CPG

Dr. Tinku Saikia

Tel: +966 (013) 860-1793
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Tinku Saikia

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Tinku Saikia is a Post Doctorate Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, India. During his Ph.D., he worked in the field of development of gas hydrate inhibitors for drilling fluids. He joined Complex and Reactive Fluids (CRF) Lab at KFUPM in 2018

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering
  • M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Gas Hydrates Inhibitors and Promoters
  • Conformance Control and Permeability Modifiers

Selected Publications

  • Quantum dots: A new approach in thermodynamic inhibitor for the drilling of gas hydrate bearing formation. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 52, 25 August 2017, Pages 89-98.
  • Experimental investigations of clathrate hydrate inhibition in water based drilling fluid using green Inhibitor. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 147, November 2016, Pages 647-653.
  • Evaluation of 1-Decyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate as clathrate hydrate crystal inhibitor in drilling fluid. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 36, Part A, November 2016, Pages 906-915.
  • Temperature Augmented Visual Method for Initial Screening of  Hydrate Inhibitors. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies Nouvelles Volume 73, 2018, 1-8.
  • Evaluation of Soya Lecithin as Eco-friendly Biosurfactant Clathrate Hydrate Antiagglomerant Additive. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Volume 21(1), 2018, 101-111.
  • Experimental Investigations and Optimizations of Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids using RSM & CCD  for Gas Hydrate Bearing Formation. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 43 (11), November 2018, Pages 6541-6554.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-1796
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Gang Lei

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Lei joined the Petroleum Engineering Department, KFUPM as a Postdoctoral Researcher in September 2018. Before joining KFUPM, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Peking University from April 2016 to April 2018. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China (2015).

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China, 2015
  • M.Sc., Computational Mathematics, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China, 2012
  • B.S., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, China Agricultural University, China, 2009

Research Interests

  • Fractal theory and its application in Petroleum Engineering
  • Reservoir Simulation/Flow and Transport in Porous Media
  • Uncertainty Quantification/Sensitivity Analysis
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Selected Publications

  • Lei, G., Cao, N., McPherson, B.J., Liao, Q. and Chen, W., 2019. A novel analytical model for pore volume compressibility of fractal porous media. Scientific Reports9(1), pp.1-11.
  • Lei, G., Liao, Q., Patil, S., and Zhao, Y., 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 Engineering179, pp.787-795.
  • Lei, G., Liao, Q. and Zhang, D., 2019. A new analytical model for flow in acidized fractured-vuggy porous media. Scientific Reports9(1), pp.1-12.
  • Lei, G., Liao, Q. and Patil, S., 2019. A fractal model for relative permeability in fractures under stress dependence. Fractals27(6), pp.1950092-1926.
  • Liao, Q., Lei, G., Zhang, D. and Patil, S., 2019. Analytical solution for upscaling hydraulic conductivity in anisotropic heterogeneous formations. Advances in Water Resources128, pp.97-116.
  • Lei G., Li W., Wen Q. The convective heat transfer of fractal porous media under stress condition[J]. International Journal of Thermal Science. 2019, 137: 55-63.
  • Lei G., Cao N., Liu D., et al. A non-linear flow model for porous media based on conformable derivative approach[J]. Energies, 2018, 11(11): 2986.
  • Lei G., Cao N., Wen Q. Permeability prediction in roughened fractures under stress condition using fractal model[J]. Fractals, 2018.
  • Lei G., Mo S.Y., Dong Z.Z., et al. Theoretical and experimental study on stress-dependency of relative permeability in porous media. Fractals, 2018, 26(02): 1840010.
  • Lei G., Wang C., Wu Z.S., et al. Theory study of gas-water relative permeability in roughened fractures and fractured porous media. Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 2018: 0954406218755185.
  • Lei G., Dong Z.Z., Li W.R., et al. A theoretical study on stress sensitivity of fractal porous media with irreducible water. Fractals. 2017: 1850004.
  • Lei G., Dong P.C., Wu Z.S., et al. A fractal model for the stress-dependent permeability and relative permeability in tight sandstones. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/173897-PA.
  • Lei G., Dong P.C., Wu Z.S., et al. Multi-scale structures of porous media and the flow prediction. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2014, 21: 986-992.
  • Lei G., Dong P.C., Mo S.Y., et al. A novel fractal model for two-phase relative permeability in porous media. Fractals, 2015:1550017.
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Mohammad Sarim Jamal

