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Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis

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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis is currently working as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geosciences. Before joining KFUPM, he worked as Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 643087 REMEDIATE. Dr. Kirmizakis obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Hellenic Mediterranean Univerisity) focusing in Environmental Monitoring and Environmental Geophysics and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Queen’s University Belfast – QUB, UK) on the application of geophysics to characterize biological processes in contaminated / degraded environments. He is mainly interested in processing and interpretation of hydrogeophysical, biogeophysical and applied geophysics data.

 

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, School of Natural and Build Environment, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • M.S., Geoenvironmental Resources & Risks, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece
  • B.S., Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece

Research Interests

  • Environmental geophysics & biogeophysics
  • Bio-Electrochemical Systems
  • Environmental Engineering & Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Wastewater Treatment

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad O.; Tawabini B.; Kirmizakis, P.; Kalderis D.; Ntarlagiannis D.; Soupios P. Combining geophysics and material science for environmental remediation: real-time monitoring of Fe-biochar arsenic wastewater treatment. Chemosphere, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131390
  • Seyedpour, S.M.; Valizadeh, I.; Kirmizakis, P.; Doherty, R.; Ricken, T. Optimization of the Groundwater Remediation Process Using a Coupled Genetic Algorithm-Finite Difference Method. Water, 13, 383, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030383
  • Kirmizakis P., Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D., Soupios P.; Preliminary assessment on the application of biochar and spectral induced polarization for wastewater treatment. Near Surface Geophysics, 18, 109-122, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12076
  • Morteza S., Kirmizakis P., Brennan P., Doherty R., Ricken T.; Optimal remediation design and simulation groundwater flow coupled to contaminant transport using genetic algorithm and radial point collocation method (RPCM). Science of the Total Environment, 669, 389-399, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.409
  • Kirmizakis P., Doherty R., Mendonca C., Costeira R., Allen C., Ofterdinger U., Kulakov L.; Enhancement of Gasworks Groundwater Remediation by coupling a Bio-electrochemical and Activated Carbon System. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11, Jan. 2019. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04297-w

List of Publication & Research activities:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2723-7855

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56335704100

Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=OBbPDTQAAAAJ&hl=en

Symplectic: https://kfupm.discovery.symplectic.org/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis


Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Omar Atef Radwan

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geology | 2022 | King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Master of Science in Geology | 2016 | King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Geology | 2011 | Zagazig University, Egypt

Research Interests

  • Uses of geomaterials in sustainable technologies
  • Silica minerals
  • Carbonate minerals

Selected Publications

  • Radwan, O. A., Humphrey, J. D., Hakeem, A. S., & Zeama, M. (2021). Evaluating properties of Arabian desert sands for use in solar thermal technologies. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 231, 111335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111335
  • Radwan, O., Humphrey, J., & Al-Ramadan, K. (2021). Quartz crystallinity index of Arabian sands and sandstones. Earth and Space Science. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EA001582
  • Radwan, O. A., Dogan, A. U., Morsy, M. A., Kaminski, M. A., Humphrey, J. D., & Christiansen, E. H. (2021). One-step versus two-step dolomite calcitization (dedolomitization): Differences and inferences. Geosciences Journal, 25(4), 453–464. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12303-021-0004-8
  • Radwan, O., Bukhamsin, A., & Al-Ramadan, K. (2018). Detrital dolomite: Characterization and characteristics. Geological Quarterly, 62(1), 81–89. https://doi.org/10.7306/gq.1391

Awards & Honors

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program, May 17, 2021
  • International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) Grant to attend ICDD’s X-ray Fundamentals of X-ray Diffraction Clinic, April 29, 2019
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-1793

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Ammar Juma Abdlmutalib Mohammed

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in geology from Geosciences Department, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience, KFUPM (May-2022)
  • M.S. in geology from Geosciences Department, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience, KFUPM (May-2015)
  • B.S. in geology from Department of Geology, University of Khartoum, Sudan (September-2010)

Research Interests

  • Study of petrophysical and mechanical properties of various types sedimentary rocks (carbonate and clastic rocks) and fractures distribution.
  • Sedimentology and diagenesis of unconventional reservoirs rocks and factors controlling
  • Application of machine learning in geosciences application

