PhD Earth and Ocean Science (Cardiff University, Cardiff City, United Kingdom 2007-2012)
MPhil (Cardiff University, Cardiff City, United Kingdom 2007-2012)
BSc Geology (University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani City, Kurdistan regional of Iraq 2000-2004)
Ala Abdulla Ghafur
Ala A. Ghafur, Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources Engineering and Management joined UKH in September 2013 having different positions in the Natural Resources Engineering and Management department including Chair of the department. She received her PhD degree in Petroleum Geoscience from Cardiff University-United Kingdom, specialized in Carbonate Reservoir Characterization and Sedimentology.
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
Cardiff University, United Kingdom 2007 – 2012
University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan 2004 – 2007
developed the following laboratories in Natural Resources Engineering and
Management department: Physical Geology, Petrography and Rock preparation
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
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.
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.
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: