HOWRI MANSURBEG

Contact Info

Faculty: Sciences

Department: Petroleum Geosciences

Address: Soran

Email: howri.mansurbeg@soran.edu.iq

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Academic title: Professor

Responsibility: ..

General Expertise: Petroleum Exploration

Specific Expertise: Reservoir diagenesis

Research Interests: Reservoir Quality Evaluation and Prediction, Linking diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy.

 

 


Education:

- B.Sc., 1993, Salahaddin University (1993)

-M.Sc. Petroleum Exploration, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 1998

-M.Sc. Reservoir diagenesis, Denmark Technical University and Lund University, 2001

-PhD   Reservoir Geology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007.

 


Biography:

 

A Petroleum Geologist (PhD Uppsala University-Sweden), with particular expertise in diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy, and reservoir characterization of siliciclastics and carbonates. My current research deals with hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in carbonate reservoirs in Iraqi Kurdistan, utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary approach. I have worked for several international oil companies in Europe and the US and produced many technical reports and research articles in the past 10 years. I am currently Professor at the Department of Petroleum Geosciences.

 


Publications: (Books, researches)

 

Sabrina Altenhofen, Argos Schrank, Howri Mansurbeg, Luiz De Ros, Depositional and Diagenetic Controls on the Porosity of Lithic Pre-Salt Reservoirs from the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, Northeastern Brazil. Submitted to Sedimentology.

Sadoon Morad, Howri Mansurbeg, Matteo Paganoni, Daniel Morad, Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Stephen N. Ehrenberg, Amena Al Harethi and Ihsan S. Al-Aasm.

Diagenesis of the Kharaib carbonate reservoir (Lower Cretaceous) in a giant oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: comparison between the crest and flanks

Mansurbeg,  H. Predicting reservoir quality in turbidite sandstone reservoirs from the synergy between diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy and basinal setting. Examples from passive and active margins. In progress.

Koyi, H., Mansurbeg,  H., Bahroudi, A., Sans, M., Lawa, F., Nilfouroushan, F., and Ali Farzipour Saein. The role of multiple weak horizons in the Zagros deformation and its implication in petroleum exploration. In progress.

H. Mansurbeg, H. Koyi, R. Othman. En echelon fault segments and structural evolution of the Pirmam and Binabawi anticlines in the northwestern Zagros: implications for the petroleum potential and prospectivity in undrilled blocks in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In progress.

Kareem H. Kareem, Ihsan S. Al-Aasm, and Howri Mansurbeg. Structurally-Controlled Hydrothermal Dolomitization in an Extensional Regime- a Case Study of the Cretaceous Qamchuqa Formation, Zagros Basin, Kurdistan Iraq. In progress. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2016/51253al-asaam/ndx_al-asam.pdf.html

Daniel Morad, Howri Mansurbeg, Shijun Dong, Sadoon Morad. Origin of drusy dolomite cement in Permo-Triassic dolostones, northern United Arab Emirates. In progress.

Forooz Keyvani, Howri Mansurbeg, Ihsan S Al-Aasm, S. Morad. Pre-, Syn-, post tectonic Diagenesis and Porosity Evolution: an example from Fahliyan, Carbonate Reservoirs (Lower Cretaceous) from the Zagros Basin, Iran. In progress.

Impact Of Meteoric-Water Diagenesis On Reservoir Quality In Paleocene Turbditic Sandstones, Uk Central Graben, North Sea. H. Mansurbeg, D. Morad, R. Othman1, S. Morad, Ole Gunnar Tveiten, K. Kolo1, M.A.K. El-Ghali4, P. Spirov, F.K. Harchegani, I.S. Al-Aasm. In progress.

Mansurbeg, H,  H. Koyi, K. Kolo R. Othman, F. K. Harchegani, De-Risking Plays In The Highly Folded Zone Foreland Basin Of The Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt, The Kurdistan Region, Iraq. In progress.

