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  • Abdullah Al-Sayegh, Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Saif Al-Bahry, Abduljadir Elshafie, Ali  Al-Bemani, Sanket Joshi. Enhanced oil recovery using biotransformation technique on heavy crude oil. Second International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE), Osaka City Japan, Nov. 21-23, 2016.
  • Biji Shibulal, Saif N Al-Bahry, Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Abdulkadir Elshafie, Ali Al-Bemani, and Sanket Joshi,"The Potential of Spore Forming Bacteria in Heavy oil Spill Cleanup", presented in the International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Conference, March 24-25, 2016, London, UK.
  • Saif Al-Bahry, Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Sanket Joshi, Huriya Al-Hoqani, Abdulkadir Elshafie, Ali Al-Bemani. Waste Cooking Oil: A low cost medium for production of yeast biosurfactant used for enhanced oil recovery. International Conference on Smart Energy Technologies. European Advance Materials Congress, 23-25 August 2016, Sweden.
  • Yahya Al-Wahaibi, saif Al-Bahry, Abdulkadir Elshafie, Sanket Joshi, Nader Moasavat, Ali Al-Bemani, Huda Al-Farsi, Musallam Al-Mandhari. Oil recovery enhancement via biosurfactant-biopolymer injection: experimental study. International Conference on Smart Energy Technologies. European Advance Materials Congress, 23-25 August 2016. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Saif N. Al-Bahry, Bacteria and environment. Invited speaker. International Association of Civil, Agricultural & Environmental Engineering Researchers. March 20-21, 2016, Mauritius.
  • Saif Al-Bahry. Invited speaker. Modern technologies for detection of food pathogens and food spoilage organisms. food Safety and Traditional Food Conference. April 12-14, 2016. Muscat Oman.
  • SJ Joshi, YM Al-Wahaibi, S Al-Bahry, A Elshafie, AS Al-Bemani, Production and Application of Schizophyllan in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery, SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 2016.
  • A Mohsenzadeh, P Pourafshary, Y Al-Wahaibi, Oil Recovery Enhancement in Carbonate reservoirs Via low Saline Water Flooding in Presence of Low Concentration Active ions; A Case Study, SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 2016.
  • Saif N. Al-Bahry, Asmaa Al-Hashmi, Sanket J. Joshi, Yahya M. Al-Wahaibi, Abdulkadir E. Elshafie, and Ali S. Al-Bemani, "Potential of Coastal Water Bacteria for Oil Spill Bioremediation", presented in the International Conference on Civil, Environment and Waste Management (CEWM-16), March 20-21, 2016, Mauritius.
  • Yahya M. Al-Wahaibi, Biji S. Shibulal, Saif N. Al-Bahry, Abdulkadir E. Elshafie, Sanket J. Joshi, and Ali S. Al-Bemani, "Bioremedation Potential of Bacillus licheniformis in Heavy Crude Oil Polluted Soil", presented in the International Conference on Civil, Environmental and Waste Management (CEWM-16), March 20-21, 2016, Mauritius.
  • Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Ajmi, A., Al-Hashmi, A. ‘Effect of Polymer Molecular Weight on the Performance of Drag Reducing Polymer on Oil-Water Flow in Pipelines’, Presented at the 2nd International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference (IREEC-2013), Malaysia, July 04-07, 2013.
  • B. Al-Busaidi, T. Al-Wahaibi, Y. Al-Wahaibi, Farouq S. Mjalli, An evaluation of the performance of existing oil-water flow models for predicting pressure gradient in horizontal pipeline , International Conference on Mechanics and Fluid Engineering (ICMFE- 2013), Bangkok, Thailand, June 29-30, 2013.
  • Y. Al-Wahaibi, M. Al-Balushi, T. Al-Wahaibi, A. Al-Hashmi, Farouq S. Mjalli, Undersaturated Oil Viscosity Correlation for Omani Crude Oils viscosity prediction, IREEC 2013, 4-6 July, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  • Al-Bahry, S.N., Elshafie, A., Al-Wahaibi,Y., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S., Al-Lawati, A. Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant/ biopolymer producing spore forming bacteria from oil contaminated sites and oil field of Oman. ICESD 2013: January 19-20, Dubai, UAE.
