, S. (2023). Evaluating the corrosion index of DTPA at different conditions – key of improving the performance of chelating agents in field treatments. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 223, 211574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.21157

Awards & Honors

• Second Honor Award during undergraduate studies
• Full scholarship for Graduate studies awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education
• Exchange program participant at Colorado School of Mines, USA
• Research fellowship recipient at Cornell University, USA

Tel: +966 (013) 860-3688
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1052

Dr. Ahmad Akanbi Adewunmi

Engineer II, CIPR

Dr. Adewunmi is an active researcher at the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research, the research hub of the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences at KFUPM. His area of research includes enhanced oil recovery, polymer gel design for water control in the petroleum industry, emulsion technology and nano-materials for diverse applications.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University Sains Malaysia, 2017.
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2011.
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, The Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, 2006.

Research Interests

Polymer rheology, polymer gels design for water control in oil mature oil fields, nanotechnology application in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), fluids characterization for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications, and polymer characterization/nanocomposites/materials.

Selected Publications

  • A. Adewunmi., Selvin. T. P., Abdulhadi A. A., De. S. K., and Muataz A. A., “Effect of Modified and Non Modified Carbon Nanotubes on the Rheological Behavior of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Nanocomposite”, Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2013, Article ID 731860, DOI:10.1155/2013/731860.
  • A. Adewunmi., Suzylawati Ismail., and Abdullah. S. Sultan., “Study on strength and gelation time of polyacrylamide/polyethyleneimine composite gels reinforced with coal fly ash for water shut-off treatment”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI:10.1002/app.41392.
  • A. Adewunmi., Suzylawati Ismail., and Abdullah. S. Sultan., “Laboratory scale study on rheological behavior, morphological and structural properties of crosslinked polyacrylamide composite hydrogels embedded with date seed powder”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI:10.1002/app.42110.
  • Ahmad. A. Adewunmi., suzylawati Ismail., and Abdullah. S. Sultan., “Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Nanocomposite Hydrogels Developed for Various Applications: A Critical Review”, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, DOI: 10.1007/s10904-016-0379-6.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-7176
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 6132

Syed Rizwanullah Hussaini

Engineer II, CIPR

MS Graduate in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM with a major in Signal Processing. Working in Center for Integrative Petroleum Research as a Technical Research Assistant with a specialization in Statistical Signal Processing, NMR Rock Analysis, Multiscale CT Imaging and Seismic Data Analysis.

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2012
  • BE, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Osmania University, India, 2007

Research Interests

  • Statistical Signal Processing, NMR Rock Analysis, Multiscale CT Imaging, Seismic Data Analysis

Selected Publications

  1. A. Vesnaver, S. I. Kaka, S. R. Hussaini, A. Popoola, “Microtremor Analysis Over Carbonates With and Without Oil”, 4th EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic, Amsterdam, March 2013.
  2. Jin, HG Pérez, G. Agrawal, S.R. Hussaini. “Unconventional Shale Permeability Quantification: Direct Measurement of the Effects of Capillary Condensation and Gas Composition”. 2nd EAGE/SPE/AAPG Shale Gas Workshop, Dubai, September 2014.
  3. G Jin, HG Pérez, G Agrawal, MR Khodja, AZ Ali, SR Hussaini, ZZ Jangda. “The Impact of Gas Adsorption and Composition on Unconventional Shale Permeability Measurement”. SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Manama, March 2015.
  4. G Jin, HG Pérez, AA Dhamen, SS Ali, A Nair, G Agrawal, MR Khodja, SR Hussaini, ZZ Jangda, AZ Ali. “Permeability Measurement of Organic-Rich Shale – Comparison of Various Unsteady-State Methods”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Texas, September 2015
Tel: +966 (013) 860-​3825
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 6217

Ridha Al-Abdrabalnabi

Engineer II, CIPR

Ridha joined center of integrative petroleum research (CIPR) as a petroleum engineer in 2016. His experience in CIPR revolves around special core analysis labs. An active member in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and acidizing groups. In addition, he’s taking role of mentoring graduate students to perform their core-flooding experiments.

