CPG

Dr. Korhan Ayranci

Tel: +966 (013) 860 2698

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2159

Dr. Korhan Ayranci

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Ayranci completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Geological Engineering Dept., Akdeniz University, Turkey. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Earth Science Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Following his Ph.D. he joined the research group of Dr. Nick Harris at the University of Alberta, Canada, as a Post-doctoral fellow and later became a Research Associate at the same department. He focuses on sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and forward stratigraphic modeling of unconventional reservoirs.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Sedimentology and Stratigraphy / Earth Sciences Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada (2009-2014)
  • M.S., Sedimentology / Geological Engineering Department, Akdeniz University, Turkey (2006-2009)
  • B.S. (honors), Geological Engineering Department, Akdeniz University, Turkey (2002-2006)

Research Interests

  • Sedimentological and ichnological characterization of deep- and shallow-water deltaic settings
  • Mudstone depositional environments
  • High-resolution sequence stratigraphic applications in unconventional reservoirs
  • Applications of forward stratigraphic modeling in unconventional reservoirs and deltaic settings

Selected Publications

  • Ayranci, K. and Dashtgard, S.E., 2020. Deep-Water Renewal Events; Insights into Deep Water Sediment Transport Mechanisms. Scientific Reports, 10(1): 6139.
  • Ayranci, K., Harris, N. and Dong, T., 2018. Sedimentological and ichnological characterization of the Middle to Upper Devonian Horn River Group, British Columbia, Canada: Insights into mudstone depositional conditions and processes below storm wave base. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88(1): 1-23.
  • Ayranci, K., Harris, N.B. and Dong, T., 2018. High resolution sequence stratigraphic reconstruction of mud-dominated systems below storm wave base; A case study from the Middle to Upper Devonian Horn River Group, British Columbia, Canada. Sedimentary Geology, 373: 239-253.
  • Dong, T., Harris, N.B., Ayranci, K., Twemlow, C.E. and Nassichuk, B.R., 2017. The impact of composition on pore throat size and permeability in high maturity shales: Middle and Upper Devonian Horn River Group, northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 81: 220-236.
  • Ayranci, K. and Dashtgard, S.E., 2016. Asymmetrical deltas below wave base: Insights from the Fraser River Delta, Canada. Sedimentology, 63(3): 761-779.
  • Ayranci, K., Dashtgard, S.E. and MacEachern, J.A., 2014. A quantitative assessment of the neoichnology and biology of a delta front and prodelta, and implications for delta ichnology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 409(0): 114-134.
  • Ayranci, K., Lintern, D.G., Hill, P.R. and Dashtgard, S.E., 2012. Tide-supported gravity flows on the upper delta front, Fraser River delta, Canada. Marine Geology, 326–328(0): 166–170.

Awards & Honors

  • President’s Ph.D. Scholarship, Simon Fraser University (2013).
  • Best Poster Award, the Third International Congress on Ichnology (Ichnia 2012).
  • CSPG University Student Event Grant (2012).
  • Travel Grant, International Ichnological Association (IIA, 2012).
  • Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University (2012, 2011).
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University (2009).
  • Second position in intern student report competition, Turkey (2004).
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-8692

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2213

Dr. Madhar Sahib Azad

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Madhar Sahib Azad joined CPG as a visiting assistant professor in Jan 2021. Prior to that, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the petroleum engineering department at the University of Alberta for a period of around 2 years. During his Ph.D., he introduced a new capillary number and an injectivity model for polymer flooding applications. Between July 2009 to June 2011, he also worked in India for a UAE based drilling company. He has been serving as a technical editor for petroleum engineering journals such as SPE journal, journal of petroleum science and engineering, energy and fuel, ACS omega, etc.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jan 2019.
  • M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Dec 2014.
  • B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering from the RGCE, Chennai, Tamil Nadu India, May 2009 (First class with distinction)

Research Interests

  • Fundamental and applied aspects of EOR
  • Applied rheology for reservoir engineering applications
  • Unconventional oil recovery
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Pressure transient testing

Selected Publications

  • Azad, M.S and Trivedi, J.J. 2020. “Quantification of Sor reduction during viscoelastic polymer flooding using extensional capillary number” SPE Journal, 1-30, SPE 204212-PA.
  • Azad,M.S and Trivedi,J.J.2020.“Extensional effects during viscoelastic polymer flooding: Understanding the unresolved challenges” SPE Journal, 25(04): 1827-1841, SPE 201112-PA.
  • Azad,M.S and Trivedi,J.J.2020.“Does polymer’s viscoelasticity influence the heavy oil sweep efficiency and injectivity at 1ft/day?” SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, 23 (02): 446-462, SPE 193771-PA.
  • Azad,M.S and Trivedi,J.J.2019.“Quantification of viscoelastic effects during polymer flooding: A critical review” SPE Journal, 24 (06): 2731-2757, SPE 195687-P
  • Azad, M.S and Trivedi, J.J.2019.“A novel viscoelastic model for predicting the synthetic polymer’s viscoelastic behavior in porous media using direct extensional rheological measurements” Fuel, 235: 218-226
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