M. A. Khalifa, H. Mansurbeg, D. Morad, A. Ceriani, S. Morad and I. S. Al-Aasm. Quartz And Fe-Dolomite Cements Record Shifts In Formation Water Chemistry And Hydrocarbon Migration Events In Devonian Shoreface Sandstones, Ghadamis Basin, Libya, The Ghadamis Basin, Libya. Submitted to Journal of Sedimentary Research.

M. Sirat, I.S. Al-Aasm, S. Morad, A. Aldahan, O. Al-Jallad, A. Ceriani, D. Morad, H. Mansurbeg, A. Al Suwaidi. Saddle dolomite and calcite cements as records of fluid flow during basin evolution: paleogene carbonates, United Arab Emirates, Marine and petroleum geology. Volume 74, June 2016, Pages 71–91

Paganoni, M., Al Harethi, A., Morad, D., Morad, S., Ceriani, A., Mansurbeg, H., Sirat, M. (2015, November 9). Impact of Stylolitization on Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality: A Case Study from an Early Cretaceous Reservoir in a Giant Oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/177944-MS.

https://www.adipec.com/conference/programme/d3/t20/1430-1500-impact-of-stylolitization-on-diagenesis-and-reservoir-quality-a-case-study-from-an-early-cretaceous-reservoir-in-a-giant-oilfield-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates/

Matteo Paganoni, Amena Al Harthi, Daniel Morad, Sadoon Morad, Andrea Ceriani, Howri Mansurbeg, Aisha Al Suwaidi, Ihsan S. Al-Aasm, Stephen N. Ehrenberg, Manhal Sirat. Impact of stylolitization on diagenesis of a lower cretaceous carbonate reservoir from a giant oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sedimentary Geology, volume 335, 15 April 2016, Pages 70–92.

Daniel Morad, Matteo Paganoni, Amena Al Harthi, Sadoon Morad, Andrea Ceriani, Howri Mansurbeg, Aisha Al Suwaidi, Ihsan S. Al-Aasm & Stephen N. Ehrenberg. Origin and evolution of microporosity in packstones and grainstones in a Lower Cretaceous carbonate reservoir, United Arab Emirates. Armitage, P. J., Butcher, A. R., Churchill, J. M., Csoma, A. E., Hollis, C., Lander, R. H., Omma, J. E. & Worden, R. H. (eds) Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 435, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP435.20 # 2016.

 

Howri Mansurbeg, Daniel Morad, Rushdy Othman, Sadoon Morad, Andrea Ceriani, Ihsan Al-Aasm, Kamal Kolo, Pavel Spirov, Jean Noel Proust, Alain Preat, Hemin Koyi. Hydrothermal dolomitization of the Bekhme formation (Upper Cretaceous), Zagros Basin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Record of oil migration and degradation. Sedimentary Geology, volume 341, 15, 2016, Pages 147–162

 

Howri Mansurbeg, The use of diagenetic signatures to distinguish marine versus continental deposition in Triassic-Jurassic sandstone reservoirs from the UK Central Graben area. Marine and Petroleum Geology, Volume 79, January 2017, Pages 188–200.

F. El-Khatri, M. A. K. El-Ghali, H. Mansurbeg, S. Morad, N. Ogleand R. M. Kalin. Diagenetic alterations and reservoir quality evolution of Lower Cretaceous fluvial sandstones: Nubian Formation, Sirt Basin, North-Central Libya. Journal of Petroleum geology Vol. 38, no. 2, 2015

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Alkhoriby, E., Morad, S., Mansurbeg,  H., Ogle N., Kalin, R.M.,

Distribution of carbonate cements within depositional facies and sequence stratigraphic framework of shoreface and deltaic arenites, Lower Miocene, the Gulf of Suez rift. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 45, (8), 267–280., 2013.

