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Research Interests

·         Near-Surface Geophysics

·         Ground-Penetrating Radar

·         Seismic Characterization of Fractured Reservoirs

 

Research Projects

1.      Structural Development of the Ghawar Field (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 1999 - 2000 - Co-Investigator.

2.      Removal of Backscattered Noise from Shot Records by Forward Modeling (Client: Petroleum Development Oman) in 2000 - Principal Investigator.

3.      Using the H Operator to Deconvolve Near-Surface Statics from Horizon Velocity Analyses (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2001 - 2002 - Co-Investigator.

4.      Mapping Groundwater Surface using GPR and Geostatistical Methods (Client: RI/KFUPM) in 2003 - Co-Investigator.

5.      Design and Performance of the Vertical Moving-Coil Geophone (Client: Saudi Geophysical Consulting Office) in 2003 - Principal Investigator.

6.      Wavelet Phase-Preserving Estimation using Fourth-Order Cumulant for Deconvolution Enhancement (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2004 - 2005 - Co-Investigator.

7.      Member of the Reservoir Characterization Consortium at the RI/KFUPM in 2005/2006 - Co-Investigator.

8.      Semblance Analysis of Seismic Velocity in V(z) Media (Client: KACST) in 2006-2007 - Principal Investigator.

9.      Mapping of Stratigraphy by Ground-Penetrating Radar (Client: Engineering and Technology Services) in 2006 - Principal Investigator.

10.  Founder and Principal Investigator of the Near-Surface Seismic Investigation Consortium (NSSIC) at the Department of Earth Sciences and the RI/KFUPM in 2006-2008 - Principal Investigator.

11.  Hydrogeology and Economic Importance of Inland and ‎Coastal Sabkhat of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia (Client: KACST) in 2007-2009 - Co-Investigator.

12. Mapping LNAPL in Soil using the Ground-Penetrating Radar (Client: Global Suhaimi Company) in 2008 - Co-Investigator.

13. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Project Holy Mosque Expansion Area Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – GPR and Seismic Refraction Investigations (Client: Saudi Geophysical Consulting Office) in 2009 - Co-Investigator.

14. Using GPR Technology to Locate Underground Utilities in a Residential Area in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia  (Client: Maeen Consulting Office) in 2009 - Principal Investigator.

15. Two-dimensional Microgravity Survey to Determine the Presence of Cavities under a Confined Water Tunnel in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia (Client: Maeen Consulting Office) in 2009 - Principal Investigator.

16. A Pilot Project: Passive Seismic Experiment (Client: KACST) in 2009-2011 - Co-Investigator.

17.  Enhancement of First Arrivals using Seismic Interferometry (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2010 - 2012 - Principal Investigator.

18.  Analysis of Passive Seismic Data for Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2010 - 2013 - Co-Investigator.

19. Prediction of Permeability Profiles Using 3D Seismic Data and Openhole Logs (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2010 - 2012 - Co-Investigator.

20. A Prototype for Ultrasound Imaging of Geological Cores: Principles, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation (Client: KACST) in 2010-2012 - Co-Investigator.

21. Reservoir Characterization by Active and Passive Seismic Integration (Client: KFUPM) in 2011-2013 - Co-Investigator.

22. A Proposal for Creating a Red Sea Synthetic Seismic Model (Client: KAUST) in 2012-2014 - Co-Investigator.

23. CO2 Leakage Detection using Geophysical Methods under Arid Near-surface Conditions (Client: KACST) in 2014-2015 - Principal Investigator.

24. Application of Advanced Signal Processing Techniques to Enhance the Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Localization of Microseismic Events (Client: KFUPM) in 2014-2017 - Principal Investigator.

25. Microseismic and Geomechanical Integrated Characterization of a Shale Gas Reservoir (Client: Saudi Aramco) in 2013 - 2015 - Co-Investigator.

 

Patents

  1. 1. 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.

  2. 2. Alshuhail, Abdulrahman, Aldawood, Ali, and Al-Shuhail, Abdullatif, Machines, systems, and methods for super-virtual borehole sonic interferometry (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Number US009612352B2 - Co-Inventor.

  3. 3. Mousa, W. A. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., Ultrasound Imaging Tool for Rock Cores (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20140219058) - Co-Inventor.
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    . Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Popoola, A. K., Transmission coefficient method for avo seismic analysis (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20140324354) - Co-Inventor.

