Research Interests/Activities

Professional Experience and Research Interests
Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics Research
  • Sand Control Issues.
  • Wellbore Instability Analysis.
  • Permeability/Stress Relationship.
  • Basic Rock Properties.
  • Mechanical Properties of Reservoir Rocks.
  • Shale Characterization.
  • Underbalanced Drilling.
  • Wellbore Strengthening and Fractures Seal
Oil Well Drilling Engineering Research
  • Drilling Fluids.
  • Hard Set Cement Properties.
  • High Angle and Horizontal Well Orientation Analysis.
Groundwater Resources Engineering Research
  • Management of groundwater aquifers.
  • Water injection in oil reservoirs.
Research Reports
  • Musaed N. J. AlAwad: “Physical and Mathematical Modeling of Sand Production Problem in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs.”, Research Project No. P03/17/18, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, 1997.
  • Musaed N. J. AlAwad and Omar Almisned: “Potential Application of Saudi Clays in Drilling Fluids.”, A Research Project Funded by King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Limited Grant Program (LG/2/41) , 1998.
  • AbdelAlim Hashem, Musaed  N.  J. AlAwad, and Omar Almisned, G. M. Hamada and Emad S. AlHomadhi: “Developing a New Slurry to Prevent Sand Production from Unconsolidated Sandstone Oil & Gas Reservoirs.”, A Research Project Funded by the Research Center at The College of Engineering, KSU, 1998.
  • Khairy M. A., Musaed N. J. AlAwad, Mohammed AlSiddiqui, Omar Almisned and A. M. Shebl: “Enhancement of Oil Recovery by Stimulating Growth of Indigenous Microbial Population Under Reservoir Conditions.”, A Research Project Funded by the Research Center at The College of Engineering, KSU, 1998.
  • Musaed N. J. AlAwad and Ahmed O. AlQasabi: “Potential Application of Barite Depositions in Saudi Arabia As a constituent in oil, gas and water wells Drilling Fluids.”, A Research Project (No.23/421) Conducted to the Advantages of the Research Center at The College of Engineering, KSU and SABIC, 2000.
  • M. Khairy, Abdulrahman AlQuraishi, Mansour S. AlMalik and Musaed N. J. AlAwad,: "Effect of Pore Pressure and Oil Composition on Relative Permeability and Wettability of Sandstone. A Research Project (38/21) Funded by the Research Center at the College of Engineering, KSU, 27/11/2000.
  • Omar A. Almisned, Abdulrahman A. AlQuraishi, and Musaed N. J. AlAwad: “Effect of InSitu Stresses and Heterogeneities on Relative Permeability of Some Saudi Reservoirs.”, Funded by The Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries Research Institute, KACST, A Two Years Project (Starting Date: September 9, 2002).
  • Musaed N. J. AlAwad: Writing a Book Titled: "Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.", Funded by the Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saudi University, 5/1427 H.
  • Dr. Eissa Mohamed Shokir, Musaad N. J. AlAwad, and Abdulrahman A. AlQuraishi: “Novel Models for Compressibility Factors of Natural, Sour and Condensate Reservoir Gases Using Artificial Intelligence: Genetic Programming and Neural Networks”, Project No. ENE341/2, The National Plan for Science and Technology, King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology, March 2012.
  • Musaed N. J. AlAwad, AbdulRahman Ali AlQuraishi, Eissa Mohamed Shokir, Mohammed Morsy, and AbdulAziz Bin Laboun: “Feasibility Study Of CO2 Capture and Storage In Saudi Arabia”, Project No. 08/ENV356/2, The National Plan for Science and Technology, King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology, March 2012.
  • AbdulRahman A. AlQuraishi, Musaed N. J. AlAwad, Mohammed AlQarni, Hamdan AlYami, and Mufarreh Tale: “Development of a New Filter for Sand Control in Oil and Gas Wells”, King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology, 2014.
  • AbdulRahman Ali AlQuraishi, Musaed N. J. AlAwad, Mohammed AlQarni, and Hamdan AlYami: “Novel Techniques for Sand Production Control”, King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology, Grant No. 32/661, 2011.
 
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