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Dr. Sidqi Abu-Khamsin


Building  76   Room 2165

Direct Phone           +966 13 860-2699

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Postal Address

PO Box 652

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia






Enhanced Oil Recovery, Rock Physics, Phase Behavior

On-going Funded Projects:

Completed Funded Projects:

  1. "A Porosity-Permeability Transform for Shedgum Khuff-B & Khuff-C Reservoirs, " Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Aug. 1986 (co-investigator).

  2. "EOR Study for Abqaiq Arab-C Reservoir," Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Jun. 1987 (Faculty Consultant).

  3. "Development of a New Bubble-Point Oil Viscosity Correlation," KFUPM, Dhahran, Aug. 1990 (co-investigator).

  4. "Efficient Production Strategies for Oil Reservoirs with Tarmats - An Experimental and Theoretical Study," KACST, Riyadh, Nov. 1990 (Principal Investigator).

  5. "Oxidation Kinetics of Saudi Arabian Tars," a Sabbatical Leave Research Project, KFUPM and Stanford University, Dec. 1994.

  6. “Sand Consolidation by Low-Temperature Oxidation”, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Jul. 1999 (co-investigator).

  7. “Field Development and Implementation of Method for In-situ Sand Consolidation by LTO – Phase I,” Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, May 2001 (co-investigator).

  8. “Field Development and Implementation of Method for In-situ Sand Consolidation by LTO – Phase II,” Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Jun. 2003 (co-investigator).

  9. "On-site Core flood Tests for Uthmaniyah, Hawiyah and Haradh Areas," Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Oct. 2003 (project manager).

  10. "Optimization of Sand Face Drawdown in Haradh Area,” Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Jul. 2005 (Faculty Consultant).

  11. "Development of Marginal Oil Reserves from Tight Reservoirs - Phase II, " Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Dec. 2006 (co-investigator).

  12. "The use of memory concept to investigate temperature profile in hydrocarbon formation during thermal operation in an EOR scheme," KFUPM, Dhahran, Jan. 2011 (consultant).

  13. "Assessing the influence of diagenetic alterations in reservoir damage during enhanced oil recovery of Unayzah formation," Project No. 09-OIL770-04, KACST NSTIP, Riyadh, May 2013 (co-investigator).

  14. “An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Fluid Flow Models during Thermal Flooding in Porous Media,” Project No. 11-OIL1661-04, KACST NSTIP, Riyadh, February 2017 (co-investigator).

M.S. Theses Supervision (completed):

  1. M. Ayub: "The Effect of Tar Viscosity and Thickness on Oil Recovery in a Tarmat Reservoir Model," KFUPM, Dhahran, Jun. 1989.

  2. A. Iddris: "The Spontaneous Ignition Characteristics of a Super Light Crude," KFUPM, Dhahran, Aug. 1999.

  3. S. Jawad Ahmad: "Laboratory Study on Precipitation of Calcium Sulphate in Berea Sandstone Cores," KFUPM, Dhahran, Dec. 2004.

  4. M. Shakeel: "Effect of Crude Oil Composition on Wettability Alteration during Immiscible CO2 Flooding," KFUPM, Dhahran, Dec. 2014.

  5. S. Kalam: “An Empirical Correlation for Waterflood Coverage in a Layered Reservoir by Numerical Simulation,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2016.

  6. U. Yousuf: “Five-Spot Waterflood Coverage in a Layered Reservoir with Crossflow,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2016.

  7. N. Al-Hajri: “Top Node Static Bottom Hole Pressure Calculation of Single Phase Wet Gas Wells Using Apparent Molecular Weight Profiling,” KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2016.

Ph.D. Dissertation Supervision (completed):

  1. El-Sayed A.Osman, "Effect of Low Temperature Oxidation Parameters on Sand Consolidation," KFUPM, January 1995, (co-advisor).

  2. Taha M. Okasha, "An Experimental Study of Oil Recovery from Tarmat Reservoirs using Hot Water and Solvent Flooding," KFUPM, March 1995, (co-advisor).

  3. Saad M. Al-Mutairi, “Modeling Wettability Alteration during Immiscible CO2 Flooding Process,” KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2013.

  4. David A. Obembe: “An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Thermal Flooding Process using Modified Boussinesq-based Approach,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2016 (Co-advisor).

