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For many years Oman has been regarded by the geoscience community world-wide as being the home of a significant number of world-class research opportunities. These include:

  • The many and varied types of oil and gas reservoir in Oman, including unique Neoproterozoic oil source rocks and reservoirs,
  • The Oman Ophiolite, in the Oman Mountains, the world’s largest and most complete fragment of the ocean floor,
  • A rich record of Quaternary climate change preserved in deserts, sabkhas, caves, wadis, marine terraces and offshore sediments,
  • A sedimentary record of the extent and effects of geological hazards such as flash floods, tsunamis and cyclones, and
  • A treasure trove of meteorite occurrences in the south of Oman, including rare Martian and lunar meteorites.

The Earth Sciences Research Centers (ESRC) at Sultan Qaboos University was established in 2014 to utilize these opportunities to conduct research in different subdisciplines of earth sciences in collaboration with different colleges and centers within Sultan Qaboos University. Moreover, ESRC provides consultancy, analytical services, and training to industry and academia nationally and internationally and focuses on capacity building.

  • Director's Message
  • Mission & Vision
  • Objective & Strategies
  • Research Themes
  • Unesco Chair's Message
The Sultanate of Oman offers an excellent opportunity to explore and learn about the world's best geological landscapes (textbook examples) in a place where the rocks are well-exposed, not hidden beneath soil or vegetation. In addition to the world's best geological landscapes in the Sultanate of Oman, the discovery of oil and gas and mineral resources promotes the opportunity to conduct research. The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) established the Earth Sciences Research Center (ESRC) in 2014 to conduct research in different subdisciplines of earth sciences. Moreover, ESRC provides consultancy, analytical services, and training to industry and academia nationally and internationally and focuses on capacity building. Currently, ESRC collaborates with many national and international organizations, including companies, research centers, institutions, colleges, and departments, to enhance its ability to provide multidisciplinary expertise in applied research over a broad range of research areas.

Vision

To become an internationally recognized center of excellence for research in Earth Sciences.

Mission 

The center will focus on conducting strategic research, use of the subsurface and the geological resources, providing consultation services, disseminating earth science information, and enhancing links with international research centers.

  • To contribute to the economy of Oman through the development of new strategic research ideas, applications and techniques in different fields of earth sciences, mainly the oil, gas and mining sector.
  • To house a database on various aspects of Oman’s geology and to be the premier provider of geo-scientific data, investment opportunities, information and knowledge for sustainable use of natural resources.
  • To give advice on exploration, quarrying, mining, and mineral resource evaluation.
  • To provide a full range of continuing education courses, training, short courses, and workshops on earth science topics.
  • To foster cooperation in the geosciences field between academia, government, and industry nationally and internationally.
  • To advise on engineering geology related aspects, such as site investigations and environmental issues such as geo-hazards, geotourism and geo-conservation.
  • Sedimentary Basin and hydrocarbon Resources
  • Exploration, Mining and Mineral Resources
  • Natural CO2 Sequestration
  • Meteoritics
  • Engineering Geology
  The purpose of the UNESCO Chair on Ophiolite studies is to promote an integrated system of research, training and information in the
field of ophiolite and related oceanic crust studies. The research component of the project will center on studies on the ancient oceanic
crust ‘ophiolie’. The teaching component will focus on the creation of a distance education platform that will offer training in ophiolite
studies in collaboration with a network of international partners. The Chair will complement existing training and research activities
already carried out at Sultan Qaboos University and, in particular, at the Department of Earth Sciences and the Earth Sciences Research
Centre, by enlarging their scope and by offering some of the curricular and extra-curricular activities to high-school students. For More
information, Click Here.
People
  • Center
  • Advisory Board
  • Steering Committee
  • UNESCO Chair
  • Affiliated Researchers

elghali

Name Dr. Mohamed El-Ghali
Title Associate Professor and Earth Sciences Research Center Director
Office No SF1
Telephone +968 2414 2370
Email melghali@squ.edu.om
Education Ph.D. (Uppsala University, 2005, Sweden)
Field of interest Reservoir diagenesis, Reservoir Quality, Sequence Stratigraphy, Petroleum Geology, Geological Interpretation of Well logging

drarshadali Name Dr. Arshad Ali
Title Researcher
Office No FF1
Telephone +968 2414 000
Email arshadali@squ.edu.om
Education Ph.D. (Okayama University, 1999, Japan)
Field of interest Study of Rocks and Meteorites, Analytical Methods Development, Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Radiogenic and Stable Isotopes, Mass Spectrometry, Natural CO2 Sequestration, Climate Change

