Dr. Ahmed H. Ahmed Kamel



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Dr. Ahmed H. Ahmed Kamel

Email: kamel_a@utpb.edu

Room: IT 108

Phone: +1 432 552 2219





SUMMARY

Areas of Interest:

  • Drilling, Well Completions, and Production,

  • Reservoir Stimulation,

  • Newtonian and non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics,

  • Non-Newtonian Fluid characterization, Fluid rheology, and Viscoelasticity,

  • Coiled Tubing Applications,

  • Drag Reduction,

  • Characterization and Flow of Foam,

  • Characterization and Flow of Slurry,

  • Polymers and Surfactants Applications,

  • Fracturing and Acidization.



EDUCATION

B. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering:

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Al-Azhar University at Cairo, Egypt


Graduation Date: May, 1995
M. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering:

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Al-Azhar University at Cairo, Egypt


M. Sc. Thesis: Turbulent Friction Factor for non- Newtonian Crude Oils Flowing in Petroleum Pipelines.

Graduation Date: May, 2000
Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering:

GPA: 3.82/4.0

Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering,

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA


Ph.D. Dissertation: Flow Characteristics of Surfactant Based Fluids in Straight and Coiled Tubing.

Graduation Date: May, 2008


POSITIONS HELD

May 1995 – May 2000:


Drilling Engineer

Khalda Petroleum Company

Cairo – Egypt

May 2000 – May 2003:


Assistant Lecturer

Mining and Petroleum Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University - Cairo – Egypt

May 2003 – Dec. 2007:


Ph.D. Program – Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering

University of Oklahoma – Norman – Oklahoma

Dec. 2007 – Sep. 2008:


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering

University of Oklahoma – Norman – Oklahoma

Sep. 2008 – Jan. 2011:


Assistant Professor

Mining and Petroleum Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University - Cairo – Egypt

Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2011:


Part-time Assistant Professor

Petroleum Engineering and Gas Technology Department

British University in Egypt - BUE – El Shrouk City – Egypt

Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2012:


Assistant Professor

College of Engineering and Mines

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Fairbanks – Alaska -USA

Aug. 2012 – Present:


Associate Professor

School of Business

University of Texas, Permian Basin – Odessa – Texas - USA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Al-Azhar University:


Assistant Lecturer – Transportation and Storage of Oil and Gas

University of Oklahoma:


Teaching Assistant – Drilling Engineering, Well Completion and Stimulation

Al-Azhar University:


Assistant Professor – Drilling Engineering, Well Completion and Stimulation, Transportation and Storage of Oil and Gas

British University in Cairo:


Assistant Professor - Transportation and Storage of Oil and Gas

University of Alaska Fairbanks:


Assistant Professor - Drilling Engineering, Drilling Fluids, Well Completion and Stimulation, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Drilling Optimization, Advanced Drilling, Directional and Horizontal Drilling
Relevant Courses:

Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Wells Drilling

Advanced Drilling,

Horizontal Well technology,

Drilling Fluids,

Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics,

Advanced Stimulation,

Coiled Tubing Applications,

Natural Gas Engineering,

Pipeline Design and Maintenance,

Storage Tank Design and Maintenance,

Software Experience:


Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Design Software; FracPro and MFrac

Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD




RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS

University of Oklahoma – Research Assistant and Post-Doctoral Fellow:


Well Construction Technology Center, University of Oklahoma,

Fluid Characterization and Fluid Rheology

Flow Characteristics in Straight and Coiled Tubing.

Drag Reducing Fluids in Straight and Coiled Tubing

Flow Characteristics of Slurry in Straight and Coiled Tubing

Flow Characteristics of foam in Straight and Coiled Tubing

Proppnt Settling and Fluid Leak-off

Applications of Polymers and Surfactants



University of Alaska Fairbanks - Assistant Professor:


Co-PI: Producing Light Oil from a Frozen Reservoir: Reservoir and Fluid Characterization of Umiat Field, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska – DOE Joint Research Project
Co-PI: Investigation of the Characteristics of Paste Backfills with Varying Compositions and Development of Effective and Low-cost Paste Backfills – Industry Joint Research project
Co-PI: In-Depth Understanding of the Development Challenges in Unconventional Tight Shale Reservoirs – Research Proposal to ADNR


TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Summer Internship – 1993 & 1994:


Various Egyptian Oil Companies – Belayim, Khalda & Gupco Petroleum Company - Cairo – Egypt

Summer Internship - 2005:


Research Scientist - Halliburton – Duncan technology Center, DTC – Duncan – Oklahoma - USA

Summer Internship – 2006 & 2007:


Drilling Engineer - Schlumberger – Houston – Texas - USA

Consultant – 2008 through 2010:


Drilling and Completion

Khalda and Gupco Oil Companies, Cairo, Egypt




CONEFERNCE PAPERS


  1. N. A. El-Emam, A. H. Ahmed Kamel, M. El-Shafei, and A. El-Batrawy.: Effect of Pipe Roughness on the Turbulent Flow of Non-Newtonian Crude Oils, Al-Azhar 6th Engineering International Conference, AEIC 2001, Cairo, Egypt, September, 2000.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Flow Properties and Drag-Reduction Characteristics of Surfactant-Based Fluids (SBF) in Large-Scale Coiled Tubing, Paper SPE 113711 presented at the 2008 SPE/ICoTA, Houston, TX, 1-2 April, 2008.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Experimental Investigation of the Drag Reduction Characteristics of Polymeric Fluids in Straight and Coiled Tubing, Paper presented at the 8th International Egyptian-Syrian Oil Conference, Syria.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Friction Pressure Losses of Surfactant-Based Fluids Flowing in Coiled Tubing, Paper SPE 135826 presented at the Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition, Tunisia, 8–10 June 2010.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and Ali. S. Shaqlaih.: Friction Pressure Losses of Fluids Flowing in Circular Conduits, Paper OTC 22884 presented at the 2012 Offshore Oil Technology, Houston, TX, April 30 – May 3, 2012.




  1. S. D. Cinelli and A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: Novel Technique to Drill Horizontal Laterals Revitalizes Aging Field, Paper SPE/IADC 163405163405 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5–7 March 2013.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: , Paper SPE SPE-165335-MS163405 presented at the SPE Western Regional & AAPG Pacific Section Meeting, 2013 Joint Technical Conference held in Monterey, California, USA, 19−25 April 2013.




  1. Ali. S. Shaqlaih and A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: AIC Applications in Coiled Tubing Hydraulics, Paper SPE-166682-MS presented at the 2013 SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, UAE, 7 - 9 October 2013.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and Ali. S. Shaqlaih.: Model Inference using Akaike Information Criterion for Turbulent Flow of non-Newtonian Crude Oils in Pipelines, Paper SPE-??????-MS submitted to the 2014 OTC.





REFREED JOURNAL PAPERS


  1. N. A. El-Emam, A. H. Ahmed Kamel, M. El-Shafei, and A. El-Batrawy.: New Equation Calculates Friction Factor for Turbulent Flow of non-Newtonian Fluids, Oil & Gas Journal, 2003, v. 101, 36, 74-83.




  1. S. N. Shah, A. H. Ahmed Kamel, and Y. Zhou.: Drag Reduction Characteristics in Straight and Coiled Tubing- An Experimental Study, J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2006, v. 53, 179-188.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Investigation of the Complex Flow Behavior of Surfactant-Based Fluids in Straight Tubing, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Volume 49, Number 6, June 2010.




  1. S. N. Shah, A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: Effects of Salinity and Temperature on Drag Reduction Characteristics of Polymers in Straight Circular Pipes, J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2009, v. 67, no. 1-2: 23-33.




  1. S. N. Shah, A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: Investigation of Flow Behavior of Slick-Water in Large Straight and Coiled Tubing, Paper SPE 118949, SPE Production & Operations Journal, Volume 25, Number 1 , Feb. 2010.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Scale-Up Correlation for the Flow of Surfactant-Based Fluids in Circular Coiled Pipes, Journal of Fluid Engineering, August 2010, Volume 132,  Issue 8.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: Drag Reduction Behavior of Polymers in Straight and Coiled Tubing at Elevated Temperature, Oil and Gas Business Journal, January 2011, Volume 1, 107 - 128.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Flow Behavior of Water-Frac Fluids in Straight and Coiled Tubing, Oil Asia Journal, July 2011, 34 - 41.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and S. N. Shah.: Maximum Drag Reduction Asymptote for Surfactant-Based Fluids in Circular Coiled, Journal of Fluid Engineering, March, 2013, Volume 135, 031201-1 - 031201-10.




  1. Ali. S. Shaqlaih and A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: AIC Applications in Coiled Tubing Hydraulics, International Journal of Petroleum & Geoscience Engineering, IJPGE, 2013, Volume 1, No. 2, 62-81.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel.: An Experimental Screening Study for Mud Selection in Permafrost, Paper submitted to CETISPE-165335-MS.




  1. A. H. Ahmed Kamel and Ali. S. Shaqlaih.: Model Inference using Akaike Information Criterion for Turbulent Flow of non-Newtonian Crude Oils in Pipelines, Paper submitted to JPSE.





Conference Activities


  1. The 2000 Al-Azhar Engineering 6th International Conference, AEIC 2001, Cairo, Egypt, 19-21 September.




  1. The 2008 international SPE/ICoTA, Houston, TX, 1-2 April, 2008




  1. The CIPC/SPE GTS 2008 Joint Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 17 - 19 June 2008.




  1. The annual SPE Technical and Exhibition Conferences 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011.




  1. Al-Azhar Engineering 10th International Conference, AEIC 2008, Cairo, Egypt, December, 2008.




  1. The 2009 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, January 2009, Woodlands, TX.




  1. The 2009 International Oil Conference of Suez Canal University.




  1. The 2010 SPE International Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition, Tunisia, 8–10 June.




  1. The 2010 Al-Azhar Engineering 11th International Conference, AEIC 2010, Cairo, Egypt, 21-23 December.




  1. The 2012 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, TX, April 30 – May 2.





Professional Societies

  1. Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)



  1. Member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate



  1. Member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)



  1. Member of the Society of Rheology


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