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Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

Faculty

Dr. Nasser Madani
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694540
Education
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  1. (2016) Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile   
  2. (2009) M.Sc. in Mining Engineering, Mineral Exploration Engineering, South Tehran University, Tehran, Iran  
  3. (2007) B.Sc. in mining Engineering, Mineral Exploration Engineering,  South Tehran University, Tehran, Iran  
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2016 - 2017: Post-Doc at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, Iran
  3. 2012 - 2016: Research assistant at Advanced Mining Technology Centers (AMTC), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 
  4. 2012 - 2016: Research assistant at Advanced Laboratory for Geostatistical Supercomputing (ALGES), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 
Awards/Honours
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  1. Hot Paper Award: 8th, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, March to Jun 2015 for the paper “Combination of geostatistical simulation and fractal modeling for mineral resource classification”, Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 149, p. 59-73.”
  2. IAMG Student Research Grants linked to Mathematical Geosciences Students awards Journal: 2500 US$ (Sep, 2014)
  3. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2005)
  4. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2006)
  5. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2007)
Research Interests
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  1. Geostatistics (Deterministic and Stochastic Techniques)
  2. Probabilistic Modeling of Geological/Facies units
  3. Ore Body Evaluation
  4. Sampling, QA/AC
Publications
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Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  1. Madani, N., Abulkhair, S. (2020). A hierarchical cosimulation algorithm integrated with an acceptance–rejection method for the geostatistical modeling of variables with inequality constraints. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-020-01838-5
  2. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2019). “Stochastic Modeling of Chemical Compounds in a Limestone Deposit by Unlocking the Complexity in Bivariate Relationships”. Minerals, 9, 683.
  3. Madani, N. (2019). “Application of Projection Pursuit Multivariate Transform to Alleviate the Smoothing Effect in Cokriging Approach for Spatial Estimation of Cross-Correlated Variables”. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata, Vol 60(4), P. 583-598, DOI: 10.4430/bgta0289.
  4. Madani, N., Carranza, E.J.M. (2020). “Co-simulated Size Number: An Elegant Novel Algorithm for Identification of Multivariate Geochemical Anomalies”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 29(1), P. 13-40, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09547-9
  5. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2019). “Categorization of Mineral Resources Based on Different Geostatistical Simulation Algorithms: A Case Study from an Iron Ore Deposit”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(4), P. 1329-1351, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09474-9
  6. Abildin, Y., Madani, N., Topal, E. (2019). “A Hybrid Approach for Joint Simulation of Geometallurgical Variables with Inequality Constraint”. Minerals 9(1), 24.
  7. Madani, N., Maleki, M., Emery, X. (2019). “Nonparametric Geostatistical Simulation of Subsurface Facies: Tools for Validating the Reproduction of, and Uncertainty in, Facies Geometry”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(3), P. 1163-1182, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-018-9444-x
  8. Madani, N., Yagiz, S., Coffi Adoko, A. (2018). “Spatial Mapping of the Rock Quality Designation Using Multi-Gaussian Kriging Method”. Minerals 8(11), 530.
  9. Madani, N., Sadeghi, B. (2019). “Capturing Hidden Geochemical Anomalies in Scarce Data by Fractal Analysis and Stochastic Modeling”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(3), P. 833-847, DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9421-4. 
  10. Madani, N., Naderi, A., Biranvand, B., Keshavarz, N. (2019). Lithofacies uncertainty modeling in a siliciclastic reservoir setting by incorporating geological contacts and seismic information. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol 9(1), P. 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s13202-018-0531-7. 
  11. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2019). “A comparison of search strategies to design the cokriging neighborhood for predicting coregionalized variables”Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol, 33 (1), P. 183-199. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-018-1578-1. 
  12. Eze, P.N., Madani, N., Adoko, A.C. (2019). “Multivariate Mapping of Heavy Metals Spatial Contamination in a Cu–Ni Exploration Field (Botswana) Using Turning Bands Co-simulation Algorithm”. Natural Resources Researches. Vol, 28 (1), P. 109-124. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9378-3
  13. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2017) “Plurigaussian simulation of geological domains by truncation of intrinsic random fields of order k”Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol, 31, P. 893-913
  14. Paravarzar, Sh., Emery, X., Madani, N. (2015) Comparing sequential Gaussian and turning bands algorithms for cosimulating grades in multi-element deposits”. Comptes Rendus Geoscience.Vol. 347, P. 84–93.
  15. Afzal, P., Madani, N., Shahbeik, Sh., Yasrebi, AB. (2015) “Multi-Gaussian kriging: a practice to enhance delineation of mineralized zones by Concentration-Volume fractal model in Dardevey iron ore deposit, SE Iran”. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 158, p. 10-21.
  16. Sojdehee, M., Rasa, I., Nezafati, N., Vosoughi Abedini, M., Madani, N., Zeinedini, E.             (2014). “Probabilistic modeling of mineralized zones in Daralu copper deposit (SE Iran) using sequential indicator simulation”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Arab J Geosci. Vol. 8, p. 8449–8459.
  17. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2014). “Simulation of geo-domains accounting for chronology and contact relationships: application to the Río Blanco copper deposit”. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol. 29, p. 2173-2191.
  18. Sadeghi, B., Madani, N., Carranza, E.J.M. (2015). Combination of geostatistical simulation and fractal modeling for mineral resource classification, Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 149, p. 59-73.
  19. Afzal, P. Alhoseini, S. Tokhmechi, B. Kaveh, D. Yasrebi, A. Madani, N. Wetherelt, A. (2014). Outlining of high quality coking coal by Concentration-Volume fractal model and Turning Bands Simulation in East-Parvadeh Coal Deposit, Central Iran. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 127, p. 88-99.
  20. Maleki, M. Madani, N. Emery, X. (2014). Capping and kriging grades with long-tailed distributions. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Vol. 114 (3), p. 255- 263. 
  21. Barzegari, A. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2013). Application of sequential Gaussian simulation to quantify the surface wave magnitude uncertainty within the faulted regions, Case Study: Talgah Bridge, SW of Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 7, p. 2991-3010.
  22. Asghari, O. Madani, N. (2013). A new approach for the geological risk evaluation of coal resources through a geostatistical simulation, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, p. 929-943.
  23. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2013). Fault Detection in 3-D by Sequential Gaussian Simulation of Rock Quality Designation (RQD), Case Study: Gazestan Phosphate Ore Deposit (Central Iran). Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, p. 3737-3747.
  24. Maleki, M., Madani, N. (2017). “Multivariate Geostatistical Analysis: an application to ore body evaluation”. Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 8, p. 173-184.
  25. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N. Maghsoudi, A. Afzal, P. (2014) Testing the Exactitude of Estimation Methods in the Presence of Outliers: An accounting for Robust KrigingIranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 6, p. 24-30.