 

faisal Name Faisal Al-Harrasi
Title Technician
Office No G2B
Telephone +968 2414 2395
Email faisal.a@squ.edu.om
Education BSc (Sultan Qaboos University, 2012, Oman)
Field of interest Geographic Information System

To be decided

To be decided

subhi

Name Sobhi Nasir
Title Professor and UNESCO Chair
Office No FF2
Telephone +968 2414 000
Email sobhi@squ.edu.om
Education Ph.D. (Würzburg University, 1985, Germany)
Field of interest Mineralogy, Petrology

Under construction

Facilities
  • In-House Facilities
  • In-Collaboration with colleges and analytical research unit
  • In-International collaboration
X-Ray Diffraction
Micromilling system
Thin-sectioning
Portable gamma Ray
Portable air-permeability
Point counter
Cathodoluminescence
Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)
Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Inductive Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
H-isotopes for clay minerals and K-age dating for clay minerals Poland
Carbon- and oxygen-isotopes for carbonates Ireland
Clumped oxygen-isotopes for carbonates China
Sr-isotopes for carbonates Hong Kong
U-Pb age dating for carbonates Canada
Micro-XRF scanning Saudi Arabia
Microprobe, triple oxygen isotope analysis South Korea
Major, minor, and REE analysis; Carbon and oxygen isotope measurements Brazil

 

Services
  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Field Excursion
  • Community
  • Completed Service

Seismic Data Processing and Interpretation Services

Seismic deliverables are based on client needs; however, some standard deliverables can include:

  • Seismic Interpretation and Mapping
  • Well Correlation and Well-Seismic tie
  • Seismic Attribute Analysis
  • Seismic Inversion and AVO Analysis
  • Fault Interpretation
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Fluid Detection
  • Rock Physics and Geo-Mechanics

Outcrop and Core Description and Interpretation Services

Outcrop and core description and interpretation deliverables are based on client needs, however, some standard deliverables can include:

  • Tabulated detailed outcrop and core description ofsiliciclastic and carbonate rocksincluding lithology, color, grain-size,sedimentary structure, bed contact, thickness, fossil content, trace fossils, etc
  • Digital sedimentological log
  • Sedimentological interpretation including facies, facies association, ichnofacies, and sequence stratigraphic key-surfaces
  • Paleogeography maps and depositional and sequence stratigraphic models
  • Elemental chemostratigraphy, isotope and geomechanical analysis

Textural Analysis and Reservoir Diagenesis and Quality Assessment Services

Reservoir diagenesis and quality assessment deliverables are based on client needs, however, some standard deliverables can include:

  • Thin-section description
  • Petrographic image analysis
  • Cathodoluminescence (CL)
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with elemental maps/spot chemical analyses using EDS
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Fluid inclusions
  • Point counting and modal composition
  • Thin-section grain size analyses
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Thin-section porosity quantification
  • Paragenetic sequence (relative and absolute)
  • Diagenesis and reservoir quality within depositional facies and sequence stratigraphy model

Petrophysical and Geological Interpretation of Well Logs Services

Petrophysical and geological interpretation of well logs deliverables are based on client needs, however, some standard deliverables can include:

  • Petrophysical parameters calculation and interpretation
  • Formation evaluation and volumetric calculation
  • Geological interpretation and correlation

Source Rock Analysis and Interpretation Services

Source rock analysis and interpretation deliverables are based on client needs, however, some standard deliverables can include:

  • Sampling source rock intervals
  • Rock Eval Pyrolysis

Vocational Training Program for Oil and Gas Industry

This is an intensive training program for 60 days (12 weeks = 3 months); 5 days a week of 8 hours a day. The proposed program and the level are flexible and can be adjusted based on the client needs

# Tpoic

Duration (Days)

In-persona Online Fees
1 Petroleum Geosciences 4 Yes Yes  
2 Basin Analysis and Clastic Depositional System; 5 Yes Yes  
3 Carbonate Depositional System 4 Yes Yes  
4 Clastic Sequence Stratigraphy 3 Yes Yes  
5 Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy 4 Yes Yes  
6 Palynology and Biostratigraphy 3 Yes Yes  
7 Source Rock Evaluation 3 Yes Yes  
8 Clastic Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality 3 Yes Yes  
9 Carbonate Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality 3 Yes Yes  
10 Tectonics and Structural Analysis 4 Yes Yes  
11 Sealing and Trapping System 3 Yes Yes  
12 Seismic Interpretation, Geomechanics, and Predrilling Volumetric Calculation 6 Yes Yes  
13 Drilling 2 Yes Yes  
14 Well logging and Formation Evaluation 3 Yes Yes  
15 Geological Interpretation of Well Logging and Volumetric Calculation 2 Yes Yes  
16 Reservoir Engineering 3 Yes Yes  
17 Field Trips to selected carbonate and clastic petroleum system analogues 5 Yes Yes  
  Total 60      