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Jamal is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Department of Petroleum Engineering. He worked as a Lecturer-B in the Petroleum Engineering department from 2014-2019 during which he received his Ph.D.  As part of his Ph.D. he developed novel methods to efficiently model flow and transport in Karst reservoirs and aquifers. He has teaching experience in Reservoir Simulation and Reservoir Description.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. , Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2018 
  • M.S. , Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 2012
  • B.Tech. , Petrochemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2010

Research Interests

  • Reservoir Simulation and Numerical Modeling
  • Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media
  • Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport
  • Reservoir Optimization Case Studies
  • Carbonate and Fractured Reservoirs

Selected Publications

  • Mohammed, I., Afagwu, C. C., Adjei, S., Kadafur, I. B., Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). A review on polymer, gas, surfactant and nanoparticle adsorption modeling in porous media. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles, 75, 77. https://doi.org/10.2516/ogst/2020063
  • Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). Darcy’s model with optimized permeability distribution for the simulation of stokes flow and contaminant transport in karst aquifers. Hydrogeology Journal, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-020-02124-y
  • Kalam, S., Olayiwola, T., Al-Rubaii, M. M., Amaechi, B. I., Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). Carbon dioxide sequestration in underground formations: review of experimental, modeling, and field studies. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-020-01028-7
  • Jamal, M.S., Awotunde, A. A., Abdulraheem, A., Al-Yousef, H. Y., Al-Mouhamed, M. A., & Fairag, F. A. (2019). Assessment of unsteady Brinkman’s model for flow in karst aquifers. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 12(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-018-4160-8
  • Jamal, M.S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2018). Full-field to sector modeling for efficient flow simulation in karst aquifers. Journal of Hydrology, 564, 682–696. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JHYDROL.2018.07.028

Extended Publications (+)

  • Jamal, M.S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2018). Modeling of Unsteady Flow in Karst Reservoirs Using a Modified Brinkman’s Equation. In Innovations in Geosciences – Time for Breakthrough. Saint Petersburg: EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201800120
  • Jamal, M.S., Awotunde, A., & Asad, A. (2018). Utilization of the Brinkman’s Equation to Model Flow and Tracer Transport within Karst Reservoirs. 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201800839
  • Khan, R. A., Asad, A., Jamal, M. S., & Zaidi, S. A. (2018). OLYMPUS Field Development Optimization Study – KFUPM. In EAGE/TNO Workshop on OLYMPUS Field Development Optimization. Barcelona: EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802304
  • Jamal, M. S., Al-Nuaim, S., Awotunde, A. A., & Khan, R. A. (2016). Optimal Parameter Selection in a Polymer Alternating Gas PAG Process. In SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition. Dammam: Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/182794-MS
  • Siddiqui, M. A. Q., Khan, R. A., & Jamal, M. S. (2015). Multi-objective Well Placement Optimization Considering Energy Sustainability Along With Economical Gains. In SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/175842-MS
  • Mutrif Siddig, O., Awotunde, A., Hashim Ahmed, A., & Jamal, M. S. (2014). Effect of Project Life Time on Well Placement Optimization. In 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20141519
  • Hashim Ahmed, A., Awotunde, A., Mutrif Siddig, O., & Jamal, M. S. (2014). A Pareto-based Well Placement Optimization. In 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20140947
  • Ahmed Elfeel, Jamal M.S. , S., Enemanna, C., Arnold, D., & Geiger, S. (2013). Effect of DFN Upscaling on History Matching and Prediction of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec. https://doi.org/10.2118/164838-MS
Tel: +966 (013) 860-1973