Selected Publications

  • Abdlmutalib, O. Abdullatif, A. Abdelkarim, I. Yousif (2019). Factors influencing acoustic properties of carbonate rocks: Examples from middle Jurassic carbonates, Central Saudi Arabia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 150, 767-782.
  • Abdlmutalib, O. Abdullatif, G. Korvin, A. Abdulraheem (2015). The relationship between lithological and geomechanical properties of tight carbonate rocks from Upper Jubaila and Arab-D Member outcrop analog, Central Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 8 (12), 11031-11048.
  • J. Abdlmutalib, Ayranci, K., Yassin, M. A., Hussaini, S. R., Abdullatif, O. A., & Humphrey, J. D. (2022). Impact of sedimentary fabrics on small-scale permeability variations within fine-grained sediments: Early Silurian Qusaiba Member, Northern Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 139, 105607.
  • Abdlmutalib, O. Abdullatif, A. Alqubalee, L. Gonzalez, J. Humphrey (2021). Effects of lithofacies on pore system evolution of storm-wave silt-rich fine-grained sediments. Early Silurian Qusaiba Member (Qaliba Formation), NW Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology 128, 105048.
  • Abdlmutalib, O. Abdullatif (2017). Multi-scale discontinuities characterization of the arab-D and upper Jubaila tight carbonates outcrop, Central Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 42 (6), 2515-2538
  • El-Husseiny, A., Eltom, H., Alqubalee, , Abdlmutalib, A., Al-Mukainah, H., & Syahputra, R. N. (2022). Distinct Petroacoustic Signature of Burrow-Related Carbonate Reservoirs: Outcrop Analog Study, Hanifa Formation, Central Saudi Arabia. Natural Resources Research, 1-26.
  • A. Adam, R. Swennen, W. Abdulghani, A. Abdlmutalib, M. Hariri (2018). Reservoir heterogeneity and quality of Khuff carbonates in outcrops of central Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology 89, 721-751

Awards & Honors

  • Master and PhD scholarships by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
  • First place award in scientific research by students forum (KFUPM)- September-2018.
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Paul Irikefe Edigbue

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Paul Edigbue is a postdoctoral research fellow at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). Prior to this status, he has held important positions including research/teaching assistant at KFUPM and geophysicist at Jubail Engineers Contracting, where he made a substantial contribution to near-surface geophysical projects. Part of his research interest focuses on optimization techniques for the inversion of geophysical data, and has been published in several reputable journals. As a member of both SEG and AAPG, Dr. Edigbue seamlessly integrates academic excellence with practical expertise in the field of geosciences.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., in Geophysics, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • M.S., in Geophysics, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2016
  • B.Tech., in Applied Geophysics, FUTA, Nigeria, 2008

Research Interests

  • Geophysical Data Inversion and Optimization Algorithms
  • Near-Surface Geophysics
  • Seismic Exploration Analysis
  • Seismic Interferometry
  • Environmental and Hydro-Geophysics

Selected Publications

  • Edigbue, P., Akca, I., Demirci, I., Al-Shuhail, A., Hamdan, H.A., Kirmizakis, P., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Soupios, P., 2023. Testing Different Stochastic Methods to Model Direct Current Resistivity and Seismic Refraction Geophysical Data Using a Combined Local and Global Optimization Algorithm. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp.1-14.
  • Edigbue, P., Demirci, I., Akca, I., Hamdan, H., Kirmizakis, P., Soupios, P., Tranos, M., Abu-Mahfouz, I.S., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2022. Application of Combined Local and Global Optimization Algorithms in Joint Interpretation of Direct Current Resistivity and Seismic Refraction Data: A Case Study of Dammam Dome, Eastern Saudi Arabia. Sensors, 22(23), p.9337.
  • Edigbue, P., Demirci, I., Akca, I., Hamdan, H.A., Kirmizakis, P., Soupios, P., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2022. A comprehensive study of local, global, and combined optimization methods on synthetic seismic refraction and direct current resistivity data. Applied Sciences, 12(22), p.11589.
  • Edigbue, P.I., Al-Mashhor, A.A., Plougarlis, A., Soupios, P., Tranos, M., Kaka, S., Al-Shuhail, A. and Al-Garni, M., 2021. Geological and geophysical investigations of an engineering site characterization for construction purposes in Western Saudi Arabia. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 188, p.104307.
  • Edigbue, P., Al-Shuhail, A. and Hanafy, S.M., 2021. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: A case study in western Saudi Arabia. Geophysics, 86(3), pp.B123-B133.
  • Chan, S.A., Edigbue, P., Khan, S., Ashadi, A.L. and Al-Shuhail, A.A., 2021. Viscoelastic model and synthetic seismic data of eastern Rub’Al-Khali. Applied Sciences, 11(4), p.1401.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Abe, J.S., Edigbue, P.I. and Lawrence, S.G., 2018. Rock physics analysis and Gassmann’s fluid substitution for reservoir characterization of “G” field, Niger Delta. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11, pp.1-10.
  • Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, pp.1-13.
  • Edigbue, P., Olowokere, M.T., Adetokunbo, P. and Jegede, E., 2015. Integration of sequence stratigraphy and geostatistics in 3-D reservoir modeling: a case study of Otumara field, onshore Niger Delta. Arabian journal of geosciences, 8, pp.8615-8631
  • Jegede, E., Ako, B.D., Adetokunbo, P., Edigbue, P. and Abe, S.J., 2015. Seismic stratigraphy and attribute analysis of an offshore field, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8, pp.7537-7549

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Afeez Gbadamosi

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • M.S. Oil and Gas Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Bachelor of Technology Chemical Engineering, LAUTECH, Nigeria

Research Interests

  • Chemical EOR
  • Oilfield Chemistry
  • Rheology and interfacial properties of fluids
  • Nanotechnology application in Oil and Gas industry

Selected Publications

  • Afeez O. Gbadamosi, Radzuan Junin, Muhammad A. Manan, Nurudeen Yekeen, Augustine Agi, Jeffrey O. Oseh, (2018). Recent advances and prospects in polymeric nanofluids application for enhanced oil recovery. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol. 66, pp1-19, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2018.05.020 
  • Afeez O. Gbadamosi, Radzuan Junin, Muhammad A. Manan, Augustine Agi, Jeffrey O. Oseh, Jamilu Usman (2019). Synergistic application of aluminium oxide nanoparticles and oilfield polyacrylamide for enhanced oil recovery. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 181, 106264, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106345 
  • Afeez O. Gbadamosi, Radzuan Junin, Muhammad A. Manan, Augustine Agi, Adeyinka S. Yusuff, (2019). An overview of chemical enhanced oil recovery: recent advances and prospects. International Nano Letters, pp 1-32, https://link.springer.com/ article/10.1007/s40089-019-0272-8
  • Afeez O. Gbadamosi, Radzuan Junin, Yassir Abdallah, Augustine Agi, Jeffrey O. Oseh (2019). Experimental investigation of the effects of silica nanoparticle on hole cleaning efficiency of water-based drilling mud. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 172, pp 1226-1234, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2018.09.097

Awards & Honors

  • International Doctoral Fellowship, Univeriti Teknology Malaysia 2016-2019
  • Aare Afe Babalola Founder award for publication in high impact journals, ABUAD, Nigeria
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Ahmed Bashir

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Ahmed Bashir is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM. Prior to this role, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Aberdeen from 2022 to 2023. Dr. Bashir’s primary research interests encompass both experimental and theoretical analyses of fluid dynamics within subsurface rocks and wellbores. Dr. Bashir possesses a keen interest in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), with a particular emphasis on the application of chemical and thermal flooding techniques for heavy oil recovery in fractured reservoirs. In his capacity as an academic, Dr. Bashir served as a lecturer in the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, from 2013 to 2016. His academic contributions extended to various petroleum modules. Furthermore, as an engineer, Dr. Bashir boasts extensive experience in petroleum engineering, spanning areas such as well testing, well interpretation, and water treatment.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2021
  • MBA, Marketing, Sudan International University, Sudan, 2016
  • M.S., Chemical Enironmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, 2013
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2009
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Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Nanotechnology in oil and gas
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