  • Elshafie, A., Al-Bahry, S.N., Al-Wahaibi,Y., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S., Al-Maini, R., Al-Alawi, W., Al-Mandhari, M. Bacterial diversity of Omani oil wells using culture dependant and independent techniques. ICESD 2013: January 19-20, Dubai, UAE.
  • Mohsenzadeh, A., Escrochi, M., Afraz, M., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Ayatollahi, S. 2012. Experimental Investigation of Heavy Oil Recovery from Fractured Reservoirs by Secondary Steam-Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage. SPE 157202, SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Canada, Calgary, 12-14 June 2012.
  • Habibi, A., Al-Hadrami, H., Al-ajmi, A., Al-wahaibi, Y., Ayatollahi, S. Effect of MgO Nanofluid Injection into Water Sensitive Formation to Prevent the Water Shock Permeability Impairment. SPE 157106, SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-14 June 2012
  • Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Ajmi, A. ‘Pressure Gradient in Horizontal Oil-Water Flow’, Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability , Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, June 11-14, 2012.
  • N. Yusuf, T. Al-Wahaibi, Al-Wahaibi, Y., A. Al-Ajmi, A. Al-Hashmi, A.S. Olawale, I. A. Mohammed. ‘Comparison on the Efficicency of Two Drag Reducing Polymers in Horizontal Oil-Water Flow’, Presented at International Symposium on Multiphase flow and Transport Phenomena, Agadir, Morocco, April 22-25, 2012.
  • Al-Hattali, R., Al-Sulaimani, H., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Bahry, S., Elshafie, A., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S. ‘Improving Sweep Efficiency in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs by Microbial Biomass’, Presented at the SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, Muscat, Oman, 16–18 April 2012.
  • Al-Bahry, S.N.; Elashafie, A. E.; Al-Wahaibi, Y. M., Al-Bemani, A. S.; Joshi, S. J. Al-Lawati, A. 2012. Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant/biopolymer producing spore forming bacteria from oil contaminated sites and oil field of Oman. APCBEES Procedia, UAE, Dubai, 21-23 Jan 2012.
  • Elshafie; A.E.; Al-Bahry, S.N.; Al-Wahaibi, Y.M.; Al-Bemani, A.S.; Joshi, S.J.; Al-Maini, R.; Al-Alawi, W.; Al-Mandhari, M. 2012. Bacterial diversity study of Omani oil wells using culture dependent and independent methods. APCBEES Procedia, UAE, Dubai, 21-23 Jan 2012.
  • Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, N. M. AlNashef, T. Al-Wahaibi, Y. M. Al-Wahaibi, M. A. Hashim, Physical Properties of Fructose-based Deep Eutectic Solvents, International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology Research, 21-22 May 2012 Malaca, Malaysia.
  • Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, M. E.S. Mirghani, M. A. Hashim, Y. M. Al-Wahaibi, T. Al-Wahaibi, M. Hayyan, Methanesulfonic Acid as a Catalyst for Treatment of Crude Palm with High Free Fatty Acid. 2nd International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials (ICPEAM2012). 12-14 June 2012 KL, Malaysia.
  • Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, M. E.S. Mirghani, M. A. Hashim, Y. M. Al-Wahaibi, T. Al-Wahaibi, M. Hayyan, Pre-treatment of Acidic Crude Palm Oil Using Strong and Weak Acids, 103rd American oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting & Expo April 29 - May 2, 2012. Long beach California.
  • A. Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, M. A. Hashim, M. Hayyan, T. Al-Wahaibi, Y. M. Al-Wahaibi, N. M. AlNashef, Esterification of Acidic Crude Palm Oil Using Ethanesulfonic Acid. Internationnal Conference on Global Sustainability and Chemical Engineering, CAC-07 (2012).
  • Nurdeen, Y., Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Ajmi, A., Al-Hashmi, A., Olawale, A., Mohammed, I. ‘Effect of Pipe Diameter on the Efficiency of Drag Reducing Polymer in Horizontal Oil-Water Flows’, Presented at the 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, Cannes, France, 15 – 17 June, 2011.
  • Nurdeen, Y., Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Ajmi, A. ‘Flow structures and transition between stratified and non-stratified horizontal oil-water flow’, Presented at the International Conference on Multiphase Flow 2010 (ICMF-2010), Tampa, Florida, USA, May 30 - June 4, 2010.
