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Dr Khalid Amrouch
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Dr Khalid Amrouch is a Lecturer/researcher at the Australian School of Petroleum. He joined the University of Adelaide in 2013. His career started by working during five years as Structural Geologist in the IFPEN (Institut Français du Pétrole Énergies Nouvelles) and he was also a member of the "crustal deformation" team of tectonic laboratory at Paris VI University (Pierre & Marie Curie).
During these years his main interest relates to the stress/strain patterns and the understanding of the kinematics and (micro/meso) deformation mechanisms of folded and fractured sedimentary formations, timing of deformation and tectonic history. He worked in Mines PariTech as Geologist Engineer, the main objective was to study the chronological history of the fractures evolution, using a field geotechnical analysis of different fracture sets.
More recently, he has focused his interest on the fractures chronology and on the principal paleostress and strain quantification, and fracture stimulation in sedimentary rocks.
PhD, Structural Geology, University of Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI. Title: Contribution of microstructural analysis to the understanding of the folding mechanisms : Examples of folded structures in the USA (Wyoming) and Iran (Zagros). Supervisors: Prof Olivier LACOMBE, Dr Jean-Marc DANIEL. Reviewers: Prof Arnaud ETCHECOPAR, Prof Philippe LAURENT, External examiners: Prof. Francois ROURE, Prof Phillipe HUCHON, Prof Charles AUBOURG and Prof Mark EVANS.
Master degree, Earth and Universe Sciences, University of Pierre & Curie, Paris VI.
Awards & Achievements
Award of Excellence "Top 10" Poster Presentation. AAPG Annual Convention, 2012 Long Beach June 2012 IFP New Energy. The poster was entitle: Direct Paleo-overpressure Estimation, from Demonstration to Practical Application: The Sheep Mountain Anticline Example. The poster is available on AAPG Search and Discovery.
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND SEISMIC METHODS III
I coordinate this course which is taken by 3rd year Petroleum Engineer (BSc) students:
Structural Geology: with the basic concepts of stress (resolving stresses and Mohr Circle) and rock failure (friction, Coulomb); present-day stresses from oil field data; implications for wellbore stability and water flooding; basic concepts of structural geology; faults; folds; structural traps and fault seal analysis.
Seismic Methods: Principles of reflection seismology, such as wave propagation phenomena, and seismic velocity and resolution. Data acquisition and processing methods, mechanics of seismic interpretation. Velocity anomalies and depth conversion. Techniques for evaluating reservoir and fluid properties, such as seismic attributes, DHIs and AVO, and time lapse seismology.
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND GEOMECHANICS
This course is taken by Master and Honour Petroleum Geosciences students. I coordinate the lectures and practical classes and projects.
AMADEUS BASIN FIELDTRIP
This seven-day fieldtrip to the Amadeus Basin, a Late Proterozoic to Mid-Palaeozoic basin in central Australia, aims to study the evolution of the basin under different tectonic regimes. This fieldtrip is attended by Master and Honour Petroleum Geosciences students.
Geomechanics: Paleo and Present-day stress quantification in sedimentary basins.
Structural Geology: Fracture analysis in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
Arboit, F., Amrouch, K., Collins, A., King, R., Morley, C., 2015, Determination of stress and strain evolution from faults and calcite twins on the western margin of the Indochina Block. Tectonics, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003876
BEAUDOIN N., LACOMBE O., BELLAHSEN N., AMROUCH K. and DANIEL J.M., 2014, Evolution of pore-fluid pressures during folding and basin contraction in overpressured reservoirs: Insights from the Madison-Phosphoria formations in the BigHorn basin (Wyoming, USA).Marine and Petroleum Geology, 55, 214-229, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.12.009
BEAUDOIN N., LEPRÊTRE R., BELLAHSEN N., LACOMBE O., AMROUCH K., CALLOT J.P., EMMANUEL L. and DANIEL J.M., 2012, Strustural and microstructural evolution of the Rattlesnake Mountain Anticline (Wyoming, USA): new insights into the Sevier and Laramide orogenic stress build-up in the Bighorn Basin. Tectonophysics, In “Into the deformation history of folded rocks” doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.03.036.
