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Dr Mahmoud Omran Elsharafi

Email Addresses
mahmoud.elsharafi@mwsu.edu
My Websites

Engineering, McCoy School of
Assistant Professor

Office Location
McCoy Engineering Hall 219F
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4551
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2018 PETE2103 280 Intro to Petroleum Engineering McCoy Engineering Hall 136

 

TR 5:00 - 6:20 PM

Details Spring 2018 PETE 4273 270 Petroleum Production Operations McCoy Engineering Hall 207

MW 6:30-7:50 PM

Details Spring 2018 MENG3234 21A Heat Transfer Lab McCoy Engineering Hall 118

T 01:00-02:50 PM

Details Spring 2018 MENG 4243 201 Senior Design Lab II McCoy Engineering Hall 123

W 14:00-18:00 PM

Details Spring 2018 MENG 3234 21B Heat Transfer Lab McCoy Engineering Hall 118

T 03:00-04:50 PM

Details Spring 2018 MENG 3234 21C Heat Transfer Lab McCoy Engineering Hall 118

R 03:00-04:50 PM

Details Fall 2017 MENG 4143 11F Senior Design I Lab McCoy Engineering Hall 123

W 2:00-5:50pm

Details Fall 2017 MENG 3104 11C Fluid Mechanics Lab McCoy Engineering Hall

R 1:30pm-3:20pm

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Missouri University of Science Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering
Institution Position Start Date End Date
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Senoir Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering 08/2013 07/2014
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering 08/2014 Present

Publications

Book:

  • Mahmoud Elsharafi.  "Measurements of Gel Pack Permeability in Mature Reservoirs". LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-10-13)-ISBN-13: 978-3-659-96739-9. German.

Peer-Reviewed Paper Publications:

  1. Elsharafi, M. & Bai, B. (2012). Effect of Weak Preformed Particle Gel on Unswept Oil Zones/Areas during Conformance Control Treatments. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(35), 11547–11554. DOI: 10.1021/ie3007227. DOI: 10.2118/16256-PA.

  2. Mahmoud Elsharafi & Bai, B.  “Influence of Strong Preformed Particle Gels on Low-Permeable Formations in Mature Reservoirs” has been published in the Petroleum Science Journal. Pet. Sci. (2016) 13:77-90,DOI 10.1007/s12182-015-0072-3.

  3. Mahmoud Elsharafi & Bai, B. "Effect of back pressure on the gel pack permeability in mature reservoir" Fuel 183 (2016) 449–456 , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2016.06.103.

  4. Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi. Swelling and Deswelling kinetics of superabsorbent Polymer, IMECE2016-68042,  Technical review paper. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, Phoenix, AZ, USA

  5. Cody Chancellor, Connor Kirby, Mahmoud Elsharafi . “Evaluate the Effect of pH on the Mixed Brine and Chemical Solutions”. IMECE2016-68043,  Technical review paper. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

  6.  Elsharafi, M. Chancellor, M. 2016 “Hydrochloride Acid Effect on the pH Value of the Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Solutions”. Int J Petrochem Sci Eng 2016, 1(1): 00006. DOI: 10.15406/ipcse.2016.01.00006.

  7. Elsharafi, M, Chancellor, C. Roshani. A. 2016. Swelling and Deswelling Kinetics of Liquiblock 40F Polymer. Int J Petrochem Sci Eng 2016, 1(3): 00013. Co- authors DOI: 10.15406/ipcse.2016.01.00013.

  8. Elsharafi, M. Bai, B. 2016“Experimental Work to Determine the Effect of Load Pressure on the Gel Pack Permeability of Strong and Weak Preformed Particle Gels” . Fuel 188 (2017) 332–342., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel. 2016.10.001,

  9. Elsharafi, M. Saleh. L, Bai, B. 2016. “Quantitative Analytical Model of the Formation Damage by Gel Particles”. Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 2016, 5 (4), 99-106. E-ISSN: 1929-6002/16.