Vocational Training Program for Mineral Resources and Mining Industry
Under Construction

# Tpoic

Duration (Days)

In-persona Online Fees
1          
2          
3          
  Total        

Short Courses Program
This is intensive short courses program; the proposed program and the level are flexible and can be adjusted based on the client needs

# Tpoic

Duration (Days)

In-persona Online Fees
1 Petroleum Geosciences Flexible Yes Yes  
2 Clastic Depositional System Flexible Yes Yes  
3 Carbonate Depositional System Flexible Yes Yes  
4 Clastic Sequence Stratigraphy Flexible Yes Yes  
5 Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy Flexible Yes Yes  
6 Palynology and Biostratigraphy Flexible Yes Yes  
7 Source Rock Evaluation Flexible Yes Yes  
8 Clastic Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality Flexible Yes Yes  
9 Carbonate Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality Flexible Yes Yes  
10 Tectonics and Structural Analysis Flexible Yes Yes  
11 Sealing and Trapping System Flexible Yes Yes  
12 Seismic Interpretation, Geomechanics, and Predrilling Volumetric Calculation Flexible Yes Yes  
13 Drilling Flexible Yes Yes  
14 Well logging and Formation Evaluation Flexible Yes Yes  
15 Geological Interpretation of Well Logging and Volumetric Calculation Flexible Yes Yes  
16 Reservoir Engineering Flexible Yes Yes  
17 Depositional System, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality of Barik Reservoir Flexible Yes Yes  
17 Depositional System, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality of Al Bashair Reservoir Flexible Yes Yes  
17 Depositional System, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality of Miqrat Reservoir Flexible Yes Yes  
17 Depositional System, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality of Amin Reservoir Flexible Yes Yes  
17 Play and Prospect Assessment Flexible Yes Yes  

This is a field trips program; the proposed program and the level are flexible and can be adjusted based on the client needs

# Topic

Duration (Days)

In-persona Online Fees
1 Barik Reservoir Analogue, Huqf Region, Central Oman Flexible Yes No  
2 Al Bashair Reservoir Analogue, Huqf Region, Central Oman Flexible Yes No  
3 Miqrat Reservoir Analogue, Huqf Region, Central Oman Flexible Yes No  
4 Amin Reservoir Analogue, Huqf Region, Central Oman Flexible Yes No  
5 Haima Supergroup, Huqf Region, Central Oman Flexible Yes No  
6 Al Khlata Reservoir Analogue Flexible Yes No  
7 Gharif Reservoir Analogue Flexible Yes No  
8 Kharous/Buah Reservoir Analogue Flexible Yes No  
9 Saiq-Mahil/Khuff Reservoir Analogue Flexible Yes No  
10 Structural Geology and Tectonics Field Trip Flexible Yes No  

Earth Sciences Research Center Summer Training Programs

This is the first-summer training program organized by the Earth Sciences Research Center-2021

# Topic

Duration (Days)

Date Time Presenter Inperson Online Frees
1 Fluid detection using seismic: old and new theories and applications 1

14 June 2021

9:00-13:00

Mohammed Farfouq No Yes Free
2 Literature survey and search engines and reference citation 1

27 June 2021

09:00-12:00

Mohamed El-Ghali No Yes Free
3 How to structure and publish a scientific article 1

28 June 2021

09:00-12:00

Mohamed El-Ghali No Yes Free
4 How to prepare an effective presentation 1

29 June 2021

09:00-12:00

Mohamed El-Ghali No Yes Free
5 Gamma Ray and dipmeter as a tool for depositional environment interpretation 1

30 June 2021

09:00-12:00

Mohamed El-Ghali No Yes Free
6 Using Adobe Illustrator to draft a sedimentological log 1