 

Iranian Journal (Scientific & Research):

 

  1. Asghari, O. Madani, N. (2011). Coal resource estimation by geological uncertainty and analysis of fault presence effect (Parvadeh III region). Iranian Journal of Environmental Geology, University of Islamshahr, Islamshahr, Iran. Vol. 15, p. 1-16.

 

International Conference Papers:

 

  1. Madani N. (2020). Mineral Resource Classification Based on Uncertainty Measures in Geological Domains. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  2. Orynbassar D., Madani N. (2020) Investigation of Uncertainties in Data Imputation Through Application of Sequential Co-simulation. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  3. Iliyas N., Madani N. (2020). Block Modelling Based on Grade Domaining: Is It Reliable?. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  4. Sadeghi, M., Amini, N., Falahat, R., Sabeti, H., & Madani, N. (2019, June). “3D Acoustic Impedance Modeling Using Turning Bands Co-Simulation and Linear Multi-Attribute Transform”. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019.
  5. Madani, N. (2019). “Multi-collocated cokriging: an application to grade estimation in the mining industry”.  In the proceeding of the APCOM 2019. Mueller, C. Baafi, E. Dauber, C. Doran, C. J. Jazczuk, M. Nevotsyn, O. (eds.), Wrocław, Poland, p. 10.
  6. Abildin, Y., Madani, N., Topal, E. (2018). “Forecast the mineral processing destinations based on spatial interpolation of geometallurgical variables”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 2.
  7. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2018). “Mineral Resource Assessment in Complex Deposits based on International Standards”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 79.
  8. Madani, N. (2018). “3D Estimation of Variables with Complexity in Cross-Correlation Structures”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 49.
  9. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2018). “Plurigaussian Simulation of Geological Domains in the Presence of Spatial Trends”. In the proceeding of the IAMG 2018, 19th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences. Hron, K. Babek, O. Fiserova, E. van den Boogaart, R. (eds.), Olomouc, Czech Republic, p. 25.
  10. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2018). “Sequential co–simulation for resources modelling: How good is the reproduction of the joint spatial
correlation structure?
”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 13 p. 
  11. Madani, N., Yagiz, S., Adoko, A., Battalgazy, N. (2018). “Uncertainty quantification of rock quality designation at the Gazestan phosphate deposit”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 14 p. 
  12. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2018). “Probabilistic Domaining of Aluminum Areas in Iron Deposits”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  13. Abildin, Y., Madani, N. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Geometallurgical Variables through Turning Bands Approach”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  14. Magzumov, Z., Madani, N., Aldamzharov, B. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Gold Grades by Co-kriging-based Approach for Preserving the Outlying Values”.  25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  15. Madani, N. Ortiz, J. (2017). “Geostatistical Simulation of Cross-Correlated Variables: a Case Study through Cerro Matoso Nickel-Laterite Deposit”. In the proceeding of the 26th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2017). Ghodrati, B. Kumar, U. Schunnesson, H. (eds.), Luela, Sweden, 6 p.
  16. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Afzal, P. (2014). Weighted-Probabilistic Modeling by uncertainty assessment of geological units in Zarshuran ore deposit. In the proceeding of 1st National Symposium on the Application of Mathematics in the Earth sciences. Oveisi, B. Faghih, A. (eds.), Shiraz, Iran.  P 32.
  17. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Afzal, P. (2014). Gold deposit estimation in presence of Outliers by using Robust Kriging. In the proceeding of the 32th international Conference of Geology, Geological Survey of Iran. Mohammadi, B. (ed.), Tehran, Iran, 7 p.
  18. Madani, N. Emery, X. (2013). A comparison of three approaches to calculate the variogram of regionalized data. In Proceedings of the 3th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry GEOMIN 2013. Ambrus, J. Beniscelli, J. Brunner, F. Cabello, J. Ibarra, F. (eds.), Gecamin Ltda, Santiago, Chile, 7 p.
  19. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2011). RQD exploration by Sequential Gaussian Simulation Approach in Gazestan Ore Deposit. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).   Marschallinger, R. Zobl, F. (eds.), Salzburg, Austria, p. 190-207.

