Khalid Amrouch

Dr Khalid Amrouch

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.


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.

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  • Appointments

    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 Competencies

    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
  • Education

    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)
  • Research Interests

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
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
         

Structural Geology & Geomechanics to Honours and Masters Petroleum Geoscience.

Structural Geology & Seismic Methods to 3rd year Petroleum Engineers.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Principal Supervisor The Structural History of the Otway Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Hugo Bonython Burgin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member PESA Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member AAPG
  • Position: Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geoscience
  • Phone: 83134310
  • Email: khalid.amrouch@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 1
  • Room: 1 14
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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