1 July 2021

09:00-12:00

Mohamed El-Ghali No Yes Free
7 LaTex workshop 4 4-7 July 2021 09:00-12:00 Khalil Hooti No Yes Free
8 Introduction to artificial intelligence in Remote Sensing 1 8 July 2021 10:00-12:00 Rifaat Abdalla No Yes Free
9 Carbon isotopes to interpret the sequence stratigraphy 1 11 July 2021 10:00-12:00 Mohamed Moustafa No Yes Free
10 Qualitative analysis of geological materials by X-ray diffractometer 1   Arshad Ali No Yes Free
11 How to find meteorites in Oman 1 Coming Soon Arshad Ali No Yes Free
12 Chemical laboratory safety 1 Coming Soon Arshad Ali No Yes Free
13 Isotopes and their geological applications 2 Coming Soon Arshad Ali Mohamed Moustafa
 Mohamed El-Ghali
No Yes Free
14 Sandstone diagenesis and reservoir quality assessment 2 Coming Soon Khalid Al-Ramadan
Mohamed El-Ghali
No Yes Free

 

Registration form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FnTTf1NhehfyKl_13rg9LrEuFz2jXLuJcBVRmS4arBo/edit

 

 

Consultancy

Under Construction

Training

Under Construction

Field Excursion

Under Construction

Community

Under Construction

Research Projects
  • Completed Research Projects
  • Ongoing Research Projects

Under Construction

  • Characterization of Oman Meteorites (SR/SCI/ETHS/12/01)
  • Description and Classification of Some PAM-Omani Meteorite Collections
  • Study of the CO2 sequestration by enhanced weathering of Oman Ophiolites
  • Study of the industrial potential of dam silt in Oman

Ongoing Research Projects

2021

  • Arshad Ali (PI), Mohamed El-Ghali (CO-PI), Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi (CO-I), Leonardo B. Nogueira (CO-I), Mohamed Moustafa (CO-I). 2021. Application of trace element and C-O-Sr isotope geochemistry to study the diagenesis of carbonates in Shuram/Buah formations, Jabal Akhdar, Oman. (Internal Grant # IG/DVC/ESRC/21/01 10000 OMR)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi (PI), Mohamed El-Ghali (CO-PI), AbdulRazak Al-Sayigh (CO-I). 2021. Stratigraphy, foraminiferal paleontology and facies architecture of the Late Cretaceous post-emplacement units (Qahlah and Simsima formations) in Oman: (Internal Grant # IG/SCI/ETHS/21/02 2500 OMR)

2020

  • Sobhi Nasir (PI), Talal Al-Hosni (CO-PI), Mohamed El-Ghali (CO-I), AbdulRazak Al-Sayigh (CO-I). 2020. Exploration of Chromitite within the Masirah Ophiolite-Batain Melange, Eastern Oman (TRC-Fund # BFP/RGP/EI/20/006 20000 OMR)

2019 

  • Mohamed El-Ghali (PI), Arshad Ali (CO-PI), Iftikhar Ahmed (CO-I), Mohamed Moustafa (CO-I) Sobhi Nasir (CO-I), Abdul Razak Al-Sayigh (CO-I), Sankaran Rajendran (CO-I), Musaab Al Sarmi (CO-I). 2019. Diagenesis and reservoir quality distribution of the Early Triassic Upper Khuff (Sequence KS1) outcrop-equivalents in the Oman Mountains. (TRC-Fund # RC/RG-DVC/ESRC/18/01 20000 OMR)