 


Iranian Conference Papers:

  1. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N. (2014). The Implementation of Multivariate Simulation in Polymetal deposit exploration. In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Mining Science. Mining institution of Sari. Shahriar, K. Kave, D. Afzal, P. (eds), Mazandaran, Iran, 8 p.
  2. Paravarz, Sh. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Maghsudi, A. Afzal, P. (2013). Geostatistical simulation of Continuous Variables by Turning Band Algorithm (Case Study: Zarshouran Ore Deposit)In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  3. Kor, H. Madani, N. Khojam, Al. (2013). Approaches of incorporate the geological and grade uncertainty models in the mineral resources evaluationIn Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  4. Paravarz, Sh. Madani, N. (2013). Probabilistic facies modeling using Geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of the 9th Iranian Student Mining Engineering Conference, University of Birjand. Javashir Giv, M. Hossein pour, M. (eds), Birjand, Iran, 11p. 
  5. Madani, N. Heidari, B. (2011). Evaluation of Core Drilling Machinery by Mathematical Programming (DEA). In the proceeding of the 1th National Conference in Copper Industries, May 2011, Tehran, Iran. 
  6. Madani, N. Heidari, B. (2010). Optimization of core drilling operation by Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP). In the proceeding of THE 29th SYMPOSIUM ON GEOSCIENCES, Tehran, Iran.
  7. Madani, N. Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). Coal spatial distribution estimation in parvadeh III Tabas and exploration grid analysis by geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of The 14th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran and the 28th Symposium of Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Urmia, Iran. 10 p.
  8. Madani, N. Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). “Drilling Pattern Design in Parvadeh III Coal Ore Body: a Comparative Study between Russian Method and Geostatistical Simulation”. In the proceeding of the 2th mine, Wheel of Industry, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran branch, Tehran, Iran.
Dr. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 692744
Employment history
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  1. 2018 to date: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Research Interests
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During the tenure at Petroleum Institute, Dr. Rehan was involved in numerous research activities related to special core analysis and chemical enhanced oil recovery including Surfactant Polymer flooding and CO2 foam flooding for light oil, high temperature, high salinity carbonate reservoirs. Dr. Rehan has also worked as a team lead to establish state of the art EOR lab having coreflooding rig coupled with medical CT in ADNOC research and Innovation center (ADRIC), Petroleum Institute in collaboration with Statoil. In addition to this, he was also team lead to establish the SCAL lab with linear X-ray coreflooding system. All of his research focused on the designing and implementation of different IOR/EOR techniques for industrial application.

The focus of his research comprises of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 Foam Flooding, Reservoir Engineering, Nonlinear Parameter Optimization and image analysis for insitu saturation monitoring.

Publications
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  1. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mohamad Sahban Alnarabiji “Empirical Modeling of the Viscosity of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Fracturing Fluid under Different Downhole Conditions”, Energies, 11(3): 782, 2018.
  2. Ali M. AlSumaiti, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Evans Anto-Darkwah, “CO2 Foam Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 32(2), pp 1416-1422, 2018.
  3. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ali M. AlSumaiti, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Yemna Qaiser, “Laboratory Investigation and Simulation Modeling of Polymer Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 31(12), pp 13454-13465, 2017.
  4. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Alvinda Hanamertani “Viscosity Models for Polymer Free CO2 Foam Fracturing Fluid with the Effect of Surfactant Concentration, Salinity and Shear Rate”, Energies, 10(12): 1970, 2017.
  5. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Experimental Investigation of Associative Polymer Performance for CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157: 971-979. 2017.
  6. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Jalal Forooozesh, Siti R. B. M. Shafian, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ivy C. C. Hsia, Abdullah Almansour, "Experimental Investigation of Immiscible Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Rheology for Improved Oil Recovery," Journal of Earth Science, 28(5): pp. 835-841, 2017.
  7. Evans Anto-Darkwah, Muhammed Rehan Hashmet, and Ali M. Alsumaiti, “Laboratory Investigation of Static Bulk-Foam Tests in the Absence and Presence of Crude Oil”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pages 112-116, 2017.
  8. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Salinity and Hardness”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Pages 510 – 517, Year 2014.
  9. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Temperature and Shear Rate: II”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 12, Pages 1685 – 1690, Year 2014.
  10. Muhammad Sagir, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Mushtaq, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “A Novel Surfactant for the Reduction of CO2/Brine Interfacial Tension”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 463 – 470, Year 2014.
  11. Muhammad Mushtaq, Isa M. Tan, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Sagir, Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Influence of PZC (Point of Zero Charge) on the Static Absorbance of Anionic Surfactants on a Malaysian Sandstone”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 343 – 349, Year 2014.
  12. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Concentration, Molecular Weight and Degree of Hydrolysis of Polymer” Journal of Applied Sciences.

 

Dr. Lei Wang
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706371
Education
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  1. PhD (2014), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, U.S.A
  2. MSc (2010), China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China
  3. BSc (2007), China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Chinа
Employment history
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  1. 2019 to date: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2017 - 2018: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, U.S.A
  3. 2015 - 2017: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, U.S.A
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Dr. Ali Shafiei
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694992
Education
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  1. PhD (2013), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  2. MSc (2002), Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
  3. BSc (2000), Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Research Interests
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  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery (i.e., nano-EOR, thermal EOR)
  2. Improved Oil Recovery (i.e., Low Salinity Water flooding)
  3. Heavy Oil Recovery (all aspects)
  4. Asphaltene Precipitation Mitigation
  5. Characterization of Petroleum Reservoirs
  6. Advanced Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
  7. Petroleum Reservoir Geomechanics (i.e., pore pressure production, wellbore geomechanics, hydraulic fracturing, ground subsidence assessment)
  8. Petroleum Geoscience (interested in basin analysis, petroleum systems, and origin of petroleum, reservoir quality assessment)
  9. Application of new technologies in Exploration & Production (E&P) activities (i.e., AI, Big Data Analytics, smart oilfields)

Courses:

  1. Introduction to Natural Resources Extraction
  2. Reservoir Rock Properties (Petrophysics)
  3. Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
  4. Reservoir Engineering
  5. Drilling Engineering
  6. Petroleum Geology
  7. Reservoir Characterization
  8. Formation Damage
  9. Reservoir Geomechanics
  10. Heavy Oil Resources and Recovery
  11. Research Methods for Grad Students
Publications
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  1. Bastami, A., Pourafshary, P. and Shafiei, A. 2018. Densities for the Ternary System of CaCl2-H2O-CO2 at Elevated P-T: An Experimental and Modelling Approach with Well Stimulation Implications. Energies, 11(10), 1-19, https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102840.
  2. Sabbagh, F., Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., Ostadhassan, M., Shafiei, A., Rezaee, R., Saboorian-Jooybari, H. and Chen, Z. 2019. A Further Verification of FZI* and PSRTI: Newly Developed Petrophysical Rock Typing Indices. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,175,693–705, JPSE, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.01.014.
  3. Al-Nofli, K., Pourafshary, P., Mosavat, N. and Shafiei, A. 2018. Effect of Initial Wettability on Performance of Smart Water Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs—An Experimental Investigation with IOR Implications. Energies, 11(6), 1394; doi: 10.3390/en11061394.
  4. Shafiei, A., Dusseault, M.B., Taleghani, M.N. and Kosari, E. 2018. Fracture characterization and in situ stresses inference in a fractured reservoir – An integrated geophysical-geological approach. Energies, 11(2), 312; doi:10.3390/en11020312.
  5. Shafiei, A., Ahmadi, M.A., Dusseault, M.B., Elkamel, A., Zendehboudi, S. and Chatzis, J. 2018. Energies. Performance prediction of steamflooding fractured carbonate reservoirs. Energies, 11(2), 292; doi:10.3390/en11020292.
  6. Shariatinia, Z., Haghighi, M., Shafiei, A., Feiznia, S. and Zendehboudi, S. 2015. PVTX characteristics of oil inclusions from Asmari formation in Kuh-e-Mond heavy oil field in Iran, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(3), 603-623.
  7. Shafiei, A., Ahmadi, M.A., Zaheri, S.H., Baghban, A., Amirfakhrian, A. and Soleimani, R. 2014. Estimating hydrogen sulfide solubility in ionic liquids using a machine learning approach. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 95, 525–534.
  8. Shafiei, A. and Dusseault, M.B. 2014. Geomechanics of thermal oil production from carbonate reservoirs, Journal of Porous Media,17(4), 301–321.
  9. Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A., Bahadori, A., James, L.A., Elkamel, A. and Lohi, A. 2013. Asphaltene precipitation and deposition in oil reservoirs – Technical aspects, experimental and hybrid neural network predictive tools, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 92 (5), 857–875.
  10. Shafiei, A., Zendehboudi, S., Dusseault, M.B. and Chatzis, I. 2013. Mathematical model for steamflooding in naturally fractured reservoirs, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (23), 7993–8008.
  11. Shafiei, A., Dusseault, M.B., Zendehboudi, S. and Chatzis, I. 2013. A new screening tool for evaluation of steamflooding performance in naturally fractured carbonate heavy oil reservoirs, Fuel, 108, 502–514.
  12. Shariatinia, Z., Feiznia, S., Shafiei, A., Haghighi, M., Mousavi-Dehghani, A., Memariani, M. and Farhadian, N., 2013. Multiple hydrocarbon charging events in Kuh-e-Mond oil field, Coastal Fars: Evidence from biomarkers in oil inclusions, Geofluids, 13(4), 594–609.
  13. Shafiei, A. and Dusseault, M.B. 2013. Geomechanics of thermal viscous oil production in sandstones, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 103, 121–139.
  14. Ahmadi, M.A., Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A. and James, L. 2012. A nonionic surfactant for enhanced oil recovery from carbonates: Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(29), 9894–9905.
  15. Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A., Chatzis, I. and Dusseault, M.B. 2012. Numerical simulation and experimental investigation of gravity drainage in porous media. Journal of Porous Media, 15(3), 211‒232.
  16. Dusseault, M.B. and Shafiei, A. 2011. Oil Sands. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Chem. Eng., Wiley, 52 pages.
Emil Bayramov
Dr. Emil Bayramov
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706372
Education
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  1. 2018 to date, Habilitation in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany
  2. 2016-2017, Fulbright Postdoctoral Scientific Scholar in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, American University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Science, USA 
  3. 2009-2013, Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies), Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute for Cartography, Germany 
  4. 2007-2009, M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science; Lund University, Department of Physical Geography & Ecosystem Science, Sweden
  5. 2007-2008, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Urban Studies & Planning, USA, Leadership and Professional Certification awarded by the President of the United States and MIT
  6. Pre-academic Development of Academic and Scientific Research Skills and Professional English, University of Oregon (United States)
  7. 2003-2006, M.Sc. in Geography (Specialization: Landscape Sciences) (Honor), Baku State University, Faculty of Physical Geography, Azerbaijan
  8. 1998-2003, B.Sc. in Physical Geography (Honor), Baku State University, Faculty of Physical Geography, Azerbaijan
Employment history
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  1. 2019 to date: Assistant Professor in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2015 to date: Senior Geospatial Information Specialist, BP Oil and Gas Company (Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Region); Additional Responsibility: GIS Technical Specialist of AGT Region Emergency Response & Crisis Management and Global Mutual Response Teams
  3. 2008 to 2015: Geographical Information Systems Coordinator, BP Oil and Gas Company (Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Region); Additional Responsibility: GIS Technical Specialist of AGT Region Emergency Response & Crisis Management and Global Mutual Response Teams
