Research

Areas on Interest

  • Reservoir Engineering and Management
  • Reservoir Modeling and Simulation
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Sustainable Drilling Engineering
  • Sustainable Drilling Fluids

Industry Research Collaboration

  • Statoil
  • Saudi Aramco
  • University of Stavanger

Research Collaboration (MUN)

  • Greg F. Naterer
    Dean
    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    EN 4018E
    Ph: 709-864-8810
    Em: gnaterer[at]mun.ca
  • Tahir Husain
    Associate Dean, Research
    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    EN 2110A
    Em: thusain[at]mun.ca
    Ph: 709-864 8781
  • Dennis K. Peters
    Department Head,
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    EN 3058
    Ph: 709-864-8929
    Em: dpeters[at]mun.ca
  • Syed Imtiaz
    Assistant Professor
    Process Engineering
    IIC 1009
    Ph: 709-864-6749
    Em: simtiaz[at]mun.ca
  • Salim Ahmed
    Assistant Professor
    Process Engineering
    IIC 1016
    Ph: 709-579-0419
    Em: sahmed[at]mun.ca
  • Dr. Jahrul Alam
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathamatics
    HH 3035
    Ph: (709) 864-8071
    Em: alamj[at]mun.ca
  • Scott MacLachlan
    Professor
    Department of Mathamatics
    HH 2019
    Ph: (709) 864-8095
    Em: smaclachlan[at]mun.ca

 

Research Collaboration (Outside MUN)

  • M. R. Islam
    Director
    Trans Canada Training
    Halifax, NS, B3M 1B7, Canada
    Telephone: 001 902 473 0731 (W); Fax: 001 877 TCT 8855
    E-mail:  profr.islam1@gmail.com, profr.islam@gmail.com
  • Ahmet Umran Dogan
    Professor
    Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and
    Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research (CGRER)
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    E-mail: umran-dogan@uiowa.edu
  • Ziad Saghir
    Professor
    Ryerson University
    Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
    350 Victoria St, Toronto, ONT, M5B 2K3, Canada
    Tel: 1 416-979-5000 Ext.6418; Fax: 1 416-979-5265
    Email: zsaghir@ryerson.ca
  • Kambiz Vafai
    Distinguished Professor
    University of California, Berkeley, 1980
    Bourns Hall A363
    University of California, Riverside
    CA 92521, USA
    Telephone: 951-827-2135
    Facsimile: 951-827-2899
    E-mail: vafai@engr.ucr.edu

Employed/Collaborative Researchers

  1. Sidqi A. Abu-Khamsin
    Professor
    Petroleum Engineering Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  2. Kassem Mustapha
    Professor
    Mathematics & Statistics Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  3. Abdulaziz Al-Majed
    Associate Professor
    Petroleum Engineering Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  4. Abdulraheem Abdulazeez
    Associate Professor
    Petroleum Engineering Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  5. Rached Ben-Mansour
    Associate Professor
    Mathematics & Statistics Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  6. Michael A. Kaminski
    Associate Professor
    Earth Science Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  7. Dr. Rafiul Hassan
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Information & Computer Science (ICS)
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  8. Dr. Bashirul Haq
    Assistant Professor
    Petroleum Engineering Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  9. Dr. Syed Masiur Rahman
    Research Engineer III
    Center for Environment and Water (CEW)
    Research Institute (RI)
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
    Dhahran 31261
    Saudi Arabia
  10. Abdul-Aziz Al-Helali
    B.Sc. (Computer Engineering), M.Sc. (Computer Networks)
    Department of Computer Engineering
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Dhahran 31261, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Research Group

  1. Reservoir Characterization Group
    Department of Petroleum Engineering Research Group
    Center for Petroleum and Minerals (CPM), Research Institute (RI)
    Center for Environment and Water (CEW), Research Institute (RI)
    KFUPM