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Badr Bageri

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Bageri is a Post Doctorate Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He worked as as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Hadhramout University for two years. During his Ph.D., he worked in a project at EXPEC Advanced Research Center, Formation Damage & Stimulation Unit, SAUDI ARAMCO. He has authored or co-authored 30 journal and conference publications in addition to several patent applications in the area of evaluating and improving the drilling fluid properties using new materials in addition to stimulating the formation damage caused during the drilling operations.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2017
  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2012
  • B.S., Haramout University, Yemen, 2007

Research Interests

  • Drilling Fluid Properties
  • Filter Cake Removal
  • Formation Damage

Selected Publications

  • Bageri, B.S., Adebayo, A. R., Al Jaberi, J., Patil, S., and Babu, R.,, 2021, Evaluating drilling fluid infiltration in porous media – Comparing NMR, gravimetric, and X-ray CT scan methods, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 198.
  • Bageri, B. S., Gomaa, I., Mahmoud, M., Patil, S., and Al Nakhli, A., 2020, Complex barite filter cake removal using in situ generated acids by thermochemicals,” Scientific Reports, Nature, 15773 (2020).
  • Bageri, B.S., Adebayo, A. R., Al Jaberi, J., and Patil, S., 2019, Effect of perlite particles on the filtration properties of high-density barite weighted water-based drilling fluid,” Powder Technology, PTEC-14912, p. 10.
  • Bageri, B.S., Adebayo, A. R., Barri, A., Al Jaberi, J., Patil, S., Hussaini, R., and Babu, R., 2019, 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.
  • Bageri, B. S., Benaafi, M., Mahmoud, M., Patil, S., Mohamed, A., and Elkatatny, S., 2019, Effect of Arenite, Calcareous, Argillaceous, and Ferruginous Sandstone Cuttings on Filter Cake and Drilling Fluid Properties in Horizontal Wells,” Geofluids, vol. 2019.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Bageri, B.S., Mahmoud, M., Abdulraheem, A., Al-Mutairi, S. H., Elkatatny, S., and Shawabkeh, R. A., 2017, Single stage filter cake removal of barite weighted water based drilling fluid, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 149.
  • Bageri, B. S., Al-Mutairi, S. H.; Mahmoud, M., 2013, Different Techniques for Characterizing the Filter Cake,” in SPE Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 January, Muscat, Oman.
  • Bageri B. S., Mahmoud M.A., Shawabkeh R.A., and Abdulraheem A., Barite Filter Cake Removing Composition and Method. Application Number: US20170145289A1. Filed: 2015-Grant: 2019
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Arnoud Slootman

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Slootman has an interest in process-based sedimentology and in particular for bedforms and resulting sedimentary structures. He holds a degree in ‘clastic’ carbonate sedimentology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. The integration of fieldwork, theory, and experiments is the central focus of his research. He has an interest in the morphodynamics of Froude-supercritical flows producing bedforms of the upper flow-regime, and co-organises international meetings related to this topic. Dr. Slootman joined the College in the summer of 2017 and works on (experimental) calciturbidites in the Carbonate Sedimentology Group.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2012-2016). Dissertation: Supercritical density flows on cool-water carbonate ramps – The Lower Pleistocene of Favignana Island, Italy
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2009-2012). Thesis: The Favignana Calcarenite: Sedimentology and Architecture of the Pleistocene Biocalcarenite Complex of Favignana, Egadi Islands, Italy
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2004-2008). Thesis: Neogene rotation of the Transylvanian Basin (Romania): a paleomagnetic study

Research Interests

  • Sediment transport dynamics
  • Subaqueous density flows
  • Supercritical flow morphodynamics
  • Bedforms
  • Turbidites
  • Clastic carbonate sedimentology
  • Tsunamis
  • Regional geology