  4. 2018 to date, Geospatial Data Specialist with Expertise in Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Vetted Expert Roster
  5. 2016-2017, Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, American University Washington DC, USA 
  6. 2013-2017, Postdoctoral Scientist in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  7. 2006 to date, Visiting Lecturer and Senior Scientific Researcher in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies, Geography Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Centre of the Caspian Sea Problems, Azerbaijan
  8. 2007-2008, Hubert H. Humphrey Professional Leadership Fellow (Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies applied for Urban and Regional Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University (Centre of Geographic Analysis), USA
  9. 2017-2018, Visiting Lecturer and Scientific Researcher (Consultancy in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  10. 2013-2015, Geospatial and Remote Sensing Consultant, Azercosmos (Azerbaijan Space Agency, Satellite Operator in Caucasus) and Airbus Defence & Space 
  11. 2003-2007, Geographical Information Systems Senior Specialist, Department of GIS / Engineering, RISK Scientific Production Company, Azerbaijan
  12. 1999-2003, GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist, State Aero Geodesy Enterprise of the State Committee on Land and Cartography, Azerbaijan 
Awards/Honours
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  1. Journal of Operational Oceanography 2018 Denny Medal from IMAREST from UK, 2019 (London)
  2. Fulbright Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies 2016 (US Department of State) 
  3. US Department Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2007-2008 for one year Academic and Professional Development in the field of GIS/Urban and Regional Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  4. Chartered Remote Sensing Professional, Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) (11/2017) 
  5. Chartered Geographer (GIS) status for Royal Geographic Society (RGS) (03/10/2011)
  6. Research Award from the World Federation of Scientists 2007-2008
  7. Travel Award for the UN/India Workshop on the Use of Earth Observation Data in Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Sharing the Asian Experience, 8-10 March 2016, Hyderabad, India
  8. UNOOSA Travel Award for the participation at United Nations/Belarus Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits (11-15 November 2013, Minsk, Belarus)
  9. European Space Agency Travel Award for Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science (28 October 2014 - 31 October 2014, Frascati, Italy)
  10. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Energy Security Travel Award (October 4-11, 2015), Antalya, Turkey
  11. NISA – NATO International Summer Session School of (June 27-July 1, 2016), Baku, Azerbaijan
  12. NISA – NATO International Winter Session School of Cyber Security (January 11-15), Baku, Azerbaijan
  13. Travel Funding for attendance of GIST Startup Training, April 20-23, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia
  14. ISPRS Geospatial Week Travel Award 2015, La Grande Motte, France
  15. 6th International Summer School in Radar/SAR at Fraunhofer FHR (4-11, July 2014)
  16. Bursary from Royal Geographical Society for attendance of GISRUK 2012
Research Interests
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  1. Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies
  2. Geological and Geotechnical Hazards & Risk Assessment
  3. Natural Resources Management
  4. Environmental Modeling and Analysis
  5. Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Management of Marine and Onshore Petroleum and Gas Industry
  6. Marine and Inland Oil Spill Response and Disaster Management
  7. Geological Remote Sensing
  8. Coastal Mapping of Environmental and Social Sensitivities 
  9. Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure and Energy Security 
  10. Land Use Land Cover Modeling and Change Detection
  11. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  12. Urban and Regional Planning
  13. Water Resources Management
  14. Environmental and Social Management
  15. Geospatial Big Data Analytics and Data Science
  16. Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
Publications
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  1. Bayramov E., Buchroithner M., Kada M. (2020). Quantitative Assessment of Ground Deformations for the Risk Management of Petroleum and GasPipelines Using Radar Interferometry. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 11(1): 2540-2568 
  2. Bayramov E., Buchroithner M., Kada M. (2020). Radar Remote Sensing to Supplement Pipeline Surveillance Programs through Measurements of Surface Deformations and Identification of Geohazard Risks. Remote Sensing. 2020, 12(23), 3934.
  3. Bayramov E., Buchroithner M.,  Kada M. &  Bayramov R. (2020): Quantitative assessment of ground deformation risks, controlling factors and movement trends for onshore petroleum and gas industry using satellite radar remote sensing and spatial statistics, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards (https://doi.org/10.1080/17499518.2020.1806334) 
  4. Bayramov E., Schlager P., Kada M., Buchroithner M.,  Bayramov R. (2019). Quantitative assessment of climate change impacts onto predicted erosion risks and their spatial distribution within the landcover classes of the Southern Caucasus using GIS and remote sensing. Model. Earth Syst. Environ., 5: 659
  5. Bayramov E., Davis J. et al. (2019). Space Unmanned Air Systems Support the Optimization of Exploration and Reservoir Development Activities in AGT Region, Proceeding of SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, 2019. SPE-198412-RU.
  6. Bayramov E., Knee K., KadaM. & BuchroithnerM. (2018). Using multiple satellite observations to quantitatively assess and model oil pollution and predict risks and consequences to shoreline from oil platforms in the Caspian Sea, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 24:6, 1501-1514