  4. 5. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Kaka, S. I., Passive microseismic record first-break enhancement method (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20150177402) - Co-Inventor.

  5. 6. Al-Shuhail, A.A., Method of monitoring carbon dioxide leakage in carbon capture and storage reservoirs (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20160146969 ) - Sole-Inventor.

  6. 7. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Abdullah, F., Method and system for characterization of subsurface cavities using joint inversion of gravity and ground penetrating radar data (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20160313443 ) - Co-Inventor.

  7. 8. Al-Shuhail, A.A., Interferometric method of enhancing passive seismic events (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20130003499 ) - Sole-Inventor.

  8. 9. Mousa, W., Latif, A., and Al-Shuhail, A., System and method for acquisition and processing of seismic data using compressive sensing (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Application Number 20160327661 ) - Co-Inventor.

Books

  1. Mousa, W. M. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Processing Surface Seismic Reflection Data using MATLAB: Morgan & Claypool Publishers, California, USA, ISBN: 9781608457922 (paperback), 9781608457939 (e-book).

  2. Al-Shuhail, A. A., Al-Dossary, S. A, and Mousa, W. M., 2017. Seismic Data Interpretation Using Digital Image Processing: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New Jersey, USA, ISBN: ISBN: 9781118881781 (hardcover).

 

Consulting

1.     Part-time consultant to Petroleum Development Oman in Summer of 2000.

2.     Part-time consultant to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in 2003-2004.

3.     Part-time consultant to Saudi Geophysical Consulting Office in Summer of 2003.

4.     Part-time consultant to Engineering and Technology Services in Summer of 2006.

5.   Part-time consultant to Global Suhaimi Company in Summer of 2008.

6.   Part-time consultant to Maeen Consulting Office in Summer of 2009.

7.     Part-time consultant to Saudi Geophysical Consulting Office in Summer of 2009.

8.   Part-time consultant to Technical Higher Institute for Engineering and Petroleum (Thiep) in 2010-2011.

 

Seminars and Public Lectures

                1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Using Azimuthal P-wave AVO to Determine the Principal Fracture Orientations”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department

                         (KFUPM), September, 2000.

2.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Estimation of Fracture Porosity from Azimuthal P-wave AVO”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), November, 2001.

3.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Principles and Applications”, Seminar presented at the Civil Engineering Department (KFUPM), April, 2003.

4.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Estimation of Thickness in a Sand Dune with a Vertical Velocity Profile”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), April, 2004.

5.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “The Potential of Ground Penetrating Radar in Groundwater Contamination Detection and Monitoring”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), October, 2004.

6.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Ground Penetrating Radar: Principles and Applications”, Seminar presented at Saudi Aramco, December, 2005.

7.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Ground Penetrating Radar: Principles and Applications”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), December, 2006.

8.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., “Ground Penetrating Radar: Principles and Environmental Applications”, Seminar presented at Saudi Aramco, September, 2007.

9.   Mousa, W. M. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., "Automatic First-Arrival Picking using Color Segmentation Techniques", Seminar presented at Saudi Aramco, October, 2008.

10. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Alshuhail, A. A., “Joint inversion of electrical conductivity and seismic P-wave velocity to monitor CO2 leakage”, Seminar presented at the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), November, 2014.

 

Thesis Supervision

1.      Osman, S., “Geological and Petrophysical Modeling of the Arab-D Reservoir, Southeast Uthmaniyah Area, Ghawar Field, Saudi Arabia”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished on December 2001).

2.      Al-Sufyani, A., “The 3D Seismic Interpretation of Arab-D Reservoir, Uthmaniyah Area, Eastern Saudi Arabia”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished on December 2004).

3.      Eltoum, H., “Sedimentology and Sequence Startigraphy of the Cretaceous Lacustrine/Fluvial Abu Gabra and Bentiu Formation, Muglad Rift Basin,Sudan ”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished on December 2006).

4.      Al-Hokail, I., “Study of the Surface Noise Correlation in Seismic Receiver Arrays ”, MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished on January 2007).

5.      Akram, J., “Seismic Array Response in the Presence of Laterally Varying Thickness of the Weathering Layer”, MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished on May 2007).