M.S. Theses Committee Membership (completed):

  1. Hadi S. Ali: "The Effect of Overburden Pressure on Relative Permeability," KFUPM, Dhahran, December 1985.

  2. Sameer A. Khan: "Viscosity Correlations for Saudi Crude Oils," KFUPM, Dhahran, December 1985.

  3. Abdul-Rahim M. Muhammadain: "The Effect of Electrical Potential Difference on Oil Recovery by Waterflooding,"  KFUPM, Dhahran, April 1986.

  4. Dhaffer A. Al-Shehri: "Carbon Dioxide Minimum Miscibility Pressure for Saudi Arabian Crudes,"  KFUPM, Dhahran, November 1986.

  5. Alhassan B. Fuseni:  "Phase Behavior and Microemulsion Studies on a Saudi Arabian Crude,"  KFUPM, Dhahran, July 1987.

  6. Zaki A. Al-Ali: "Improving Oil Recovery for Tarmat Reservoirs by Localized Communication," KFUPM, Dhahran, January 1988.

  7. Hamdi A. Tchelepi: "Investigation of the Effect of Electro-osmosis on the Relative Permeability of Sandstone," KFUPM, Dhahran, June 1988.

  8. Muhammad A. Mehmood: “Evaluation of Empirically Derived PVT Properties for Oil Field Brines,” KFUPM, Dhahran, June 1996.

  9. Ahmad B. Al-Taweel: "Development of Multiphase Metering Set-up Utilizing a Coriolis Meters," KFUPM, Dhahran, June 1997.

  10. Mohammad Al-Nashmi: "Effect of Retarders on Gelation Time and Stability of Chromium III Polyacrylamide System," KFUPM, Dhahran, June 1997.

  11. Mohammad A. Al-Muhareb: “Improving Sandstone Matrix Stimulation for Oil Wells by Gas Preconditioning,” KFUPM, Dhahran, November 1999.

  12. Syed S. Hashmi: “Effect of a Hydraulic Fracture on the Performance of a Layered Gas Condensate Reservoir,” KFUPM, Dhahran, February 2000.

  13. Syed Z. Jilani: “Experimental Study of Formation Damage in Horizontal Wells,” KFUPM, Dhahran, March 2000.

  14. Khaled O. Al-Subai: “Compositional Gradient Calculations for a Saudi Arabian Gas Condensate Reservoir,” KFUPM, Dhahran, January 2001.

  15. Adnan A. Al-Mousa: “Compressibility Factor of Sour Natural Gases,” KFUPM, Dhahran, April 2001.

  16. Adeeyo Y. Ademola: "Development and Testing of Artificial Neural Network Model for Predicting Pressure Drop in Vertical Multiphase Flow," KFUPM, Dhahran, January 2005.

  17. Abdullah S. Al-Yami: “Evaluation of Manganese Tetraoxide as a Weighting Material for Water-Based Drill-In Fluids,” KFUPM, Dhahran, June 2007.

  18. Kadhim Al-Nassir: “Development of New Gas Viscosity Correlation,” KFUPM, Dhahran, June 2010.

  19. Saeed Al-Mubarak: “Realtime Rate Allocation for Mulitilateral Wells,” KFUPM, Dhahran, January 2011.

  20. Salim Ba-Arimah: “The Effects of Well and Reservoir Parameters on Horizontal and Vertical Wells Performance in a Gas Condensate Reservoir,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2012.

  21. Babar Kamal: “The Effects of Well and Reservoir Parameters on the Performance of Horizontal and Vertical Wells in Volumetric Dry Gas Reservoirs,” KFUPM, Dhahran, September 2012.

  22. Yaser K. Al-Duailej: “Wormhole Characterization using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR),” KFUPM, Dhahran, March 2014.

  23. Zaid Z. Jangda: “Performance of Fluoro-Surfactant with Super Critical CO2 Flooding in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2014.

  24. Ahmad Kasha: “Impact of Injection Water Chemistry on Zeta Potential of Carbonate Rocks,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2014.

  25. Mohammad M. Alam: “An Experimental Study of Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs by In-Situ Generated CO2,” KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2014.

  26. Muhammad Ali Khalid: “Reaction Kinetics of Fresh and Spent Acid in Dolomite Rock at High Pressures,” KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2014.

  27. Tamir M. Moussa: “Optimization of Expanded-Solvent Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Using Differential Evolution,” KFUPM, Dhahran, May 2015.

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Membership (completed):

  1. Abdallah M. Al-Gahtani: “Pressure Transient Testing of U-Shaped Horizontal Wells,” KFUPM, Dhahran, March 2014.

  2. Abdulrauf  R. Adebayo: “An Experimental Study of the Effects of CO2 Sequestration on Electrical Properties of Carbonate rocks,” KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2014.



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