Petroleum Engineering





Supervisor Registration

AP Dr. Wee Siaw Khur


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Hydrodynamics of multiphase flow
  • Gas-solid fluidized bed
  • Gasification of Biomass
  • Renewable energy applications
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Microwave heating
  • Enzymatic hydrogen production


AP Dr. Hisham Khaled Ben Mahmud


  • Multiphase flow in subsea systems
  • Modelling Industrial flow assurance issues
  • CO2 injection into depleted wells
  • Well stimulation (acidizing)
  • Sand production problems and controls
  • Reservoir modelling and enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Production optimization


Dr. Ziad Bennour


  • 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.


Ir. Dr. Edwin N T Jong


  • Corrosion engineering
  • Welding technology

Dr. Mahmood Bataee


  • Drilling Engineering
  • Well Design and Completion
  • Production Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Geomechanics
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Mr. Henry Elochukwu Okafor


  • Flow Assurrance: Asphaltene, Paraffin wax, Emulsion, Scales
  • Well intervention and stimulation
  • Drilling Fluid/Cement
  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery



**Level 1: can supervise both PhD and MPhil students; Level 2: can be Co-Supervisor for PhD and Main Supervisor for MPhi