Selected Publications

  • Bashir, A., Sharifi Haddad, A. and Rafati, R., 2018, December. Experimental investigation of nanoparticles/polymer enhanced CO2-foam in the presence of hydrocarbon at high-temperature conditions. In SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition (p. D022S030R001). SPE.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2019. Nanoparticle/polymer-enhanced alpha olefin sulfonate solution for foam generation in the presence of oil phase at high temperature conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 582, p.123875.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2022. An experimental investigation of dynamic viscosity of foam at different temperatures. Chemical Engineering Science, 248, p.117262.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S. and Rafati, R., 2022. A review of fluid displacement mechanisms in surfactant-based chemical enhanced oil recovery processes: Analyses of key influencing factors. Petroleum Science, 19(3), pp.1211-1235.
  • Bashir, A., Haddad, A.S., Sherratt, J. and Rafati, R., 2022. An investigation of viscous oil displacement in a fractured porous medium using polymer-enhanced surfactant alternating foam flooding. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering212, p.110280.
  • Ahmed, A., Sharifi Haddad, A., Rafati, R., Bashir, A., AlSabagh, A.M. and Aboulrous, A.A., 2021. Developing a thermally stable ester-based drilling fluid for offshore drilling operations by using aluminum oxide nanorods. Sustainability13(6), p.3399

Awards & Honors

  • Developing Solution Scholarship, Nottingham, UK 2012.
  • Best B.Sc. project in Petroleum Engineering, by the Scientific Forum of Engineering & Computer Science Student, March 2010
  • Outstanding Academic Performance during Undergraduate Studies, Schlumberger, Sudan, Academic Year 2005, 2006 and 2007
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Dr. Salem Abdullah Basfar

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Basfar is a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM since September 2023. He previously worked as a Researcher in the Petroleum Engineering department from 2015 to 2023, during which he completed his MS and Ph.D. Dr. Basfar has been an integral part of the Drilling Fluid Research Team at the Department of Petroleum Engineering since 2017.  He introduced different techniques to prevent barite settling for both water and oil-based drilling fluids.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Hadhramaut University, Yemen, 2012

Research Interests

  • Drilling Fluid Evaluation
  • Barite Sag
  • Filter Cake Removal

Selected Publications

  • Basfar, S., Bageri, B., & Elkatatny, S. (2023). Effect of Qusaiba shale formation on high-pressure high-temperature drilling fluids properties. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 224, 211608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.211608
  • Basfar, S., Ahmed, A. and Elkatatny, S., 2022. Ilmenite Inclusion: A Solution towards Solid Sagging for Hematite-Based Invert Emulsion Mud. Geofluids, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7438163
  • Basfar, S., Ahmed, A., Solling, T. and Elkatatny, S., 2021. Using manganese tetroxide for hematite settling prevention in water-based mud. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp.1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-06336-6.
  • Basfar, S., Al Jaberi, J., Elkatatny, S. and Bageri, B.S., 2021. Prevention of hematite settling using perlite in water-based drilling fluid. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, p.110030. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.110030
  • Ahmed, A., Basfar, S. and Elkatatny, S., 2022. Sagging prevention for hematite-based invert emulsion mud. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 144(7). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052181

Extended Publications (+)

  • Almutawa, W., Ahmed, A., Basfar, S., Elkatatny, S., Haidary, S. and Zitha, P., 2021. Investigation of magnetite-based invert emulsion mud at high pressure high temperature. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(18), pp.1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-08293-8.
  • Mohamed, A., Basfar, S., Elkatatny, S. and Al-Majed, A., 2021. Enhancement of Static and Dynamic Sag Performance of Water-Based Mud Using a Synthetic Clay. ACS omega, 6(12), pp.8179-8188. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c06186.
  • Ahmed, A., Basfar, S., Elkatatny, S. and Gajbhiye, R., 2020. Enhancing Hematite-Based Invert Emulsion Mud Stability at High-Pressure High-Temperature Wells. ACS omega, 5(50), pp.32689-32696. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05068.
  • Basfar, S., Ahmed, A. and Elkatatny, S., 2020. Stability Enhancing of Water-Based Drilling Fluid at High Pressure High Temperature. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp.1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-05126-w.
  • Basfar, S., Mohamed, A. and Elkatatny, S., 2020. Barite–Micromax mixture, an enhanced weighting agent for the elimination of barite sag in invert emulsion drilling fluids. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 10(6), pp.2427-2435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-020-00892-7.
  • Basfar, S. and Elkatatny, S., 2020. Prevention of hematite settling using synthetic layered silicate while drilling high-pressure wells. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13(12), pp.1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-020-05516-2.
  • Gamal, H., Elkatatny, S., Basfar, S. and Al-Majed, A., 2019. Effect of pH on rheological and filtration properties of water-based drilling fluid based on bentonite. Sustainability, 11(23), p.6714. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236714
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Dr. Isah Mohammed