 Mansurbeg,  H., L. F. De Ros , J. M. M. Ketzer and S. Morad. Meteoric diagenesis in canyon-fill turbidite reservoirs from the Espírito Santo Basin, Eastern Brazil, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 37 (1), 7-26, 2012

Morad, S, IS Al-Aasm, FH Nader, A Ceriani, M Gasparrini, H. Mansurbeg.  Impact of diagenesis on the spatial and temporal distribution of reservoir quality in the Jurassic Arab D and C Members, offshore Abu Dhabi oilfield, United Arab Emirates GeoArabia 17 (3), 17-56.

S Morad, M Sirat, MAK El-Ghali, H. Mansurbeg.,  2011. Chloritization in Proterozoic granite from the Äspö Laboratory, southeastern Sweden: record of hydrothermal alterations and implications for nuclear waste storage. Clay minerals 46 (3), 495-513.

Caja, M. A. R. Marfil, D. Garcia, E. Remacha, S. Morad, H. Mansurbeg,  A. Amorosi, C. Martínez-Calvo, R. Lahoz-Beltrá. Provenance of siliciclastic and hybrid turbiditic arenites of the Eocene Hecho Group, Spanish Pyrenees: implications for the tectonic evolution of a foreland basin. Basin Research, VL: 9999 NO: 9999, 2009.

Morad, S., M. A. K. El-ghali, M. A. Caja, M. Sirat, K. Al-Ramadan & H. Mansurbeg, ”Hydrothermal alteration of plagioclase in granitic rocks from Proterozoic basement of S.E. Sweden,” Geological Journal, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 105-116, October 2009.

Mansurbeg,  H., Caja, M.A., Marfil, R., Morad, S., Garcia, D., Remacha, E., Martin- Crespo, T., El-Ghali, M.A.K. Diagenetic evolution and porosity destruction of hybrid turbiditie arenites of foreland basins: evidence from the Eocene Hecho Group, Pyrenees, Spain. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79, 711-735. 2009

Morad, S., M. A. K. El-ghali, M. A. Caja, K. Al-Ramadan & H. Mansurbeg, “Hydrothermal alteration of magmatic titanite: Evidence from Proterozoic granitic rocks, southeastern Sweden,” The Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 47, no.3, pp. 801-811, August 2009.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Tajori, K.G., Mansurbeg, H., 2006. The influence of transgression and regression on the spatial and temporal distribution of diagenetic kaolin in the Upper Ordovician paralic glaciogenic sandstones within sequence stratigraphic framework, the Murzuq Basin, S W Libya. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 89,

87-91.

Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., El-Ghali, M.A.K., Plink-Björklund, P., 2006. The impact of meteoric water on the diagenetic alterations in deep-water, marine siliciclastic turbidities. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 89, 254-258.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Tajori, K.G., Mansurbeg, H., Ogle N., Kalin, R.M., 2006. Origin and timing of siderite cementation in Upper Ordovician glaciogenic sandstones from the Murzuq basin, SW Libya. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 23, 459-471.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., Al-Aasm, I., Ramseyer, K., 2006. Distributions of diagenetic alterations in glaciomarine sandstones within depositional facies and sequence stratigraphic framework; evidence from Upper Ordovician of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya. Sedimentary Geology, 190, 323-351.

 

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., Al-Aasm, I., Ajdanlijsky, G., 2006. Distribution of diagenetic alterations in fluvial and paralic deposits within sequence stratigraphic framework: evidence from the Petrohan Terrigenous Group and the Svidol Formation, Lower Triassic, NW Bulgaria. Sedimentary Geology, 190, 299-321.

Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., Salem, A., Marfil, R., El-Ghali, M.A.K., Nystuen, J.P., Caja, M.A., Amorosi, A., Garcia, D., La Iglesia, A., 2008. Diagenesis and reservoir quality evolution of palaeocene deep-water, marine sandstones, the Shetland-Faroes Basin, British continental shelf. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25, 514-543.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H., Caja, M.A., Sirat, M., Ogle, N., 2008. Diagenetic alterations related to marine transgression and regression in fluvial and shallow marine sandstones of the Triassic Buntsandstein and Keuper sequence, the Paris Basin, France. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 289-309.