  10. Mahmoud Elsharafi and Cody Chancellor." Swelling and Deswelling Kinetics of AT-O3S Polymer". Journal of Energy and Power Engineering  2017,11, (3), 164-172. Doi: 10.17265/1934-8975/2017.03.004.

  11. Mahmoud Elsharafi and Tibor Bodi. "Evaluation of the Productivity of Vertical Oil Wells by Using Different High Shot Densi (HSD) Guns. Int J Petrochem Sci Eng 2017, 2(2): 00032.  DOI: 10.15406/ipcse.2017.02.00032.

  12. Mahmoud O. Elsharafi, Denzel Kinyua, Cody Chancellor, Kentzie Rhodes. " Viscosity Measurements of Different Fluids Used for Mobility Control in Mature Reservoirs". Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal 19 (2017) 141-146 . 

  13. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Cody Chancellor, Cameron Duckworth, Moiz Tatla, Reuben Denwe, Okan Lafleur, Zhiqi Mao, Mohamed Azzouz, Sheldon Wang. "Heat Transfer Technology to Convert Plastic Trash to Oil".  Technical review paper, ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. IMECE2017, 70953. November 3-9, 2017, Tampa, Florida, USA.

  14. Mahmoud O. Elsharafi, Cody Chancellor, Denzel Kinyua, Reuben Denwe.  "Viscosity Measurements for Various Mixed Fluids Used to Enhance Oil Recovery".  Technical review paper, ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. IMECE2017, 70961. November 3-9, 2017, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Papers in Proceedings:

  1. Elsharafi, M. & Bai, B. (2011). Static Filtration Tests to Evaluate the Damage of Preformed Particle Gel on Non-Swept Zones/Areas during Conformance Control Treatments. EAGE Libya - 5th North African Mediterranean Petroleum and Geosciences Conference & Exhibition Tripoli, Libya, 28-30 March.

  2. Elsharafi, M., and Bai, B. (2013). Effect of Strong Preformed Particle Gel on Unswept Oil Zones/Areas during Conformance Control Treatments. Proceedings of the 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC, London, United Kingdom, 10-13 June. SPE-164879-MS.

  3. Mahmoud Elsharafi and Baojun Bai . (2015030) “Gel Pack-A Novel Concept to Optimize Preformed Particle Gels (PPGs) Conformance Control Treatment Design”. Proceeding of the 62nd Annual Meeting of Southwestern Petroleum Conference, Held in Lubbock, Texas 22-23 April 2015.

  4. Mahmoud Elsharafi and Tibor Bodi. (2015033) “Evaluation of the Productivity of the Vertical Oil Wells by Using Different High Shot Density (HSD) Guns”. Proceeding of the 62nd Annual Meeting of Southwestern Petroleum Conference, Held in Lubbock, Texas 22-23 April 2015.

  5.  Elsharafi, M & Bai, B. (2015). Minimizing formation damage for preformed particle gels treatment in mature reservoirs. Proceeding of   the SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference. 11 – 13 August, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. SPE-174645-MS.

  6. Cody Chancellor, Connor Kirby,  Mahmoud Elsharafi, and Jeong Tae Ok, "Control PH Value for Superaborbent Polymers (SAPS) Solutions by using Hydrochloride Acid (HCL)". Proceeding paper at the 63rd Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course (ASPSC), April 20-21, Lubbock, TX, 2016.

  7.  Mahmoud O. Elsharafi, Laila D. Saleh.  Haiat K. Alhaj. "Microgels, Bright Water, and Colloidal Dispersion Gel (CDG) Applications in Mature Reservoirs” . Proceeding of the   1st International Conference on Chemical, Petroleum, and Gas Engineering (ICCPGE 2016), 22-23 December, 2016 at Alkhoms, Libya.