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Since September 2023, Dr. Isah Mohammed has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM. Prior to this role (2019 to 2023), he served as a research assistant. In this capacity, he gave a thorough analysis of the possible mitigation steps that may be implemented to avoid problems with asphaltene in oil wells. He is also knowledgeable in the evaluation of electrokinetic characteristics of minerals and the simulation-based representation of colloidal systems. Flow assurance is one of Dr. Isah’s research interests, and the development of remediation strategies is a particular area of focus.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, 2017
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, 2014

Research Interests

  • Flow Assurance (Asphaltene, Wax, Hydrate, Scales)
  • Molecular Dynamic Simulation and Quantum calculations
  • Colloids and Interfacial Phenomenal
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Selected Publications

  • Mohammed I, Yaseri A, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M. Basalt minerp-l surface charge and the effect of mineralization on its colloidal stability: Implications of subsurface CO2 storage. Fuel 2024;356:129569.
  • Mohammed I, AlShehri D, Mohamed M, Mohammed Kamal S, Olalekan Saheed A, Abdullah S, et al. Exploration of Novel Sacrificial Fluids for Asphaltene Adsorption Remediation. Day 2 Mon, Febr. 20, 2023, SPE; 2023, p. D021S081R001. https://doi.org/10.2118/213613-MS.
  • Alade O, Mohammed I, Abdel-Azeim S, Shakil Hussain SM, Kamal MS, Mahmoud M, et al. Review on Applications of Ionic Liquids (ILs) for Bitumen Recovery: Mechanisms, Challenges, and Perspectives. Energy & Fuels 2023.
  • Mohammed I, Al-Yaseri A, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M. Electrokinetic Property and Colloidal Stability Study of Igneous Rocks: Implication on Carbon Mineralization and Underground CO2 Storage. Energy & Fuels 2023.
  • Mohammed I, Al-Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Sultan AS, Kamal MS, Alade O, et al. Evaluation of Polymers as a Strategy to Reduce Asphaltene Adsorption on Rock Surface. SPE J 2023:1–17.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade O, Arif M, et al. Effect of Native Reservoir State and Oilfield Operations on Clay Mineral Surface Chemistry. Molecules 2022;27:1739.
  • Mohammed I, Isah A, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Arif M, Kamal MS, et al. Effect of Sulfate-Based Scales on Calcite Mineral Surface Chemistry: Insights from Zeta-Potential Experiments and Their Implications on Wettability. ACS Omega 2022. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c03403.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mohammed I, Abdel-Azeim S, Shehri D Al, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade OS, et al. Calcite–Brine Interface and Its Implications in Oilfield Applications: Insights from Zeta Potential Experiments and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Energy & Fuels 2022.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade OS. Feature Ranking and Modeling of Mineral Effects on Reservoir Rock Surface Chemistry Using Smart Algorithms. ACS Omega 2022;7:4194–201.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade OS, Sultan A, et al. Effect of Reservoir Mineralogy on Asphaltene Structure and Remediation Strategy Efficiency. Energy & Fuels 2022. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.2c02856.
  • Mohammed I, Mahmoud M, Al Shehri D, Kamal MS, Alade OS. Effects of the Reservoir Environment and Oilfield Operations on the Iron Mineral Surface Charge Development: An Insight into Their Role in Wettability Alteration. Energy & Fuels 2022;36:1676–87. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c03909.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Arif M, Alade OS, et al. Investigation of Surface Charge at the Mineral/Brine Interface: Implications for Wettability Alteration. Front Mater 2022;9:1–15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2022.891455.
  • Mohammed I, Mahmoud M, El-Husseiny A, Al Shehri D, Al-Garadi K, Kamal MS, et al. Impact of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition on Wettability and Permeability. ACS Omega 2021;6:20091–102. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.1c03198.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri DA, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade O. Surface Charge Investigation of Reservoir Rock Minerals. Energy & Fuels 2021:acs.energyfuels.1c00459. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00459.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade OS. A Surface Charge Approach to Investigating the Influence of Oil Contacting Clay Minerals on Wettability Alteration. ACS Omega 2021;6:12841–52. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.1c01221.
  • Mohammed I, Al Shehri D, Mahmoud M, Kamal MS, Alade OS. Impact of Iron Minerals in Promoting Wettability Alterations in Reservoir Formations. ACS Omega 2021;6:4022–33. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05954.
  • Mohammed I, Mahmoud M, Al Shehri D, El-Husseiny A, Alade O. Asphaltene precipitation and deposition: A critical review. J Pet Sci Eng 2021;197:107956. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107956.
  • Mohammed I, Olayiwola TO, Alkathim M, Awotunde AA, Alafnan SF. A review of pressure transient analysis in reservoirs with natural fractures, vugs and/or caves. Pet Sci 2021;18:154–72.
  • Mohammed I, Afagwu CC, Adjei S, Kadafur IB, Jamal MS, Awotunde AA. A review on polymer, gas, surfactant and nanoparticle adsorption modeling in porous media. Oil Gas Sci Technol d’IFP Energies Nouv 2020;75:77.
  • Haq B, Al Shehri DA, Mohammed I, Olayiwola T, Muhammed NS, Hasan Z. A new mathematical workflow to predict permeability variation using flowing gas material balance. Offshore Technol Conf Asia 2020, OTCA 2020 2020. https://doi.org/10.4043/30454-ms.
  • Kaita AY, Ogolo O, Wu X, Mohammed I, Akpan EA. Study of the impact of injection parameters on the performance of miscible sour gas injection for enhanced oil recovery. J Pet Explor Prod Technol 2020;10:1575–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-00793-4.
  • Adjei S, Wilberforce AN, Opoku D, Mohammed I. Probabilistic approach for shale volume estimation in Bornu Basin of Nigeria. Pet Gas Eng 2019:49.
  • Isah M, Mukhtar A, Bilyaminu S. Energy Integration of Kero Hydrotreating Unit, A Case Study of Nigerian Refinery. J Chem Eng Process Technol 2018;09. https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7048.1000386.
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-5340