2018

  • Mohamed El-Ghali (PI), Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi (CO-PI), Gianluca Frijia (CO-I), Hezam Al-Awah (CO-I). 2018. Diagenesis of Neoproterozoic Kharous carbonates successions from Jabal Akhdar area, Oman: Evidence from subsurface and field studies, petrography and geochemistry. (Internal Grant # IG/SCI/ETHS/18/04 2500 OMR)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi (PI), Mohamed El-Ghali (CO-PI), Abdulrahman Al-Harithi (CO-I). 2018. Sedimentology and depositional system of a structurally constrained Tertiary basin: Lower and Middle members of the Eocene Musawa Formation in Northeastern Oman. (Internal Grant # IG/SCI/ETHS/18/03 3100 OMR).
Publications
  • Research Project Report
  • Scientific Articles
  • Conference Abstract
  • Postgraduate Thesis
  • Center Bulletins
  • Nasir S., Ali A., Alaraimi M., Alsawafi I., Al Batashi M., Al Afari, A. (2020) Description and Classification of Some PAM-Omani Meteorite Collections, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
  • Nasir, S., Ahmad, Al-Rawas, Herd, C., Banerjee, N., Ali, A. and McCausland, P. (2015) Characterization of Oman Meteorites (SR/SCI/ETHS/12/01), Published by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Earth Sciences Research Centre and College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
2021
  • Ali A., Abbasi I. A., Nogueira L. B., Salad Hersi O., Al Kindi S. A. N., El-Ghali M. A. K., Nasir S. J. (2021). Geochemical and C-O isotopic study of ophiolite-derived carbonates of the Barzaman Formation, Oman: Evidence of natural CO2 sequestration via carbonation of ultramafuc clasts. JGR: Solid Earth (Revised: Under Review).
  • Ali A., and Jabeen I. (2021). Evaluating the O-Cr-Mo isotope signatures in various meteorites representing core-mantle-crust fragments: Implications for partially differentiated planetesimal(s) accreted in the early outer solar system. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56(2):393-403.
  • Shelukhina O., El-Ghali M. A. K., Abbasi I. A., Salad hersi O., Farfour M., Ali A., Al-Awah H., Siddiqui N. A. (2021). Origin and control of gain-coating clays on the development of quartz overgrowths: example from the lower Paleozoic Barik Formation sandstones, Huqf region, Oman. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-06541-5
  • Shelukhina O., El-Ghali M. A. K., Abbasi I. A., Junaid Khan Ahmed, Mohamed Kh. Khalifa, Rajendran Sankaran, Abdul Razak Al‐Sayigh. (2021). Facies architecture and depositional model for a fine‐grained hybrid‐energy delta: An example from the Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician Barik Formation, Сentral Oman. The Geological Journal (Accepted: In Proof Reading)
  • Ahmed S El‐Hawat, Mohamed AK El‐Ghali, Sue J McLaren, Simon J Kemp., (2021). Early silicification of the Cyrenaican chert, Libya: The importance of moganite as a transitional silicon dioxide phase. Sedimentology, 68, 855-880.
  • Mansurbeg H, El-Ghali MAK, Shahrokhi S, Reif J, Hussein HS, Morad S. (2021). Paragenesis of secondary Ca–Al silicates during hydrothermal alteration of Proterozoic granitic rocks (SE Sweden). Geological Journal, 56:2135–2147. https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.4044

2020

  • Ali A., and Nakai S. (2020). Multi-element isotope study of natrocarbonatites 1993 lava flows from Oldoinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania: Implications for core-mantle interactions. Journal of African Earth Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103725.
  • Numair A Siddiqui, Manoj J Mathew, Muthuvairavasamy Ramkumar, Benjamin Sautter, Muhammad Usman, Abdul Hadi Abdul Rahman, Mohamed AK El-Ghali, David Menier, Zhang Shiqi, Chow Weng Sum. (2020). Sedimentological characterization, petrophysical properties and reservoir quality assessment of the onshore Sandakan Formation, Borneo. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 186. 106771.
  • Muhammad Usman, Numair A Siddiqui, Manoj Mathew, Shiqi Zhang, Mohamed AK El-Ghali, Mu Ramkumar, Muhammad Jamil, Yaxuan Zhang (2020). Linking the influence of diagenetic properties and clay texture on reservoir quality in sandstones from NW Borneo. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 120, 104509.

2019

  • Nogueira L.B., Oliveira V.Q., Araújo L.P., Leão L.P., Ali A., Nalini Jr. H. A., Banerjee N. R. (2019) Evaluation of depositional and post-depositional conditions and possible REE sources in carbonatitic rocks of Bemil and Lagoa Seca Quarries, Gandarela Formation, Quadrilátero Ferrífero – Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 92:609-630.
  • Hill P., Banerjee N. R., Ali A., Jabeen I., Osinski G. R., Longstaffe F. (2019) Coupled Si and O isotope measurements of meteoritic material by laser fluorination isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 54:667–675, DOI: 10.1002/jms.4381.
  • Jabeen I., Kusakabe M., Nakamura T., Nagao K. and Ali A. (2019) Oxygen isotope compositions of various bulk chondrules: Constraints on the alteration temperatures of Allende CV3 chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54(2):431-451.
  • Rajendran, S., Nasir, S. (2019): Mapping of hydrothermal alteration in the upper mantlelower crust transition zone of the Tayin Massif, Sultanate of Oman using remote sensing technique. Journal of African Earth Sciences. Volume 150, , Pages 722- 743.
  • Rajendran, S., Nasir, S. (2019): ASTER capability in mapping of mineral resources of arid region: A review on mapping of mineral resources of the Sultanate of Oman Volume 108, Ore Geology Reviews. 108: 33-53
  • Hill, P., Osinksi, G., Banerjee, N., Korotove, R, Nasir, S., Herd, C. (2019): Petrography and geochemistry of lunar meteorites Dhofar 1673, 1983, and 1984. Meteoritic & Planetary Science. v54/2:300-320.

