Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geoscience
Australian School of Petroleum
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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Khalid is a Structural Geologist with expertise in Brittle Deformation. His main interest relates to brittle tectonics, fracture characterisation, stress analyses and fluid pressure evolution. His work within these disciplines focuses on several key research questions: Reconstruction of paleostress patterns using analyses of faults, fractures and calcite twins; 4D Quantification of stress magnitudes in orogenic settings from the scale of the individual compressional structure to the scale of the entire fold belt or foreland basin; Understanding of the kinematics of faulting and related stress field perturbations.
Khalid’s recent researches since joining the Australian School of Petroleum has focussed on: the integration of Geomechanical, Petrophysical and Structural techniques to better understand the growth and evolution of natural and stimulated fractures; Applying a new stress quantification approach on the sedimentary basins of Australia, such as the Cooper-Eromanga, Officer and Otway basins, as natural laboratories. With key themes including understand the role of petrophysical anisotropy and rock rheology on fracture development, with the ultimate objective of relating the structural permeability of a sedimentary sequence to its geological history.
Since 2013 Khalid is an active member of the Stress, Structure and Seismic Research Group, one of the largest Geoscience research groups at the University of Adelaide. This group has received continuous ARC support since 1997, with a research income of ~$1M/year.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2013 - 2018 Lecturrer University of Adelaide 2011 - 2012 Exploration Geologist IMG - Mining & Geological Research at BHP Billiton Escondida Ltda 2010 - 2011 Reseach Engineer Mines ParisTech 2007 - 2008 Assistant Lecturer Pierre and Marie Curie University 2005 - 2009 Structural Geologist French Institute of Petroleum
Language Competency Arabic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Berber languages Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title — Pierre and Marie Curie University France PhD — Pierre and Marie Curie University France Master — Pierre and Marie Curie University France Maitrise (Equ. Honours)
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2003 AMROUCH, K. (2003). Etude Hydrogéologique de la vallée d’Aït Bouguemez (Haut Atlas d’Azilal, Maroc).
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
Secondary migration of hydrocarbons through a novel multiscale physics theory
|Bedrikovetski P, Amrouch K, Zitha P, Shapiro A, Heinson G, Dagan G, Delvaux D||ARC Discovery Projects||$395,000.00|
|2016-2018||Subsurface fluid flow through fractures in sedimentary basins||King R., Holford S., Amrouch K., Healy D. and Hillis R||ARC Discovery Projects||$230,000.00|
|2015-2017||Structural permeability mapping in Australia: De-risking geothermal exploration ahead of drilling||Hand M., King R., Holford S., Amrouch K., Healy D. and Heinson G.||ARENA||$929,278.00|
|Mar-Dec 2015||Research Training on Drones for Environmental Applications||Koh L, Buhl J, Amrouch K, Ranasinghe D||Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme, UoA||$20,000.00|
Structural Geology & Geomechanics to Honours and Masters Petroleum Geoscience.
Structural Geology & Seismic Methods to 3rd year Petroleum Engineers.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Hydraulic Fracturing by Nano-assisted Foam Based Fluid in High Pressure High Temperature Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huynh Minh Tuan Tran
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor A Multiscale Approach towards the Characterisation of Upper Crustal Deformation at Passive Continental Margins: A Case Study on the Otway Basin, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Hugo Bonython Burgin 2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Modern Structural Analysis of Subsurface Provinces: A Case Study on the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time David Kulikowski 2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Tectonic Evolution of Khao Khwang Fold-Thrust Belt, Central Thailand: new Insights into the Permian and Triassic Evolution of the Indosinian Orogeny in SE Asia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Francesco Arboit 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Origin of Overpressure and Pore Pressure Prediction in Carbonate Reservoirs of the Abadan Plain Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vahid Atashbari
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