• Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Engineering and Management University of Kurdistan-Hawler, Kurdistan 2015 - Present
  • Chair of Natural Resources Engineering and Management University of Kurdistan-Hawler, Kurdistan 2014 – 2015 and 2016 - 2017
  • Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering University of Kurdistan-Hawler, Kurdistan 2013 – 2014
  • Researcher Cardiff University, United Kingdom 2007 – 2012
  • Assistant lecturer University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan 2004 – 2007
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    Lab Development:
    Fully developed the following laboratories in Natural Resources Engineering and Management department: Physical Geology, Petrography and Rock preparation (Thin-section) laboratories.

     

    Student Placement and Internship: 
    Providing over 100 placement for undergraduate students of Petroleum Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Mineral Resource Engineering and Civil Engineering programmes during summer 2016 and 2017.


    Journal Publications:

     

    Petrophysical Properties of the Upper Qamchuqa Carbonate Reservoir through Well Log Evaluation in the Khabbaz Oilfield. Ala A. Ghafur and Dana A. Hasan. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering. Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017, pp 72-88. https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjse.v1n1y2017.pp72-88

     

    Sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the prolific late Eocene, Oligocene and early Miocene carbonates from Zagros fold-thrust belt in Kurdistan region. Fadhil A. Ameen Lawa and Ala A. Ghafur. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Volume 8, Issue 10,  February 2015, pp 8143-8174. 

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12517-015-1817-4

     

    Integrated depositional model of the Carbonate Kirkuk Group of southern Kurdistan-Iraq. Ala A. Ghafur. Journal of Natural Science Research. Vol.5, No.24, December 2015, pp 79-106. http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JNSR/article/view/27957

      

    Conferences: 

    Dolomitization and Its Implication on Hydrocarbon Reservoir Porosity. 1st International Conference of Natural Science (ICNS), 2016. Sakar A. Sidiq, Ala A. Ghafur, Varoujan Sissakian.

     

    Node Seismic Acquisition in Sarta Block Kurdistan Region-Iraq. 1st International Conference of Natural Science (ICNS), 2016. O’Neill M. Abdulkareem and Ala A. Ghafur.


    Controls on the Microporosity Distribution of the Eocene-Oligocene Ramp Carbonates of SE Kurdistan-NE Iraq. 3rd international Iraqi oil and gas conference in London. 2010. Ala A. Ghafur.


    Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations for petroleum engineering in addition to undergraduate supervision of mineral resource engineering in the natural resources engineering and management department.
    • Fund rising for SPE workshop on 10th & 11th of May 2017 from KAR company. 
    • Successful income generation from water quality lab with help of Mrs. Hanady and Dalyia starting from 2017.
    Carbonate rocks, Reservoir characterization, Petroleum geology, Well logging, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.

    Teaching both under-graduate and post-graduate courses such as:

    • Oil and Gas Industry-PG
    • Carbonate Reservoir Geology-PG
    • Oil and Gas Technology-PG

    • Sedimentary Rock Petrology-UG 
    • Petroleum Geology-UG
    • Physical Geology-UG
    • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy-UG

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