2018

  • Ali A., Jabeen I., Nasir S. and Banerjee N. R. (2018a) Oxygen isotope thermometry of DaG 476 and SaU 008 Martian meteorites: Implications for their origin. Geosciences (Special Issue: Martian Meteorites) (https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8010015).
  • Ali A., Jabeen I., Banerjee N. R., Osinski G. R., Tait K. T., Hyde B. C., Nicklin I., and Gregory D. (2018b) The oxygen isotope compositions of olivine in main group (MG) pallasites: New measurements by adopting an improved laser fluorination approach. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53(6):1223-1237; https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.13072.
  • Sankaran Rajendran, Sobhi Nasir, Mohamed A.K. El-Ghali, Khaled Alzebdah, Ali Salim Al-Rajhi, and Mohammed Al-Battashi. 2018. Spectral Signature Characterization and Remote Mapping of Oman Exotic Limestones for Industrial Rock Resource Assessment. Geosciences, 2018, 8, 145.
  • Arshad A., A. , Jabeen I., Nasir, S. Banerjee, N (2018): Oxygen Isotope Thermometry of DaG 476 and SaU 008 Martian Meteorites: Implications for Their Origin. Geosciences, 8,15:1-14. DOI10.3390/geosciences8010015
  • Rajendran, S., Nasir, S. (2018): Discrimination of bedrocks and landslide area of Jabal Samhan – Zalawt Plain region of the southern Oman using remote sensing technique. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 9, 69-81.
  • K. Al-Jabri, H. Shoukry, S. Khalil; Sobhi Nasir ; and Hossam F. Hassan (2018) Reuse of Waste Ferrochrome Slag in the Production of Mortar with Improved Thermal and Mechanical Performance. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 30(8). 04018152.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002345

2017

  • Ali A., Nasir, S, Jabeen I and Al Rawas A. (2017a) Review of the Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005, plus pairings, Martian meteorite from Al Wusta, Oman. SQU Journal for Science 22(1):29-39.
  • Ali A., Nasir, S, Jabeen I and Al Rawas A. (2017b) Geochemical and O-isotope perspective of a new R chondrite Dhofar 1671: Affinity with ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52(9):1991-2003.
  • Ali A., Nasir, S, Jabeen I and Al Rawas A. (2017c) Chemical and oxygen isotopic properties of ordinary chondrites (H5, L6) from Oman: Signs of isotopic equilibrium during thermal metamorphism. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52(10):2097-2112.
  • Nogueira L. B. Oliveira V. Q. Sampaio G. M. Leite M. P. G. Ali A. Abreu A. T. Nalini Jr. H. A. and Banerjee N. R. (2017d) Elemental and stable isotopes geochemistry of Paleoproterozoic dolomites from Fecho do Funil formation, Quadrilatero Ferrifero – Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 79:525-536.
  • Rajendran, S., Nasir, S. (2017) Capability of L-band SAR data in mapping of sedimentary formations of the Marmul region, Sultanate of Oman. Earth Science Informatics, November, 1-17.
  • Arshad A., Nasir, S. , Jabeen, I., Al Rawas, A., . Banerjee, N. , Gordon R. Osinski (2017) Geochemical and oxygen isotope perspective of a new R chondrite Dhofar 1671: Affinity 7 with ordinary chondrites. Meteoritic and Planetary Science, 52,9: 1991-2003. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12903
  • Arshad A., Nasir,S., Jabeen, I., Al Rawas, A. Banerjee,N., . Osinski, G. (2017) Chemical and oxygen isotopic properties of ordinary chondrites (H5, L6) from Oman: Signs of isotopic equilibrium during thermal metamorphism. Meteoritic and Planetary Science 52, 10:2097-2112. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12910
  • Rajendran, S., Nasir, S. (2017) Characterization of ASTER spectral bands for mapping of alteration zones of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. Ore Geology Reviews Volume 88:317–335.
  • Nasir, S. and Rajendran, S (2017) Review of the Role of Remote Sensing Applications in Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development in Oman. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability [IJES] Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 24-55.

