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Editor-in-Chief: Assoc. Professor Sina Rezaei Gomari
Dr. Sina Rezaei Gomar holds a M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering. He has over 12 years of professional experience in the different fields of reservoir development. He is currently an Associate Professor of Petro
Editor-in-Chief: Assoc. Professor Sina Rezaei Gomari
Dr. Sina Rezaei Gomar holds a M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering. He has over 12 years of professional experience in the different fields of reservoir development. He is currently an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Teesside University in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Sina Rezaei Gomar’s research interests include:
1) Hydraulic Fracturing, Shale gas extraction
2) CCS, CO2 Capture and Storage
3) Rock/Fluid Interaction
4) Surface Characterization
5) Wettability alteration, In situ wettability alteration: using Nano Technology
6) Advanced IOR/EOR methods
7) Oil and Gas Reservoirs Modelling
8) Flow assurance, Asphaltenic oil
Dr. Abdukarem Amhamed
Qatar Environment & Engineering Research Institute
Qatar Environment & Engineering Research Institute
Dr. Abdukarem Amhamed is a Chemical Engineer by training with more than 20 years of experience in the industry sector. He obtained his MSc in 2003 from Salford University, UK and PhD in 2009 from Bradford University, UK. He has held many senior research and management positions in industry including Strategic Research Project Lead between Qatar Petroleum and UOP Honeywell USA and previously as General Managing Director of Sirte Oil and Gas Company, Libya, among other senior roles. Currently he dedicates most of his time to the Qatar Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (QEERI).
1. Gas Processing & Gas purification (Acid Gas Removal).
2. Water Desalination by Forward Osmosis, Reverse Osmosis and Thermal
3. Petrochemicals: Ammonia, Methanol, and Urea (Catalyst and steam reforming processes)
4. CO2 conversion to other useful fuels
5. Rhology of heavy and waxy crude oils
6. Catalytic Membranes in produced water in oil and gas fields
Dr. Mohamed Amish is a Program Leader in Oil and Gas Engineering. Mohamed’s teaching and professional practice and recognition are based on thirty-three years’ involvement with the oil and gas industry, comprised of fifteen years of professional academic teaching with Robert Gordon University (RGU) and eighteen years of varied oil field experience, specialising mainly in Petroleum Engineering.
Dr. Mohamed’s research activity covers a variety of areas within the oil and gas industry with focus on drilling optimisation, formation damage and enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
Dr. Zoltán Turzó holds MSc and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering. He has worked in academia for over 28 years and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Miskolc.
Dr. Turzó’s research interests include optimization of oil field production, CFD analysis of fluid flow for gas lift valves and pipe leakage, and development of computer software for NODAL analysis, pipe network simulation, well test analysis and sucker rod pumping.
Dr. Lateef Akanji holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan and Imperial College London, respectively. He worked in the petroleum industry for 11 years before moving into academia as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He then moved to the United Kingdom and took a position as the Postgraduate Coordinator of Petroleum and Gas Engineering Programme at the University of Salford. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer and the MSc Petroleum Engineering Programme Coordinator at the University of Aberdeen.
Dr. Akanji's research interests are in multiphase flow in porous and permeable media with applications to enhanced oil recovery in clastic, carbonate and unconventional shale reservoirs. He conducts research in theoretical, experimental and numerical investigation of pore to field scale modelling of static and dynamic flow and geomechanics of shale fracking processes, using finite difference and finite element methods
Yannis Dimakopoulos graduated in 1997 from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Patras. In 2003, he received his Master’s and PhD degrees. His Doctoral thesis focused on the air induced displacement of complex fluids that have macromolecular structures (e.g. enhanced oil recovery of waxy crude oil). From 2004 to 2005, he served his military service in the Greek army having the specialty of Chemical Engineer.
In 2005 he was appointed adjunct lecturer (Π.Δ.407) in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2007 he joined the Soft tissue biomechanics & engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He worked for two and half years with Professor, Dr. ir. Frank Baaijens, a world leader in tissue engineering of cardiac valves and microvessels.
His research is focused on the investigation of the mechanism of how native and tissued aortic valves deform, move and respond under physiological hemody.
Georges J. Kipouros has both a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.A.Sc. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from University of Toronto. He has held many senior positions in academia at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and the University of Tokyo. Currently he holds a Professor Emeritus position at the University of Saskatchewan.
Primary interest is the electrochemical engineering of molten salt electrolysis.
Thermodynamic, electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of reactive metal halide systems as apply to the production of the metals or coating of the metals.