6.      Siddiqi, S., “Depositional Environments and Facies Reservoir properties of the Devonian-Carboniferous Khusayyan Member, Wajid Sandstone, Saudi Arabia”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished on May 2007).

7.      Mutlaq, M., “Integration of 3-D Seismic and Well-Log to Characterize the Unayzah Reservoir in Central Saudi Arabia”, MS Thesis Committee Co-Chair (Finished on May 2007).

8.      Al-Ghamdi, A., “Automatic First Arrival Picking Using Energy Ratios”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished on May 2007).

9.      Al-Rowaili, T., “Residual Statics Estimation via Deconvolution of Horizon-based Velocity Profile”, MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished on June 2007).

10.  Al-Lehyani, A., “Data-Driven Mapping and Attenuation of Near-Surface Diffractors”, MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in June 2008).

11.  Adetunji, A., “Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Seismic Attributes to Map Subtle Features in the Khuff Reservoir Outcrop Near Buraydah, Saudi Arabia”, MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in June 2008).

12. Al-Qahtani, F. "Fault Detection using Azimuth Coherence Attribute", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in June 2009).

13.  Balhareth, H., “Using Azimuthal P-Wave Amplitude Variation with Offset (AVOA) to Map Fractures in a Saudi Arabian Oil Reservoir”, MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in September 2009).

14. Sitouah, M., "Estimation of Reservoir Properties From Seismic Attributes And Well log Data using Artificial Intelligence", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2009).

15. Al-Moqbel, A., "An Innovative Model-based Velocity Integration Procedure with an Application in Eastern Saudi Arabia", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in June 2010).

16. Tawadros, E., "Resolving the Cycle Skip Introduced by the Multi-Layer Static Model using a Hybrid Method", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2011.

17. Al-Otaibi, S., “Development of Advanced GPR Simulation System”, EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in January 2012).

18. Abdullah, F., “Joint Inversion of Gravity and Ground Penetrating Radar Data to Characterize Subsurface Cavities”, MS Thesis, Committee Chair (Finished in May 2010).

19. Popoola, A., "Transmission Amplitude Variation with Offset (TAVO)", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in January 2014).

20. Naseer, M., "The Design of Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Wavefield Extrapolation Filters", EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in December 2013).

21. Latif, A., "Towards a novel paradigm of seismic signal processing", EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in May 2014).

22. Al-Gawas, A. "Fracture Detection using 3D Full-Azimuth Broadband Seismic Data in Eastern Saudi Arabia: A Focus on the Carboniferous Unayzah-C Member", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2014).

23. Afif, O., "Inversion of Reservoir-Fluid Properties though Fluid-Substitution Modeling: Case Study in Saudi Arabia", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2014).

24. Adetokunbo, P. "3D seismic edge detection using magic squares and cubes", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in May 2015).

25. Edigbue, P. "Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2015).

26. Khan, S. "Numerical Modeling of the Geomechanical Behavior of a Carbonate Petroleum Reservoir Undergoing CO2 Injection", ME PhD Dissertation Committee Co-Chair (Finished in December 2016).

27. Abas, H., "PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF STONE COLUMN IN SABKHA SOILS", CE PhD Dissertation Committee Member, (Finished in May 2015).

28. Abdulsalam, S., "PRESTACK DEPTH MIGRATION-EXPLICIT DEPTH WAVEFIELD EXTRAPOLATION FIR SPARSE AND WEIGHTED FILTER DESIGN FOR VISCO-ACOUSTIC MODEL", EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in December 2015).

29. Naveed, M., "TOWARDS ACCURATE SEISMIC IMAGING USING PHASE SHIFT PLUS INTERPOLATION FOR VISCO-ACOUSTIC MEDIA", EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in December 2014).

30. SHAHABUDDIN, M., "EFFICIENT SEISMIC IMAGING OF HEXAGONALLY SAMPLED DATA", EE MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in December 2015).

31. Naeem, M., "An integrated approach for thin bed reservoir delineation using well logs and 3D seismic based reservoir characterization", PhD Dissertation Committee Member, King Saud Univ., (Finished in December 2014).

32. Aldawood, A., "Linearized inversion frameworks toward high-resolution seismic imaging", PhD Dissertation Committee Member, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, (Finished in December 2016).

