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Proceedings of the International Conference on Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

  • Mariyamni Awang
  • Berihun Mamo Negash
  • Nur Asyraf Md Akhir
  • Luluan Almanna Lubis
  • Abdul Ghani Md. Rafek
  • Presents recent developments in the area of integrated petroleum engineering and geosciences

  • Highlights reservoir monitoring, management, and risk assessment along with numerical simulations

  • Includes hot topics on shale research and exploration

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Reservoir Numerical Simulation and Characterization

  3. Enhanced Oil Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. A. D. Habte, M. Onur, I. B. M. Saaid, T. N. Ofei
      Pages 83-96
    3. Abdelazim Abbas Ahmed, Ismail Mohd Saaid, Nur Asyraf Md Akhir
      Pages 97-105
    4. Ahmed Basyouni, Khaled A. Elraies, Hussain H. Al-Kaieym
      Pages 107-114
    5. Ahmed Khalil Jaber, Mariyamni B. Awang, Christopher P. Lenn
      Pages 115-132
    6. Alvinda Sri Hanamertani, Rashidah M. Pilus, Sonny Irawan
      Pages 133-147
    7. Hamed Hematpur, Syed Mohammad Mahmood, Saeed Akbari, Negar Hadian Nasr
      Pages 149-156
    8. Ishaq Ahamad, Mariyamni Awang, Mudasser Mumtaz
      Pages 157-165
    9. Karina Aryanti Permatasari, Totok R. Biyanto, Sony Andriyanto, Sonny Irawan, Ridho Bayuaji
      Pages 167-181
    10. Muhammad Khan Memon, Khaled Abdalla Elraies, Mohammed Idrees Al-Mossawy
      Pages 195-203
    11. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled Abdalla Elraies, Isa M. Tan, Mudassar Mumtaz
      Pages 205-215

About these proceedings


This book presents the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences 2016 (ICIPEG 2016), held under the banner of World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (ESTCON 2016) at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from August 15 to 17, 2016. It presents peer-reviewed research articles on exploration, while also exploring a new area: shale research. In this time of low oil prices, it highlights findings to maintain the exchange of knowledge between researchers, serving as a vital bridge-builder between engineers, geoscientists, academics, and industry.


Petroleum Engineering Reservoir Modeling and Simulation Enhanced oil recovery Gas Production and Operation Carbonates and Sedimentary Basins Reservoir Monitoring Geotechnical Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariyamni Awang
    • 1
  • Berihun Mamo Negash
    • 2
  • Nur Asyraf Md Akhir
    • 3
  • Luluan Almanna Lubis
    • 4
  • Abdul Ghani Md. Rafek
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASSeri Iskandar, PerakMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASSeri Iskandar, PerakMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASSeri Iskandar, PerakMalaysia
  4. 4.Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASSeri Iskandar, PerakMalaysia
  5. 5.Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASSeri Iskandar, PerakMalaysia

About the editors

Prof Mariyamni Awang teaches Petroleum Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and taught Petroleum Engineering for more than 30 years before coming to the University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. She specializes in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), reservoir engineering, and reservoir simulation.  Most of her research publications concern CO2 gas behavior, water-alternating gas (WAG), and reduction of minimum miscibility pressure. Her current interests are in chemical EOR, foam assisted WAG (FAWAG), and new materials, such as applications of nanoparticles. Her projects have been funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Higher Education, Petroleum Research Fund, and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS internal funding.

Berihun Mamo Negash is a Lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Department of Petroleum Engineering in Malaysia. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia and his M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering with a specialization in reservoir engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has taught Chemical Engineering courses at Bahir Dar University for more than 7 years.  At the same time, he was a part-time Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering at the Mekelle University for three consecutive years. Among others, he has taught computational methods, chemical engineering thermodynamics, transport phenomenon, reservoir modeling, and simulation, well logging, formation evaluation, and natural gas engineering. His doctoral thesis dealt with the application of system identification for production optimization of a reservoir. Currently, he is researching the application of machine learning to performance prediction for reservoirs that are producing under various mechanisms.

Nur Asyraf Md Akhir is a Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. She teaches Petroleum Engineering courses such as reservoir rocks and fluid properties, as well as reservoir engineering. Her research interests are in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), mainly in chemical, CO2 and foam flooding, and unconventional reservoirs. Her innovative work on clay minerals and log response has been presented locally and internationally.

Luluan Almanna Lubis is a Lecturer of Geophysics at the Geosciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). He received his M.Sc. in Petroleum Geosciences (By Research) from the UTP, Malaysia and his B.Sc. in Earth Physics from ITB, Indonesia. He has engaged in extensive fieldwork in Indonesia, acquiring geophysical data in Bandung, Jakarta, East Java, Bali, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan. In 2013, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Geosciences Department, UTP where he is a full-time researcher at the Centre of Seismic Imaging (CSI), which collaborates with PETRONAS and PETRONAS Research.

Abdul Ghani Md Rafek received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Geology from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. With a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he continued his postgraduate studies at the Ruhr University, Bochum in Germany, achieving a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD). Upon returning to Malaysia in 1984, he joined the Geology Department of the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) as a lecturer. He worked there until October 2014, becoming an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor of Engineering Geology (Geomechanics) in 2007. Having joined the UTP as a Professor in December 2014, his main research interest is in geological discontinuity quantification and characterization for geomechanics. He has extensive experience in rock slope stability, tunnel stability analysis, application of geophysics for rock mass characterization, engineering geology, and hydrogeology.

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