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Program/Courses
Course Code Title Department Date Description
ERSC6110 Petroleum Geology of the Middle East Earth Sciences, Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Fall Semester This course reviews the main petroleum systems of the Middle East, both sequentially by geological time periods and country by country. Reservoirs, seals, and source rocks for each system are examined in a sequence stratigraphic framework and in terms of depositional facies models. Emphasis is also placed on structural context, diagenesis, and reservoir quality. Much of the lecture time is used to review important articles and books that every petroleum geologist working in the Middle East must become familiar with.
ERSC6109 Description and Prediction of Reservoir Quality Earth Sciences, Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Spring Semester This course begins by reviewing what "reservoir quality" (RQ) is and the methods by which it is measured in the laboratory and the subsurface on various scales of observation, as well as the purposes for which such information is collected, like exploration risking, reservoir simulation, and enhanced recovery. The course examines the factors controlling RQ in both sandstones and carbonates. In general, these are depositional facies and diagenesis, but there is much complexity and several widespread misconceptions involved with each. Consideration is given to the methods by which both depositional texture/composition and diagenetic processes can be quantitatively measured and then related to variations in RQ. A major focus of the course is on strategies available for predicting RQ, both between wells on the field scale and outside of well control on the basin scale.



 

Research

 

Name Position Qualification Job Description Email
Sara Hamed Al-Araimi Research Assistant MSc. Biology Department College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, 2019 B.Sc.in Biotechnology, Biology Department College of Science Sultan Qaboos University, 2016 Experimental work related to alkaline-biosurfactant-biopolymer enhanced oil recovery sara.alaraimi@gmail.com

Students

Students with Shell Chair Sponsorships (Completed) Students with Shell Chair Sponsorships (Completed) MSc thesis Supervision by the  Shell Chair (Completed)
Mohammed Sulaiyim Said Al Shukaili, Earth Science

Tharaya Nasser Salim Al-Kharusi, Earth

Science

Mohammed Sulaiyim Said Al Shukaili,
Earth Science
Naima Ali Al Habsi, Earth Science Nasayaba Hamood Al-Hinai, Earth
Science
Yahya Said Salim Suwilem Al Shereiqi, Earth Science
Samiya Hilal Zahir Al Abri, Earth Science   Hasiba Salim Al-Abri, Earth
Science
Sabah Nasser Al Tooqi, Earth Science
  Nadia Al Khalifin, Earth Science Naima Ali Al Habsi, Earth Science
    Samiya Hilal Zahir Al Abri, Earth Science 

MSc Student Supervision (Completed)
Project Title Main Supervisor Co-Supervisor Student Name Status
Experimental and Numerical Studies of First
 Contact Miscible Water Alternating Gas
 Injection within Shaley Porous Media’
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Hamed Al-Shuraiqi Faisal Al-Maamari Completed
(2007)
Microbial Enhancement Oil Recovery of
Bacillus spp isolates from oil contaminated soil’
Dr Saif Al-Bahry Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Abdulkabir Elshafie, Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Aida Al-Lawati Completed
 (2009)
Screening and characterization of microbial
enhancement oil recovery indigenous microflora
from Wafra oil field.’
Dr. Abdulkabir Elshafiae Dr. Saif Al-Bahry,
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Ratiba Al-Muaini Completed
(2010)
Three Dimensional Modeling for Predicting
Sand Production’
Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Shaimaa Al-Shuaibi Completed
(2011)
Influence of Permeability Anisotropy and
Reservoir Heterogeneity on Optimization of
Infill Drilling in Steam Flooding Patterns’
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Mike O’Dell (Occidental) Amer Al-Balushi Completed
 (2011)
Prediction of Saturated Omani Crude Oil Viscosity Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Farouq Mjalli,
Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Hasmi
Mashael Mahmoud Khalfan Al Rahbi Completed
(July 2013)
Prediction of Undersaturated Omani Crude Oil Viscosity Dr. Farouq Mjalli Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hasmi
Majda Ahmed Sulaiman Al Balushi Completed
(June 2013)
Probabilistic Approach of Wellbore Stability’ Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi Dr. Yayah Al-Wahaibi, Prof. Atsu Dorvlo Mahmoud Al-Khiary Completed (January 2013)
 Molecular Screening and Characterization of 
Lichenysin and Surfactin Genes from
Enhancing Oil Recovery Bacillus Species
Prof. Saif Al-Bahry  Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, 
Prof. Abdulkabir Elshafiae, 
Dr. Ali Al-Bemani 
 Asma Al-Bahri Thesis defense 
will be on 
October 2013 

