Dr. Abdullatif Al-Shuhail
Professor, Department of Geosciences
- Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1998.
- M.S., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1993.
- B.S., Geophysics, KFUPM, KSA, 1987.
- Fractured reservoirs
- Near-surface geophysics
- Micro seismic methods
- CO2 sequestration
- Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Processing Surface Seismic Reflection Data using MATLAB: Morgan & Claypool Publishers, California, USA.
- Al-Shuhail, A. A., Al-Dossary, A, and Mousa, W. M., 2017. Digital Image Processing for Seismic Data Analysis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New Jersey, USA.
- Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A. Method of first arrival picking of seismic refraction data: (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Number: US009103935) – Co-Inventor.
- Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Adetunji, A., 2016, Joint Inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Seismic Velocities for Porosity and Water Saturation in Shallow Sediments: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 21:105-119.
- Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:537-549.
- Peter Adetokunbo, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, and Saleh Al-Dossary, 2016. 3D seismic edge detection using magic squares and cubes: Interpretation, 4: T271-T280.
- Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Performance of seismic arrays in the presence of weathering layer variations: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:522-529.
- Fatai Anifowose, Suli Adeniye, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullatif Al-Shuhail, 2016. Integrating seismic and log data for improved petroleum reservoir properties estimation using non-linear feature-selection based hybrid computational intelligence models: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 145: 230–237.
Professor Michael A. Kaminski
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Prof. Mike Kaminski is a Full Professor at the Department of Geosciences. He started his prolific academic career in 1979, graduating with a B.S. degree in Geology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J., USA. He did his masters degree in Geology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland. In 1987, he was awarded his Ph.D. in the subject of Oceanography from the W.H.O.I./M.I.T. Joint Program in the USA. In 2007, he defended his “Habilitation” thesis at the Polish Academy of Science.
His research, projects, and teaching experience spans nearly 35 years and his recognition within the academic world brings significant recognition to KFUPM. Dr. Kaminski is fluent in English and Polish and is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and is the Editor-in-Chief of Micropaleontology, the oldest scientific journal in the subject area. He is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Revue de Micropaleontologie, Geological Quarterly, Geologica Carpathica, and the Grzybowski Foundation Special Publications. He has supervised over 60 graduate students.
- Ph.D., Oceanography, W.H.O.L, MIT Joint Program, USA, 1987.
- M.S., Geology, Jagiellonian University, Poland, 1981.
- B.A., Geology, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.
- B.A., Slavic Studies, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.
- Historical Geology, Paleontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology.
- Biodiversity, Evolutionary processes, and the history of marine microfossil communities
- Classification, taxonomy, biodiversity of benthic foraminifera
- Biochronology of marine microfossils and calibration to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale.
- Biostratigraphy & paleoceanography of the North Atlantic and its marginal seas.
- High-latitude biostratigraphy and its correlation to standard, low-latitude biochronology
- Problems in Tethyan Paleobiogeography and stratigraphic correlation.
- The evolution of Cretaceous-Cenozoic climate and the timescales of Global Change.
- The use of benthic foraminiferal assemblages for paleoenvironmental analysis.
- The development of the general circulation of the Atlantic Ocean from the Late Cretaceous to the Recent.
- Stein, R., Fahl, K., Schreck, M., Knorr, G., Niessen, F., Forwick, M., Gebhardt, C., Jensen, L., Kaminski, M., Kopf, A., Matthiessen, J., Jokat, W., Lohmann, G. 2016. Evidence for ice-free summers in the late Miocene central Arctic Ocean. Nature Communications, 7, 11148.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Alegret, L. (eds), 2017. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 22, 264 pp.
- Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Kaminski, M.A. & Browning, J.V. 2018. Neogene benthic foraminiferal biofacies, paleobathymetry, and paleoenvironments of a Gulf of Mexico transect. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 48 (4), 356-372.
- Kaminski, M.A., Perdana, P., Abouelresh, M.O., and Babalola, L. 2019. Late Ordovician agglutinated foraminifera from the Ra’an Shale Member of Saudi Arabia as indicators of the O40 Maximum Flooding Surface. Stratigraphy, 16 (1), 27–39.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Perdana, P.R.D. 2020. Lower Silurian benthic foraminifera from Saudi Arabia – including the oldest known multichambered lituolids. Stratigraphy, 17 (3), 141-185.