  7. Bayramov E., Kada M. & Buchroithner M. (2018) Monitoring oil spill hotspots, contamination probability modelling and assessment of coastal impacts in the Caspian Sea using SENTINEL-1, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT, ENVISAT and ERS satellite sensors, Journal of Operational Oceanography, 11:1, 27-43
  8. Bayramov E., Buchroithner M., Bayramov R. (2016). Quantitative assessment of 2014–2015 land-cover changes in Azerbaijan using object-based classification of LANDSAT-8 timeseries. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2:35
  9. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M., and Bayramov, R. (2016). Multi-temporal assessment of ground cover restoration and soil erosion risks along petroleum & gas pipelines in Azerbaijan using GIS and Remote Sensing. Environmental Earth Sciences. 75:256
  10. Bayramov E., Buchroithner M. (2016): Modelling of oil spill frequency, leak sources and contamination probability in the Caspian Sea using multi-temporal SAR images 2006–2010 and stochastic modelling, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7:3, 1175-1197
  11. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M. F. (2014). Detection of oil spill frequency and leak sources around the Oil Rocks Settlement, Chilov and Pirallahi Islands in the Caspian Sea using multi-temporal ENVISAT radar satellite images 2009-2010. Environmental Earth Sciences. (73)7: 3611-3621
  12. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M., and McGurty, E. (2013). Differences of MMF and USLE Models for Soil Loss Prediction along BTC and SCP Pipelines. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 4(1), 81–96
  13. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M. (2014). Monitoring of Vegetation and Soil Erosion Prediction along Pipelines. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. pp. 148.
  14. Bayramov E. R. (2013). Quantitative Assessment of Vegetation Renaturation and Soil Degradation and their Control by Climate and Ground Factors along Rights-of-Way of Petroleum/Gas Pipelines, Azerbaijan. PhD Dissertation. Dresden University of Technology. Dresden, Germany
  15. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M. &McGurty, E. (2012): Prediction reliability, quantitative differences and spatial variations of erosion models for long-range petroleum and gas infrastructure. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 6(4): 252-272
  16. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M. F. &McGurty, E. (2012). Determination of main climate and ground factors controlling vegetation cover regrowth along oil and gas pipelines using multiple, spatial and geographically weighted regression procedures. Environmental Earth Sciences, 66:2047–2062
  17. Bayramov, E., Buchroithner, M. &McGurty, E. (2012). Quantitative assessment of vegetation cover and soil degradation factors within terrain units for planning, monitoring and assessment of renaturation along oil and gas pipelines. Geocarto International, 27(7):535-555
  18. de Leeuw J., Rizayeva A., Namazov E., Bayramov E., Marshall M. T., Etzold J., Neudert R. (2019). International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 78: 66-76
  19. Bayramov E. R. (2009). Environmental Monitoring of Bio-Restoration activities using GIS and Remote Sensing. MSc Dissertation. Lund University. Lund, Sweden
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Zauresh Atakhanova
Associate Professor
Education
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  1. PhD Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines, USA, 2002
  2. MSc Economics, University of Kentucky, USA, 1997
  3. BA Linguistics, Kazakhstan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan, 1993
Employment history
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  1. 2020 - to date: Associate Professor, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  2. 2018 - 2020: Professor, Public Administration Academy, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  3. 2011 -2017: Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  4. 2005 - 2010: Adjunct Professor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.
  5. 2003 - 2005: Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  6. 2000 - 2001: Program Coordinator, IFP-CSM Petroleum Management Program, Golden, Colorado School of Mines, USA.
  7. 1997 - 1999: Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Awards/Honours
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  1. Energy Policy, acknowledgement of reviewers, 2013
  2. W.J. Coulter Award for Academic Achievement, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
  3. Open Society Foundation, doctoral fellowship, 2001-2002
  4. US Agency for International Development, master’s studies fellowship, 1996-1997
  5. US Information Agency, University of Arizona, visiting student award, 1992
  6. Honorary citizen award, City of Tucson, AZ, USA, 1992
Research Interests
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  1. Mineral Economics
  2. Energy Economics
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Resources Policy
Publications
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  1. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2020. Metal intensity of use in the era of global value chains. Mineral Economics 33, 101-113.
  2. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2020. Heterogeneous labor and structural change in low- and middle-income, resource-dependent countries. Economic Change and Restructuring 53(2), 297-232.
  3. Atakhanova Z., 2019, Kazakhstan’s international economic policy, In Eds: R. Dulambayeva et al.: Contemporary economic policy of Kazakhstan: reality and challenges. AlmaU Press.
  4. Atakhanova Z., 2018, Oilfield services in Kazakhstan, In Eds: K. Anderson et al.: Kazakhstan: Accelerating economic diversification, Asian Development Bank 122-141.
  5. Howie P., Atakhanova Z. 2017, Household Coal Demand in Rural Kazakhstan: Subsidies, Efficiency, and Alternatives, Energy and Policy Research, 4(1), 55-64.
  6. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2017. Econometric Analysis of Household Coal Demand in Kazakhstan, IAEE Energy Forum 43(1), 19-22.
  7. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2014. Resource Boom and Inequality: Kazakhstan as a Case Study, Resources Policy 39, 71-79.
