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Dr. Nayef Alyafei

Dr. Nayef Alyafei

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 204J
Office Phone: +974.4423.0526


​Dr. Alyafei has interests in multi-phase flow in porous media research mainly on spontaneous imbibition and wettability studies. In particular, research on capillary trapping phenomena on both the macro and micro scales.

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, 2015

  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010

  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009

Awards

  • Gulf Intelligence Award for the advancement of education- year of 2014

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
  • A Sensitivity Study on the Effect of Image Resolution on the Predictions of Petrophysical Properties. 2015. Transport in Porous Media

  • Analytical Solutions for Spontaneous Imbibition: Fractional Flow Theory and Experimental Analysis. SPE Journal (in review)

  • The effect of wettability on capillary trapping in carbonates. Advances in Water Resources (in review)

  • Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Spontaneous Imbibition in Water-wet Carbonates. Transport in Porous Media (in review)

 
Conference Proceeding Papers
 
  • Influence of Micro-Computed Tomography Image Resolution on the Predictions of Petrophysical Properties, IPTC 16600, 6th International Petroleum Technology Conference, Beijing, China, March 16-18

  • Experiments and Analysis of Imbibition in Carbonates, European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers, Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 16-18, 2013

  • Measurements of Remaining Oil Saturation in Mixed-wet Carbonates, the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts held in Napa Valley, California, USA, 16-19 September, 2013

  • Experimental investigation of co-current and counter-current spontaneous imbibition using micro-computerized tomography, The International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, 2014