Educational Qualification

  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA 2023
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA 2015

Research Interests

  • Special core analysis
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Acidizing
  • Acid fracturing

Selected Publications

  • Xinrui Zhao, Ridha Al-Abdrabalnabi, Yu-Shu Wu, Xianmin Zhou, Evaluations of the feasibility of oil storage in depleted petroleum reservoirs through experimental modelling studies, Fuel, Volume 294, 2021, 120316, ISSN 0016-2361, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.120316
  • Zhou, Xianmin , Al-Abdrabalnabi, Ridha , Khan, Sarmad Zafar, and Muhammad Shahzad Kamal. “Interrelationship of Capillary Number, Interfacial Tension, Injection Flow Rate and Temperature by Surfactant Flooding for Oil-wet Carbonate Reservoirs.” Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/205749-MS
  • Zeeshan Tariq, Amjed Hassan, Ridha Al-Abdrabalnabi, Murtada Saleh Aljawad, and Mohamed Mahmoud. Comparative Study of Fracture Conductivity in Various Carbonate Rocks Treated with GLDA Chelating Agent and HCl Acid. Energy & Fuels 2021 35 (23), 19641-19654. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c03471
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Tel: +966 (013) 860-2761
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 6126

Saud Mohammed Al-Dughaimi

Engineer II, CIPR

Saud initially joined CPG under LTSS group as an Assistant Lab coordinator. He had shown keen interest in Resistivity lab and Rock mechanics lab.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, 2015.

Research Interests

  • Resistivity Lab
  • Rock flooding test, with different kind of liquid and gas.
  • Rock mechanic Lab

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Muqtadir, A., Al-Dughaimi, S., & Dvorkin, J. (2020). Deformation of Granular Aggregates: Static and Dynamic Bulk Moduli. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(1). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018604
  • Muqtadir, A., Al-Dughaimi, S., Ali, A. Z., Kandil, M. E., & Dvorkin, J. (2019). Acoustic Emissions During Deformation of Sandstone with Fluids. In Proceedings of 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. New York City, NY, USA: American Rock Mechanics Association.
  • Al-Dughaimi, S., Ali, A. Z., Muqtadir, A., Kandil, M. E., & Dvorkin, J. (2019). Elastic Anisotropy in Deep Carbonate Reservoir. In Proceedings of 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. New York City, NY, USA: American Rock Mechanics Association.
  • Muqtadir, A., Al-Dughaimi, S., Kandil, M. E., Ali, A., & Dvorkin, J. P. (2019). Elastic and Mechanical Properties of Dune Sand: Experiments and Models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2019JB017981. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB017981
Tel: +966 (013) 860-8316
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1054

Hani Salman Al Mukainah

Engineer II, CIPR

Mr. Hani joined the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience’s Centre of Integrated Petroleum Research in 2016 as an engineer in the petrophysics research group. Mr. Hani is a specialist in digital rock physics, acquiring digital images of natural rock at the pore scale, as well as at the core scale, and theoretically analysing these images. His recent spectacular results include the generation of wormholes in carbonates as a result of acid treatment. Hani has also worked on producing digital resistivity data from micro-images and understanding its findings. In addition, Mr. Hani is currently involved in several funded research such as, CO2 and H2 underground storage projects to examine the rock-fluid interaction and its effect on pore structures using a CT scanner.

Educational Qualification

  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA 2022 (in progress)
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2015

Research Interests

  • Digital rock physics.
  • Gas storage (H2 and CO2)
  • Multi-phase flow through porous media
  • X-ray micro-computed tomography

Selected Publications

Extended Publications (+)

  • “Impact of fines and rock wettability on reservoir formation damage” A Al‐Yaseri, H Al Mukainah, M Lebedev, A Barifcani, S Iglauer, Geophysical Prospecting 64 (4-Advances in Rock Physics), 860-874, 2016.
  • “A Digital Rock Physics Approach for Computing Archie’s Resistivity Exponents”, H Al-Mukainah, S Al-Ofi, H Kasserwan, J Dvorkin, 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 (1), 1-5.
  •  “Electrical formation factor versus porosity coarse-scale transforms from microscopic digital images: Example-based study” HS Al-Mukainah, SR Hussaini, JP Dvorkin, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021.
  • “Electrical Formation Factor from Digital Microimages” JP Dvorkin, HS Al-Mukainah, AGU Fall Meeting 2021.
  • “Controlling Factors on Petrophysical and Acoustic Properties of Bioturbated Carbonates:(Upper Jurassic, Central Saudi Arabia)” M Salih, JJG Reijmer, A El Husseiny, M Bashri, H Eltom, HA Mukainah, Applied Sciences 11 (11), 5019, 2021.
  • “Consistent prediction of absolute permeability in carbonates without upscaling”, MR Khodja, J Li, SR Hussaini, AZ Ali, HS Al-Mukainah, ZZ Jangda. Oil & Gas Science and Technology–Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles 75, 44. 2020.
  • “Digital Subvolumes: Computational Approaches and Permeability-Porosity Transforms”, J Li, SR Hussaini, H Al-Mukainah, J Dvorkin, 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, 2019 (1), 1-5.
  • “Consistent Evaluation of the Organic Content of the Qusaiba Shale Using Digital-Rock Methodology”, M Abouelresh, M Khodja, R Husseini, H Al-Mukainah, A Ali, International Petroleum Technology Conference, 2019.