33. Ashadi, A., "Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs) for Subduction-Zone Earthquakes in Java Island, Indonesia", MS Thesis Committee Member (Finished in May 2015).

34. Ali, A., "Characterizing Fluid Contacts from Seismic Data by Joint Inversion of Acoustic Velocity and Impedance", MS Thesis Committee Chair (Finished in December 2016).

Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2002. Refraction Static Correction in a Layer of Unconsolidated Sand: Effect of a Vertical Velocity Profile: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 11:383-396.

2.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., Hariri, M.H., and Makkawi, M.H., 2004.  Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Delineate Fractures in the Rus Formation, Dammam Dome, Eastern Saudi Arabia: International Geology Review, 46:91-96.

3.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  A FORTRAN Program to Determine Fracture Principal Axes from Multi-azimuthal Seismic P-wave AVO Data: Computers & Geosciences, 30:313-318.

4.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Estimation of Fracture Porosity Using Azimuthal P-Wave AVO: A Case Study in the Austin Chalk, Gonzales County, Texas: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 12:315-326. 

5.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Estimation of Sand Dune Thickness with a Vertical Velocity Profile: The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 29 (2A):145-153. 

6.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2006.  Mapping the Surface of a Shallow Groundwater System using the GPR: A Case Study in Eastern Saudi Arabia: The Leading Edge, 25:738-740.

7.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2007.  Fracture Porosity Inversion from P-wave AVOA Data along 2-D Seismic Lines: An Example from the Austin Chalk of Southeast Texas: Geophysics, 72:B1-B7. 

8.      Makkawi, M.H. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2007.  A Cost-Effective Method to Map the Top of Shallow Groundwater Systems: Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 25:67-70.

9.   Adetunji, A. Q., Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Korvin, G., 2008. Mapping the internal structure of sand dunes with GPR: A case history from the Jafurah sand sea of eastern Saudi Arabia: The Leading Edge, 27: 1446-1452.

10.  Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Al-Shaibani, A. M., 2009. Seismic investigation of two coastal sabkhas, eastern Saudi Arabia: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 18: 329-345.

11.  Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011.  Direct-Arrival Velocity Estimation by the Linear Moveout: Case Studies in Saudi Arabia: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 8:524-530. 

12.  Mousa, W. M., Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Al-Lehyani, A. F., 2011. A new technique for first-arrival picking of refracted seismic data based on digital image segmentation: Geophysics, 76:V79-V89.

13.  Mousa, W. M. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012.  Enhancement of first arrivals using the τ-p transform on energy-ratio seismic shot records: Geophysics, 77: V101–V111.  

14.  Alqahtani, F. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012.  Imaging subtle faults using azimuthal coherence attribute: a case study from Central Saudi Arabia: GeoArabia, 17: 43-54. 

15. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2013. Estimation of Velocity Function Parameters in Unconsolidated Sands using Semblance Velocity Analysis: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 6: 549-556.

16.  Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Al-Shaibani, A. M., 2013. Characterization of Sabkha Jayb Uwayyid, eastern Saudi Arabia using Seismic Refraction Profiling: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 6: 845-855.

17. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2013. Seismic Array Response in the Presence of a Dipping Shallow Layer: Signal, Image and Video Processing, 7: 263-274.

18. Al-Shuhail, A. A., Kaka, S. I, and Jervis, M., 2013. Enhancement of Passive Microseismic Events Using Seismic Interferometry: Seismological Research Letters, 84: 781-784.

19. Omar K M Ouda, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, Tawfiq Qubbaj And Rana Samara, 2013. Assessing the Applicability of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Techniques for Estimating Soil Water Content and Irrigation Requirements in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: A Project Methodology. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 4: 114-123.

20. Al-Lehyani, A. F. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2014. Mapping and attenuation of surface waves side scattered by near-surface diffractors: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7: 757-771.

21. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2015. Improving automatic first-arrival picking by supervirtual interferometry: Examples from Saudi Arabia: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8: 8731–8740.

22. 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.

23. Peter Adetokunbo, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, and Saleh Al-Dossary, 2016. 3D seismic edge detection using magic squares and cubes: Interpretation, 4: T271-T280.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:537-549.