- Kaminski, M.A., Amao, A.O., Babalola, L., Bu Khamsin, A., Fiorini, F., Garrison, A.M., Gull, H.M., Johnson, R.L., Tawabini, B., Frontalini, F., & Garrison, T.F. 2021. Substrate temperature as a primary control on meiofaunal populations in the intertidal zone: A dead zone attributed to elevated summer temperatures in eastern Bahrain. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 42: 101611.
Extended Publications (+)
- Kaminski, M.A., 1985. Evidence for control of abyssal agglutinated foraminiferal community structure by substrate disturbance. Marine Geology, 66, 113-131.
- Kaminski, M.A., Gradstein, F.M. & Berggren, W.A., 1989. Paleogene benthic foraminiferal stratigraphy and paleoecology at Site 647, southern Labrador Sea. In: S.P. Srivastava, M.A. Arthur and B. Clement, et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 105, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 705-730.
- Kaminski, M.A., Baumgartner, P.O., Bown, P., Haig, K., McMinn, A., Moran, M.J., Mutterlose, J., & Ogg, J., 1992. Magnetobiostratigraphic synthesis of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 123: Sites 765 and 766 (Argo Abyssal Plain and lower Exmouth Plateau). In: Ludden, J., Gradstein, F.M., et al. Proc. Sci. Results ODP 123, (College Station, TX), 717-737.
- Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Radley, J., 1996. Paleocene-Eocene deep water agglutinated foraminifera from the Numidian Flysch (Rif, Northern Morocco): their significance for the Paleoceanography of the Gibraltar Seaway. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 15, 1-19.
- Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Moullade, M. 1999. The evolution and paleobiogeography of abyssal agglutinated foraminifera since the Early Cretaceous: a tale of four faunas. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 212 (1-3), 401-439.
- Kaminski, M.A. Aksu, A.E., Box, M., Hiscott, R.N., Filipescu, S. & Al-Salameen, M. 2002. Late Glacial to Holocene benthic foraminifera in the Marmara Sea: Implications for the Black Sea – Mediterranean Sea connections following the last deglaciation. Marine Geology, 190, 165-202.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Gradstein, F.M. 2005. Atlas of Paleogene cosmopolitan deep-water agglutinated foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 10, 547 pp.
- Kender, S., Kaminski, M.A., & Jones, R.W. 2008. Early to Middle Miocene Foraminifera from the deep-sea Congo Fan, offshore Angola. Micropaleontology, 55 (6), 477-568.
- Kaminski, M.A., Setoyama, E. & Cetean, C.G. 2010. The Phanerozoic diversity of Agglutinated Foraminifera: Origination and Extinction rates. Acta Paleontologia Polonica, 55 (3), 529-539.
- Kender, S. & Kaminski, M.A. 2013. Arctic Ocean benthic foraminiferal faunal change associated with the onset of perennial sea ice in the Middle Miocene. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 43 (1), 99-109.
- Kaminski, M.A. 2014. The year 2010 classification of the agglutinated foraminifera. Micropaleontology, 61 (1), 89-108.
Dr. Pantelis Soupios
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Pantelis Soupios obtained his B.Sc. in Geology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTh, Greece) and his MSc (AUTh) and Ph.D. (AUTh) in Applied Geophysics. He started his carrier at the Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His expertise is on the application of several geophysical methods for environmental, hydrogeological, engineering applications, and geohazard studies. From 2002-2018, he was a faculty member at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece. He is currently a Professor of Near Surface Geophysics at the Department of Geosciences, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. P. Soupios has established a strong international research network for collaboration and has authored and co-authored numerous chapters in books, articles published in scientific journals, and conference papers covering the broader area of applied geophysics. In addition, he has 6 years of industrial experience (mainly in engineering geophysics).
- Ph.D., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Uppsala University, Sweden 2000
- M.S., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997
- B.S., Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995
- Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
- Applied Hydrogeology and HydroGeophysics
- Applied geology and AgroGeophysics
- ArchaeoGeophysics at selected Archaeological areas using various geophysical methods.
- Advanced geophysical/geological/geochemical methods for waste disposal sites characterization.
