Dr Khafiz MuradovB.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Institute of Petroleum Engineering

Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 4740
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  • Room 2.17
    Jim Brown Building
    Heriot-Watt University
    Edinburgh
    EH14 4AS
    United Kingdom
Khafiz Muradov

Research profile

Roles and responsibilities

Lecturer in Production Modelling
Research JIP “Intelligent Well & Field Systems Technology” Deputy

Research
  • Heat and mass transfer in wellbores and porous media
  • Advanced well performance monitoring and analysis
  • Integrative interpretation of downhole data for multiphase flow-metering
  • Intelligent well and field design and performance optimisation

Research:

Khafiz Muradov is working within the research team “Intelligent Well & Field Systems Technology “ on a range of diverse projects related, in particular concentrating on Sub-project “Temperature Modelling and Real-time Flow Rate Allocation in Wells with Advanced Completion”. The sub-project is devoted to analysis, modelling and interpretation of advanced well monitored data; and further usage of the resulting information to optimize intelligent field production performance. He continues developing the following novel methods:

  • Temperature and Pressure Transient Analysis in multi-zone, intelligent wells
  • Prediction of temperature in wells with advanced completion, based on the developed heat and mass transfer model of a complex axial system
  • Real-time multiphase soft-metering in advanced, multi-zone wells based on the pressure and temperature measurements
  • Real-time intelligent well clean-up monitoring and optimisation strategy
  • Asymptotic solution of the pressure calculation problem in advanced wells

These methods have been successfully tested on synthetic and real field cases. The methodology has been proposed to a group of operating and service companies.

Selected publications
  1. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Temperature transient analysis in a horizontal, multi-zone, intelligent well”, SPE 150138 paper, 2012.
  2. Silva Junior, F.M., Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Review, analysis and comparison of intelligent well downhole monitoring systems”, SPE 150195 paper, 2012.
  3. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Early-time asymptotic, analytical temperature solution for linear non-adiabatic flow of a slightly compressible fluid in a porous layer”, Transp. Por. Med., 2012.
  4. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Application of distributed temperature measurements to estimate zonal flow rate and pressure”, IPTC 15215 paper, 2011.
  5. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Novel analytical methods of temperature interpretation in horizontal wells”, SPE J. Petrol. Tech. 2011.
  6. Birchenko, V.M., Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Reduction of the horizontal well’s heel–toe effect with inflow control devices”, J. Petrol. Sc. Eng. 2010.
  7. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Towards temperature transient analysis in horizontal wells”, paper presented at the EAGE ECMOR XII Conference, Oxford, 6-9 Sep. 2010.
  8. D.K. Olowoleru, K.M. Muradov, F.T. Al-Khelaiwi, D.R. Davies, “Efficient intelligent well cleanup using downhole monitoring”, SPE 122231 paper presented at the 8th European Formation Damage Conference, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 27-29 May 2009.
  9. F. T. Al-Khelaiwi, K. M. Muradov, D. K. Olowoleru, D. R. Davies, “Advanced well flow control technologies can improve well clean-up”, SPE 122267 paper presented at the 8th European Formation Damage Conference, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 27-29 May 2009.
  10. Muradov, K.M. and Davies, D.R., “Temperature modeling and analysis of wells with advanced completion”, SPE 121054 paper presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, 8–11 Jun. 2009.
  11. Muradov, K.M., and Davies, D.R., “Zonal rate allocation in intelligent wells”, SPE 121055 paper presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, 8–11 Jun. 2009.
  12. Muradov, K.M., Davies, D.R., “Prediction of temperature distribution in intelligent wells”, SPE 114772 paper presented at the SPE Russian Oil & Gas Technical Conference and Exhibition, Moscow, 28–30 Oct. 2008.
  13. Aggrey, G., Al-Khelaiwi, F., Al-Mutairi, F., Muradov, K., Qing, Y., Rafiei, Y., and Davies, D., “Application of permanent sensors for real-time, well management”, The Leading Edge; 27 (12):1654-1661, December 2008.
Biography

Khafiz Muradov got his B.Sc. (2002) and first M.Sc. (2004) degrees in physics from the renowned, research oriented Novosibirsk State University, Russia. He majored in Nuclear and Fundamental Particles Physics. During his study he was working part-time in Budker Research Institute of Nuclear Physics (2001-2004) as a junior researcher, conducting experimental and theoretical research related to the charged particles detection systems. After getting his second M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 2005 he worked (2005-2007) as a Senior Expert in Tyumen Petroleum Research Centre, Russia. His responsibilities included well log and well test planning, analysis and interpretation, and reservoir engineering studies. He later got Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 2010 for his project “Temperature Modelling and Real-time Flow Rate Allocation in Wells with Advanced Completion”. He continues his intelligent well technology related research, and teaching/tutoring as a Lecturer in Production Modelling, at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering of Heriot-Watt University.