Deputy Chair of Petroleum Engineering

Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources Engineering and Management

Reviewer at Marine and Petroleum Geology Journal - Elsevier, Indexed by Thomson Reuters, Impact Factor: 2.888

Reviewer at Journal of Structural Geology - Elsevier, Indexed by Thomson Reuters, Impact Factor: 2.408

Reviewer at Arabian Journal of Geosciences - Springer, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor: 0.955

Reviewer at UKH Journal of Science, Medicine and Engineering (UKHJSME)

Faculty Advisor at UKH Student Chapter of AAPG 



Lecturer at the University of Kurdistan Hewler, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (October 2016 – Present).

Lecturer at the Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (December 2015 – February 2017).

Project Geologist at GeoScience Limited, Falmouth, United Kingdom (December 2014 – September 2016).

President at University of Aberdeen AAPG Student Chapter. Aberdeen, United Kingdom (September 2013 – November 2014). 

Teaching Assistant at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (September 2011 – May 2014).

Project Coordinator at Kar Group; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (July 2010 – February 2011).

Assistant Lecturer at the Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (September 2009 – March 2011).

Geologist at StatoilHydro ASA; Oslo, Norway (June 2009 – August 2009).

Geologist at StatoilHydro ASA; Oslo, Norway (June 2008 – July 2008).

Geologist at Statoil ASA; Stavanger, Norway (July 2007 – August 2007).

Teaching Assistant at the Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (September 2005 – January 2007).

Gutmanis, J., Ardèvol i Oró, L., Díez-Canseco, D., Chebbihi, L., Awdal, A.H., Cook, A., 2017. Fracture analysis of outcrop analogues to support modelling of the subseismic domain in carbonate reservoirs, south-central Pyrenees. Geological Society Special Publications, 459.

Awdal, A.H., Healy, D., Alsop, G.I., 2016. Fracture patterns and petrophysical properties of carbonates undergoing regional folding: A case study from Kurdistan, N Iraq. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 71, 149-167.

Awdal, A.H., Healy, D., Alsop, G.I., 2014. Geometrical analysis of deformation band lozenges and their scaling relationships to fault lenses. Journal of Structural Geology. 66, 11-23.

Awdal, A.H., Braathen, A., Wennberg, O.P., Sherwani, G.H., 2013. The characteristics of fracture networks in the Shiranish formation of the Bina Bawi Anticline; comparison with the Taq Taq Field, Zagros, Kurdistan, NE Iraq. Petroleum Geoscience. 19, 139-155.

Muhammed, M.M., Awdal, A.H., 2012. Automatic Mapping of Lineaments Using Shaded Relief Images Derived from Digital Elevation Model (DEM) in Erbil-Kurdistan, northeast Iraq. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences 6(2), 138-146.

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.

Associate member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Associate member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).



Undergraduate Projects (2016-2017)

Fracture Analysis from Borehole Image Logs. 

Fracture Analysis of Kurra Chine Formation in Outcrops of Kurdistan.

Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Modelling - Upscaling and Utilization for Porosity and Permeability Modelling.


Undergraduate Projects (2017-2018)

The Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration.

Upper Cretaceous Formation Evaluation Using Wireline Logging.

MSc Scholarship offered by the Norwegian State Oil Company (Statoil ASA), 2007-2009, University of Bergen, Norway.

Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES). A bursary of £2000 has been awarded as partial funding for my PhD research. Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2013.


Fractured Reservoir Characterisation.

Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Modelling.

Outcrop Studies of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs.

Geometry and Scaling Relationships of Faults and Fractures.

PE202 Seismic Methods and Analysis

PE203 Petroleum Economy

PE205 Petroleum Geology

PE301 Well Logging and Interpretation

PEM506 Advanced Well Logging

MRE203 Structural Geology and Tectonics

NRE204 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

OGM501 Oil and Gas Industry


BSc Graduation First Rank Student Award, 2005, Kurdistan.

Post-Graduate 1st Place Winner of Midland Valley’s Student Structure Prize, 2013, UK. £2000

Winner of Midland Valley’s Field Move Photo Competition, 2015, UK. £500


Awdal, A.H., Gutmanis, J.C., 2015. Iraqi Kurdistan: It’s All in the Timing. GeoExPro. Vol. 12, No. 6.

http://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2015/12/iraqi-kurdistan-it-s-all-in-the-timing


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