MSc Students Supervision (Completed)
Project Tittle Main Supervisor Co-Supervisor Student Name Status
Potential use of Bacillus consortia in
heavy oil recovery enhancement
Dr. Saif Al-Bahry Dr. Abdulkabir Elshafiae,
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Balqis Al-Hinai Completed
Matrix Gas Injectivity Gravity Drainage
 Improvement in Omani Oil Field’
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi Abdulaziz Al-Shuaibi Completed
Microbial Permeability Profile Modification Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Saif Al-Bahry,
Dr. Abdulkadir Elshafiae,
Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Raya Al-Hattali Completed
Probabilistic Approach of Wellbore Stability Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi Dr. Mansoor Al-Harthy,
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi
Mahmoud Al-Khiary Completed
Predictive model for pressure drop and
 hold-up in dual continuous oil-water flows
Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Bader Al-Busaidi Completed
Stability of Oil in Water Emulsions and their
 Effect in Decreasingthe Viscosity of Heavy
Crude Oils
Dr. Abdul
Aziz Al-Hasmi
Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Farouq Mjalli
Rabha Said Sultan Al Omairi Completed  
Alkaline/Biosurfactant Technique for Oil Recovery Enhancement Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi   Prof. Saif  Al-Bahry,
Prof. Abdulkabir Elshafiae,
  Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Maissa Souayah   Completed  
Experimental Investigation of using Deep Eutectic
 Solvents for Enhancing heavy Oil Recovery
Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi,
Dr. Baba Jibril
Iman Al-Weheebi Completed
Evaluation of Steam Injection Field Application in
Omani Heavy Oil Field
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. John Oedy Ghalib Al-Habsi Completed  
Laboratory investigation of enhancing heavy
oil recovery in Omani Carbonate Oil Field via
Deep Eutectic Solvents
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Baba Jibril,
Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri
Wiam Al-Touqi Completed 

PhD Students Supervision (Completed)
Project Title Main Supervisor Co-Supervisor Student Name Status
Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Oil Recovery by Vapor Extraction (VAPEX) Dr. Ann Muggeridge (Imperial College, London) Dr. Yahya al-Wahaibi Abdullah Al-Kindi Completed (2009)
Note: All experimental work and most of the thesis write-up was done at SQU
Effect of Drag Reducing Polymers in Horizontal Oil-Water Flow Dr. A.S. Olawale (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria) Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi, Dr. I.A. Mohammad-Dabo (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria) Nurudeen Yusuf Completed (2011)
Note: All experimental work and most of the thesis write-up was done at SQU
Novel deep eutectic solvents catalyst for biodiesel production Dr. Farouk S. Mjalli Dr. Yahya Al-Wahiabi, Dr. Talal Al-Wahiabi Zaharaddeen Gano (2012-date)
Ionic Liquids-based Deep Oxidative Desulfurization of diesel Dr. Farouk S. Mjalli Dr. Yahya Al-Wahiabi, Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi Omar Ahmad Umar (2012-date)


PhD Students Supervision (Completed)

Project Title Main Supervisor Co-Supervisor Student Name Status
Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery and its Potential in Some Omani Oil Fields Biostimulation of Oil Polluted Ecosystems in Oman Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Raid Abed Dr. Saif Al-Bahry, Dr. Abdulkadir Elshafie, Dr. Ali Al-Bemani   Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Saif Al-Bahry Hanaa Al-Sulimani     Summaya Al-Kindi Completed 
Note: All work and thesis write-up is being done at SQU In Progress
Note: All work and thesis write-up is being done at SQU
The Kinetic Study of the Biogas Production using Energy Crops and Animal Waste Slurry Nenet C. Graza (Technological University of the Philippines) Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Baba Jibril Sherwin T. Sepe Completed 
Note: Most of the experimental work and thesis write-up is being done at SQU
Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Effect of DRP on  Oil-Water Flow in Horizontal and Inclined Pipes Dr. Talal Al-Wahaibi Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Hashmi, Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi AbdelKareem Abubakar Completed 
Mechanistic Study of Drag Reducing Polymers Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al Hashmi Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Dr Talal Al Wahaibi, Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi Mohammed Mahdi Eshrati Completed  
Heavy Oil Recovery Enhancement in Qarn Alam Oil Field using Oil Biodegredation Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Prof. Saif Al-Bahry,
Prof. Abdulkadir Elshafie,
Dr. Ali Al-Bemani
Abdullah Al-Sayegh Completed   
Heavy Oil Recovery Enhancement in Mukhaizna Oil Field using Oil Biodegredation Prof. Saif Al-Bahry Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Prof. Abdulkadir Elshafie, Dr. Ali Al-Bemani Biji Shibulal Completed   
The Novel Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents for Enhancing Heavy Oil Recovery  Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri, Dr. Baba Jibril Adel Mohsenzadih Completed   
Catalytic Upgradding of Heavy Oil: Experimntal Study     Dr. Baba Jibril Dr. Yahya Al-Wahiabi, Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri Suleiman Shuwa Completed 
Potential of using insitu Catalyrtic Heavy Oil Upgrading to Enahance Heavy Oil Recovery Dr. Baba Jibril Dr. Yahya Al-Wahiabi, Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri Abdullahi Yosuf Completed