Ziad Bennour

Dr. Ziad Bennour
PhD, MSc, BSc.

Lecturer
Contact Details: Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:2425
Fax: +60 85 443837
Location: Skylark 3.SK3 – Room 333
Email: z.bennour@curtin.edu.my

Academic History:
• Bachelor of Sciences majoring Petroleum Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya (2010)
• Master’s degree majoring Civil and Earth Resources Engineering from Kyoto university, Japan (2014)
• Doctor of Philosophy majoring Civil and Earth Resources Engineering from Kyoto university, Japan (2017)
• Global Centre of Excellence Program for Sustainability / Survivability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions, Japan (GCOE-ARS 2017)

Research Interests:
• Reservoir Geo-mechanics.
• Testing of geo-materials (tri-axial).
• Hydraulic Fracturing.
• Acoustic Emissions monitoring.
• Rock and fluid mechanics.
• Anisotropy, porosity and permeability of intact and fractured rocks.
• Liquid and super critical carbon dioxide injection.
• Microscopy of fractures in rocks.
• Sustainability and Management.

Publications:
Journals:
(English)
• Bennour Z., Ishida T., Nagaya Y., Chen Y. and. Nara Y., Chen Q., Nakayama Y., Sekine K. and Nagano Y. (2014). Fracture Development and Mechanism in Shale Cores by Viscous Oil, Water and L-CO2 Injection. US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics, 48, ARMA-2014-7164.
• Bennour Z., Ishida T., Nagaya Y., Chen Y., Nara Y., Chen Q., Sekine K. and Nagano Y. (2015). Crack Extension in Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Cores Using Viscous Oil, Water, and Liquid Carbon Dioxide. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 1463-1473. DOI 10.1007/s00603-015-0774-2.
• Ishida, T., Chen Y., Bennour Z., Yamashita H., Inui S., Nagaya Y., Naoi M., Chen Q., Nakayama Y., and Nagano Y. (2016). Features of CO2 Fracturing Deduced from Acoustic Emission and Microscopy in Laboratory Experiments, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013365.
• Bennour Z., Watanabe S., Chen Y., Ishida T. and Akai T. (2018) Stimulated Reservoir Volume Evaluation in Hydraulic Fracturing Experiments of Shale and Granodiorite by Oil, Water and L-CO2 Using the Fluorescence Method. Journal of Geo-mechanics, Geo-physics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources, 4: 39. DOI 10.1007/s40948-017-0073-3.
(Japanese)
• 石田毅, 永谷侑也, 乾周平, Bennour Z., 陳友晴, 陳渠, 中山芳樹 (2015) 超臨界二酸化炭素と水及び粘度の大きな油による水圧破砕実験, Journal of MMIJ 131 (4), 115-121.

Conferences:
• Bennour Z., Tomita K., Nagaya Y., Inui S., Nara Y., Ishida T., Chen Y., Suzuki T., Kusuda H., Sekine K., Nagano Y., Chen Q. and Nakayama Y. (2013). Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Crack Extension in Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Samples. Proc. of MMIJ (The Mining and Material Processing Institute of Japan) Spring Meeting,pp.65-68.
• Bennour Z., Tomita K., Nagaya Y., Ishida T., Suzuki T., Chen Y., Kusuda H., Sekine K. and Chen Q. (2013). Crack Development in Hydraulic Fracturing Experiments of Shale Cores. Proc. of spring meeting of The Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology,p.110,June 2013.
• Chen Y., Suzuki T., Kusuda H., Bennour Z., Tomita K., Nagaya Y., Inui S., Nara Y., Ishida T., Sekine K., Nagano Y., Chen Q. and Nakayama Y. (2013). Crack Observation of Cracks Extended by Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Samples. Proc. of MMIJ (The Mining and Material Processing Institute of Japan) Spring Meeting,pp.69-70.
• Bennour Z., Ishida T., Nagaya Y., Chen Y. and. Nara Y., Chen Q., Nakayama Y., Sekine K. and Nagano Y. (2014). Fracture Development and Mechanism in Shale Cores by Viscous Oil, Water and L-CO2 Injection. 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics. June 1st-4th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
• Chen, Y., Bennour, Z., Nagaya, Y., Yano, S., Suzuki, T., Ishida, T. and Takagi, S. (2015,). An Approach to Observe Fractures Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing. International Society for Rock Mechanics. 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, 10-13 May, Montreal, Canada.
• Chen Y., Bennour Z., Nagaya Y., Yano S., Suzuki T., Ishida T., Akai T. and Takagi S. (2015). Characteristics of Fractures Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing. International Society for Rock Mechanics. 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, 10-13 May, Montreal, Canada.
• Bennour Z., Watanabe S., Chen Y., Ishida T. and Akai T. (2016). Evaluation of Stimulated Reservoir Volume Using the Fluorescence Method in Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Cores, International Conference on Geo mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources IC3G, September 27-29th, Melbourne, Australia.

Industry and Research Experience:
• Drilling Operations Management, Waha Oil Company (Prev. Oasis) Gialo, Libya (2009-2010).
• Field Operations and Development Program, Halliburton Energy Services, Berlin, Germany / Houston, Texas, USA (2010-2012)
• Earth Crust Engineering Lab, Kyoto, Japan (2012-2017)

Professional Affiliations:
• Union of Libyan Petroleum Engineers (ULPE)
• Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
• American Institute of Petroleum Geologists (AIPG)
• American Geophysical Union (AGU)
• Society of Materials Science, Japan (SMSJ)
• Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology (JAPT)
• Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ)

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