School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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Khalid is a Sorbonne University Graduate (BSc, MSc and PhD).
He is a Structural Geologist with expertise in Brittle Deformation and Geomechanics, and 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 4D stress patterns using analyses of faults, fractures, rock mechanics and calcite twins; 4D Quantification of stress magnitudes in orogenic settings from the scale of the individual structure to the scale of the entire fold belt or foreland basin; Understanding of the kinematics of faulting and related stress field perturbations and Overpressure evolution in geological time and at a Geo-Reservoir life-time (fluid-related rock mechanical behavior).
Khalid’s recent research has focused on integrating Geomechanical, Petrophysical and Structural techniques to better understand the evolution of the upper crust deformation and to constrain the related mechanics behind the geo-fluids migration and their mechanical effect on rocks through time and space, with key themes including understanding the role of petrophysical anisotropy and rock rheology on rock deformation and fluid mechanical behavior, with the ultimate objective of constraining the SUBSURFACE GEOMECHANICAL ROCK-FLUID INTERACTIONS.
Khalid is also the School's Director of Internationalisation. In this role he contributes to the development and delivery of the internationalisation strategy and targets, liaises with admissions and student recruitment teams; helps with leading, managing, and developing relations with key stakeholders in support of the School, Faculty, and the University's International growth strategy.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Faculty Director Strategic Partnership -Global- University of Adelaide 2018 - ongoing 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 Sorbonne Universités 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 Sorbonne Universités France PhD Sorbonne Universités France Master Pierre and Marie Curie University France Maitrise (Equ. Honours)
Year Citation 2022 Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G., & Amrouch, K. (2022). The stress memory in rocks: insight from the deformation rate analysis (DRA) and acoustic emission (AE). In EGU General Assembly 2022. Vienna, Austria.
2022 Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G., & Amrouch, K. (2022). Understanding the Kaiser effect in concrete using deformation rate analysis (DRA) and acoustic emission (AE). In ACAM10: 10th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics. Australia: Engineers Australia. 2016 Kulikowski, D., Hochwald, C., Cooke, D., & Amrouch, K. (2016). A statistical approach to assessing depth conversion uncertainty on a regional dataset: Cooper-Eromanga Basin, Australia. In Proceedings of the 25th Geophysical Conference and Exhibition: Interpreting the past, discovering the future (pp. 484-490). online: ASEG-PESA-AIG.
2015 Kulikowski, D., Amrouch, K., Al Barwani, K. H. M., Liu, W., & Cooke, D. (2015). Insights into the tectonic stress history and regional 4-D natural fracture distribution in the Australian Cooper Basin using Etchecopar's calcite twin stress inversion technique, 2-D/3-D seismic interpretation and natural fracture data from image logs and core. In Search and Discovery (pp. 41752-1-41752-14). Melbourne, Victoria: AAPG/Datapages. - Ahechach, Y., Ouabid, M., Raji, O., Bodinier, J. -L., Amrouch, K., Ouali, H., & Soulaimani, A. (n.d.). Remote sensing characterization of transitional to alkaline igneous rocks and their potential mineralizations using ASTER data: the Moroccan Central High Atlas case study. Copernicus GmbH.
- Skikra, H., Amrouch, K., Ahechach, Y., Ouabid, M., Soulaimani, A., Raji, O., & Bodinier, J. -L. (n.d.). Structural evolution of the Moroccan Central High Atlas Syncline-Topped Anticlinal Ridges: Insights from micro-structural analysis of Tirrhist and Anemzi ridges. Copernicus GmbH.
- Powlay, B., Karakus, M., Amrouch, K., & Chester, C. (n.d.). A novel method to predict hydraulic fracturing breakdown pressure.. Copernicus GmbH.
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 and Masters of Petroleum Engineering.
Structural Geology & Seismic Methods to 2nd year Petroleum Engineers.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor In-situ stress measurement using non-destructive techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zulfiqar Ali 2020 Co-Supervisor Investigating the Preconditioning to Manage Cave Backpropagation and Rock Burst Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin James Powlay 2019 Co-Supervisor Hydraulic Fracturing by Nano-assisted Foam Based Fluid in High Pressure High Temperature Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tuan Huynh Minh 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 Dr Vahid Atashbari
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