  • Yousuf, N., Al-Wahaibi., Y., Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Ajmi, A., Olawale, A.S., Mohammed, I. A. ‘Investigation into Flow between Oil and Water in Horizontal Pipe’, Presented at the 1st International Conference on Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2010, Malaysia.
  • Al‑Sulaimani, H., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al‑Bahry, S., Elshafie, A., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S., Zargari, S. ‘Experimental Investigation of Biosurfactants Produced by Bacillus Species and their Potential for MEOR in Omani Oil Field’, SPE 129228, Presented at the SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia, 11-13 April 2010, Muscat, Oman.
  • Al-Kindi, A., Muggeridge, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y. ‘Experimental Investigation into the Influence of Convective Dispersion and Model Height on Oil Drainage Rates during VAPEX’, SPE 129169, Presented at the SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia, 11-13 April 2010, Muscat, Oman.
  • Al-Kindi, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Muggeridge, A. ‘An Experimental Investigation into the Influence of Diffusion and Dispersion on Heavy Oil Recovery by VAPEX’, IPTC 12710, Presented at the SPE International Petroleum Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 December 2008.
  • Al-Kindi, A., Muggeridge, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y. ‘The Influence of Diffusion and Dispersion on Heavy Oil Recovery by VAPEX’, SPE 117555, Presented at the SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 20-23 October 2008.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., and Al-Hadrami, A. ‘Mechanisms of Oil Recovery via Multi-Contact Miscible Gas Injection Process within Lensed Systems’, SPE 110163, Presented at the IOR conference, 19-23 April 2008, Tulsa, USA.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., and Al-Hadrami, A. ‘Channeling Heterogeneity Effects on Oil Recovery from Immiscible, First- and Multi-Contact Miscible Gas Injection’, Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, Dec 2007.
  • Al-Mamari, F, Al-Shuraiqi, H, Al-Wahaibi, Y. ‘Numerical Simulation and Experimental Studies of Oil Recovery via First-Contact Miscible Water Alternating Gas Injection within Shaley Porous Media’, SPE 111105, Presented at the SPE/EAGE Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Conference held at Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29-31 October 2007.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., Muggeridge, A., Grattoni, C. ‘The Effect of Cross-Bedding Laminations on The Efficiency of Gas-Oil Multicontact Miscible Displacements’, SPE 94135, presented at the 14th Europec Biennial Conference, Madrid, Spain, 13-16 June 2006.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., Muggeridge, A., Grattoni, C. ‘Gas/Oil Nonquilibrium in Multicontact Miscible Displacements within Homogeneous Porous Media’, SPE 99727, presented at the IOR Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 22-26 April 2006.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., Muggeridge, A., Grattoni, C. ‘Experimental and Numerical Studies of Gas/Oil Multicontact Miscible Displacements in Homogeneous Porous Media’, SPE 92887, Presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Texas, USA, 31 January - 2 February 2005.
  • G. Dupuis, R.S. Al-Maamari, A.R. Al-Hashmi, H.H. Al-Sharji, A. Zaitoun.: (2013). "Mechanical and thermal stability of polyacrylamide-based microgel products for EOR," SPE 164135, 2013 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, The Woodlands, TX, 08 - 10 April.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, (2012) "Depositional and Diagenetic Controls on Khuff Reservoir Characteristics in the South Pars Gasfield, Offshore Iran" oral presentation for the Geological Society of Oman, 27 March.
  • M. Morvan, G. Degré, J. Beaumont, A. Colin, G. Dupuis, A. Zaitoun, R. S. Al-Maamari, A. R. Al-Hashmi, H. H. Al-Sharji. (2012) "Optimization of Viscosifying Surfactant Technology for Chemical EOR," SPE 157729, SPE Heavy Oil Conference Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 12-14 June.
  • G. Degre, M. Morvan, J. Beaumont, A. Colin, G. Dupuis, A. Zaitoun, R. S. Al-Maamari, A. R. Al-Hashmi, H. H. Al-Sharji. (2012) "Viscosifying Surfactant Technology for Chemical EOR: a Reservoir Case," SPE 154675, SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, 16-18 April, Muscat, Oman.