  8. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2008. Regional Development in Kazakhstan, Transition Economies: 21st Century Issues and Challenges, Ed. Lakatos, Gergõ M., Nova Science Publishers, 9-18.
  9. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2007. Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan, Energy Policy, 35 (7), 3729-3743.
  10. Atakhanova Z., 2006. “The Future of Russian Gas and Gazprom” by Jonathan Stern, book review. Energy Journal, 27 (3) 181-184.
  11. Atakhanova Z, Howie P., 2005. Energy Demand in Kazakhstan, Economics Education and Research Consortium, Working Papers and E-prints.
  12. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., Rachev S., 2004. GARCH-type Processes in Modeling Energy Prices, In: Handbook of Computational and Numerical Methods in Finance, Ed.: S. Rachev, 71-110.
  13. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., 2002. Stable Modeling in Energy Risk Management, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 55 (2), 225-245.
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Dr. Manhal Sirat
Associate Professor
Education
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  1. PhD Structural Geology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1999.
  2. MSc. Structural Geology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1997.
  3. M.Sc. (Honors) Geology, University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1982.
Employment history
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  1. 2020 to date: Associate Professor of Geology, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  2. 2018 – 2020: Founder and CEO of Geosolutions Consultancy, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 2016 – 2018: Geotechnical Expert, Research and Development/ Business Strategy at Vattenfall AB, Sweden
  4. 2013 – 2016: Adjunct Associate Professor at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (currently Khalifa University), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  5. 2010 – 2016: Geomechanics and Structural Geology Expert and R&D Principal Researcher, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  6. 2009 – 2010: Principal Geomechanics/Structural Geologist, Schlumberger Middle East and Asia, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  7. 2008 – 2009: Senior Geomechanics Engineer/ Schlumberger Oil- Field Services, Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait
  8. 2006 – 2008: Project Manager for Faults and Fractures Characterization and Modeling in the Petroleum Institute (PI), and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  9. 2004 – 2008: Assistant Professor at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  10. 2003 – 2004: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  11. 2001 – 2003: Director of the Dead Sea Studies Center, and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Philadelphia
    University, Amman, Jordan
  12. 2000 – 2001: Post-Doctoral Fellow, at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii at Mãnoa, Hawaii, USA
  13. 1999 – 2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  14. 1994 – 1999: Ph.D. Scholar at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  15. 1993 – 1994: Research Assistant at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  16. 1990 – 1991: Engineering Manager of the Bamarni Airport Project Laboratory, NCCL-Duhok, Iraq
  17. 1989 – 1990: Head of Soil Mechanics Department at Badush dam project, Mosul, Iraq
  18. 1987–1989: Engineering Geologist & Geotechnical Engineer at NCCL, Mosul, Iraq
Publications
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  1. M. M. Sassi, M. Sirat, I. A. Saadat, R.K. Abu Al-Rub, (2020). Self-Powered Microsensors for In-Situ Spatial and Temporal Measurements and Methods of Using Same in Hydraulic Fracturing. United States Patent No. US 10,880,625, Dec. 29, 2020.
  2. 2. A. Noufal, B. Ateeq, K. Al Amari, R. Masoud, M. Al Gohary, M. Sirat, A.-P. Bois, H. Dadouche, D. Kpatta, M. Mohajerani. (2017). Innovative Testing for Potential Compaction of Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir in A Giant Field, Abu Dhabi, UAE. SPE-186020, 12p.
  3. Sirat, M., Al-Aasm, I.S., Morad, S., Aldahan, A., Al-Jallad O. and Ceriani, A., Morad, D; Mansurbeg, H., Al Suwaidi, A., (2016). Saddle Dolomite and Calcite Cements as Records of Fluid Flow During Basin Evolution: Paleogene Carbonates, United Arab Emirates. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, 74, pp. 1–21.
  4. Paganoni, M.; A. Al Harthi; D. Morad; S. Morad; A. Ceriani; H. Mansurbeg; A. Al Suwaidi; I. S Al-Aasm; S. N Ehrenberg; M. Sirat. (2016). Impact of stylolitization on diagenesis of a Lower Cretaceous carbonate reservoir from a giant oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sedimentary Geology, 335, pp. 70–92.
  5. Al Harethi A., S. Morad, A. Ceriani, M. Paganoni, D. Morad, H. Mansurbeg, I. S. Al-Aasm, A. Al Suwaidi, M. Sirat. (2016). Origin and evolution of microporosity in packstones and grainstones in a Lower Cretaceous carbonate reservoir, United Arab Emirates. (Accepted in Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction, Special Publication, geological Society of London).
  6. Paganoni, M., A. Al-Harithi, S. Morad, A. Ceriani, D. Morad, I.Al-Asam and M. Sirat. (2015). Impact of stylolitization ondiagenesis and reservoir quality: A case study from an Early Cretaceous reservoir in a giant oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. SPE-177944, 20p.
  7. Syofyan, S., M. Sirat, R. Kumar, S. Bin Sumaida, A.L. El-Gazar, A.A. Salahuddin, X. Zhang, A. Vantala, Y. Chen and A. Akbari. (2015). Stimulation Feasibility Study Based on 3D Geomechanical Modelling on Thin and Tight Reservoir with Thin Cap Rock. SPE- 177657, 20p.
  8. Sirat, M. (2015). Regional Stress Rotation in Arabia; Implications for Hydrocarbon E&P in Abu Dhabi. SPE-175604, 15p.
  9. Mohamed, R., X. Zhang, O. Fadipe, O. Djuraev, A. MacGregor, A.M. Bouhlel, N. Koutsabeloulis, A. Noufal, M. Sirat and D-M. Popa. (2015). Prediction of Carbonate Reservoirs Pore Pressure and Porosity in Onshore Abu Dhabi Using Petroleum Systems Modeling Technology. SPE- 177603, 17p.
