CPG

Dr. Khaled Ibrahim

Tel: +966 (013) 860-4519
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1027

Dr. Khaled Ibrahim

Visiting Research Engineer III, CIPR

Dr. Ibrahim joined CIPR in 2021 after 3 years of Postdoc fellowship at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM. He worked as a research assistant (2011-2013) and Lecturer (2013-2018) in the same department whilst studying for his M.S and Ph.D. respectively. He Taught well logging and reservoir description courses to petroleum engineering undergraduate students. Dr. Ibrahim expertise focus on chemical EOR and matrix acidizing. He is a member of OFC group in CIPR and an active member of SPE.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2018
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 2013
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Suez University, Egypt, 2009

Research Interests

  • Chemical EOR
  • Well Stimulation

Selected Publications

  • Al-Anazi, A., Abdelgawad K., Alsofi, A., and Kaidar, Z. 2020. The Effects of Crude Oil Gravity and Composition on EOR Surfactants Selection and Performance. Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference in Moscow, Russia, 12–14 October 2020. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K., Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S., and Patil, S. 2019. Effect of Calcium Carbonate on Barite Solubility Using a Chelating Agent and Converter. Prepared Presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry held in Galveston, Texas, USA, 8–9 April. [Link]
  • Gamal, H., Abdelgawad, K., Elkatatny, S. 2019. New Environmentally Friendly Acid System for Iron Sulfide Scale Removal. Sustainability, 11(23) [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K. Z., Mahmoud, M., Elkatatny, S., Abdulraheem, A., Patil, S. 2019. Reaction Kinetics and Coreflooding Study of High-Temperature Carbonate Reservoir Stimulation Using GLDA in Seawater. Energies, 12(18). [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Elkatatny, S., et al. 2019. Real Time Determination of Rheological Properties of Spud Drilling Fluids Using a Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Technique. J. Energy Resour. Technol. 141(3). [Link]

Extended Publications (+)

  • Elkatatny, S., Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2018. Reaction of Chelating Agents with Guar Gum Polymer for Completion Fluid. J for Sci. & Eng. 43(11)6481–6491 [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Ba-geri, B.S., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2018. Evaluation of the Reaction Kinetics of DTPA Chelating Agent and Converter with Barium Sulfate (Barite) Using Rotating Disk Apparatus. Energy & Fuels Journal, 32(9):9813-9821. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z., Mahmoud, A.M., and Ibnelwaleed H. 2017. Stimulation of High Temperature Carbonate Gas Reservoirs using Seawater and Chelating Agents: Reaction Kinetics. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, 55:595-605. [Link]
  • Abdelgawad, K.Z. and Mahmoud, A.M. 2017. Modified seawater EOR fluid for carbonate reservoirs. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 15(4):347–362. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z., et al. 2016. Stimulation of Seawater Injectors by GLDA (Glutamic-Di Acetic Acid). SPE Journal Drilling & Completion 31(3): 483 – 495. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z. 2015. Chelating-Agent Enhanced Oil Recovery for Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE Journal 20(3): 483 – 495. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M.A., Abdelgawad, K., Sultan A.S. 2014. Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of Using the Same. US Patent No 13/932,947. [Link]

Patents

  • Gomaa, I., Mahmoud, M., Abdelgawad, K.Z., Hasan, A., and Al-Shehri, D., 2021. Acidizing of subterranean formation using in-situ generated HF. US Patent US20210062073A1. [Link]
  • Mahmoud, M.A., Abdelgawad, K.Z., Sultan A.S. 2014. Chelating Fluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs and Method of Using the Same. US Patent No 13/932,947
Tel: +966 (013) 860-7416
Fax: +966 (013) 860-4447

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1022

Dr. Alade Olalekan Saheed

Visiting Research Engineer III, CIPR

Dr. Olalekan S. Alade joined the Petroleum Engineering Department, KFUPM as a Postdoctoral Researcher in May 2018. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth Resources Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan (2017), with specialties in hydrocarbon resources production. His research experiences span thermal and non-thermal methods for heavy and extra-heavy oil (bitumen) recovery, production, and transportation, heavy oil extraction from oil sand and upgrading. During his doctoral studies, he worked in collaboration and shared research information with the Kuraray Company, Japan, and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. Dr. Alade is an active member of SPE and was a recipient of the SPE Star Fellowship Award between 2013 and 2016.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Earth Resources Engineering
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

General focus: Petroleum Production Engineering and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Current and future areas of interest:

  • Advanced EOR methods for heavy and extra heavy oil (bitumen), tarmat and oil sands
  • Particulate processes in porous media and formation damage
  • Natural gas production
  • Microbial EOR systems (bio-kinetics and energetic as related to EOR)

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed Mahmoud, O. S. Alade, Mohamed Hamdy, Shirish Patil, Esmail M. A. Mokheimer. 2019. In Situ Steam and Nitrogen Gas Generation by Thermochemical Fluid Injection: A New Approach for heavy Oil Recovery. Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112203
  • O. S. Alade, M. Hamdy, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri, M. A. Mokheimer, Shirish Patil, Ayman Al-Nakhli, Mohammed Bataweel. A Preliminary Assessment of Thermochemical Fluid for Heavy Oil Recovery. 2019, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106702
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri, A. S. Ganiyu, Ayman Al-Nakhli, Mohammed Bataweel. 2019. Kinetics of Thermal Decomposition of Tar in the Presence of Air and Nitrogen Gas. ACS Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02394
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, A. Hassan, D. Al-Shehri, A. Al-Nakhli, M. Bataweel. 2019. Evaluation of kinetics and Energetics of Thermochemical Fluids for Enhanced Recovery of Heavy Oil and Liquid Condensate. Energy Fuels. ACS. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00681
  • O. S. Alade, M. Mahmoud, D. A. Al Shehri. 2019. Investigation into the effect of silica nanoparticles on the rheological characteristics of water-in-heavy oil emulsions. Petroleum Science, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12182-019-0330-x

Awards & Honors

  • Kyushu University Doctoral Student Scholarship (2016)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Star Fellowship (2013-2017)
  • Best Paper, Surface Facility, World Heavy Oil Congress, Calgary, Canada (2016)
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