  • M. Morvan, G. Degré, J. Beaumont, G. Dupuis, A. Zaitoun, R.S. Al-Maamari, AR. Al-Hashmi, HH. Al-Sharji. (2012) "Optimization of Viscosifying Surfactant Technology for Chemical EOR," SPE 154053, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, 14-18 April, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, (2012) "Porosity-depth trends from sandstone and carbonate reservoirs: seeing the forest for the trees", abstract and oral presentation for the International Conference on the Geology of the Arabian Plate and the Oman Mountains, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 7-9 January.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, O. Walderhaug, and K. Bjørlykke, (2012) "Carbonate porosity creation by mesogenetic dissolution: reality or illusion?" AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, p. 217-233.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, (2012) "Porosity in Khuff reservoirs of the South Pars Gasfield, offshore Iran" American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, Long Beach, California, USA, 22-25 April.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, O. Walderhaug, and K. Bjørlykke. "Carbonate porosity creation by mesogenetic dissolution: reality or illusion?" Article in press in AAPG Bulletin.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, O. Walderhaug, and K. Bjørlykke. (2011) "Constraints on Porosity Creation During Burial Diagenesis in Carbonate Reservoirs" The 73rd EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 25 May.
  • S.N. Ehrenberg, O. Walderhaug, and K. Bjørlykke. (2011) "Carbonate Porosity Creation by Mesogenetic Dissolution: Time for a Reality Check" The AAPG International Conference & Exhibition in Milan, Italy, 23-26 October.
Abstract & Oral/Poster Presentations
  • Al‑Sulaimani, H., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al‑Bahry, S., Elshafie, A., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S. ‘Biosurfactants for Enhancing Oil Recovery- Investigation of Wettability Alteration and Mixing with Synthetic Surfactants’, The 2nd International Congress of Oil Field Chemicals (OFC-2011), Dalian, China, October 19-21, 2011.
  • Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Bahry, S., Al-Bemani, A., Elshafie, A., Al-Sulimani, H., Joshi, S. ‘Effects of Bacillus subtilis Biosurfactant on Surface Properties, Wettability Alteration and Surfactant Adsorption on Sandstone Rocks’, The 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems, June 13-15, 2011, Calgary, Alberta Canada.
  • Al-Bahry, S., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Bemani, A., Elshafie, A., Al-Sulimani, H., Joshi, S. ‘Experimental Investigation of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Effectiveness in Omani Oil Field’, The 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems, June 13-15, 2011, Calgary, Alberta Canada.
  • Al‑Sulaimani, H., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al‑Bahry, S., Elshafie, A., Al-Bemani, A., Joshi, S. ‘Studies of Wettability Alteration and Adsorption on Surfaces and Sandstone Rocks by Biosurfactant Produced by Bacillus subtilis’, Presented at the 1st International Symposium on Colloids and Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8-11 May, 2011.
  • Al-Bahry, S., Al-Bemani, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Elshafie, A., Al-Sulimani, H., Al-Muaini, R., Al-Alawi, W., and Joshi, S. ‘Bacillus Licheniformis and B. Subtilis Isolates for Meor Application in Oman’, The 1st Annual World Congress of Petroleum Microbiology (WCP) 2010, Dalian, China, 25-27 July, 2010.
  • Elshafie, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Bemani, A, Al-Bahry, S, Sugai, Y, Al-Sulaimani, H. Al-Maani, R, Al-Alawi, W, and Joshi, S. ‘Microbial consortia isolated from Oman Oil fields’, The 1st Annual World Congress of Petroleum Microbiology (WCP) 2010, Dalian, China, 25-27 July, 2010.
  • Al-Kindi, A., Branko B., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Muggeridge, A. ‘Experimental Measurements of Longitudinal and Transverse Dispersion in Miscible Fluids with a High Viscosity and Density Contrast’, Presented at the American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA - 15-19 December 2008.
  • Abdelgoad, M., Al-Wahaibi, Y.M., Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Shargi, H. ‘pH-sesnitive polymers for conformance control applications’, Presented at the SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia, Muscat, Oman, 21-23 April 2008.
  • Al-Bahry, S., Al-Wahaibi, Y.M., El-Shafie, A., Al-Bemani, A. ‘Sampling and Isolation of MEOR Microorganisms from an Oilfield’, Presented at the SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia, Muscat, Oman, 21-23 April 2008.