Recycling of reactive metals.
Utilization of minerals in metal matrix composites.
Metals of interest include the light, refractory and rare earth groups.
Electrochemical aspects of copper and nickel production from aqueous solutions.
Application of potentiodynamic techniques, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the investigation of passivation and corrosion of materials.
Development and processing of powder metallurgy (P/M) light metals alloys as a means to sustainability of parts manufacturing.
Modeling of processes used in the production of P/M automotive components as well as study of mechanical properties are areas of interest.
Surface engineering and its role in the corrosion protection of reactive metals P/M alloys is examined.
Engineering applications including:
The development of electrochemical sensors for use in the process control and optimization of high temperature chemical processes.
Chemical stability of the interface between the second phase modification agent and the metal matrix in the composites and powder metallurgy alloys.
The application of potentiodynamic techniques, cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy in the investigation of the corrosion of boride coatings on the sufrace of powder metallurgy alloys.
The study and the development of phase-change materials.
Electrodeposition of metal matrix composites.
Potential application of certain naturally-occurring industrial mineral fibres/whiskers/particulates as reinforcement in metalmatrix composites.
The use of certain minerals benification wastes as additives to metallurgical processes or as reinforcement in metal-matrix composites.
The use of minerals in the development of inexpensive phase-change materials (PCM) for thermal storage.
Ioannis V. Yentekakis graduated in 1983 from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, with a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor C.G. Vayenas. From 1987-1888 he was employed as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, NJ, USA. In 1988 he returned to Greece, joined the ICE-HT/FORTH in Patras and the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in both institutions. From 1995-2001 he served as Faculty Member (Lecturer and Assistant Professor) in the field of “Catalytic and Electro-catalytic Processes” at the University of Patras. Then, in 2001 he was elected as Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and in 2006 became a Full Professor. In 2013 he moved to the School of Environmental Engineering of TUC, where he is working up to today. For many years (1989-today), he sustains very close collaboration (frequent visits as Visiting Professor) with the department of Chemistry, Cambridge University, UK (Prof. R.M. Lambert).
· Material science and technology: Synthesis of enhanced catalytic/electrocatalytic properties (nano-)composites; structure, morphology, physicochemical characterization and evaluation of their catalytic/electrocatalytic performance under selected reactions relevance to important technological applications
· Physical chemistry and behaviour of surfaces and interfaces
· Promotion and its origin in heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis
· Fuel Cells science and technology
· Hydrogen energy, biofuels, natural gas valorization
Dr. Mohamed M. El Nady is a professor of Organic Geochemistry in the Exploration Department at the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology (Zagazic University, 1985), a M.Sc. in Geology (Zagazic University, 1992) and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Geology (Ain Shams University, 1998).
Organic geochemistry and petroleum geology fields, Source rocks characterization and evaluation, Crude oils chractrizaion and evaluation, Geochemistry of gas and condesates, Geochemical modeling and basin analysis, Biological markers assessment of soure rocks and crude oils. Geochemistry of light hydrocarbons, Oil: source rock correlations.
PhD in petroleum engineering with three years of professional industry experience, four years of research experience, and a proven record of managing projects from design and concepts to completion. The international nature of my professional background has allowed me to experience different work atmospheres and led me to become a flexible team player and effective communicator who adapts to new work environments quickly and successfully.
I have had the opportunity of working within different disciplines, including geology, production, reservoir, and process-safety through a rotational training program. I have taken multiple online/classroom training courses on data science and machine learning which, along with my petroleum engineering background, has qualified me to work as a domain-expert data scientist in the oil and gas industry. After developing a broad knowledge in all areas of petroleum exploration and production in 7 years, the following areas have been the focus of my work during the past five years:
- Modeling/investigating the fluid flow and phase behavior in unconventional formations - Modeling/investigating enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in shale/tight oil formations - Developing data-driven models along with performing deterministic reservoir engineering analysis to forecast production potential and optimize drilling/completion strategies - Performing asset management within a multi-disciplinary team to support optimal asset development and operation.
Unconventional Oil & Gas Reservoirs, Fluid Flow and Phase Behavior in Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Thermodynamics of Petroleum Reservoirs, Natural Gas Engineering
Dr. Zaman ZiabakhshGanji holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tehran and a PhD in Geosciences from VU University Amsterdam. He worked in industry for 4 years in reservoir engineering at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry and National Iranian Oil Company before moving to academia. He is currently completing his postdoctoral research at Delft University of Technology.