El- El-Ghali, M.A.K., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H., Caja, M.A., Ajdanlijsky, G., Ogle, N., Al-Aasm, I., Sirat, M. 2009. Distribution of diagenetic alterations in fluvial sandstones within depositional facies and sequences stratigraphic framework: evidence from the Petrohan Terrigenous Group, Lower Triassic, NW Bulgaria. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 1212-1227.

Mansurbeg, H., Modelling of reservoir quality in quartz-rich sandstones of the Lower Cretaceous Bentheim sandstones, Lower Saxony Basin, NW Germany. (M.Sc. thesis, from Denmark Technical university and Lund university, August 2000).

Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., Plink-Björklund, P., El-ghali1, M.A.K., and Al-Aasm, I., 2006. Diagenetic Alterations Related To Falling Stage And Lowstand Systems Tracts Of Shelf, Slope And Basin Floor Sandstones (Eocene Central Basin, Spitsbergen). Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists (2012) 45, 253-378.

Mansurbeg, H. 2007. Diagenesis and Reservoir-Quality Evolution of Deep-Water Turbidites: Links to Basin Setting, Depositional Facies, and Sequence Stratigraphy. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology 279. 59 pp. Uppsala. ISBN 978-91-554-6817-0 (available online).

Caja, M.A.; Marfil, R.; Garcia, D.; Mansurbeg, H.; Remacha, E. 2006. Diagenesis, carbonate cementation and reservoir quality evolution of Eocene deep-water marine turbidite sandstones of the Hecho Group, South-Central Pyrenees. Geotemas, 9, 49-52.

Marfil, R., Mansurbeg, H., Garcia, G., Caja, M.A:, Remacha, E., Morad, S. Dolomite- rich Condensed Sections in the Overbank of Turbidite Channels, Eocene Hecho Group (South-central Pyrenees, Spain). Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, (2012) 45, 207-230.

Till Paasche & Howri Mansurbeg. Kurdistan Regional Government–Turkish   energy relations: a complex partnership. Eurasian Geography and Economics. Volume 55, Issue 2, 2014.

 

 

 


Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium..)

 

Howri Mansurbeg, Daniel Morad, Rushdy Othman, Sadoon Morad, Andrea Ceriani, Ihsan Al-Aasm, Kamal Kolo, Jean Noel Proust, Alain Preat, and Hemin Koyi. Fault-Controlled Dolomitization of Upper Cretaceous Reservoirs, Zagros Basin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Implications for Hydrocarbon Migration and Degradation. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90247 AAPG Education Directorate, Geoscience Technology Workshop, Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 23-24, 2015.

 

Kareem H. Kareem, Ihsan S. Al-Aasm, and Howri Mansurbeg. Structurally-Controlled Hydrothermal Dolomitization in an Extensional Regime- a Case Study of the Cretaceous Qamchuqa Formation, Zagros Basin, Kurdistan Iraq. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90247 AAPG Education Directorate, Geoscience Technology Workshop, Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 23-24, 2015.

Namam Salih, Philippe Muchez, Jean-Noël Proust, Kamal Kolo, Rushdy Othman, Howri Mansurberg, Alain Préat.. Hydrothermal diagenetic evolution of Upper Cretaceous Bekhme Formation, NE Kurdistan, Iraq. Conference: 5th International Geological Belgica 2016 Congress.

Namam Salih, Luca Martire, Luca Barale, Ihsan Al-Aasm, Philippe Muchez, Kamal Kolo, Howri Mansurbeg, Alain Préat. Multiple hydrothermal-Cretaceous dolomitization in different diagenetic settings, Provençal Domain, NW Italy. Conference: 5th International Geological Belgica 2016 Congress.