Selected Publications

  • Slootman, A., Ventra, D., Cartigny, M.J.B.; Normandeau, A. and Hubbard, S. (2021) Supercritical‐flow processes and depositional products: Introduction to thematic issue. Sedimentology, in press. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12881
  • Jaballah, J.; Reijmer, J.J.G.; El-Husseiny, A.; Le Goff, J.; Hairabian, A.; Slootman, A. (2021) Physical properties of Cretaceous to Eocene platform-to-basin carbonates from Albania. Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105022
  • De Kruijf, M., Slootman, A., De Boer, R.A. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2021) On the settling of marine carbonate grains: Review and challenges. Earth-Science Reviews, in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103532
  • Slootman, A., Vellinga, A.J., Cartigny, M.J.B and Moscariello, A. (2021) The depositional signature of high‐aggradation chute‐and‐pool bedforms: The build‐and‐fill structure. Sedimentology, in press. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12843
  • Le Goff, J., Slootman, A., Mulder, T., Cavailhes, T., Ducassou, E., Hanquiez, V., Jaballah, J. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2020) The internal geometry of intra-formational Mass-Transport Deposits (MTDs): Insights from the carbonate slopes of the Great Bahama Bank and the Apulian Carbonate Platform. Marine Geology, Volume 427, 106205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106205
  • Slootman, A., and Cartigny, M.J.B. (2020) Cyclic steps: review and aggradation-based classification. Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 201, 102949. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102949

Extended Publications (+)

  • Slootman, A., De Boer, P.L., Cartigny, M.J.B., Samankassou, E. and Moscariello, A. (2019) Evolution of a carbonate delta generated by gateway-funnelling of episodic currents. Sedimentology, Vol. 66(4), 1302-1340. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/sed.12585
  • Slootman, A., Cartigny, M.J.B. and Vellinga, A.J. Build-up-and-fill structure: The depositional signature of strongly aggradational chute-and-pool bedforms. (2019) Marine and River Dune Dynamics – MARID VI.
  • Slootman, A., Simpson, G., Castelltort, S. and Boer, P.L. (2018) Geological record of marine tsunami backwash: The role of the hydraulic jump. The Depositional Record, Vol. 4, 59-77. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dep2.38
  • Slootman A., Cartigny M.J.B., de Boer P.L., Moscariello A. (2016) Depositional character of submarine dunes on a Pleistocene distally steepened carbonate ramp (Favignana Island, Italy). Marine and River Dune Dynamics – MARID V.
  • Slootman, A., Cartigny, M.J., Moscariello, A., Chiaradia, M. and de Boer, P.L. (2016) Quantification of tsunami-induced flows on a Mediterranean carbonate ramp reveals catastrophic evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 444, 192-204. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X16301479

Awards & Honors

  • 2020: Recipient of 2020 IAS Postdoctoral Research Grant (1st session).
  • 2019-2020: High-Impact Paper Award, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
  • 2018-2020: Saudi Aramco Grant for Technical Proposal, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Authors: John Reijmer, Arnoud Slootman.)
  • 2013: Postgraduate Grant Scheme of the International Association of Sedimentologists.
  • 2012: Bourse Augustin Lombard, Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève.
  • 2011: Molengraaff Fund, TU Delft University, the Netherlands.
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Jalel Jaballah

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Jalel Jaballah is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at KFUPM-CPG. His research focuses on sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, diagenesis, and rock physics of carbonates. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geology from Tunis el Manar University, Tunisia in the field of sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and diagenesis of the Cretaceous carbonate series of Tunisia. He combined his Ph.D. studies with working on projects for the industry involving reservoir aspect characterization.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. (honors), Carbonate Sedimentology / Tunis el Manar University, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisia (2012-2017).
  • M.S., Applied Geology / Carthage University, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Tunisia (2009-2011).
  • B.S., Earth Sciences / Carthage University, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Tunisia (2004-2008).