  8.  Laila D. Saleh, Muna M. Hammuda, Abdussalam M. Mohamed, Haiat K. Alhaj, Mahmoud O. Elsharafi, and Baojun Bai. " Recovery Predictions for Polymer Flooding Method". Proceeding of the   1st International Conference on Chemical, Petroleum, and Gas Engineering (ICCPGE 2016), 22-23 December, 2016 at Alkhoms, Libya.

  9. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Saleh Lila, Baojun Bai. “Quantitative Analytical Model of the Formation Damage by Gel Particles” In Proceeding of the   1st International Conference on Chemical, Petroleum, and Gas Engineering (ICCPGE 2016), 22-23 December, 2016 at Alkhoms, Libya. 

  10.  Mahmoud Elsharafi, Brandy Fields, Kristen Moss, Cody Chancellor. " Oil Effect on the Dehydration of Suoerabsorbent Polymer". Proceeding paper at the 64th Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course (ASPSC), May 22-25, Lubbock, TX, 2017.

  11. Mahmoud O. Elsharafi, Haiat K. Alhaj, and Laila Saleh , Cody Chancellor. "  Single  Well Productivity Model by Using System Nodel Analysis and Production Decline". Proceeding paper at the 64th Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course (ASPSC), May 22-25, Lubbock, TX, 2017.

  12. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Mohamed Hussen Masaud, Faisal Bergigh. “Forecasting the Reservoir Performance Data of Oilfield in Libya by Using Decline Curve Analysis ".  Proceedings at the 65th Southwestern Petroleum Short Course Annual Meeting, SWPSC-2018, pages 335-346. April 16-19, 2018, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

  13. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Chiedza S. Tokonyai, Adanna D. Okoye, Jomarie LeBlanc. "Dynamic Contact Angle Measurement".  Proceedings at the 65th Southwestern Petroleum Short Course Annual Meeting, SWPSC-2018, pages 323-334.April 16-19, 2018, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

  14.  Mohammed A. Samba , Mahmoud Elsharafi “Comparison of Different Gases Injection for Better Oil Recovery”. Proceedings at the Second Scientific Conference of oil and Gas. 2018. Ajdabiya, Libya, Faraday 5-7, 2018.

  15.  Ali K. Alhuraishawy, Baojun Bai, Mingzhen Wei, Abdullah Almansour, Mortadha Alsaba, and Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Integrating Microgel-Low Salinity Waterflooding to Improve Production Profile in Non-Crossflow Heterogeneous Reservoir”. Proceedings at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 23–26 April 2018.

Presentations:

  1. Baojun Bai, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Jia Zhou, Zinan Li, Rajesh Challa, Hao Zhang, Patrick Shuler, Qu Qi, Jennifer Cutler. Preformed Particle Gel (PPG) for Conformance Control. Feb, 2010, Midland, TX.

  2. Bai, B., Zhang, H., Shuler, P., Qu, Q., Wu, Y., Challa, R., Elsharafi, M., Zhou, J. (2012).  RPSEA Final Report “Preformed Particle Gel for Conformance Control”. Contract Number: 07123‐2.

  3. Mahmoud Elsharafi.  “Effect of Back Pressure on Gel Pack Permeability during Conformance Control Treatment”. Presented at the 2015 Southwest Section of the AAPG Annual Convention, Held in Wichita Falls, Texas 11-14 April 2015.

  4. Cody Chancellor,  Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Oilfield Excess Water Shut-off for Mature Reservoir by using Superabsorbent Polymer and Various Brine Concentrations”. NTASC Confe (North Texas Area Student Conference) , April 18, 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  5.  Mahmoud Elsharafi (2015). “Petroleum Engineering Program at Midwestern State University”. Presented at the 2015 Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting in Texas A@M University, 25-28 October.

  6.  Cody Chancellor, Connor Kirby,   Mahmoud Elsharafi, and Jeong Tae Ok. " Kinetics of a Super-Absorbent Polymer", 2016 SPE Southwestern North America Student Paper Contest on April 2, The University of Texas at Austin, TX.