- Groundwater and soil monitoring
- George Panagopoulos, Pantelis Soupios, Antonios Vafidis, Emmanouil Manoutsoglou, 2021, Integrated use of well and geophysical data for constructing 3D geological models in shallow aquifers: a case study at the Tymbakion basin, Crete, Greece, Environmental Earth Sciences 80:142, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-09461-5
- Omer Muhammad Siddiq, Bassam Shafiq Tawabini; Pantelis Soupios; Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, 2021, Removal of Arsenic from Contaminated Groundwater Using Biochar: A Technical Review, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-03116-x
- Çağdaş Sağır, Bedri Kurtuluş, Pantelis Soupios, Korhan Ayrancı, Erkan Düztaş, Murat Ersen Aksoy, Özgür Avşar, Günseli Erdem, Mustafa Can Canoğlu, SanLinn I. Kaka, Moumtaz Razack, 2020, Investigating the Structure of a Coastal Karstic Aquifer through the Hydrogeological Characterization of Springs Using Geophysical Methods and Field Investigation, Gökova Bay, SW Turkey, Water 2020, 12(12), 3343; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123343
- Demirci İsmail, Gundogdu N. Yıldırım, Candansayar Mehmet Emin, Soupios Pantelis, Vafidis Antonis and Arslan Hakan, 2020, Determination and Evaluation of Salt Water Intrusion on Bafra Plain: Joint Interpretation of Geophysical, Hydrogeological and Hydro-chemical Data, Pure and Applied Geophysics, pp.20, DOI: 1007/s00024-020-02573-2
- Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D. and Soupios P., 2020, Geophysical Methods for Contaminant Management: the Case for Biochar, Fast TIMES, EEGS, Vol. 25(2), pp. 80-90 (invited paper).
- Payal Rani, Pantelis Soupios and Pavel Barsukov, 2020, Regional tectonic model of Southern, Central part of the Mygdonian basin (Northern Greece) by applying 3D Transient Electromagnetic Modeling, Journal of Applied Geophysics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2020.104008
Extended Publications (+)
- SCOPUS, http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=15835749500
- Google Scholar Citations, http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=yHNNmIcAAAAJ&hl=en
- ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pantelis_Soupios
- PUBLONS, https://publons.com/researcher/2086198/pantelis-soupios/
- ORCID, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4153-3415
Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud
Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering
Dr. Mahmoud is a Professor at The Department of Petroleum Engineering. He joined KFUPM as an Assistant Professor in September 2011. Prior that he was working as an application scientist at AkzoNobel, Chicago, USA. From 2004-08 he worked as a Petroleum Engineer at Belayim Petroleum Co. in Egypt. During the period from 2001-04, he was a drilling engineer at Magawish Petroleum Co., Egypt. His Research interests are varied and covering subjects including Well simulation, enhanced oil recovery and multiphase flow in vertical and horizontal wells.
He is a Ph.D. Graduate in Petroleum Engineering from the Texas A&M University 2011. Prior to that, Mohamed undertook his M.Sc. Degree in Petroleum Engineering in Egypt in 2005.
- Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2011.
- M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Egypt, 2005.
- B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Egypt, 2001.
- Well stimulation, formation damage, enhanced oil recovery, drilling fluids, modeling of hole cleaning during drilling deviated and horizontal wells, and multiphase flow in vertical and horizontal wells.
- Tariq, Z., Mahmoud, M.*, Abdulraheem, A., Al-Nakhli, A., and BaTaweel, M. 2020. An Experimental Study to Reduce the Breakdown Pressure of the Unconventional Carbonate Rock by Cyclic Injection of Thermochemicals Fluids. Accepted, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. IF. 3.1, Q1.
- Tariq, Z., Mahmoud, M., Abdulraheem, A. 2020. An Intelligent data-driven Model for Dean-Stark Water Saturation Prediction in Carbonate Rocks. Accepted, NCAA-D-19-01467, in Neural Computing and Applications. IF 4.66, Q1 Journal.
- Elsayed, M., Mahmoud, M.*, El-Husseiny, A., Kamal, M.S., Al-Garadi, K. 2020. A New Method to Evaluate Reaction Kinetics of Acids with Carbonate Rocks Using NMR Diffusion Measurements. Accepted, Energy and Fuels. IF 3.02, Q1 journal.
- Lawal, L., Olayiwola, T., Abdel-Azeim, S., Mahmoud, M.*, Onawole, A., Kamal, M. 2020. Molecular Simulation of Kerogen-Water Interaction: Theoretical Insights into Maturity. Accepted, Journal of Molecular Liquids, IF 4.561, Q1.