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated with First Class Honours.
  • Received a Letter of Commendation in fours Semesters in 2013, 2014.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-3194
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 2032

Rahul Salin Babu

Engineer II, CIPR

He joined the Advanced petrophysics & Nuclear Magnetic Resonance/Magnetic Resonance Imaging laboratories at CIPR, KFUPM in 2017. He has a diversified experience in various research fields like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance/Magnetic Resonance Imaging rock core scanning & analysis for fluid typing, saturation recovery, diffusion distribution etc. Using core flood method to study foam properties, gas trapping & wettability alteration in porous media using chemical methods like surfactants & nanoparticles.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Tech., Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Study of foam properties in porous media
  • Effect of surfactants and nanoparticles on foam trapping
  • Using NMR & MRI techniques for EOR
  • CO2 sequestration

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed Gamal Rezk, Rahul S. Babu, Suaibu O. Badmus, Abdulrauf R. Adebayo. Foam-Assisted Capillary Trapping in Saline Aquifers—An Initial–Residual Saturation Analysis. Energies, Volume 15- Issue 17. 2022
  • Sakthivel S, Babu Salin R. Imidazolium based ionic liquid stabilized foams for conformance control: bulk and porous scale investigation. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 11(47): 29711- 29727. September, 2021.
  • Jaber Al Jaberi, Badr S. Bageri, Abdulrauf R. Adebayo, Shirish Patil, Assad Barri, Rahul B. Salin. Evaluation of formation damages during filter cake deposition and removal process: The effect of primary damage on secondary damage. Journal of Petroleum Science 18(4): 1153 -1162. August, 2021.
  • Bageri BS, Adebayo AR, Al Jaberi J, Patil S, Salin RB. Evaluating drilling fluid infiltration in porous media – Comparing NMR, gravimetric, and X-ray CT scan methods. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Vol. 198. March, 2021.
  • Adebayo AR, Bageri BS, Al Jaberi J, Salin RB. A calibration method for estimating mudcake thickness and porosity using NMR data. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Vol. 195. December, 2020.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Al Jaberi JB, Bageri BS, Barri A, Adebayo A, Patil S, Babu R, Rizwanullah S. Insight into secondary posterior formation damage during barite filter cake removal in calcite formations. International Petroleum Technology Conference 2020, IPTC 2020, IPTC-19611-MS. January, 2020.
  • Bageri BS, Adebayo AR, Barri A, Al Jaberi J, Patil S, Hussaini SR, Babu RS. Evaluation of secondary formation damage caused by the interaction of chelated barite with formation rocks during filter cake removal. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Vol. 183. Dec, 2019.
  • Adebayo AR, Babalola L, Hussaini SR, Alqubalee A, Babu RS. Insight into the pore characteristics of aSaudi Arabian tight gas sand reservoir. Energies 12(22): 4302. November, 2019.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2385
Fax: +966 (013) 860 3989

Location: PEGTC, Cu. 108.16

Ali A. Binabdi

Engineer II, CIPR

Holding a bachelor of Applied Science in Petroleum System Engineering, from University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I had worked in Calgary, Alberta as Petroleum Engineer for a Canadian company from 2016 – 2018. Joined CIPR in 2019.

Educational Qualification

  • B.S. in Petroleum System Engineering from University of Regina, SK, Canada

Research Interests

  • Enhance Oil Recovery
  • Interfacial Phenomenon
  • PVT study
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