27. Khan, S., Al-Shuhail, A., and Khulief, Y., 2016. Numerical modeling of the geomechanical behavior of Ghawar Arab-D carbonate petroleum reservoir undergoing CO2 injection: Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:1499.

28. Naveed Iqbal , Azzedine Zerguine, SanLinn Kaka and Abdullatif Al-Shuhail, 2016. Automated SVD fltering of time-frequency distribution for enhancing the SNR of microseismic/microquake events: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 13:964-973.

29. Al-Shuhail, A., Mousa, W., and Alkhalifah, T., 2017. KFUPM-KAUST Red Sea Model: Digital viscoelastic depth model and synthetic seismic data set: The Leading Edge, 36:507-511.

30. Khan, S., Khulief, Y., and Al-Shuhail, A., (Accepted). The effect of injection well arrangement on CO2 injection into carbonate petroleum reservoir: Int. J. of Global Warming.

31. Khan, S., Khulief, Y., and Al-Shuhail, A., 2017. Numerical modeling of the geomechanical behavior of Biyadh reservoir undergoing CO2 injection: International Journal of Geomechanics.

32. Liu, E., Zhu, L., Govinda Raj, A., McClellan, J., and Al-Shuhail, A., 2017. Microseismic events enhancement and detection in sensor arrays using autocorrelation based filtering: Geophysical Prospecting.

33. SanLinn I. Kaka, Juan M. Reyes-Montes, Abdullah Al-Shuhail, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, Michael Jervis , 2017. Analysis of microseismic events during a multi-stage hydraulic stimulation experiment at a shale gas reservoir: Petroleum Geoscience.

34. Naveed Iqbal, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, SanLinn I. Kaka, Entao Liu, Anupama Govinda Raj, James H. McClellan, 2017. Iterative interferometry-based method for picking microseismic events: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 140:52-61.

35. Ali H. Al-Gawas and Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, 2017. Fracture detection via correlating P-wave AVOA analysis and well data in eastern central Saudi Arabia: Interpretation, https://doi.org/10.1190/int-2016-0128.1.

 

Papers in Conferences

1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Gangi, A. F., 1994. The effect of topography on the wavelet response of seismic arrays: SEG Expanded Abstracts, pp. 895-898.

2.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Watkins, J. S., 2000. Using azimuthal P-wave AVO to determine the principal fracture orientations in the Austin Chalk, Gonzales County, Texas: SEG Expanded Abstracts, pp. 206-209.

3.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2003.  A Proposed Field Experiment to Evaluate the Impact of Velocity-Depth Profiles in Sand Dunes on the Seismic Data: KFUPM-Schlumberger Technical Exchange Meeting on “Carbonate Reservoirs from Exploration to IOR”, paper no. CARB05.

4.      Makkawi, M.H. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2005.  A Cost-Effective Method to Map the Top of Shallow Groundwater Systems: The 7th Gulf Water Conference, pp. 270-275.

5.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2006.  Refraction Statics Correction in Sand Dunes: The 68th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Vienna.

6.   Alhukail, I. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008.  The correlation distance of incoherent seismic noise in geophone array: The 78th SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

7.   Barajas-Olalde, C., Al-Shuhail, A. A., Aqel, M., Al-Shuhail, A., Nova, A., Al-Lehyani, A., Donadille, J-M., and Saner, S., 2009.  Integration of geoelectric and seismic data to characterize the near surface of the Dammam dome, Saudi Arabia: EAGE Non-Seismic Methods Workshop, Bahrain.

8. Kaka, S. I., Al-Shaibani, A. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. Hands-on teaching through a student senior project in Geophysics at KFUPM: GSA Annual Meeting, Portland, USA.

9. Sitouah, M., Korvin, G., Al-Shuhail, A., Osman, A. and AbdulRaheem, A., 2010. Estimation of Reservoir Properties from Seismic Attributes and Well Log Data using Artificial Neural Networks: EAGE Saint Petersburg 2010, Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 05 - 08, 2010. 

10. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2010. Two-way Academia-Industry Collaboration to Enhance KFUPM Student Learning Experience: OGEP2010 Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

11. Sitouah, M., Korvin, G., Al-Shuhail, A. A., Osman, A., Abdulraheem, A., and Zerguine, A., 2010. Application of Artificial Neural Network for Reservoir Characterization, Case Study from Oil Field in South Algeria: OGEP2010 Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

12. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Mousa, W. A., 2012. Processing of Seismic Reflection Data Using MATLAB™: A Promising Book Opening the Gateway between Geophysics & Electrical Engineering: Extended Abstract number O11, 74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-7 June 2012.

13.  Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Popoola, A. K., 2013. Transmission Amplitude Variation with Offset (TAVO): EAGE Borehole Geophysics Workshop II, St. Julian, Malta, 21 - 24 April 2013.

14. Anifowose, F. A., Abdulraheem, A., Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Schmitt, D. P., 2013. Improved Permeability Prediction From Seismic and Log Data using Artificial Intelligence Techniques: Society of Petroleum Engineers, Paper 164465-MS, DOI: 10.2118/164465-MS.

15. Liu, E., Zhu, L., McClellan, J.H., Al-Shuhail, A.A. & Kaka, S.I., 2016. Microseismic Events Enhancement in Sensor Arrays Using Autocorrelation Based Filtering: Extended Abstract number Tu P6 15, 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 30 May - 2 June 2016.

16. N. Iqbal, E. Liu, J. H. McClellan, A. Al-Shuhail, S. I. Kaka, and A. Zerguine, Enhancement of microseismic events using tensor decomposition and time-frequency representation, 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France,  12-15 June 2017.

 

Technical Reports

1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2001. Estimation of fracture porosity from azimuthal P-wave AVO: Final Report of the British Council Summer Research Program, KFUPM, 22 p.

2.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2003. Design and performance of the vertical moving-coil geophone: Report for the Saudi Geophysical Consulting Office, 36 p.

3.      Makkawi, M. H., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2003. Mapping of groundwater surface using GPR and geostatistical methods: Report for the RI/KFUPM project ARI-017, 77 p.

4.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2006. Three-dimensional Reservoir Analog Modeling using Ground Penetrating Radar Data: Report for Engineering and Technology Services, 32 p.

5.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2007. Laboratory Manual for Seismic Data Processing Courses at KFUPM using the Seismic UN*X Software under the Linux Operating System: Report for the Earth Sciences Department (KFUPM), 43 p.

6.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Introduction to Petroleum Seismic Exploration: NSSIC Report, 85 p.

7.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Causes of Seismic Data Deterioration in Near-Surface Layers: NSSIC Report, 16 p.

8.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Direct-Arrival Velocity Estimation in Noisy Shot Records using Semblance Velocity Analysis: NSSIC Report and Software Code, 20 p.

9.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Joint Inversion of GPR and Seismic Velocity Data for Soil Porosity and Water Saturation: NSSIC Report and Software Code, 29 p.

10.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Parameter Estimation of Velocity ‎Function in Unconsolidated Sand via ‎Semblance Velocity Analysis: NSSIC Report and Software Code, 33 p.

11.  Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008. Hydrogeology and Economic Importance of Inland and ‎Coastal Sabkhat of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, (KACST): Geophysical Progress Report, 37 p.

12. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Aqel, M. A., 2008. Locating LNAPL Leakage in Shallow Soil in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia - GPR Survey Results: Final Report, 38 p.

13. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. Hydrogeology and Economic Importance of Inland and ‎Coastal Sabkhat of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia – Geophysical Final Report, 35 p.

14. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Project Holy Mosque Expansion Area Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – GPR and Seismic Refraction Progress Report, 24 p.

15. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Project Holy Mosque Expansion Area Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – GPR and Seismic Refraction Final Report, 88 p.

16. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. Using GPR Technology to Locate Underground Utilities in a Residential Area in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia: Final Report, 16 p.

17. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2009. Two-dimensional Microgravity Survey to Determine the Presence of Cavities under a Confined Water Tunnel in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary Report, 12 p.

18. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2010. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey of the North Rakah Archeological Site in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary Report, 15 p.

19. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2010. A Prototype for Ultrasound Imaging of Geological Cores: Principles, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation: Progress Report, 5 p.

20. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Enhancement of Microseismic Events using Seismic Interferometry: Progress Report, 7 p.

21. Kaka, S. I. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012. A Pilot Project: Passive Seismic Experiment: Final Report, 64 p.