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Diagenesis & stable isotopes
  • Rock physics of carbonates
  • Reservoir characterization

Selected Publications

  • Jaballah J, Reijmer J.J.G, El-Husseiny A, Le Goff J, Hairabian A and Slootman A (2021): Physical properties of Cretaceous to Eocene platform-to-basin carbonates from Albania. Marine and Petroleum Geology 128, 105022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105022
  • Negra M.H and Jaballah J (2020): The rudist-rich carbonate units in central Tunisia as markers of Late Cretaceous transgressive events. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 13, 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-020-06354.
  • Jaballah J, Negra M.H and Reijmer J.J.G (2020): Middle Cenomanian–Turonian sequence stratigraphy of central-southern Tunisia: regional and global control on depositional patterns. Cretaceous Research 111, 104446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104446.
  • Le Goff J, Mulder T, Gillet H, Slootman A, Cavailhes T, Ducassou E, Hanquiez V, Jaballah J and Reijmer J.J.G (2020): On the architecture of intra-formational Mass-Transport Deposits: Insights from the carbonate slopes of Great Bahama Bank and the Apulian Carbonate Platform. Marine Geology 427.
  • Jaballah J and Negra M.H (2019): The Main Late Cretaceous Tectonic Episodes Controlling the Deposition of Rudist-Rich Platform Carbonates in Central Tunisia. In M. Boughdiri et al. (eds.), Paleobiodiversity and Tectono-Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer Nature Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01452-0_62.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Negra M.H and Jaballah J (2019): Late Cretaceous Transgressive-Regressive Cycles Including Rudist-Rich Units in Central Tunisia. In M. Boughdiri et al. (eds.), Paleobiodiversity and Tectono-Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer Nature Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01452-0_45.
  • Jaballah J and Negra M.H (2017): The Late Cenomanian-Coniacian Gattar and Aleg reservoirs in Sidi Bouzid area, Central Tunisia: Logging, diagenesis and reservoir implications. Journal of Tethys 5 (1), 087-102.
  • Jaballah J and Negra M.H (2016): Stratigraphical and sedimentary characters of Late Cretaceous Formations outcropping in Central and Southern Tunisia, Tethyan southern margin. Journal of African Earth Sciences 124, 289-310.
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Alex Hairabian

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Hairabian received his Ph.D. in Carbonate Sedimentology and Numerical Modeling of Geological Reservoirs from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, in 2014. Since then, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, in 2016-2017, and has been involved in various scientific projects including collaborations with archeologists, and as an external consultant for private companies. He has joined the Department of Geosciences at the King Fahd University of Dhahran in January 2019.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Carbonate Sedimentology and Numerical Modeling of Geological Reservoirs, University of Aix-Marseille, France, 2014
    • Dissertation: Sedimentology, stratigraphy, 3-D numerical modeling and physical properties of Cretaceous deep-water carbonates of the Gargano Promontory (Apulia, SE Italy)
  • M.Sc. in Carbonate Reservoir Geology, University of Aix-Marseille, France, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Sedimentology/Paleontology, University of Aix-Marseille, France, 2005

Research Interests

  • Carbonate sedimentary systems with special interest for carbonate factories, sediment redistribution processes and stratigraphic architecture of carbonate edifices.
  • Sediment gravity flow processes and products in carbonate systems.
  • Numerical geology, transfer of analogue/outcrop data into 3D numerical models of geological reservoirs
  • Petrophysics
  • Regional geology

