PhD Petroleum Engineering/ Production of Petroleum
MSc Petroleum Eng. (College of Eng., University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1987.)
BSc Petroleum and Mineral Eng. (College of Eng., University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1979)
Maha Raouf Hamoudi
I am Maha Raoof Hamoudi holding a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering/ Production of Petroleum. My Academic teaching experience extends for more than 28 years as a lecturer and an assistant professor in petroleum Engineering Department/ Engineering College / Baghdad University and other Universities. I am a self-motivated, well organized, dedicated person and have the ability to be involved in team working with colleagues and also independently. I hope to pursue developing and transferring my experience and scientific knowledge in petroleum engineering to our young generations to achieve the scientific communication and bridge the gap with the developed countries. My research interests include oil and gas production optimization, enhanced oil recovery, fluid flow in porous media and in pipes, along with stimulation, artificial lift techniques, petroleum economics and some other scientific aspects. I have many published papers and have written a book in Arabic concerning the Horizontal Wells Technology. I, have also taught and supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate theses (MSc. &PhD.). Currently I am working in UKH since 2014-2015.
Assistant Professor& Undergraduate Programme Coordinator of Petroleum Eng. Programme.
School of Science& Engineering / Natural Resources Engineering &Management Dept. /Petroleum Engineering Programme.
1- Assistant Professor: (Oct. 2014- till now) / Dept. of NREM/School of Science & Engineering/University of Kurdistan Hewler, Erbil.
2- Assistant Professor: (June 2005- Oct. 2014)/ Dept. of Petroleum. Eng. / college of Eng. / University of Baghdad.
3- Lecturer: (2003-2005)/ Dept. of Pet. Eng. / college of Eng./ University of Baghdad.
4- Visiting Professor / Assistant professor Teaching in Al-Khartoum Univ./College of Engineering & Architecture / Petroleum Eng. Dept., Al-Khartoum, Al-Sudan (2000-2001)&(2002-2003).
5- Lecturer: (1999-2003)/ Dept. of Pet. Eng. / college of Eng./ University of Baghdad.
6- Visiting Professor / Assistant professor Teaching in Hadhramout University / Engineering & Petroleum College, Hadhramout, Al- Yemen. (1998-1999).
7- Lecturer: (1992-1999)/ Dept. of Pet. Eng. / college of Eng./ University of Baghdad.
8- Assistant Lecturer: (1987-1992)/ Dept. of Pet. Eng./ college of Eng./ University of Baghdad.
9- Teaching Assistant: (1979-1987)/ Dept. of Pet. Eng. / college of Eng. / University of Baghdad.
1- "Laboratory investigation on matrix acidizing for a certain pay zone in Iraq", Journal of petroleum research ,council for scientific research ,Baghdad,Vol.7,No.2,1988.
2- “Study of corrosion prevention of water injection wells", 2001.Limited circulation.
3- “Feasibility of dynamic acid corrosion control in oil well tubing". Polymer and Plastic journal, USA, 2005.
4- "Correlations developed to predict Two-Phase flow through wellhead chokes". JCPT, Canada, 1989.
5- " Study of fracture – acidizing performance of Limestone reservoir rocks", IJCPE, Vol.5,.1998.
6- Treatment of Differential pipe sticking problems in Northern Iraqi fields. Engineering college J. 2005.
7- Appearance of Gravel& Sand control during production operations—suggested treatment in Al- Rumaila Field/main pay, 2001.Limited Circulation.
8- “Predicting pressure & temperature profiles for Gas pipe lines".2002.
9- "An empirical correlation to estimate solid stresses for differentially stuck pipes"., Journal of Engineering,vol.11,No.4 December 2005,.
10- “Formulation of New Equation to estimate Productivity Index of Horizontal Wells." IJCPE, Vol.15, No.2, June, 2014.
11- Drilling optimization of a Selected Field in Kurdistan Region. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering. e-ISSN 2520-7792. Dec. 2017.-
12- Corrosion Mitigating in Crude Oil process by implementation of Desalting Unit in Erbil Refinery. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology and Science(ASRJETS). ISSN(Online) 2313- 4402. Sept .2017.
1 1. Attended
the SPE Distinguished Lecturer series (29th -6-2018)
about Water Injection Operations Design presented by R. Scot Buell from Chevron
3- “Poster presentation for the ICNS2016 held in 11-12/7/2016 at Charmo University/ Chamchamal – Sulaimani.
4- Participated in several Conferences , Studies , Continuous Education Programs , & Workshops in Petroleum Engineering inside & outside Iraq as a speaker and as a participant, ( 2005-2013).
5- Fifth Scientific Conference, College of Engineering/University of Baghdad, 2003.
6- “Models for Non-Newtonian flow through porous media". Egypt-Syria conference, 2002.
7- Gas Technology conference Iraqi Engineers Union 1999, Baghdad, research paper.
8- Fourth Scientific Conference, College of Engineering/University of Baghdad, 1992.
9- Third Scientific Conference, College of Engineering/University of Baghdad, 1988.
10- "Acid corrosion control in oil well tubing", presented at the first regional symposium materials science held in ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, December 29-31, 1987
11- “Feasibility of using Iraqi Bentonite in drilling operations". Second Scientific conference, College of Engineering, 1987.