AMROUCH K., BEAUDOIN N. LACOMBE O.,BELLAHSEN N. and DANIEL J.M., 2011, Paleostress magnitudes in folded sedimentary rocks, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L17301, doi:10.1029/2011GL048649.
AMROUCH K., LACOMBE O.,BELLAHSEN N., DANIEL J.M. and CALLOT J.P., 2010, Stress/strain patterns, kinematics and deformation mechanisms in a basement-cored anticline: Sheep Mountain anticline (Wyoming, USA). Tectonics, 29, TC1005, doi:10.1029/2009TC002525.
AMROUCH K., ROBION P., CALLOT J.P., LACOMBE O., DANIEL J.M., BELLAHSEN N. and FAURE J.L., 2010. Constraints on deformation mechanisms during folding by analyses of rock physical properties : example of Sheep Mountain anticline (Wyoming, USA).Geophysical Journal International, 182, 1105-1123, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04673.x.
AUBOURG C., SMITH B., ESHRAHI A., LACOMBE O., AUTHEMAYOU C., AMROUCH K., BELLIER O. and MOUTHEREAU F., 2010, New magnetic fabric data and their comparison with stress/strain markers from the Western Fars arc (Zagros); tectonic implications.Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ., 330, 97-120, doi:10.1144/SP330.6.
VILASI N., MALANDAIN J., BARRIER L., AMROUCH K., CALLOT J.-P., GUILHAUMOU N., LACOMBE O., MUSKA K., ROURE F. and SWENNEN R., 2009, From outcrop and petrographic studies to basin-scale fluid flow modelling : the use of the Albanian natural laboratory for carbonate reservoir characterization. Tectonophysics, TOPO-Europe Special Volume, 474, 1-2, 367-392.
LACOMBE O., MALANDAIN J., VILASI N., AMROUCH K., and ROURE F., 2008, From paleostresses to paleoburial in fold¬thrust belts : preliminary results from calcite twin analysis in the outer Albanides. Tectonophysics, Vertical Movements in Thrusts Belts, Special Volume, 475, 1, 21, 128-141.
LACOMBE O., AMROUCH K., MOUTHEREAU F. and DISSEZ L., 2007, Calcite twinning constraints on late Neogene stress patterns and deformation mechanisms in the active Zagros collision belt, Geology, 35, 3, 263-266, doi:10.1130/G23173A.1.
MOUTHEREAU F., LACOMBE O., TENSI J., BELLAHSEN N., KARGAR S. and AMROUCH K., 2007, Mechanical constraints on the development of the Zagros Folded Belt. In "Thrust belts and Foreland Basins : From Fold Kinematics to Hydrocarbon Systems", O. Lacombe, J. Lavé, François Roure and J. Verges (Eds), Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Springer, chapter 13, 247-266.
COMMUNICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
Atashbari V., Tingay M. and Amrouch K., Overpressure in the Abadan Plain, Iran. GEOPRESSURE 2015.
Kulikowski D., Amrouch K., Al Barwani K. H.; Liu W. and Cooke D., Insights into the tectonic stress history and regional 4D natural fracture distribution in the Australian Cooper Basin using Etchecopar’s calcite twin stress inversion technique, 2D/ 3D seismic interpretation and natural fracture data from image logs and core. AAPG ICE 2015.
Arboit, F., Amrouch, K., Collins, A., King, R., Morley, C., Paleostress reconstruction from calcite twin and thrust data in the Khao Khwang Fold-Thrust Belt: implications for the Triassic evolution of the Indosinian Orogeny in Central Thailand. 11th International Symposium on GONDWANA TO ASIA. 2014 IAGR Annual Convention.
BEAUDOIN N., LACOMBE O., BELLAHSEN N., AMROUCH K and DANIEL J.M. Fluid pressure evolution in overpressured limestone reservoir at basin-scale: example of the Bighorn Basin (Wyoming, USA) and lessons from comparison with other reservoirs.
BEAUDOIN N., LACOMBE O., BELLAHSEN N., AMROUCH K and DANIEL J.M. Evolution of pore-fluid pressure during folding and basin contraction in overpressured reservoirs: Insights from the Madison–Phosphoria carbonate formations in the Bighorn Basin (Wyoming, USA).
DANIEL J.M., LACOMBE O., CALLOT J.P., BELLAHSEN N.,BARBIER M., AMROUCH K and BEAUDOIN N. Direct Paleo-overpressure Estimation, from Demonstration to Practical Application: The Sheep Mountain Anticline Example. AAPG Annual Convention, 2012 Long Beach.
AMROUCH K., BEAUDOIN N., LACOMBE O., BELLAHSEN N., and DANIEL J. M. Evolution of paleostress magnitudes and pore fluid pressure during folding above a basement thrust: an integrated mechanical study at Sheep Mountain anticline (Wyoming, USA). EGU General Assembly: Vienna, 4-8 April 2011. Abstract volume.
CALLOT J. P., SASSI W., AMROUCH K., BARBIER M., ROBION P., DANIEL J. M., LACOMBE O. GUITON M., BELLAHSEN N. and FAURE J. L. Constraints on deformation mechanisms during folding provided by rock physical properties: Case studies from Laramide uplifts (Wyoming, USA). EGU General Assembly: Vienna, 4-8 April 2011. Abstract volume.
DANIEL J. M., BARBIER M., AMROUCH K., CALLOT J. P., HAMON Y. and LACOMBE O. Impact of fracturing stratigraphy on paleohydrodynamics, the Madison Formation case study (Bighorn Basin, Wyoming,USA). EGU General Assembly: Vienna, 4-8 April 2011. Abstract volume.
AMROUCH K., LACOMBE O., DANIEL J. M., ROBION P., CALLOT J. P. and BELLAHSEN N. Quantification of Stress and Strain Tensors using Calcite Twin Analysis, AMS, APV and Fry analysis in a carbonate fractured reservoir. European Association Of GeoscientIsts & Engineers. Shiraz 2009, First International Petroleum Conference & Exhibition. Shiraz – 4-6 May 2009, Abstract volume.
AMROUCH K., ROBION P., CALLOT J. P., LACOMBE O., DANIEL J. M., BELLAHSEN N. The contribution of Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS), Anisotropy of P-wave Velocity (APV) and Petrophysic analysis in the strain characterisation at Sheep Mountain Anticline (Wyoming, USA). American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA -15-19 December 2008, Abstract volume.
AMROUCH K., LACOMBE O., DANIEL J.M., 4D Quantification of Stress and Strain Tensors at Sheep Mountain Anticline (Wyoming, USA) Using Calcite Twin Analysis. American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA ¬15-19 December 2008, Abstract volume.
AMROUCH K., ROBION P., CALLOT J. P., LACOMBE O., DANIEL J. M., BELLAHSEN N. Strain and stress characterisation at Sheep Mountain Anticline (Wyoming, USA): Contribution of Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility and Calcite twins analysis. International meeting and the workshop of the ILP-Task Force on Sedimentary Basins (International Lithosphere Program) on October 28-31, 2007 in Marrakech, Morocco.
LACOMBE O., AMROUCH K. et MOUTHEREAU F., Paleostress magnitudes in active foreland fold-thrust belts from tectonic analysis of calcite twins. Examples from Taiwan and the Zagros. International meeting and the workshop of the ILP-Task Force on Sedimentary Basins (International Lithosphere Program) on October 28-31, 2007 in Marrakech, Morocco.
AMROUCH K., LACOMBE O., MOUTHEREAU F., DISSEZ L., 2005, Quantification of orientations and magnitudes of the late Cenozoic paleostresses in the Zagros folded belt from calcite twin analysis. Joint Earth Science Meeting SGF-SGE,, Thrust belts and foreland basins, O. Lacombe, J. Lavé and F. Roure convenors, Rueil, Décembre 2005, Abstract volume, p 31-35.
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