Selected Publications

  • Fournier, F., Pellerin, M., Villeuneuve, Q., Teillet, T., Hong, F., Poli, E., Borgomano, J., Léonide, P., Hairabian, A., 2018. The equivalent pore aspect ratio as a tool for pore type prediction in carbonate reservoirs. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 102, 1343-1377.
  • Morsilli, M., Hairabian A., Borgomano J., Nardon S., Adams E., Bracco Gartner G., 2017. The Apulia Carbonate Platform – Gargano Promontory, Italy (Upper Jurassic to Eocene). American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 101, 523-531.
  • Hairabian A., Borgomano J., Masse, J.-P., Nardon S., 2015. 3-D stratigraphic architecture, sedimentary processes and controlling factors of Cretaceous deep-water resedimented carbonate systems (Gargano Promontory, SE Italy). Sedimentary Geology, 317, 116-136.
  • Hairabian A., Fournier F., Borgomano J., Nardon S., 2014. Depositional facies, pore types and elastic properties of deep-water gravity flow carbonates (Upper Cretaceous, Gargano Peninsula, SE Italy). Journal of Petroleum Geology, 37, 3, 231-250.
  • Bulot L., Latil J.-L., Hairabian A., Fournillon A., 2014. New insight on the genus Nolaniceras Casey, 1961 (Ammonoidea, Cretaceous) and its consequences on the biostratigraphy of the Aptian Stage. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 125, 227-232.

Awards & Honors

Ph.D.: highest honors and jury’s congratulations

Tel: +966 (013) 860-3917
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Location: Bldg. 15, Rm. 3404

Dr. Sivabalan S. Vijayalakshmi

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. 2016.
  • M.S., Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. 2010.
  • B.S., Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India. 2008.

Research Interests

  • Flow assurance
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Rheology of complex fluids
  • Interfacial phenomenon.

Selected Publications

  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effect of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids on the Interfacial Tension of the Alkane-Water System and its Influence on the Wettability Alteration of the Quartz under Saline Condition through Contact Angle Measurements. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 56, 13521-13534. (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effects of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids on the Rheological Behavior of Heavy Crude Oil under High-Pressure and High-Temperature Conditions, Energy Fuels. 31, 8765-8775 (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Neelakantan, L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as an Anti-corrosive Agent for Completion Fluid Design, J. Earth Sci., In Press. 28 (5), 949-961. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-017-0780-2. (Springer Publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Nair, V., Sharma, T. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Interfacial Tension of Crude Oil-Water System with Imidazolium and Lactam-based Ionic Liquids and Their Evaluation for Enhanced Oil Recovery under High Saline Environment, Fuel. 191, 239-250 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Effect of alkyl ammonium ionic liquids on the interfacial tension of the crude oil-water system and their use for the enhanced oil recovery using ionic liquid-polymer flooding. Energy Fuels. 30, 2514-2523. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Spectroscopic investigations to understand the enhanced dissolution of heavy crude oil in the presence of lactam, alkyl ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids. J. Mol. Liq. 221, 323-332 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Use of aromatic ionic liquids in the reduction of surface phenomena of crude oil-water system and their synergism with brine. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 968-978. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Adsorption of aliphatic ionic liquids at low waxy crude oil-water interfaces and the effect of brine. Colloids Surf., A. 468 62-75. (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Synergistic effect of lactam, ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids with and without NaCl on the surface phenomena of crude oil/water system. Fluid Phase Equilib. 398, 80-97. (Elsevier publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R.L. and Sangwai, J.S. (2015). Substantial enhancement of heavy crude oil dissolution in low waxy crude oil in the presence of ionic liquid, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 7999-8009. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Eco-efficient and green method for the enhanced dissolution of aromatic crude oil sludge using ionic liquids. RSC Advances. 4, 31007-31018. (RSC publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Experimental investigation on the effect of aliphatic ionic liquids on the solubility of heavy crude oil using UV-Visible, FT-IR, and 13C-NMR spectroscopy. Energy Fuels. 28, 6151-6162. (ACS publication).

Awards & Honors

  • Received Shri. J. C. Bose Patent award for the invention of “Composition and process for enhanced oil recovery” on 23rd July 2016.
  • Presented paper at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 September 2015, Houston, Texas, USA, titled “Nature friendly application of ionic liquids for dissolution enhancement of heavy crude oil”
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Dr. Syed Niaz Ali Shah

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Syed Niaz Ali Shah is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Before joining KFUPM, he worked as visiting faculty at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan, and a research associate at Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (10/2017 to 10/2019). He got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2017), M.Phil. degree from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2014), and a Master degree from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (2011).

Educational Qualification

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (10/2017 to 10/2019)
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2017
  • M.Phil. in Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014
  • Master in Analytical Chemistry from Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 2011

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, characterization, and properties of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts, and graphene
  • Design, fabrication, and spectral study of new persistent luminescent materials
  • Enhancement of chemiluminescence signals of ultra-weak systems by the application of nanomaterials and their analytical applications
  • Synthesis of complexes and their uses as luminescent materials

Selected Publications

  • Faisal Hayat1, Syed Niaz Ali Shah1, Zia-ur-Rehman, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy. Antimony(III) dithiocarbamates: Crystal structures, supramolecular aggregations, DNA binding, antioxidant and antileishmanial activities. Polyhedron, 2021:194, 114909.
  • Abrar Ahmad, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Mehwish Arshad, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, Edward R.T. Tiekink, Zia ur Rehman. A copper diimine-based honeycomb-like porous network as an efficient reduction catalyst. Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 2021;35:e6065.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah,* Mashooq Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman. A prolegomena of periodate and peroxide chemiluminescence. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 122 (2020) 115722.
  • Jamal Abdul Nasir, Zia-ur-Rehman,  Syed Niaz Ali Shah,  Azam Khan, Ian S Butler, C. Richard A. Catlow. Recent Developments and Perspectives in CdS-based Photocatalysts for Water Splitting. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2020, 8, 20752–20780.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Aamir Hassan Shah, Xiangnan Dou, Mashooq Khan, Ling Lin, Jin-Ming Lin. Radical Triggered Chemiluminescence of Phenanthroline Derivatives: An Insight into Radical-Aromatic Interaction. ACS Omega 2019, 4, 12, 15004-15011.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Xiangnan Dou, Mashooq Khan, Katsumi Uchiyama, Jin-Ming Lin. N-doped carbon dots/H2O2 chemiluminescence system for selective detection of Fe2+ ion in environmental samples. Talanta 196 (2019) 370–375.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mashooq Khan, Weiwei Li, Sifeng Mao, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin. Real-time imaging of ammonia release from single live cells via liquid crystal droplets immobilized on the cell membrane. Advanced Science 2019, 1900778, 1-10.
  • Xiangnan Dou, Qiang Zhang, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Mashooq Khan, Katsumi Uchiyama, Jin-Ming Lin. MoS2-Quantum Dots Triggered Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Depletion: Responsible for Enhanced Chemiluminescence. Chemical Science 2019, 10, 497-500.
  • Nan Li, Weifei Zhang, Ling Lin, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Yuxuan Li, Jin-Ming Lin. Nongenetically Encoded and Erasable Imaging Strategy for Receptor-Specific Glycans on Live Cells. Analytical Chemistry 2019, 91, 2600-2604.
  • Mashooq Khan, Zengnan Wu, Sifeng Mao, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin. Controlled grafted poly(quartanized-4-vinylpyridine-co-acrylicacid) brushes allure bacteria for effective antimicrobial surfaces. Journal of Material Chemistry B 2018, 6(22), 3782-3791.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Ling Lin, Yongzan Zheng, Dingkun Zhang, Jin-Ming Lin. Redox cycling of iron by carbon dot enhanced chemiluminescence: Mechanism of electron-hole induction in carbon dot. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2017, 19(32), 21604–21611.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin: Recent advances in chemiluminescence based on carbonaceous dots. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 241 (2017) 24–36.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah*, Zahir Shah, Muzammal Hussain, Muzaffar Khan. Hazardous Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Ecosystem. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications. Volume 2017, Article ID 4101735.
  • Yongzan Zheng, Dingkun Zhang, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin. Ultra-weak chemiluminescence enhanced by facilely synthesized nitrogen-rich quantum dots through chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer and electron hole injection. Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 5657-5660.
  • Dingkun Zhang, Yongzan Zheng, Xiangnan Dou, Haifeng Lin, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, and Jin-Ming Lin. Heterogeneous chemiluminescence from gas-solid phase interactions of ozone with alcohols, phenols and saccharides. Langmuir 2017, 33 (15) 3666−3671.
  • Dingkun Zhang, Yongzan Zheng, Xiangnan Dou, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, and Jin-Ming Lin. Gas-phase chemiluminescence of reactive negative ions evolved through corona discharge in air and O2 atmospheres. RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 15926–15930.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Yongzan Zheng, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin: Chemiluminescence Character of ZnS Quantum Dots with Bisulphite-Hydrogen Peroxide System in Acidic Medium. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120(17), 9308−9316.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin: Enhancement of periodate-hydrogen peroxide chemiluminescence by nitrogen doped carbon dots and its application for determination of pyrogallol and gallic acid. Talanta 153 (2016) 23–30.
  • Sher Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Imran Khan, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Rana Faryad Ali, Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Kamran Akbar, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy: New homobimetallic organotin(IV) dithiocarbamates as potent antileishmanial agents. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2014, 67(20) 3414-3430.
  • Jasmin Shah, M. Rasul Jan, Sultan Shah, S. Niaz Ali Shah: Spectrofluorimetric determination of cephradine in commercial formulation using ethylacetoacetate-formaldehyde as fluorogenic agent. Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2014, 69(7) 638–645.