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Venkatraman

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CIPR, CPG, KFUPM. His research interests include ultrafast spectroscopy in liquid solutions and understanding the influence of solvents on photochemical pathways. To corroborate his experimental results, he uses computational techniques like Density Functional Theoretical calculations and Molecular Dynamics & Simulations. He received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2017). His PhD thesis work was adjudged as the Best Thesis in National Laser Symposium held in Mumbai (2017). He was awarded the prestigious Newton International Fellowship in 2017 for his first postdoctoral work at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Before he joined CIPR he also worked at world-class Ultrafast Spectroscopy labs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA & the University of Sheffield, UK. He has peer-reviewed >75 research articles in various reputed journals like Nature Communications, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, RSC Advances, Journal of Physical Chemistry and more. He has also chaired a session at the RSC Spectroscopy& Dynamics Group Meeting (2022) and was a local organizing committee member of 2 international conferences.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2017
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2009
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2007

Research Interests

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy in liquid solutions
  • Solvation dynamics
  • Non-linear spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Light-matter strong coupling
  • Computational chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Solvent Effects on Ultrafast Photochemical Pathways”, Acc. Chem. Res., 54, 4383, (2021) IF: 24.466
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman and C. R. Baiz, “Ultrafast dynamics at the lipid-water interface: DMSO modulates H-bond lifetimes”, Langmuir, 36, 6502, (2020) IF: 4.331
  • Kao, Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, M. N. R. Ashfold and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Effects of Ring Strain on the Ultrafast Photochemistry of Cyclic Ketones”, Chem. Sci., 11, 1991, (2020) IF: 9.969
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Photochemistry of Benzophenone in Solution: A Tale of Two Different Solvent Environments”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 15222, (2019) IF: 16.383
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, S. Kayal, A. Barak, A. J. Orr-Ewing and S. Umapathy, “Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding Controlled Intersystem Crossing Rates of Benzophenone”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 1642, (2018) IF: 6.888

Extended Publications (+)