Adris Shlimon, Howri Mansurbeg, Rushdy Othman, Kai Finster, Kasper U. Kjeldsen. Microbial community composition of natural oil and asphalt seeps

from the Kurdistan region of Iraq. 5th International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS-5) Stavanger, Norway 2-5 June 2015.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., El- Khoriby, E., Morad, S., Mansurbeg,  H., Ogle, N. Kalin, R.,

2006. Sequence stratigraphy related distribution of diagenetic alterations In Miocene deltaic and shoreface arenites, the Suez Rift, EGYPT.   The 8th   International Conference  on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW 8). (abstract).

Caja, M.A., Marfil, R., Garcia, D., Remacha, E., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H., Amorosi, A., 2006. Petrography and geochemistry of dolomite-rich condensed sections: fluid characterisation and evolution (Hecho Group, South Central Pyrenean Basin, Spain). General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 09002, 3 pp.

Mansurbeg, H., Morad S., Plink-Björklund P: Linking DiageneticAlterations to sequence stratigraphy in shallow-to deep-water marine Siliciclastic deposits: Evidence from the Eocene of Svalbard, 32nd IGC Florence 2004.

El-Ghali, M.A.K., El-Khoriby, E., Morad, S., Mansurbeg, H. 2010. Distribution of Carbonate Cements within Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphic Framework of Shoreface and Deltaic Sandstones: Evidence from Lower Miocene Succession, the Gulf of Suez Rift, Egypt.  GEO 2010,  9th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition,  8-10 March 2010 Bahrain International Exhibition Centre. (Abstract)

Freitas-Brazil F. , Mansurbeg H, Pereira Egberto, Morad Sadoon,Bergamaschi Sergio, Rodrigues René: Diagenetic Distribution andSequence Stratigraphy Framework: An Example From ShorefaceSandstones Deposits, Ponta Grossa Formation, Parana Basin, Brazil, 32nd IGC Florence 2004.

Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S.; Amorosi, A.; Garcia, D.; Marfil, R.; Nystuen, J.P. The impact of meteoric-water flux on diagenetic alterations in Palaeocene deep-water, marine sandstones, The Shetland-faroes basin, The british continental shelf. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 04781, 2005 (Abstract).

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Mansurbeg, H., Tajori. K.G., 2008. Outcrop characterization of reservoir quality and diagenetic alterations distribution in upper Ordovician glaciogenic Mamuniyat Formation, Murzuq basin, SW Libya. The 4th Symposium on the Geology of Southern  Libya, Tripoli, Libya. (Abstract).

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Mansurbeg, H., Tajori. K.G., 2008. Spatial and temporal distribution of diagenetic siderite within sequence stratigraphic context: evidence

from the upper ordovician glaciogenic sandstones, the Murzuq basin, SW Libya. The 4th Symposium on the Geology of Southern  Libya, Tripoli, Libya. (Poster).

El-Ghali, M.A. K., Hanbola, M.M., Al-Auobi, A.A., Mansurbeg, H., 2007. Eogenetic iron-oxide as an indicator for sequence stratigraphic surfaces: evidence from Upper Ordovician paraglacial and postglacial sandstones, Murzuq Basin, SW Libya. The 2nd International Conference  on the Geology of the Tethys, Cairo, Egypt. (abstract).

El-Ghali, M.A.K., Tajori, K.G., Mansurbeg, H., 2006. The influence of transgression and regression on the spatial and temporal distribution of diagenetic kaolin in the Upper Ordovician paralic glaciogenic sandstones within sequence stratigraphic framework, the Murzuq Basin, S W Libya. Geofluids V Conference, Windsor, Canada. (abstract).

Mansurbeg, H., Morad, S., Marfil, R., El-Ghali, M.A.K., Caja, M.A., Amorosi, A., Sherwani, G., Nystuen, J.P., Garcia, D., 2006. Diagenesis and reservoir quality evolution of Palaeocene deepwater, marine sandstones, the Shetland-Faroes basin, the British continental shelf. European Geosciences Union, Geophysical  Research Abstracts.