1- "Models for Non-Newtonian flow through porous media.” MSc. thesis, 2001.
2- "Appearance of gravel & sand during production and suggested treatment for Al-Rumaila field/main pay." MSc. thesis,2002
3- "Study of corrosion prevention of oil & water Injection wells." MSc. thesis. 2003.
4- "Treatment of pipe sticking problems in Northern Iraqi fields." MSc. thesis, 2003.
5- "Annular Two-Phase flow through horizontal & near horizontal pipes." MSc. thesis, 2004.
6- "Predicting pressure & temperature profiles for gas pipe lines & simple network. MSc.thesis"..2004.
7- "Optimum design of the separator in the crude oil treatment.” MSc.thesis.2004
8- "Drag reduction for Newtonian & Non-Newtonian fluids in pipes." MSc. thesis, 2005.
9- “Optimization of pipeline transport system.” MSc. thesis. 2006.
10- "Pressure changes in pipelines transporting a mixture of Iraqi crude oils (gathering systems)." MSc.thesis.2007.
11- "Formation Damage Due to the Filtration during Drilling Operations", MSc. thesis, .2008.
12- "Design of local network of pipelines to transport crude oil and derivatives in the middle governorate of Iraq." PhD. thesis .2009
13- "Feasibility study of using Horizontal wells in Iraqi reservoirs." MSc. thesis.2010.
14- "Study of Inflow Performance for the Heavy Oil Reservoirs". MSc. thesis, 2011.
15- " Economic Evaluation of Development Study for an Iraqi Field" MSc. thesis, 2012.
16- "Prediction of the Inflow Performance of Horizontal Wells in Al-Ahdeb Field", PhD. thesis. 2013.
17- "Application of some Artificial Lift Techniques on Some Iraqi Oil Wells". MSc. thesis,
18- "Process of Matrix Acidizing of an Iraqi Carbonate Formation" MSc.. thesis,
19- Bashdar Anwar Mohammed- Oil Well Testing Using Production Logging Tools (PLT). - Completed on sept. 2017.
20- Hazhar Azad Ahmed- The Effect of Stresses on Directional Permeability in Kurdistan Region- Completed on sept. 2017.
21- Shakar Haris Mohammed- Integrated Reservoir Study for Upper Qamchuqa Formation- Completed on sept. 2017.
22- Shamal Mohammed Ahmed- Cathodic Protection of Buried Pipelines in Kurdistan Region- Completed on sept. 2017.
23- Sherwan Ibrahim Taher - Optimizing Oil Production of the Horizontal Wells in Khurmala Oilfield (KOF) - Completed on sept. 2017.
24- Sirwan Ahmed- Investigation of the Pre-treatments for reducing Salts and Sediments from Khurmala Oil Field- Completed on May 2018.
25- Frzan Fraidoon Ali-Application of Reservoir Performance Models and Production Optimization Techniques in Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Completed on sept. 2017.
26- Sasan Sabah Hanna- Optimization of the Drilling Parameters and Bit Selection for the Geologic Formations Drilled in Kurdistan Region- Completed on Sep.2017.
27-Hardawan Mohammed Hasan- The Control of Wellbore Stability in Kolosh Formation- Completed on May 2018.
28- Rebin Ali Mohammed Ameen-Study of the Application of Underbalanced Drilling in Kurdistan Region- Completed on May 2018.
29- Bzhar Maruf Ali- Corrosion and its Mitigation in the Oil and Gas Industry for KAR Projects- Completed on Sep. 2017.
30- Ranj Sherko – Reducing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) concentration in Khurmala Oil Field Using H2S Scavengers. Completed on May 2018.
Supervision of BSc. Graduation projects
1- More than 75 BSc. graduation projects in Baghdad University, Iraq.
2- 45 individual & group projects in UKH Erbil.
As a faculty advisor of the UKH SPE Student’ Chapter, I have arranged some official
participations in international petroleum conferences & exhibitions, for SPE members sponsored by SPE.
“Methods and Technology of Horizontal Drilling” for the benefit of Iraqi Drilling Company, IDC, 2002. (Authored in Arabic).
Well Stimulation and production of Oil & Gas Wells.
Natural & Artificial Lift Methods of Oil Wells.
Oil and gas flow & transportation.
Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Well testing & formation evaluation.
Inflow Performance of Vertical & Horizontal Wells.
Sand control problems.
Directional and Horizontal Technology of oil wells.
UG & PG Teaching (courses taught &developed):
1- Petroleum production engineering I & II .
2- Engineering & Petroleum economics
3- Oil well drilling engineering I & II
4- Rocks & reservoir fluid properties
5- Enhanced oil recovery
6- Fundamentals of petroleum engineering
7- Natural Gas engineering
8- Gas Technology
9- Fluid mechanics
10- Surface production operations
11- Advanced Well testing
12- Oil and Gas Industry
13- Oil and gas technology
14- Fluid flow through porous media
15- Advanced production Eng.
More than 25 certificates of appreciation by Presidents of Universities, Deans of colleges and Director Generals of many offices.
Certificates of Participation in different conferences, Sessions and others.