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Dr. Muhammad Arif

Dr. Muhammad Arif

Dr. Arif completed his Ph.D. degree from Curtin University, Western Australia, and then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in CO2 geo-storage and (enhanced) oil recovery with a particular emphasis on surface and interfacial phenomenon. In addition, he works on reservoir engineering aspects of unconventional resources, and well stimulation.

 

Dr. Arif has authored ~30 technical publications (journal and conferences) with a citation h-index of 12. He is a recognized reviewer for several scientific journals including Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Fuel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science etc.

  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia (2014 – 2017)
  • M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, (2010 – 2012)
  • B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, (2005 – 2009)
  • Well Testing
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Production System Design and Analysis
  • Oil and Gas Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Fluids
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • CO2 geo-sequestration
  • Surface and interfacial mechanisms
  • Unconventional reservoirs
  • Acid stimulation and hydraulic fracturing

Selected Publications

  • Arif, M., Abu-Khamsin, S., & Iglauer, S. (2019). Wettability of rock/CO2/brine and rock/oil/CO2-enriched-brine systems: Critical parametric analysis and future outlook. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 268: 91-113.
  • Ali, M., Al-Anssari, S., Arif, M., Barifcani, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., & Iglauer, S. (2019). Organic acid concentration thresholds for ageing of carbonate minerals: Implications for CO2 trapping/storage. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 534: 88-94.
  • Shafiq, M. U., Mahmud, H. K. B., & Arif, M. (2018). Mineralogy and pore topology analysis during matrix acidizing of tight sandstone and dolomite formations using chelating agents. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 167: 869-876.
  • Al-Anssari, S., Arif, M., Wang, S., Barifcani, A., & Iglauer, S. (2017). Stabilising nanofluids in saline environments. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 508, 222-229.
  • Arif, M., Lebedev, M., Barifcani, A., & Iglauer, S. (2017). Influence of shale‐total organic content on CO2 geo‐storage potential. Geophysical Research Letters. 44: 10.1002/2017GL073532.
  • Arif, M., Lebedev, M., Barifcani, A., & Iglauer, S. (2017). CO2 storage in carbonates: Wettability of calcite. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 62: 113-121.
  • Arif, M., Jones, F., Barifcani, A., & Iglauer, S. (2017). Influence of surface chemistry on interfacial properties of low to high rank coal seams. Fuel, 194, 211-221.
  • Yu, H., Rezaee, R., Wang, Z., Han, T., Zhang, Y., Arif, M., & Johnson, L. (2017). A new method for TOC estimation in tight shale gas reservoirs. International Journal of Coal Geology, 179, 269-277.
  • Arif, M., Barifcani, A., Lebedev, M., & Iglauer, S. (2016). CO2-wettability of low to high rank coal seams: Implications for carbon sequestration and enhanced methane recovery. Fuel, 181, 680-689.
  • Arif, M., Al-Yaseri, A. Z., Barifcani, A., Lebedev, M., & Iglauer, S. (2016). Impact of pressure and temperature on CO2–brine–mica contact angles and CO2–brine interfacial tension: Implications for carbon geo-sequestration. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 462, 208-215.
  • Arif, M., Barifcani, A., Lebedev, M., & Iglauer, S. (2016). Structural trapping capacity of oil-wet caprock as a function of pressure, temperature and salinity. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 50, 112-120.

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