  10. Sirat, M., A. Noufal, J. Simon, X. Zhang and S.K. Subbiah. (2015). Geomechanical Heterogeneity Diagnosis of Carbonate Reservoirs in Onshore Abu Dhabi. SPE-177569, 16p.
  11. Noufal, A., M. Sirat, S. Steiner J. Minton, O. Trubienko, X. Zhang and N. Koutsabeloulis. (2015). Estimates of In Situ Stress and Faults/Fractures in Carbonate Reservoirs in Onshore Abu Dhabi Using Geomechanical Forward Modeling. SPE-177520, 11p.
  12. Koyi, H., Sirat, M. and Morad, D. (2015). Analogue Modeling of Shah Structure in Abu Dhabi; Mode and Structural Evolution. SPE-177446, 9p.
  13. Sirat, M. and H. Koyi. (2015). Predicting the Fracture System in Shah Structure in Onshore Abu Dhabi Using Analogue Modeling Approach. SPE-177420, 12p.
  14. Sirat, M. and A. Noufal (2015). Detection of Bedding Corridors from Open-Hole Logs in Vertical Wells and Their Impact on Geomechanical Assessment. SPE-175603, 12p.
  15. Sirat, M., Mujahed Ahmed and Xing Zhang. (2015). Predicting Hydraulic Fracturing in a Carbonate Gas Reservoir in Abu Dhabi Using 1D Mechanical Earth Model: Uncertainty and Constraints. SPE-172942, 10p.
  16. Sirat, M., Shinde, A.L., Al Naeimi, R., Perumalla, S.V. (2014). Fault Seal Assessment of a Faulted Carbonate reservoir in Abu Dhabi Using 3D Geomechanical Characterisation. IPTC-18225, 15p.
  17. Sirat, M., Al Ammari, K., and Masoud, R., Zhang, X., Chen, Y. and Povstyanova, M. (2014). Prediction of Reservoir Formation Collapse in a Carbonate Gas Field in Abu Dhabi UAE Using Coupled Reservoir Geomechanical Modeling. SPE-171993, 8p.
  18. Sirat, M., Zhang, X., Simon, J., Vantala, A., Povstyanova, M. (2014). Mechanical Layering: Implication for Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Plays in a Tight Carbonate Field in Abu Dhabi, UAE. SPE-167738, 9p.
  19. Sirat, M., Ihab, T., Zhang, X., Xi, G., Ni, Q. and Mohamad-Hussein, A. (2014). Implications and Constrains of Natural Fracture Network Modeling in a Carbonate Reservoir of Abu Dhabi. IPTC 17593, 12p.
  20. Sirat, M., E. Sembiring, M.I. Al-Hammadi, B. Baguenane and A. Elbekshi (2013). Fracture System in Carbonate Reservoirs of Abu Dhabi, UAE: Implications for Field Development. SPE-166013, 12p.
  21. Abdul Rehman, A.S., A. Kumar; R. Bejaoui, N. Nazarbayev, M.Shuaib, M. Sirat, M. Singh, T. Al-Dayyani (2012). Value of Well Test in the determination and characterization of NaturalFractured Reservoir Properties in Large Onshore Abu Dhabi Carbonate Field, SPE-162356, 10p.
  22. Sirat, M., T. Al-Dayyani, M. Singh, A.S. Abdul Rehman, N.O. Al- Zaabi, S.L. Mahmoud, M. Shuaib and M. Moge (2012). Characterization and Modeling of Fractures in Large Onshore Abu Dhabi Carbonate Field. SPE-162342, 14p.
  23. Sirat, M., H. Koyi, S.L. Mahmoud and D.-M. Popa (2012). Conceptual Structural Model of an Onshore Carbonate Hydrocarbon Field in Abu Dhabi: Constraints and Implication. SPE-161544, 10p.
  24. Sirat, M. (2012). Neural Networks Assessment of Groundwater Contamination of United States Mid-Continent. Arab. J. Geosci., V. 2, No. 2. P. 3149–3160.
  25. Morad, S., M Sirat, M.A.K. El-Ghali, H. Mansurbeg, (2011). Chloritization in Proterozoic granite from the Äspö Laboratory, southeastern Sweden: record of hydrothermal alterations and implications for nuclear waste storage. Clay minerals 46 (3), 495- 513.
  26. Morad, S., Sirat, M., Caja, M.A., and Al-Ramadan K. (2011). Chemical and textural variations of chlorite in Proterozoic granitic rocks from SE Sweden. Journal of Clay Minerals, V. 46, p. 495–513.
  27. Morad, S., Al-Aasam, I., Sirat, M. and Sattar, M.M. (2010). Vein Calcite in Cretaceous Carbonate Reservoirs of Abu Dhabi: Record of Origin of Fluids and Diagenetic Conditions. J. Geochemical Exploration, 106, p. 156–170. Morad, S. El-Ghali, M.A.K. Caja, M.A., Sirat, M., Al-Ramadan, K. and Mansurbeg, H., (2009). Hydrothermal alteration of plagioclase in granitic rocks from Proterozoic basement of SE Sweden. Geological Journal, 44, no. 1, pp. 105–116.
  28. El-Ghali M.A.K., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H., Caja, M. A., Ajdanlijsky, G., Ogle, N., Al-Aasm, I., Sirat, M., (2009). Distribution of diagenetic alterations within depositional facies and sequence stratigraphic framework of fluvial sandstones: Evidence from the Petrohan Terrigenous Group, Lower Triassic, NW Bulgaria. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, pp. 289–309.
  29. El-Ghali, M.A.K., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H., Caja, M.A., Sirat, M. and Ogle, N., (2009). Diagenetic alterations related to marine 6 transgression and regression in fluvial and shallow marine sandstones of the Triassic Buntsandstein and Keuper sequence, the Paris Basin, France. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, pp. 1212–1227.
  30. Ali, M.Y., Sirat, M. and Small J., (2009). Integrated gravity and seismic investigation over the Jabal Hafit structure: Implications for basement configuration of the frontal fold and thrust belt of the Northern Oman Mountains. Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol. 32(1), pp. 1–18.
  31. Ali. M.Y., Sirat, M. and Small, J., (2008) Geophysical investigation of Al Jaww plain, eastern Abu Dhabi: Implications for structure and evolution of the frontal fold belts of Oman Mountains. GeoArabia, Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 91–118.
  32. Sirat, M., Salman, M.S. and Bella, S., (2007). Fracturing Mechanism and Fracture Systems Analysis of Fractured Carbonate Reservoir from Abu Dhabi–UAE. SPE-111397, 9p.34.
  33. Sirat, M., (2004). Block Tilting at the Äspö HRL, SE-Sweden; Structural and Neural Networks Analyses. Mitteilungen zur Ingeniergeologie und Hydrogeologie, No. 88, pp. 45–80.
  34. Sirat, M. and Aldahan A., (2004). Applying artificial neural networks to predict Quaternary paleoclimate from the Arctic Ocean Sediments. Mitteilungen zur Ingeniergeologie und Hydrogeologie, No. 88, pp. 27–43.
  35. Talbot, C.J. and Sirat, M., (2001). Stress Control of Hydraulic Conductivity in Fracture-Saturated Swedish Bedrock. Engineering Geology, 61, pp. 145–153.
  36. Sirat, M. and Talbot, C.J., (2001). Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Fracture Analysis at the Äspö HRL, SE-Sweden: Fracture Sets Classification. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 38, pp. 621–639.