Computational Hydrology shallow water flow modelling
Geothermal energy study and simulations
Thermal (non-isothermal) fluid flow in ground porous media
Reactive transport modelling
Enhanced Oil Recovery Process
CO2 Capture and Storage
Geological reservoir simulation
Fracture and heterogeneous porous media simulation
Dr. Mehdi Ostadhassan holds M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geophysics and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering. He has worldwide experience in both industry and academia. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Mehdi Ostadhassen’s research interests include Geomechanics, Rock Physics, Petrophysics and Geophysics.
Dr. Jebraeel Gholinezhad is a Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at University of Portsmouth. He has done his MSc in Reservoir Engineering at IFP School and holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. Having worked for more than six years in the oil and gas industry, he has achieved early vast experiences on comprehensive PVT study including experimental and analytical techniques for reservoir fluid analysis. His experience also includes working on projects related to flow assurance problems such as inorganic scale, wax, asphaltene and gas hydrates. Dr. Gholinezhad is a chartered engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council, UK.
Dr. Gholinezhad’s research interests include reservoir fluid analysis, flow assurance challenges in oil and gas production and numerical simulation of shale gas reservoirs.
Dr. HOSSEIN EMADI is a George F. Watford assistant professor in the Bob L. Herd Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas Tech University (TTU). He is also serving as the faculty advisor for the TTU ARMA student chapter at Texas Tech University. He has been in Academia for almost four years. He has five years of industry experience working as a drilling engineer and assistant drilling supervisor at Petropars Ltd. and National Iranian South Oil Company.
Dr. Hossein Emadi’s research interests are: wellbore integrity, fracturing, gas lift, and sand control production.
Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh holds a MSc and PhD in Petroleum Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas industry for 6 years before moving to academia. He currently holds the position of Research Associate at Heroit-Watt University’s Resesarch Center for Carbon Solutions (RCCS). With this position he is a Reservoir Engineer in Fluid Flow in Porous Media.
Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh’s research interests include petroleum/reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, well testing, reservoir simulation, and EOR.
Dr. Seyyedi is a member of the faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department of the University of Calgary, Canada. He was previously working as an EOR specialist at Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center, Denmark, where he successfully led and managed a team of scientists, engineers and technologists working over three joint development and research projects granted by Maersk Oil, Shell, Chevron, Total and Nordsøfonden oil companies. Furthermore, Dr. Seyyedi was actively collaborating on developing state of the art EOR/IOR laboratories at Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center, Denmark. He also had the experience of working as a Reservoir Engineer (IOR/EOR processes) at the Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Solutions, United Kingdom, where he was researching over several Joint Industry Projects. He is a top-graduated PhD student from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.
Dr. Seyyedi's current research interests lie in the areas of screening and developing various IOR/EOR scenarios, applications of biological approaches in the oil industry, and CO2 underground storage (CCS). His most current Joint Industry Project (JIP) is related to hydrocarbon recovery technologies, in which he is focusing on: i. developing technologies related to hydraulic fracturing and ii. evaluating biological approaches to improve the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing operations. Dr. Seyyedi had been successfully leading and managing more than 11 Joint Industry Projects sponsored by several international oil companies including Total, Maersk Oil, Shell, Chevron, Eni, and etc.
Dr. Rafael Hincapie holds a Master of Science in Heavy Oil Extraction and a Doctorate in Petroleum Engineering. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 10 years. He currently holds a position as a Lecturer at Clausthal University of Technology and a part-time business consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean with HOT Reservoir Solutions GmbH.
Dr. Hincapie’s research interests include:
Enhanced oil recovery (with focus in Chemical and Thermal)
Dr. Fatemeh Kamali holds a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales, a master’s degree from the University of Calgary, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Petroleum University of Technology, Iran, all in petroleum engineering. She has worldwide experience in both industry and academia.
Dr Kamali's research interests include: Multiphase flow in porous media, Enhanced oil and gas recovery, Reservoir simulation and modeling and CO2 sequestration.
Dr. Luis E. Zerpa is an Assistant Professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department of the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was he was a research faculty at the Applied Computing Institute of the University of Zulia, Venezuela. His research interests are in the areas of reservoir engineering, fluid flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery, flow assurance and multiphase flow modeling, and natural gas hydrates. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zulia, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (2013). He is a member of the SPE, ACS and ASME.