2016

  • Ali, A., Jabeen, I., Gregory, D., Verish, R., Banerjee, N.R., (2016) New triple oxygen isotope data of bulk and separated fractions from SNC meteorites: Evidence for mantle homogeneity of Mars. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51:981-995.
  • Nasir, S. (2016) Petrology of Late Jurassic allochthonous ultramafic lamprophyres within the Batain Nappes, Northeastern Oman. International Geology Review, 58/8, 913-928

2015

  • Nasir, S., Rajendran, S., El Ghali, M., Hosni, T. Elzebdeh, K. AlRawas, G (2015) Geotechnical Assessment of Dimension stone Resources in Oman., International Journal of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Sciences (IJCEBS) Volume 3, Issue 6, 439-444.
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S (2015) Mapping of Moho and Moho Transition Zone (MTZ) in Samail ophiolites of Sultanate of Oman using remote sensing technique, Tectonophysics 657, 63-80.
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S (2015) Mapping of high pressure metamorphics in the As Sifah region, NE Oman using ASTER data. Advances in Space Research 55/4, 1134–1157.
  • Hill, P., Osinksi, G., Banerjee, N., Ali, A., Korotove, R, Nasir, S. (2015) Petrography And Geochemistry Of Lunar Meteorite Dhofar 1673. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), 2644.pdf.
  • Hill, P., Osinksi, G., Banerjee, N., Ali, A.,Korotove, R., Nasir, S. (2015) Petrography And Geochemistry Of Lunar Meteorite Dhofar 1983. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), 2612.pdf

2014

  • Stern, R.J., Minghua, R., Kamal, A., Safarjalani, A., Nasir, S., Whitehous, M., Leybourne, M. (2014) ~350 Ma Rift-related crust beneath southern Syria: Tales from Tell Thannoun. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 393, 83-93.
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S (2014) Hydrothermal altered serpentinized zone and a study of Nimagnesioferrite-magnetite-awaruite occurrences in Wadi Hibi, Northern Oman Mountain: discrimination through ASTER mapping. Ore Geology Reviews . 62,211-226.
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S (2014) Recognition of minerals using multispectral remote sensing data: A case study in Sultanate of Oman. SQU Journal for Science, 2014, 19(2),
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S., Koisky, T., El Khirbash, S. (2014) Remote sensing based approach for mapping of CO2 sequestered regions in Semail Ophiolite Massifs of the Sultanate of Oman. Earth Sci. Review 135, 122-140. Rajendran S, Nasir S (2014) ASTER Spectral Sensitivity of carbonate rocks - Study in Sultanate of Oman. Elsevier. Advances in Space Research 53/4, 656-673.
  • Rajendran S, Nasir S. (2014) ASTER mapping of limestone formations and study of caves, springs and depressions in parts of Sultanate of Oman. Springer. Environmental Earth Sciences 71:133-146.

Conference Oral Talk Abstract

  • Ali A. (2021) Natural CO2 sequestration by ophiolite-derived carbonates from the Barzaman Formation, Oman: Evidence from the C-O isotopic investigation at the Research Institute, Center for Environment and Water, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) on 17 March, 2021 (Virtual Seminar).
  • Ali A., Jabeen I., Banerjee N. R. (2020) Oxygen isotope affinities between Allende CV3 chondrules and the Eagle Station pallasite group plus some ungrouped achondrites: Implications for the common partially differentiated parent body. 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, (Oral Presentation).
  • Abbasi, I. A., Ali, A., Nogueira, L. B., Hersi, O. S., Al Kindi, S. A. N., El-Ghali, M. A. K., Nasir, S., Al-Bemani, A. Al-Wahaibi, Y. (2020) Chemical Alteration of Ultramafic Clasts and Origin of Carbonates in the Barzaman Formation, Al Khod Area, north Oman. International Conference on Ophiolites and the Oceanic Lithosphere: Results of the Oman Drilling Project and Related Research, 12-14th January, 2020, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. (Oral Presentation).
  • Ali, A., Jabeen I., Banerjee N. R., Longstaffe F., Osinski G. R., Nasir S. (2019) Measurement of Triple Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Meteorites by Laser-Assisted Fluorination: Complementarity of Analytical and Cosmochemistry in Space Science. 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, June 3-7, 2019, QUÉBEC, QC, Canada (Oral Presentation).
  • Ali, A., Jabeen I., Nasir, S. and Banerjee N. R. (2018) Origin of the main group pallasites from an undifferentiated chondritic asteroid: What are the potential missing links? 81st Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, July 22-27, 2018, Moscow, Russia. (Oral presentation)
  • Ali, A., Nasir, S, and Jabeen I. (2017) An oxygen isotopic link between Rumuruti and ordinary chondrites from Oman: Evidence from the chondrules in Dhofar 1671 (R3.6). Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects Conference at University of British Columbia (UBC), May 9-11, 2017, Vancouver, Canada. (Oral presentation)
  • Ali A. (2016) Climate Change Adaptations – Challenges. International Seminar at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore on May 15, 2016. (Oral presentation).
  • Hill, P., Osinksi, G., Banerjee, N., Ali, A., Korotove, R, Nasir, S. (2015) Petrography And Geochemistry Of Lunar Meteorite Dhofar 1673. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), 2644.pdf.
  • Hill, P., Osinksi, G., Banerjee, N., Ali, A.,Korotove, R., Nasir, S. (2015) Petrography And Geochemistry Of Lunar Meteorite Dhofar 1983. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), 2612.pdf