- Alade, A.S., Hamdy, M., Mahmoud, M.*, Al Shehri, D., Mokheimer, E., Patil1, S., Al-Nakhli, A. 2020. A Preliminary Assessment of Thermochemical Fluid for Heavy Oil Recovery. Accepted, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. IF. 3.1, Q1.
- Mahmoud, M.*, Alade, O.S., Hamdy, M., Patil, S., Mokheimer, E.M. 2019. In Situ Steam and Nitrogen Gas Generation by Thermochemical Fluid Injection: A New Approach for heavy Oil Recovery. Accepted, Energy Conversion and Management. IF 7.18 Q1 Journal.
Awards & Honors
- First Winner in SPE Paper Contest Award, Egyptian Section, 2001.
- Best Paper Award for SPE Young Professional at the ATCE 2009, New Orleans Louisiana, USA. 2009.
- Best Paper Award for SPE Young Professional at the ATCE 2011, Colorado, Denver, USA, 2011.
- Distinguished Teaching Award, KFUPM, KSA, 2016.
Dr. Abeeb Awotunde
Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering
Dr. Awotunde is a Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. Since joining KFUPM in 2010, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Reservoir Simulation, Flow in Porous Media, Reservoir Description, and Well Test Analysis. He has also taught the graduate course in Mathematical Methods in Petroleum Engineering.
- Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2010.
- M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2006.
- B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002
- Reservoir Simulation, Parameter Estimation, and Uncertainty Analysis
- Field Development Optimization
- Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport
- Well Test Analysis
- Awotunde, A. A. 2017. GLOCAL: A Global-Local Optimization Template for Multiple History-Matched Reservoir Parameters, JPSE, 154: 1-18.
- Khan, R. A., and Awotunde, A. A. 2016. Optimal Parameters Selection for SAGD and VAPEX Processes, J. of Petrol Explor Prod Tech., 1-22.
- Rammay, M. H., and Awotunde, A. A. 2016. Stochastic Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture and Horizontal Well Parameters in Shale Gas Reservoirs, J. of Nat. Gas Sci. and Engr., 13(3): 71-78.
- Zhang, X. and Awotunde, A. A. 2016. Improvement of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm during History Fitting for Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Exploration, and Development, 43(5): 876-885.
- Mehmood, S. and Awotunde, A. A. 2016. Sensitivity-based Upscaling for History Matching of Reservoir Models, Petroleum Science, 13(3): 517-531.
- Zaza, A., Awotunde, A. A., Fairag, F. A. and Al-Mouhamed, M. A. 2016. A CUDA based Parallel Reservoir Simulator, Computer Physics Communications, 206(2016): 2-16.
- Awotunde, A. A., Ghanam, R. A., Al-Homidan S. and Tatar, N. M. 2016. Numerical Schemes for Anomalous Diffusion of Single-Phase Fluids in Porous Media, CNSNS, 39: 381-395.
- Awotunde, A. A. 2016. Generalized Field-Development Optimization with Well-Control Zonation, Comput Geosci, 20: 213-230.
- Awotunde, A. A., Ghanam, R. A. and Tatar, N. M. 2015. Artificial boundary condition for a modified fractional diffusion problem, Boundary Value Prob, 2015:20.
- Awotunde, A. A. 2015. Estimation of Well Test Parameters Using Global Optimization Techniques, JPSE, 125: 269-277.
- Sibaweihi, N., Awotunde, A. A., Sultan, A. S. and Al-Yousef, H. Y. 2015. Sensitivity Studies and Stochastic Optimization of CO2-Foam Flooding, Comput Geosci, 19(1): 31-47.
Dr. Ruud Weijermars
Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering
Weijermars conducts original research in petroleum engineering to develop new tools and methods related to the quantification and visualization of (1) fluid flow in porous media, and (2) fracture propagation. He has developed new production forecasting tools and reserves estimation methods to support industry, with a heavy focus on unconventional resource development. Prior to joining KFUPM in 2021, Weijermars worked at Texas A&M University and the Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Texas at Austin — he was a postdoc at ETH Zurich in the late 1980s.