  7. Ayesha Dewalagawa Madamawatta, Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Swelling/De-swelling Kinetics for LiquiBlock-40F Polymer Using Various Brine Concentrations”. North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 2016, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.. 

  8. Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Evaluate the Effect of pH on the Mixed Brine and Chemical Solutions”. North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 2016,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  9. Matthew Murphy, Matthew Felix, Cecil Francis, Ayesha Dewalagawa Madamawatta, Jeong Tae Ok, Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Microfluidic Porous Media Analogs". North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 2016,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  10.  Kiran Chapagain, Daniel Goodey , Jeong Tae Ok, Sheldon Wang, Yu Guo, Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Modeling Study of Leidenfrost Drop on Micro- and Nanoscale Ratchets”. North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 2016, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  11. Jeong Tae Ok, Kiran Chapagain, Daniel Goodey, Ayesha Madamwatta, Eurydice Kanimba, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Yu Guo, Sheldon Wang, and Sunggook, "Modeling study of Leidenfrost liquid drops moving on surfaces with micro- andnano-scale ratchets",  2016 Technical Presentation of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, Phoenix, AZ, USA, IMECE2016-68160.

  12.  Connor Kirby, Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi . “Evaluate the Effect of pH on the Mixed Brine and Chemical Solutions”. International Conference on Gas, Oil and Petroleum Engineering. November 14-16, 2016 | Las Vegas, USA.

  13. Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi . “Swelling and Deswelling kinetics of AT-O3S Polymer” International Conference on Gas, Oil and Petroleum Engineering. November 14-16, 2016 | Las Vegas, USA.

  14. Mahmoud Elsharafi. Quantitative Analytical Model of the Formation Damage by Gel Particles.  5th World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, December 05-07, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  

  15. Denzel Kinyua, Kentzie Rhodes, Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi. "  Viscosity Measurements for Various Mixed Fluids Used to Enhance Oil Recovery".Southwestern North America Regional Student Paper Contest in the Undergraduate Division for the SPE students contest, Wednesday, 1 February 2017, Denver, Co.

  16. Denwe Reuben, Duckworth Cameron, Mao, Zhiqi, Tatla Moiz , Chancellor Cody,  Mahmoud Elsharafi, Salim Azzoz, Shedon Wang, and Lafleur Okan. “Heat Transfer Technology to Convert Plastic Trash to Oil Fuel”. 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research University of Memphis - April 6-8, 2017.

  17. Cody Chancellor, Cameron Duckworth, Okan La Fleur, Zhiqi Mao, Reuben Denwe, Mahmoud Elsharafi, alim Azzouz, Sheldon Wang. " Heat Transfer Technology To Convert Plastic Trash To Oil" North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April, 29, 2017,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  18.  Reuben Denwe, Denzel Kinyua, Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Viscosity Measurements For Various Mixed Fluids Used To Enhance Oil Recovery". North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 29, 2017,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  19. Jomarie Leblance, Chiedza Tokoyai, Mahmoud Elsharafi. " Dynamic Contact Angle Measurments.North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 29, 2017,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  20. Ravi Prasanth Baskaran, Kyle Gordon, Connor Kirby, Martin Moore, Hyungmo Yeon,  Sheldon Wang, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Modeling And Testing For Slippage Of Sucker-Rod Pumps. North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC ) April 29, 2017,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  21. Packiaraj Arumugham, Attapol Kuanliang, and Mahmoud Elsharafi “Islamophobia: College Students’ Perceptions and Experiences”. At AICMSE 2017, 4th Academic International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies and Education to be held on 25th-27th September 2017 in Boston, USA. Oral Presentation.

  22.  Jedesh Chandrasegaran, and Sheldon Walsh, and Mahmoud Elsharafi “Acid (HCL) Effect on the pH Value of Chemical Solutions" at the National Council on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2018, April 6th, 2018, Edmond, OK. Poster presentation.

  23. Omar Clarke, Jomarie Leblanc, and Sheldon Walsh, and Mahmoud Elsharafi “Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements” at the National Council on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2018, April 6th. Edmond, OK. Also, their poster has been published online on the Journal of student Research. Poster presentation.