  • Roy, S. Kayal, Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, A. Beeby, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Understanding Ultrafast Dynamics of Conformation Specific Photo-Excitation: A Femtosecond Transient Absorption and Ultrafast Raman Loss Study”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 6538-6546, 2017, IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar and S. Umapathy, “Solvent Effects on the Structure of the Triplet Excited State of Xanthone: A Time-Resolved Resonance Raman Study”, J. Raman Spectrosc., 47, 1220, (2016) IF: 2.727
  • Kao, Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, M. Sneha, M. N. R. Ashfold and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Solvent Effects on the Photophysics and Photochemistry of Dimethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, J. Phys. Chem. A, 125, 636-645, 2021, IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Triplet Excited Electronic State Switching Induced by Hydrogen bonding: A transient absorption spectroscopy and time-dependent DFT”, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 114301, (2016) IF: 4.304
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, C. Verma and S. Umapathy, “Molecular Dynamics and Simulation Study on the Electronic and Vibrational Solvatochromism of Benzophenone”, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 064302, (2016) IF: 4.304
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, N. Rajkumar, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Direct Observation of Thermal Equilibrium of Excited Triplet States of 9,10-Phenanthrenequinone. A Time-Resolved Resonance Raman Study”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 10147, (2015) IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, N. Rajkumar and S. Umapathy, “Solvatochromism of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone: An electronic and resonance Raman spectroscopic study”, J. Chem. Phys., 142, 024305, 2015 IF: 4.304

Awards & Honors

  • Grants for Carer
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The Royal Society of Chemistry
    Amount: £1000
  • Researcher Development Grants
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The Royal Society of Chemistry
    Amount: £500
  • SuperSolar International Conference Fund
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The SUPERGEN and SuperSolar
    Amount: £500
  • Recognized Reviewer Award (50 reviews)
    Spectrochimica Acta A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Elsevier (Apr 2021)
  • Newton International Fellowship Alumni Follow-on Grant
    Research Title: Ultrafast Studies of Solvation Dynamics and its Influence on Model Bio-molecular/ Molecular Systems
    Sponsors: The Royal Society, London, UK (Jul 2020 to Jun 2022)
    Grant Amount: £5,000
  • Best Oral Presentation Award
    7th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy, Mumbai, India (Nov 2018)
    Sponsor: Spectrochimica Acta A, Elsevier     
  • Best Thesis Award
    Thesis title: Solvent Effects on Photophysics and Photochemistry of Aromatic Carbonyls: A Raman and Computational
    Study, National Laser Symposium-26, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India (Dec 2017)
  • Newton International Fellowship
    Research Title: Ultrafast Studies of Biophysical Dynamics on Models of Bio-molecular Systems
    Sponsors: Science and Engineering Research Board, India and The Royal Society, London, UK (Feb 2017 to Jan 2019)
    Grant Amount: £99,000
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship, Government of India (2010-2015)
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2061

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Jaber Al Jaberi

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Jaber Al Jaberi is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR), College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Previously, he he worked for three years as lab engineer, and two years as teaching assistance in KFUPM. Jaber has two patents and several publications in distinctive journals and conferences. He served as vice president for SPE and SPWLA – KFUPM Chapters, and he is an active member in different societies.  

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2023
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2019
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2016

Research Interests

  • Drilling Fluid Properties
  • Formation Damage
  • Flow assurance.

Selected Publications

  • Al Jaberi, J, Ba geri, B., Adebayo, A., Patil S., Barri, Assad., and Rahul B. Salin., (2021). Evaluation of Formation Damages during Filter Cake Deposition and Removal Process – The Effect of Primary Damage on Secondary Damage. Petroleum Science. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1995822621000091.
  • Al Jaberi, J.B., Bageri, B. & Elkatatny, S. (2022). Improving the filtration properties for manganese tetroxide mud utilizing perlite particles to drill wide-range permeability sandstone formation. Sci Rep 12, 18445. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-21897-8.
  • Al Jaberi, J.B., Bageri, B., Elkatatny, S & Solling, T. (2023). Performance of Perlite as Viscosifier in Manganese Tetroxide Water Based-Drilling Fluid. Journal of Molecular Liquid, Vol 374, 15, 121218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2023.121218.
  • Al Jaberi, J., Alafnan, S., Glatz, G., Sultan, A., AFAGWU, C., (2021). The impact of kerogen tortusity on shale permeability. SPE J. 26 (02): 765–779. Doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/204469-PA.
  • Saikia. T., AlJaberi, J., Al Hamad, J., Helal A., Sultan, A., (2023). Application of metal organic frameworks for the inhibition of CO2 hydrates in gas dominated pipelines. Gas Science and Engineering, 110, 204879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgsce.2023.204879.

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, MSc & BSc Scholarships.
  • Second-Class Honors BSc from King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals.
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