Petroleum and Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Polymer EOR in PDO- Phase II (PDO)

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

166,000

PDO

2

Modification of the Extended Spiegler – Kedem Model for Simulation of Multiple Solute System in Nano filtration- Based Water Desalination Process

Prof. Gholamreza Vakili-Nejad (PI)
Dr. Hasan Abdellatif Hasan

8,000

National Research Foundation

3

High Flux NF/UF Antifouling membranes for Application in Industrial Wastewater Purification

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

8,000

PDO

4

Energy Storage Material for Water Temperature Control and Desalination

Dr. Hasan Abdellatif Hasan (PI)
Dr. Jamil Naser

5,000

SQU

5

In search of high performance anode materials for Mg batteries: ab-initio study

Prof. Gholamreza Vakili-Nejad (PI)
Dr. Ashish Gujarathi

9,000

SQU

6

Catalytic and Hydrocracking of Waste Plastic to High Quality Liquid Fuels

Dr. Muhammad Rashid Usman (PI)
Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri

7,500

SQU

7

Synthesis of novel green solvents for CO2 capture.

Dr. Ghulam Murshid (PI)
Dr. Jamil Naser

3,000

SQU

8

Carbon based nano-materials from locally available waste hydrocarbon precursors

Prof. Farouq Mjalli (PI)
Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hashmi

5,900

SQU

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Elimination of Polutted Brine well-recharge using solar-powered zero-liquid discharge brackish water desalination in Oman

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

700

SQU

2

Carbon Dioxide Capture Using Environmentally Friendly Solvents

Dr. Jamil Nasir

5,500

SQU

3

Optimization of Process Design Problems Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Dr. Ghulam Murshid

7,125

SQU

4

Analysis of Solids from Nimlr Export Pumps

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

75,000

PDO

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Eutectic Solvents for the Separation of Aromatic and Aliphatic Compounds

Dr. Farouq Mjalli

8,300

SQU

2

Experimental and Theoretical Studies on the Viscosity of Nanofluids

Dr. Majid Al-Wadhahi

6,450

SQU

3

Investigation of Carbon Dioxide Absorption Characteristics in Amino Acid activated Solutions of Potassium Carbonate

Dr. Ghulam Murshid

7,125

SQU

4

Deep Desulfurization of Liquid Fuel in Microchannels using Deep Eutectic Solvents

Dr. Farouq Mjalli

15,000

SQU/UAE University

5

Thermobaric Chemical Lab Test for Well Stimulation and Enhancement

Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri

16,000

PDO

6

Coreflooding Study on BJ and SDDN fields

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

102,098

PDO

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Colloidal Dispersion Gel- A new conformance control method for Omani Fields

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

78,987

Petroleum Development Oman

2

Density Prediction Hydrocarbons Using Ultrasonic Measurements and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Dr. Gholamreza Vakili- Nezhaad

5,000

SQU

3

Solar Desalination and Hot Water Production Using A Falling Film Enhanced by Counter Current Air Flow

Dr. Hasan Abdellatif Hasan

7,000

SQU

4

Application of Fast Reservoir Simulation Methods to Optimize Oil Production

Dr. Peyman Pourafshary

7,000

SQU

5

MOVIS Technology: Heavy Oil Upgrading and Enhancing Oil Recovery

Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri

3,952

Gulf Investment Services LLC (GIS)

6

Mechanistic Study of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer EOR

Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi

88,190

Petroleum Development Oman

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal Investigator(s)

Budget (RO)

Funded By

1

Development and Evaluation of New Polymers for Chemical EOR for Oman Reservoir Conditions

Prof. Rashid Al- Maamari

104,220

SNF S.A.S

2

Study on Oily Waste Treatment in
Oman

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

186,960

Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP)

3

Technical Evaluation of different Production Chemicals

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hashmi

18,000

HAYA

4

Biofuels production from renewable resources in Oman based on abio-refinery concept

Dr. Ala'a Al-Muhtaseb

287, 000

TRC

5

Simulation and Optimization of process Design Decision in Chemical Industry using Evolutionary Algorithms