Awards & Honors

  • IUPAC International Congress on Analytical Sciences (ICAS) 2017 award for best poster in the 6th ICAS meeting held at Haikou, Hainan, China on May 8th, 2017.
  • Tsinghua-MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) Joint R&D Honored Graduate Award of 2016 on April 4, 2017.
  • Best poster award (Analyst poster prize) from the Royal Society of Chemistry at 16th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA 2015), Beijing, China, on October 27-30, 2015
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Dr. Wei Yu

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Wei Yu is a postdoctoral researcher in CIPR at KFUPM. He received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in Thermal Engineering. He worked as an associate researcher in Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy in Columbia University from 2016-2018. He is working on CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), including nanomaterials for CO2 chemisorption, microencapsulated solvents for CO2 capture, and enhanced oil recovery.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. Zhejiang University, China, 2014-2019
  • Columbia University, USA, Assistant researcher, 2016-2018
  • B.S. Nanjing Normal University, China, 2010-2014

Research Interests

  • CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Microfluidic application in energy field
  • Liquid nano-absorbents for CO2 capture (nanofluids and NOHMs)

Selected Publications

  • Yu W, Wang T, Park A H A, et al. Review of liquid nano-absorbents for enhanced CO2 capture[J]. Nanoscale, 2019, 11(37): 17137-17156.
  • Wang T, Yu W*, Le Moullec Y, et al. Solvent regeneration by novel direct non-aqueous gas stripping process for post-combustion CO2 capture[J]. Applied Energy, 2017, 205: 23-32.
  • Wang T, Yu W, Liu F, et al. Enhanced CO2 absorption and desorption by monoethanolamine (MEA)-based nanoparticle suspensions[J]. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2016, 55(28): 7830-7838.
  • Wang T, Yu W, Fang M, et al. Wetted‐wall column study on CO2 absorption kinetics enhancement by additive of nanoparticles[J]. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 2015, 5(5): 682-694.
  • Yu W, Wang T, Fang M X, et al. CO 2 Absorption/Desorption Enhanced by Nanoparticles in Post-combustion CO 2 Capture[C]//International Symposium on Coal Combustion. Springer, Singapore, 2015: 591-596.
  • Wang D, Yu W, Gao M, et al. A 3D microfluidic device for carbon capture microcapsules production[C]//2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). IEEE, 2018: 1193-1196.
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