  24. Sheldon Walsh, Brandy fields, Caleb Acuna, William Statham, Okan Lefleur, and Mahmoud Elsharafi “Design and Implementation of Heat Transfer System for the Pyrolysis of Synthetic Polymers” at the National Council on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2018, April 6th. Edmond, OK. Oral presentation

  25. Jedeshkeran Chandrasegaran, Cody Chancellor, Conner Kirby, and Mahmoud Elsharafi “Evaluation of the pH Valve Effect on the Chemical Treatments” at the 2nd International Conference on Gas, Oil and Petroleum Engineering conference (GOPE-2018), February 27th, Houston, TX. Poster presentation
     

 

MSU Student Research Awards

  1. Ayesha Madamawatta and Mahmoud Elsharafi. “Minimizing the Effect of Preformed Particle Gels on Unswept Low-Permeable Formation in Mature Reservoir”. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, November 21, 2014, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  2. Cody Chancellor, Chavindra Hatharasinghe, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Jeong Tae Ok. “Oilfield Excess Water Shut-off for Mature Reservoir by using Superabsorbent Polymer and Various Brine Concentrations”. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, April 30, 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  3. Ayesha Madamawatta and Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Swelling/De-swelling Kinetics for Superabsorbent Polymer by Using Various Brine Concentrations".  UGROW, Jully 02, 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  4. Connor Kirby, Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi, and Jeong Ok. "Use of Hydrochloride acid (HCl) to Control pH Value for Superabsorbent Polymer Solutions".Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, November 19 , 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  5. Matthew Felix, Cecil Francis, Ayesha Madamawatta, Matthew Murphy, Jeong Ok, and Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Microfluidic Porous Media Analog".Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, November 19 , 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  6. Mohamed Hussen Masaud and Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Forecasting the Reservoir Performance Data of Oilfield in Libya by Using Decline Curve Analysis". Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, November 19 , 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  7. Kiran Chapagain, Jeong Ok, Yu Guo, Sheldon Wang, and Mahmoud Elsharafi. "Computational study of film boiling droplet motion on Micro- and Nano-scale ratchets".Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, November 19 , 2015, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  8. Connor Kirby, Cody Chancellor, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Evaluate the Effect of pH on the Mixed Brine and Chemical Solutions. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, May 01 , 2016, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.
  9.  Danzel M. Kinyua, Kentzie Rhodes, Mahmoud Elsharafi, Jeong Ok.Viscosity Measurements for Various Fluids Used in Oil Industry. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, May 01 , 2016, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  10.  Kiran Chapagain, Daniel Goodey,Jeong Ok, Yu Guo, Sheldon Wang, and Mahmoud Elsharafi. Computational Study of Film Boiling Droplet Motion on Micro- and Nanoscale Ratchets. Swelling/De-swelling Kinetics for Superabsorbent Polymer. . .  Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, May 01 , 2016, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

  11. Denzel Martin, Cody Chancellor, Denwe Reuben. "Viscosity Measurements for Various Mixed Fluids Used in Enhanced Oil Recovery". Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, EURECA Spring 2017.

  12. Chiedza Tokonyai, Adanna Okoye,  Jomarie Leblanc. "Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements".Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum,  EURECA Spring 2017.

Projects:

  • Heat Transfer Technology to Convert Plastic Trash to Oil Fuel.
  • Sucker Rod Pump Pressure and Leaking Flow Rate Measurement System.
  • Computational Study of Film Boiling Droplet Motion on Micro- and Nanoscale Ratchets.
  • Viscosity Measurements for Various Mixed Fluids Used in Enhanced Oil Recovery.
  • Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements.
  • Energy From Saltwater
  • Dynamic Filtration test to investigate the effects of Performed Gels on Unswept/ low permeable zones/areas
  • Design and Implementation of a heat Transfer System for the Pyrolysis of Synthetic Polymers