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Dr. Ahmad Akanbi Adewunmi

Tel: +966 (013) 860-3183
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Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3022

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) 860-3829
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3118

Ayyaz Mustafa

Engineer II, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc. in Geology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, 2015.
  • B.S. Geological Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 2009.

Research Interests

  • Geomechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Optimization
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Unconventional Shale Gas
  • Brittleness and Anisotropy in Shales.

Selected Publications

  • Mustafa, A., Sahin, A., Abouelresh, M.O., Hariri, M.M., (2016). Lithofacies Controls on Natural Fracture Distribution in the Qusaiba Shale, Rub’ Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, (Submitted Ref. No. JAES-D-17-00924)
  • Mustafa, A., Sahin, A., Abdulraheem, A., Korvin, G., (2016). Lithofacies Controls on Mechanical Properties and Brittleness of Lower Silurian Qusaiba Shale, Rub’ Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).
  • Mustafa, A., Sahin, A., Abdulraheem, A., (2016). Brittleness Estimation and Anisotropy Analysis of Lower Silurian Qusaiba Shale, Saudi Arabia. 4th International Conference on Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (ICIPEG), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Ejaz, W. and Mustafa, A., (2015). Petrophysical and Dynamic Geomechanical Characterization of Lower Silurian Qusaiba Shale, Saudi Arabia. 3rd Middle East Geoscience Symposium, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Mustafa, A., Sahin, A., Hariri, M.M., Abouelresh, M.O., Korvin, G., and Abdulraheem, A., (2015). Multi-Scale Geological Characterization of the Lower Silurian Qusaiba Shale, Rub’ Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. AAPGSEG International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, (Article #90217).
  • Mustafa, A., Sahin, A., Abouelresh, M.O., and Hariri, M.M., (2014). Geological Characteristics of the Lower Silurian Qusaiba Shale, Rub AlKhali Basin, Saudi Arabia. 2nd EAGE/SPE/AAPG Shale Gas Workshop, Dubai. ISBN: 978-1-63439-487-1. Page 38-42.
  • Mustafa, A., (2014). An outcrop study of Lower Eocene Rus Formation, using Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction. 2nd Middle East Geoscience Student Symposium, Oman.
  • Mustafa, A., and Sahin, A., (2016). Unconventional Shale Gas: An Emerging Resource of Energy. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Magazine Article, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.
  • Shafique, U., Khan, M.S., Mustafa, A., and Arif, S. (2012). Engineering Geological Characterization of Lahore Soil, based on Geotechnical Testing and Mineralogical Composition using X-ray Diffraction. Pakistan Journal of Sciences, Vol. 64 Issue. 3
Tel: +966 (013) 860-4361
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3022

Abdullah M. Alqubalee

Engineer II, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc., Geology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA, 2017.
  • B.S., Engineering Geology, University of Aden, Yemen, 2007.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Petrophysics
  • Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality

Selected Publications

  • Alqubalee, A., Babalola, L., Abdullatif, O., Makkawi, M., 2019. Factors Controlling Reservoir Quality of a Paleozoic Tight Sandstone, Rub’ al Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Arab. J. Sci. Eng. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03885-9
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., Makkawi, M., 2019. Characteristics of Paleozoic tight gas sandstone reservoir: integration of lithofacies, paleoenvironments, and spectral gamma-ray analyses, Rub’ al Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia. Arab. J. Geosci. 12, 344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-019-4467-0
  • Abdullatif, O.M., Alqubalee, A., Babalola, L., Makkawi, M., 2018. Sedimentological Controls on Reservoir Properties of a Paleozoic Tight Sandstone Reservoir, Saudi Arabia. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201900217
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., 2017. Application of Spectral Gamma Ray for Lithofacies and Paleo-environmental Interpretation: A Case Study from The Late Ordovician Glaciogenic Deposits, Saudi Arabia, in: EGU General Assembly 2017. EGU2017-16887, Vienna, Austria, p. 16887.
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., Makkawi, M., 2017. Reservoir Characterization of Tight Gas Sand – Integration of lithofacies and Petrophysical properties, Subsurface, Saudi Arabia, in: 79th EAGE Conference. Paris. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201701379
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., Makkawi, M., 2017. Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality: Insight into the Late Ordovician Sarah Tight Sand, Rub’ Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia, in: Geosciences Technology Workshop. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90299, Amman, Jordan.
  • Alqubalee, A., Abdullatif, O., Babalola, L., Sahin, A., Makkawi, M., 2017. Lithofacies and Paleoenvironments of the Late Ordovician Sarah Tight Sand, Subsurface of the Rub’ Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia, in: AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90310, London, England.

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Awards & Honors

  • Scientific Excellence Certificate, Engineering Geology, University of Aden, Yemen, 2006/2007.
  • Recipient of King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, KSA, MS Scholarship, 2013.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-3920
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3022

Arqam Muqtadir

Engineer II, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering – KFUPM 2017.
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering – KFUPM 2015

Research Interests

  • Geomechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Acoustic Emissions
  • Well Stimulation
  • Artificial Intelligence

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., 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
    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.
  • Hussain, M., Muqtadir, A., Amao, A., Al-Ramadan, K., & Babalola, L. (2019). Destructive vs Non-destructive: Establishing an Empirical Relationship between Impulse Hammer and Triaxial Test – Derived Rock Mechanical Properties. In Proceedings of the 7th Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. Tulsa, OK, USA: American Association of Petroleum Geologists. https://doi.org/10.15530/urtec-2019-222
  • Muqtadir, A., Elkatatny, S., Mahmoud, M., Abdulraheem, A., & Gomaa, A. (2018). Effect of the Type of Fracturing Fluid on the Breakdown Pressure of Tight Sandstone Rocks. In Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition. Al-Khobar, KSA: Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/192365-MS
Tel: +966 (013) 860-4525
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3118

Ahmad Mahboob

Engineer II, CIPR

Masters in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in EOR

Educational Qualification

  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering from KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA
  • B.S. Petroleum & Gas Engineering from UET, Lahore, Pakistan

Research Interests

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Interfacial Phenomenon
  • PVT Studies

Selected Publications

  • An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock (182839-MS SPE Conference Paper – 2016)
  • A Rigorous Correlation for Quantitative Prediction of Water Cresting in Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells (182778-MS SPE Conference Paper – 2016)
  • An Experimental Study of Interfacial Tension and Contact Angles of CO2/Brines/Surfactants/Oil Systems with Dolomite Rock (AiCHE Meeting 2015, Utah, USA Paper No. 431445, ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6)

Awards & Honors

  • Winner of Paper Contest of the 2016 Young Professional’s Technical Symposium (YPTS), SPE-KSA YPSO, Dhahran KSA
  • On-Merit Full tuition fee waiver Scholarships from KFUPM, Dhahran from 2013 to 2016
  • “Govt. Internal merit Scholarship” at UET, Lahore from 2007 to 2011
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