Dr. Ashish M. Gujrathi

8,640

SQU

6

Technical Support to improve SWRO/BWRO SQU

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

10,000

ORPIC

7

Catalytic Production of Bio-derived Chemicals

Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri

7,500

SQU

8

Daleel Stimulation Practices Evaluation and Possible Formation Damage

Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi

8,000

Daleel Petroleum

9

Low Salinity Water Flooding towards Improving Oil Recovery

Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi

32,000

Daleel Petroleum

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Treatment and Utilization of Oman Oilfield Water, Phase II - Extension

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

185,414

Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP)

2

Investigation of Oily Waste Treatment
and Oil Recovery in Sultanate of Oman

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

65,196

Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP)

3

New Technology in Sludge Dewatering (Electrokinetic Dewatering

Dr. Ala'a Al-Muhtaseb

6,550

SQU

4

Supercritical Water Gasification of Biowastes (Sewage Sludges)

Dr. Farouk Mjalli

8,200

SQU

5

CO2-Oil Minimum Miscibility Pressure Estimation for the Omani Oils

Dr. Gholamreza Vakili-Nejad

201,400

TRC

6

Acid Stimulation Study on Safa Field - Oman

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

9,500

OXY - Safa

7

Investigating Thermally Assisted Gas-Oil-Gravity Drainage Process in Heavy-Oil Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs –Phase I

Dr. Majid Al Wadhahi

83,912

Petroleum Development Oman

8

Development of UF and NF membranes

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

9,100

SQU

9

Experimental Investigation of a New Adsorbent for Mercury Removal from an Omani Natural Gas Field

Dr. Omar Houache

409,914

Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP)

10

Multiphase Flow Improvement and Demulsification of Oilfield Emulsions

Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi

63,840

SNF

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal
Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Design of Chemical IOR in Oman Fields (Phase II)

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

674,900

Petroleum Development Oman

2

Green Solvents for Desulfurization of diesel and Fuel Oils

Dr. Farouk Mjalli

180,500

SQU

3

Potential of using Chemicals and/or Biosurfactant to Enhance Oil Recovery in Oxy Heavy Oil Field

Dr. Hamoud AL-Hadrami

2,500

OXY - Mukhaizena

4

Stimulation Study using Well Flow Chemicals

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

10,260

WELL FLOW Company

5

Tibr -1 Water Flooding Formation Damage

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

10,260

Petroleum Development Oman

6

Potential of using chemical surfactant and/or biosurfactant to enhance oil recovery in Occidental heavy oil field

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

22,230

Occidental Oman

7

A Novel use of Drag Reducing Polymers as Flow pattern Modifiers in Oil/Water/Flow

Dr. Talal AL-Wahaibi

133,500

SQU

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Title

Principal Investigator(s)

Budget

(RO)

Funded By

1

Treatment and Utilization of Oman Oilfield Water, Phase II

 

Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

624,757

Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP)

2

Study of Asphaltene Precipitation from Omani Crude Oils Using SARA Analysis and Modeling

Dr. Abdulaziz AL Hashmi

3,950

SQU

3

Comparison of Structural Packing performance with sieve type trays columns in Gas Industries

Dr. Farouq Mjalli

3,575

SQU

4

Wellbore Damage (skin) Measurements for Occidental Mukhaizna Plugs

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

17,339

Occidental Oil & Gas Mukaizna, Oman

 

5

Acid stimulation study on Safa oil field of Occidental Oman

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

9,485

Occidental Oman

– Safa

6

Formation Damage control & mitigation Services for MEDCO

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

50,388

MEDCO
LLC

7

KCL Formation Damage Study

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

6,838

Oman Oil Company, Exploration & Production L.L.C.

8

Formation Damage Services

Dr. Hamoud Al-Hadrami

68,480

Petroleum Development Oman

9

In-situ analytic upgrading of Omani Heavy crude oil during steam injection

Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri

152,000

TRC

10

Predictive Model to Predict Oil-Water Flow Characteristics with Polymers

Dr. Talal AL Wahaibi

3,800

SQU

11

A novel use of drag reducing polymers as flow pattern modifiers in Oil/Water Flow

Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi

128,440

TRC

12

Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Pressure drop and Hold-up During Dual Continuous Oil-Water Flows

Dr. Yahya AL Wahaibi

3,950

SQU