22.  Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012. Enhancement of First Arrivals using Seismic Interferometry: Final Report, 53 p.

23.  Kaka, S. I. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012. Analysis of Passive Seismic Data for Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization: Progress Report, 33 p.

24. Abdulraheem, A. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2012. Prediction of Permeability Profiles Using 3D Seismic Data and Openhole Logs: Final Report, 126 p.

25. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Mousa, W. A., 2012. A Prototype for Ultrasound Imaging of Geological Cores: Principles, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation: Progress Report, 7 p.

26. Vesnaver, A., Kaka, S. I., Al-Shuhail, A. A., Vignoli, G., and Menanno, G., 2012. Reservoir Characterization by Active and Passive Seismic Integration: Progress Report, 21 p.

27. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Mousa, W. A., 2013. A Prototype for Ultrasound Imaging of Geological Cores: Principles, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation: Final Report, 66 p.

28.  Kaka, S. I. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2013. Analysis of Passive Seismic Data for Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization: Final Report, 92 p.

29. Al-Shuhail, A. and Mousa, W., 2014. KFUPM-KAUST Red Sea synthetic model: Progress Report, 29 p.

30. Alshuhail, Abdullah, Kaka, S.I., and Al-Shuhail, Abdullatif, 2015. Microseismic and geomechanical integrated characterization of shale gas reservoir -  Active seismic results: Final Report, 43 p.

31. Al-Shuhail, Abdullatif, Alshuhail, Abdullah, and Khulief, Yehia, 2016. CO2 leakage detection using geophysical methods under arid near-surface conditions: Final Report, 36 p.

 

Abstracts in Conferences

1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Gangi, A. F., 1996.  The Effect of Topography on the Wavelet Response of Seismic Arrays: Student Colloquium, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University.

2.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Al-Ghamdi, A. M., 2000.  Removal of Backscattered Noise from Shot Records by Forward Modeling: Land Seismic Imaging Forum (Arabian Peninsula), Manama, Bahrain.

3.      Al-Ghamdi, A. M., Atalik, E., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2000.  Basement and Paleozoic Sequence Stratigraphy in Ghawar Field, Saudi Arabia: Paleozoic Sequence Stratigraphy Symposium, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

4.      Makkawi, M.H., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Mapping the Spatial Distribution of a Shallow Groundwater System by an Integrated GPR-Kriging Method: Fourth Specialty Conference on Environmental Progress in the Petroleum & Petrochemical Industries, Manama, Bahrain.

5.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Seismic Characterization of Fractures Orientation and Porosity using Azimuthal P-wave AVO: Forum for the Creation of a Consortium on Carbonate Porosity Prediction, Manama, Bahrain.

6.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Estimation of Thickness in a Sand Dune with a Vertical Velocity Profile: GEO2004, Manama, Bahrain.

7.      Makkawi, M.H. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2004.  Detecting the Depth to Shallow Groundwater by Integrating GPR and Kriging Methods: Second Saudi Science Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

8.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Makkawi, M.H., 2004.  The Potential of Ground Penetrating Radar in Groundwater Contamination Detection and Monitoring: Wastewater Treatment Technical Exchange Meeting, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

9.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2005,  Introducing the Near-Surface Seismic Investigation Consortium (NSSIC): 2005 SEG Land Seismic Forum, Manama, Bahrain.

10.  Makkawi, M.H. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2005.  Characterizing a Shallow Groundwater System without Extensive Drilling: First Groundwater Protection Technical Exchange Meeting, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

11.  Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2006.  Fracture Porosity Inversion from P-Wave AVOA Data along 2-D Seismic Lines: GEO2006, Manama, Bahrain.

12. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Adetunji, A., 2008.  Joint Inversion of GPR and Seismic Velocity Data for Soil Porosity and Water Saturation: OGEP2008, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

13. Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008.  Effect of Channel in the Weathering Layer on the Seismic Array Response‎: OGEP2008, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

14. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008:  Parameter Estimation of Velocity Function in Unconsolidated Sand via Semblance Velocity Analysis: GEO2008, Manama, Bahrain.

15. Al-Rowaili, T. Z., Al-Shuhail, A. A., Al-Aslani, A. S., and Korvin, G., 2008.  Estimating Static Shifts by Deconvolving Stacking Velocity Profiles: GEO2008, Manama, Bahrain.

16. Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2008.  Seismic Array Response in the Presence of Laterally Varying Thickness of the Weathering Layer: GEO2008, Manama, Bahrain.

17. Siddiqi, S. A., Abdullatif, O. M., Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Ahmad, Z., 2008.  Facies, Depositional Environment and Reservoir Properties of the Devonian Carboniferous Khusayyan Member, Wajid Sandstone, Saudi Arabia: GEO2008, Manama, Bahrain.

18. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Al-Shaibani, A. M., 2009.  Using Seismic Refraction Method to Estimate Bedrock and Watertable Depths in two Coastal Sabkhas, eastern Saudi Arabia: 8th Meeting of the Saudi Society for Geosciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

19. Sitouah, M., Korvin, G., Al-Shuhail, A., Abdullatif, O., Abdulraheem, A., and Zerguine, A., 2010.  Estimation of Reservoir Properties from Seismic Attributes and Well Log Data using Artificial Neural Networks: GEO2010, Manama, Bahrain.

20. Adetunji, A., Al-Shuhail, A., and Korvin, G., 2010.  Mapping the Internal Structure of Sand Dunes in the Jafurah Desert of Eastern Saudi Arabia Using Ground Penetrating Radar: GEO2010, Manama, Bahrain.

21. Al-Qahtani, F., Al-Shuhail, A., and Al-Dossary, S., 2010.  Fault Detection Using Azimuthal Coherence Attribute: Case Study, Central Saudi Arabia: GEO2010, Manama, Bahrain.

22. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2010.  Common Types of Seismic Noise in the Arabian Peninsula: Workshop on KFUPM-Georgia Tech Joint Research Program on Geo-Signal Processing and Analysis, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

23. Makkawi, M. H., Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Tawabini, B. K., 2010.  Integrating Geophysical and Geochemical Methods to Delineate Contamination Sources and Distribution in a Shallow Aquifer: EnviroArabia 2010 Conference, Manama, Bahrain.

24. Kaka. S. I. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Pilot Project: Passive Seismic Experiment for Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals: Geo India 2011, New Delhi, India.

25. Al-Shuhail, A. A., Kaka, S. I., and Jervis, M., 2013. Enhancement of Passive Microseismic Events using Seismic Interferometry: 10th Meeting of the Saudi Society for Geosciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

26. Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2014, Using Supervirtual Refraction Interferometry to Enhance First Arrivals of Petroleum Seismic Data from Saudi Arabia: GEO2014 Conference, Manama, Bahrain.

27. Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Al-Dossary, S. A., 2014, Putting Ancient Ideas into Modern Use: 3D Seismic Edge Detection with Magic Cube Operators: GEO2014 Conference, Manama, Bahrain.

28. Abdullah, F. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016, Joint Inversion of Gravity and GPR Data to Characterize Subsurface Cavities: 2nd SEG/DGS Workshop Near Surface Modeling and Imaging, Manama, Bahrain, 6-7 March, 2016.

29. Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016, Performance of Seismic Arrays in the Presence of Weathering-layer Variations: GEO2016 Conference, Manama, Bahrain.

30. Ali Aldawood, Ibrahim Hoteit, Abdulrahman Alshuhail, and Abdullatif Al-Shuhail (2016) Enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio of sonic waveforms by Interferometric stacking. International Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 3-6 April 2016: pp. 141-141.

Papers in Non-Refereed Journals

1.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2003. Seismic characterization of fractures using azimuthal P-wave AVO: GeoFrontier, 1 (2): 43-46.

2.      Hariri, M. M., Makkawi, M. H., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2003. The use of GPR to delineate fractures in Rus Formation, Dammam Dome, Eastern Saudi Arabia: GeoFrontier, 1 (3): 24-27.

3.      Al-Shuhail, A. A., and Al-Ghanim, H., (2004).  Performance of Seismic Arrays in a Heterogeneous Medium: GeoFrontier, 1 (4): 27-30.

4.  "تقنية الرادار الأرضي" - مقال علمي في مجلة العلوم و التقنية الصادرة من مدينة الملك عبدالعزيز للعلوم و التقنية - العدد  96 (2010)  - ص: 10 - 14.

 

 

 

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