Dr. Zerpa's research interests include: reservoir engineering, fluid flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery, flow assurance and multiphase flow modeling, and natural gas hydrates
Dr. Martin Ma holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering and a MSc in Earth Science and Engineering. He has published multiple research papers and conference proceedings in international journals. He currently is completing his postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
Artificial intelligence, Data-driven Modeling, Data Mining, Heavy Oil Recovery, Steam-assisted Gravity Drainage, Optimization, Simulation
Dr. Mojtaba Talebian holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering. He has worldwide experience in both industry and academia. Currently, he is a Senior Reservoir Engineer at PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V. in the Netherlands.
Dr. Mojtaba Talebian’s research interests include: Transport in Porous Media, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), CO2 Sequestration, Integrated Reservoir Study, and Reservoir Simulation.
Behruz Shaker Shiran is a senior researcher at the Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (Uni Research CIPR). He has received a BSc in Petroleum Production Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology (PUT) in Iran (2002) and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas in USA (2006). Behruz worked for the Petroleum Ministry of Iran from 2006 to 2010 and then joined CIPR in 2010 as a PhD student and completed his thesis with title "Enhanced Oil Recovery by Combined Low Salinity Water and Polymer Flooding" in 2013. He is currently working on projects dealing with low salinity polymer flooding, heavy oil recovery, polymer injectivity, and in-situ rheology of polymer solutions.
Behruz's research interests include EOR/IOR processes, hybrid EOR methods, fluid flow in porous media and gelled-polymer treatments for profile modifications.
Sayeed Rushd is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at King Faisal University. Earlier, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Petroleum Engineering department of Texas A&M University - Qatar. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. After completing MSc, he worked as a Project Engineer in Matrikon Inc. Rushd has authored and coauthored more than 10 technical papers.
Dr. Jahanbani is currently a post-doctoral researcher at NTNU, Norway. He holds a PhD degree in petroleum reservoir engineering from NTNU, Norway; MEng. in petroleum reservoir engineering from University of Calgary, Canada; M.Sc. and B.Sc. in petroleum reservoir engineering from Petroleum University of Technology, Iran.
Dr. Jahanbani ‘s research interests include: Fluid Flow through Porous Media, Reservoir Simulation & Modeling, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Test Analysis, Well Performance Analysis, and Unconventional Reservoirs.
Dr. Riyi Lin holds a PhD in Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering (2007), and M.E. in Chemical Process Machinery (1999) Nanjing University, Department of Mathematics, and B.E. in Thermal Power Engineering (1996). He has held various positions at China University of Petroleum, College of Pipeline and Civil Engineering, Department of Energy and Power, including: Engineering Professor (2017-present), Associate Professor (2008-2016), Lecturer (2002-2007), and Teaching Assistant(1999-2001).
Dr. Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos obtained chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) in 2000. He obtained both Master degree (2003) and PhD (2007) in Chemical Engineering at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), studying Petroleum colloidal aspects. In 2008, he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), working with asphaltene subfractions. He was a Scientist Lead in the Centre for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO) of UNICAMP (2009-2013). He was visiting professor at the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University (2016-2017). Currently Ronaldo Gonçalves is a faculty member of Chemical Engineering Department of FEI (Brazil). He has advised ongoing projects to describe the interfacial behavior of petroleum colloids - with an emphasis on asphaltenes - and the impact of these fractions on oil recovery and production activities. He worked intensively in technological projects on multiphase flow of oil-CO2-water in porous media for application in miscible methods of recovery and on the thermal behavior of heavy oils and their fractions for application in combustion methods in-situ.
Interfacial properties of crude oil, Asphaltenes, Emulsions, Disperse systems, Rheology, Alternative fuels
Dr. Yongfei Yang, obtained the Ph.D. degree in China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2010 and then began teaching in the university ever since. From September 2008 to august 2009, he studied in Heriot-Watt University in the UK. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor, and is an International Society of Core Analysts (SCA) Life Member (No. 3484), SPE member, and InterPore member.
Pore-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flow in Porous Media; Digital Rock Physics; Pore Network Model
Dr. Xuefeng Zhang holds a MSc in Geology/Earth Science and a PhD in Geological/Geophysical Engineering. He currently works as an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Oil & Gas at Peking University.
Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, diagenesis of carbonate rocks; pores evolution of carbonate reservoir rocks and reservoir models
Naif Alqahtani, Ph.D. is an assistant research professor in petroleum engineering at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. Dr. Alqahtani holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum enginnering from Colorado School of Mines.
His interests include laboratory and field experimental studies on hydraulic fracturing, well completions, rock mechanics, and unconventional reservoirs.