Conference Poster Abstract

  • Nasir, S., Ali, A., Al-Bemani, A. Al-Wahaibi, Y. Sankaran R. (2020) Enhanced Weathering of Olivine – Overview and Initial Results. Proceedings and Abstract Book 165-168. International Conference on Ophiolites and the Oceanic Lithosphere: Results of the Oman Drilling Project and Related Research,12-14th January, 2020, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Jabeen I., Ali, A. and Kusakabe M. (2018b) Trend of the major primary oxygen isotope reservoirs in the early Solar nebula inferred from Allende CV3 meteorite. 81st Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, July 22-27, 2018, Moscow, Russia #6081 (LPI Contrib. No. 2067).
  • Ali, A., Nasir, S., and Jabeen I. (2017) An oxygen isotopic link between Rumuruti and ordinary chondrites from Oman: Evidence from the chondrules in Dhofar 1671 (R3.6). Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects Conference at University of British Columbia (UBC), May 9-11, 2017, Vancouver, Canada #2002 (LPI Contrib. No. 1975).

 

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Microfacies and depositional model of the KS-1 cycle of lower Mahil Formation (Khuff-equivalent) in northern Oman 23 September 2021
13:00-14:00

Rasha Al Raqaishi
s97655@student.squ.edu.om
 

SQU Online PDF

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Depositional Environments, provenance, hydrocarbon potential, and evolution of the Oman Foreland Basin 07 October 2021
13:00-14:00
Jenan Attar
s91419@student.squ.edu.om
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Diagenesis investigation: A Case Study from Early Miocene Carbonate Succession, Sawadi Islands, Northeast Oman, Oman 21 October 2021
13:00-14:00
Mohamed Moustafa
m.moustafa@squ.edu.om
SQU Online PDF

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Diagenetic alterations of the KS-1 cycle of lower Mahil Formation (Khuff-equivalent) in northern Oman 04 November 2021
13:00-14:00
Rana Al Rab’Ani
s102178@student.squ.edu.om
SQU Online PDF

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Grain-coating clays origin, texture, and control on the development of quartz and feldspar overgrowths: A case study from the lower Paleozoic Barik Formation sandstones, Huqf region, Central Oman 18 November 2021
13:00-14:00
Mohamed El-Ghali
melghali@squ.edu.om
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Correlation uncertainties of Al Khlata reservoir impact on field development and reservoir’s volume [Subjected to approval from PDO] 02 December 2021
13:00-14:00
Bshara Al-Mahrooqi
bshara.hamood@gmail.com
PDO Online PDF

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Multi-Hazard Assessment: A Case Study Muscat Governorate 16 December 2021
13:00-14:00
Hanan Al Hinai
s24410@student.squ.edu.om
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Gemstones formation and key characteristics (diamond and the big three) 06 January 2021
13:00-14:00
Maram Al Belushi
maramalialbalushi@hotmail.com
MEM Online PDF

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Diagenesis investigation: A case study from the Middle-Late Triassic Al Aziziyah Formation, northwest Libya 20 January 2021
13:00-14:00
Mohamed Moustafa
m.moustafa@squ.edu.om
SQU Online PDF

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Oman concession blocks and regional stratigraphy variations across Oman [Subjected to approval from MEM] 03 February 2021
13:00-14:00
Maram Al Belushi
maramalialbalushi@hotmail.com
 
MEM Online PDF

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Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Reservoir Quality of Abu Mahara Group, based on Surface and Subsurface Data 17 February 2021
13:00-14:00
Razan Al-Naabi
s128592@student.squ.edu.om
 
SQU Online PDF

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