- Habilitation, Uppsala University
- Ph.D. in Geodynamics, Uppsala University
- MS in Geosciences, University of Amsterdam
- BS in Geosciences, University of Amsterdam
- Flow in Fractured Porous Media
- Hydraulic Fracture Propagation
- Wellbore Stability under Anisotropy
- Production Forecasting and Reserves Estimation
• Weijermars, R., 2020. Improving Well Productivity – Ways to Reduce the Lag between the Diffusive and Convective Time of Flight in Shale Wells. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107344
• Weijermars, R., Pham, T., and Ettehad, M., 2020. Linear Superposition Method (LSM) for Solving Stress Tensor Fields and Displacement Vector Fields: Application to Multiple Pressure-Loaded Circular Holes in an Elastic Plate with Far-Field Stress. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Volume 381, 125234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2020.125234
• Weijermars, R., Nandlal, K., Tugan, M.F., Dusterhoft, R., and Stegent, N., 2020. Hydraulic Fracture Test Site Drained Rock Volume and Recovery Factors Visualized by Scaled Complex Analysis Models: Emulating Multiple Data Sources (production rates, Water Cuts, Pressure Gauges, Flow Regime Changes, and b-sigmoids). Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Austin, Texas, USA, 20-22 July 2020, URTeC 2020-2434. A
• Weijermars, R., Wang, J., and Pham, T., 2020. Borehole failure mechanisms in naturally and hydraulically fractured formations investigated with a fast time-stepped linear superposition method (TLSM). ARMA 20-1999.
• Pham, T., and Weijermars, R., 2020. Solving Stress Tensor Fields around Multiple Pressure-Loaded Fractures using a Linear Superposition Method (LSM). Applied Mathematical Modeling, Volume 88, December 2020, Pages 418-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.06.041
• Weijermars, R., Wang, J., and Nelson, R., 2020. Elastic Anisotropy in shale formations and its effect on near-borehole stress fields and failure modes. Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 200, article id. 102957. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102957.
• Weijermars, R., and Ettehad, M., 2019. Displacement field potentials for deformation in elastic media: Theory and Application to Pressure-Loaded Boreholes. Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 340, p. 276–295.
• Khanal, A., and Weijermars, R. 2019. Pressure Depletion and Drained Rock Volume (DRV) near Hydraulically Fractured Parent and Child Wells (Eagle Ford Formation). Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 172, p. 607-626.
• Harmelen, A. and Weijermars, R. 2018. Complex analytical solutions for flow in hydraulically fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs with and without natural fractures. Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 56, p. 137-157.
Awards & Honors
- SPE Distinguished Membership Award, Texas A&M University, USA
- Distinguished Researcher Award, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
- King Oscar Prize for Research/Teaching, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Dr. Peter Mora
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Peter Mora obtained a B.Sc. Hons in Geophysics from Adelaide University, Australia in 1979 with a thesis on Seismic Raytracing. He worked for 2 years as an Exploration Geophysicist for ESSO Australia and as a consultant in seismic ray tracing to Delhi Petroleum. He obtained an M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1987 from Stanford University on the topic of Full Elastic Wavefield Inversion. After working for 2 years for a pioneering massively parallel supercomputer company – Thinking Machines – he worked as a researcher and then Professor at Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, France until 1994. He then joined The University of Queensland where he formed a research centre, initially QUAKES and later Earth Systems Science Computational Centre (ESSCC). In 1999, he established the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation, a collaborative research effort to simulate earthquake related phenomena. In 2002 he established a Major National Research Facility – The Australian Computational Earth Systems Simulator – aimed at simulating geophysical phenomena. From 2010-2018 he was Chief Scientist of a startup company aimed at predicting Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (FOREX). In January, 2019, he joined the CPG at KFUPM. His research spans Full Wavefield Inversion and computational geophysics ranging from simulation of earthquakes and fracture, to simulation of convection and fluid flow. He has over 200 publications. He has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students and 12 M.Sc. Students.
- Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, 1987
- M.S. In Geophysics from Stanford University, 1984
- B.S.Hons (First Class) in Geophysics from Adelaide University, 1979
- B.S. From Adelaide University, 1978
- Convection, fluid flow and multi-phase flow
- Simulation of earthquakes, fracture and friction
- Seismic modelling and Full Wavefield Inversion
- Mora, P. & Wu, Z. (2018) Elastic vs acoustic inversion for marine surveys, Geophysical Journal Int. 214 (1), 596-622, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy166.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2018) Simulation of regimes of thermal convection and plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 275, 69-79, DO: 10.1016/j.pepi.2018.01.003.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D.A. (2018) Comparison of convection for Reynolds and Arrhenius temperature dependent viscosities, Fluid Mechanics Research International Journal, 2 (3), 99-107.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2017) Simulation of plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Geophysical Journal International Express Letters, 212 (3), 1932-1937.