Dr. Mohammed Khamis holds MSc and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering. He has worked in industry and academia for over 20 years and currently is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at King Saud University.
Dr. Mohammad Khamis’s research interests include:
2- Reservoir Simulation and Characterization
4- Rock Properties
5- Well Test Analysis
6- Artificial Intelligent Applications in Petroleum Engineering
Dr. Ravi Sharma has a Masters of Applied Geophysics degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He has held positions in in the Petroleum industry for 7 years at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, BP, Marathon Oil Corporation, Conoco Phillips, and the FerVID Group. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Reservoir Characterization: Rock Physics, Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geology
Rock Property Investigations:, Experimental and Modeling Methods in Storage, Flow and Elastic-Viscoelastic Properties
Formation Evaluation:, Clastics & Carbonates, Organic Rich Shale resources, Tight Gas Sands, Heavy Oil, Low Perm reservoirs
Seismic Exploration:, Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Inversion and AVO Modeling
Dr. Rahman Ashena holds MSc and PhD degress in Petroleum Engineering. He has worked in various positions in the oil and gas industry as well as academia. Dr. Ashena completed his PhD at Montauniversität Leoben in Austria and has maintained his affiliation with the university under various research and authorship collaborations. He currently hold a position as Adjunct Lecturer at Petroluem University of Technology in Iran.
Dr. Ashena's research interests include well analysis & design (drilling and completion engineering) including geomechanics and wellbore fluid flow.
Dr. Abouzar Mirzaei Paiaman is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Petroleum University of Technology and Senior Petroleum Engineer at NISOC. He has held positions in both industry and academia and has published more than 40 papers in top journals of petroleum/chemical engineering and SPE conferences.
Dr. Mirzaei Paiaman’s research interests are experimental research in both pore- and core-scale physics of multiphase fluid flow in porous media (in particular applications of interest are CO2 sequestration in aquifers and petroleum reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery and formation damage), experimental and analytical research in petrophysical characterization of porous media and SCAL studies.
Dr. Saeid Norouzi holds an MSc in Reservoir Engineering and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering. He has held various positions in petoleum, completion, and production engineering industries and currenlty holds a position in academia at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Saeid Norouzi's research interests include: 1) Pore Scale Imaging and Modeling of Fluid Flow in Porous Media, 2) Production and Completion Engineering, 3) Stimulation and Sand Control, and 4) Application of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Petroleum Industry.
Dr Abimbola Adewole Durogbitan is a geoscientist with over 18 years of direct experience in oil and gas exploration and development. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Manchester, UK specialised in the area of Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. He obtained his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Geosciences from the University of Ibadan and Ilorin, Nigeria respectively. In the year 2008 and 2013 he was judged first (best) poster presenter at the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) international Annual Conference and Exhibition. In 2014 he received a commendation award (EVE AWARD) from Petrofac IES, UK which is the highest award in the company that shows best of Petrofac employees in their area of expertise.
Abimbola has presented in many technical fora/workshops and a member of many international geoscientist organisations such as AAPG, NAPE etc. He has worked as a Geoscientist on different appraisal and development projects, new business opportunities and also in the area of capacity building (training).
Presently, he is the UK/Europe NAPE Coordinator, contributing to the practical sustainability of the Association through effective interaction with NAPE Members and Partners within the UK & Europe. He is also a member of the NAPE Editorial Board and the Conference Planning Committee where he works through the President Elect to achieve successful technical conferences and workshops.
Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and structural geology- fault analysis
Dr. Alrabib holds a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience and a PhD in Reservoir Clastic Sedimentology. He worked in the petroleum industry for 13 years before moving to academia. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Geology Department at the University of Zawia.
Dr. Mojtaba Rahimi is currently an Assistant Professor at Azad University of Khomeinishahr. He earned a B.Sc. degree in mining engineering from the University of Birjand in 2006 as the first rank graduate. His major during M.Sc. period was in petroleum reservoir engineering. Mojtaba obtained his M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, the most prestigious and competitive engineering university in Iran, in 2009. Then, he joined the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering of the University of Alberta in 2009. Petroleum geomechanics with focus on the constitutive modeling of monotonic and cyclic behavior of uncemented and cemented sands was his research topic during the PhD period. Mojtaba worked under supervision of Prof. Dave Chan and Prof. Alireza Nouri during his PhD studies and earned a PhD degree from the University of Alberta in 2014. Mojtaba's PhD research has so far led to publication of four ISI/SCI journal papers.
-Petroleum geomechanics -Sand production -Constitutive modelling