Graduate Students

Current Students

PhD MSc
Igbokwe Chidozie Loveday Development of Scaling Law and Criteria for Thermal Recovery Techniques Tareq Uz Zaman A Generalized Mathematical Model for Fluid Flow through Porous Media
Mohammad Mojammel Huque Development of a Comprehensive Model for Fluid Flow in Porous Media Using Continuous Time Function Md Mostafijul Karim Development of Memory-based Permeability Models for Porous Media Using Triple-Porosity, Triple-Permeability Concepts
Md. Monjur Ul Hasan Development of Parallel Algorithm for Cloud Environment to Solve Non-Linier System Toward Multiple Solutions Fatema Akter Happy Mathematical Models Using Engineering Approach for Crude Oil with Memory
Mahamudul Hashan Memory Based Reservoir Simulation with Engineering Approach Md Shad Rahman Characterization of Non-Newtonian Reservoir Fluids through Mathematical Modelling and Incorporate Memory Concept
Mohammed Islam Miah An Experimental and Numerical Study of Thermal Flooding Process to Capture Memory Effect Using Core Samples Pulok Kanti Deb Numerical Modeling and Solution of Non-linear Equations for Complex Reservoirs
Murtada Elhaj An Investigation of Thermal Active Porous Media with Memory Concept: Numerical and Experimental Study Ayon Kumar Das Development of Memory-based Porosity Models for Porous Media Using Triple Porosity-Triple Permeability Concepts
Javad Kondori Gas Hydrate Reservoirs Decomposition Modeling by Molecular Dynamic Simulation Arifur Rahman Development of Dimensionless Group and Scaling Criteria for Oil-Water displacement Process
Stanley Onyinye Okonji Development of Temperature Profile using Memory Concept Labiba Nusrat Jahan Development of a Numerical Scheme for Memory-based Models Using Engineering Approach
Farhana Akter Title to be decleared Mohammad Mamun Ur Rashid Development of a Dynamic Material Balance Equation for Offshore Newfoundland Complex Reservoirs
Monuara Bagum Development of an Environmentally Safe Additive for Drilling Fluid Application
Outside MUN
Ali Saleh Bageri Development of environmentally-friendly cleating agents using Saudi clay Yasser Ridha BuSaleh Prediction of Capillary Pressure for Arabian Carbonate Reservoirs using Artificial Intelligence
Mohammad Alqam Role of Rock Mineralogy and Oil Composition in Wettability Alteration of Carbonate Reservoirs by Subcritical Carbon Dioxide Mirza Talha Baig Evaluation of Nano Zeolite as an Additive for Oil-Well Cementing

Past Student

PhD M.Sc.
Saad Al-Mutairi Modeling Wettability Alteration during Immiscible CO2 Flooding Process Mubarak O. Al-Dhufairi Prediction of Mobility Profile with Minimum Real Time Measurements using Artificial Intelligence
Obembe Abiola David A modified Boussinesq-based approach for Numerical Investigation of Thermal Flooding Process with Experimental verification Apaleke Adeleye Sanmi Development of an Environment-Friendly Oil-Based Mud using Canola Oil
Badr Salem Bageri Filter Cake Removal of Barite Weighted Water Based Mud (WBM) in Horizontal well Abdullah F. Al-Dossary Investigation of Poor Cementing behind Oil Well Casing across Arab-C and D Formations in Uthmaniyah
Amjad Saeed Ahmed Bin Thalab Investigation of Saudi Bentonite and Nanoclay Admixed Cement Slurry for Oil-Well Cementing under HPHT Conditions
Wael Ateeq Harbi An Artificial Intelligence Approach in Predicting Water Saturation in Carbonate Reservoir
Mohammad Danish Hashmat Study of Cross-Linked Polymer Gel Systems for Potential Use as Loss Prevention Agents
Muzzammil Shakeel Effect of Crude Oil Composition on Wettability Alteration during Immiscible CO2 Flooding
Ali Musa Alhussain An Integrated Approach for Download Leak Detection
Mohammed Wajheeuddin Development of an Environmentally-Friendly Drilling Fluid Using Date Seeds and Grass Degree Awarded: M.Sc.
Mohammed Omer Evaluation of Polymeric Materials as Loss Circulation Agents in Shallow Zones
Hassan A. Nooruddin Permeability Prediction using Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure Data
Malik Khalid Al-Arfaj Estimating Layers Deliverability in Multi-Layered Gas Reservoirs using Artificial Intelligence