- Wang Y, Mora P (2009) ESyS_Particle: A new 3-D discrete element model with single particle rotation, in: Advances in Geocomputing, Springer, Ed. Xing H, 183-228.
- Wang Y, Mora P (2008) Macroscopic elastic properties of regular lattices, J Mech Phys Solids, 56, 3459–3474.
- Xu, H., Xing, H., Wyborn, D. & Mora, P. (2007) Analytical and numerical investigation of thermo-fluid flow of fracture dominated geothermal reservoir, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), 4489, 1156-1163.
- Xing H, Makinouchi A, Mora P (2007) Finite-element modeling of interacting fault systems, Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors, 163, 106–121.
- Xing H, Mora P (2006) Construction of an intraplate fault system model of South Australia, and simulation tool for the iSERVO institute seed project, PAGEOPH, 163, 2297-2316.
- Abe S, Place D, Mora P (2004) A Parallel Implementation of the Lattice Solid Model for the Simulation of Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Dynamics, PAGEOPH, 161, 2265-2277.
- Mora P (1987) Nonlinear 2D elastic inversion of multi-offset seismic data, Geophysics, 52, 1211-1228.
- Mora P (1987) Elastic wavefield inversion, PhD Thesis, Stanford University (SEP-52), 143pp.
- Mora P (1988) Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data, Geophysics, 53, 750-759.
- Mora P (1989) Inversion = migration + tomography, Geophysics, 54, 1575-1586.
- Mora P, Place D (1994) Simulation of the frictional stick-slip instability, PAGEOPH. 143, 61-87.
- Donzé F, Mora P, Magnier SA (1994) Numerical simulation of faults & shear zones, Geophys. J. Int., 116, 46-52.
- Igel H, Mora P, Riollet B (1995) Anisotropic wave propagation through finite-difference grids, Geophysics, 60, 1203-1216.
- Komatitsch D, Coutel F, Mora P (1996) Tensorial formulation of the wave-equation for modeling curved interfaces, Geophysical Journal International, 127, 156-168.
- Coutel F, Mora P (1998) Simulation based comparison of four site-response estimation techniques, BSSA., 88, 30-42.
- Mora P, Place D (1998) Numerical simulation of earthquake faults with gouge: towards a comprehensive explanation for the heat flow paradox. J. Geophys. Res. 103, 21067-21089.
- Place D, Mora P (1999) The lattice solid model to simulate the physics of rocks and earthquakes: incorporation of friction, J. Comp. Phys., 1502, 332–372.
- Place D, Mora P (2000) Numerical simulation of localisation phenomena in a fault zone, PAGEOPH., 157, 1821-1845.
- Abe S, Mora P, Place D (2000) Extension of the lattice solid model to incorporate temperature related effects, PAGEOPH, 157, 1867-1887.
- Mora P, Wang Y, Yin C, Place D, Yin XC (2002) Simulation of the load-unload response ratio & critical sensitivity in the lattice solid model, PAGEOPH, 159, 2525–2536.Mora P, Wang Y, & Marroquin F (2015) The Lattice Solid/Boltzmann microscopic model to simulate solid/fluid systems – a tool to study creation of fluid flow networks for viable deep geothermal energy, J. Earth Science (Special Issue on Deep Geothermal Energy), 26, 11-1
- Mora P, Place D (2002) Stress correlation function evolution in lattice solid elasto-dynamic models of shear and fracture zones and earthquake prediction, PAGEOPH, 159, 2413–2427
- Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2012) Particle simulation of hydraulic fracture and sustainable geothermal reservoir fluid flow: towards realization of a new green energy, in: Proc. International Workshop of Deep Geothermal Systems, Wuhan, China, June 29-30, 2012.
- Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2013) Particle-based simulation of hydraulic fracture and fluid/heat flow in geothermal reservoirs. in: Proc. 7-th Intl. Conf. on Powders & Grains pg2013.unsw.edu.au/, AIP Conf. Proc. 1542, 177-180.
Awards & Honors
- Honorable Mention (Geophysics), 1988 for paper titled: Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data.