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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


r.harkous@bau.edu.lb


07 985080 Ex: 3451


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Rami Harkouss

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Dr. Rami Harkouss started his journey in 2008 with a Bachelor of Engineering / Petroleum Drilling Engineer qualification from PUT, Iran. In 2010, he got a Master Degree / French Engineering Diploma (Chemical Eng.) from ENSCCF, France. In 2013, he got his PhD in Process Chemical Engineering from INRA-UBP, France.

Between 2013 and 2015, he was Attaché Temporaire Enseignement et Recherche at ENSIC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Industries Chimiques - Nancy, France), then Part-Time Assistant Professor at USEK, LIU and Lebanese University (Faculty of Engineering, Hadath) in Lebanon.

Since 2015, he became a full time Assistant Professor at BAU - Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department. He is currently the Head of the committee in the Lebanese governmental organization LIBNOR for Oil and Gas engineering field (NL TC #67 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries) and Editorial Board Member in “The Way Ahead” International Petroleum Magazine.

Teaching

Previous Courses

Courses taught in France and other lebanese universities:

  • Drilling techniques and Production Engineering
  • Refining Techniques
  • Separation Processes Engineering 
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Engineering
  • Unit Operations

Courses taught in BAU:

  • Drilling Technology
  • Petroleum Production Engineering
  • Refining Operations
  • Well Testing
  • Reservoir Fluids
  • Research Methodology
  • Process Control

Research

  • Petrochemical products in refineries by studying their physical properties:

              Skills in a distillation unit:

                  - Evaluation of effluents of a desalter unit

                   - Studying the rheological properties of these effluents (viscosity)

  • Improvement of the “drilling operations” concept in petroleum engineering (Rate of penetration, drilling mud specifications…)
  • Environmental Impacts of the Natural Resources: Focus on the drilling waste coming from the offshore drilling operations in the Lebanese Case
  • Enhancing the petro-physical properties of the drilling mud by using different chemicals.
  • Simulation in 3D combining mass and heat transfers and phenomenological models

  Journal Publications

  1. Harkouss, R. (2020). ESSENTIAL CONTROL TO ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY: SPOTLIGHT ON DRILLING PROCESSES IN LEBANON. BAU Journal-Science and Technology: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 1
  2. Abou Alfa, Khaled; Harkouss, Rami; and Khatib, Jamal (2019) "SIDERITE AS A WEIGHTING MATERIAL IN DRILLING MUD," BAU Journal - Science and Technology: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 1

  3. Harkouss, R. et al., (2018). Development of a multi-physical finite element-based model that predicts water and salt transfers, proteolysis and water activity during the salting and post-salting stages. Journal of Food Engineering, 218, 69-79

  4. Harkouss, R. et al., (2015). Quantitative study of the relationships among proteolysis, lipid oxidation, structure and texture throughout the dry-cured ham process. Food Chemistry, 166, 522-530

  5. Harkouss, R. et al., (2014). Building phenomenological models that relate proteolysis in pork muscles to temperature, water and salt content. Food Chemistry, 151, 7-14

  6. Harkouss, R. et al., (2014). Development of a "Numerical ham" model that couples water and salt transfers to proteolysis during the dry-cured ham process

  7. Harkouss, R, et al., (2012). Development of a rapid, specific and efficient procedure for the determination of proteolytic activity in dry-cured ham: Definition of a new proteolysis index. Meat Science, 92, 84–88

  8.       Conference Proceedings

  9. 1 - Harkouss et al., (2015). Primary guidance to environmental legislations for upstream petroleum industry: focus on drilling operations.  Proceedings of the Mediterranean Gas and Oil International Conference 2015 (MedGO'15), Beirut, Lebanon, pp. 21-24.  April 16-18, 2015. (4 pages + oral)

    2 – Bou Hamdan, k., Harkouss, R., Abou Chakra, H. (2015). An overview of extended reach drilling: focus on design considerations and drag analysis. Proceedings of the Mediterranean Gas and Oil International Conference 2015 (MedGO'15), Beirut, Lebanon.  April 16-18, 2015. (4 pages + oral)

    3 – Harkouss et al., (2012). A new method and index for quantifying proteolysis intensity in dry-cured ham. In 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 12-17 August 2012 (4 pages + oral).

    4 – Harkouss et al., (2012). Evolution of proteolysis in pork muscles as a function of temperature and water and sodium chloride contents. In 14èmes Journées des Sciences du Muscle et Technologies des Viandes, Caen, France, 13-14 Novembre 2012 (2 pages + oral).

    5 – Harkouss et al., (2012). Effect of temperature, salt and water content on the proteolysis activity in small laboratory pork meat samples. In 2012 European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) Annual Meeting, Montpellier, France, 20-23 November 2012 (2 pages + oral).        

    6 – Harkouss et al., (2013). Towards building of a “numerical ham” for simulating proteolysis and salt and water transfers during the dry-cured ham elaboration process. In 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 18-24 August 2013 (4 pages + oral).

    7 – Harkouss et al., (2013). Phenomenological models relating proteolytic evolution of small pork meat samples to temperature and water and salt contents. In 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 18-24 August 2013 (4 pages + poster).

    8 – Harkouss et al., (2013). Time-course evolution of protein degradation velocity in pork meat samples: integration in a model simulating dry-cured ham manufacture. In 14ème Congrès de la Société Française de Génie des Procédés, Lyon, France, 8-10 Octobre 2013 (8 pages + oral).

Besides to other accepted and submitted journal publications and conferences papers in concerned domains.

Activities

  • Head of the committee in the Lebanese governmental organization LIBNOR for Oil and Gas engineering field: (NL TC #67 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries)
  • Editorial Board Member in “The Way Ahead” International Petroleum Magazine
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Member of the Lebanese Order of Engineers
  • Faculty Advisor for SPE-BAU (Society of Petroleum Engineers-Beirut Arab University) chapter.
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Council
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Laboratories Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Library Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Schedule Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Students Affairs Committee
  • Supervisor of projects in Engineering Project Day
  • Representative of BAU in Gas an Oil Processing, an European and Lebanese Cooperation (GOPELC) project
  • Forum ‘Oil and Gas: Governance and Integration’ at ESA (Ecole superieure des Affaires- 8/6/2015)
  • Forum about ‘Petroleum and Gas Industry in Lebanon’ sponsored by Assafir journal (8-9/10/2015)
  • Job fair day

Awards

  • ADIPEC2020 university program in Abu Dhabi: “Resilient Oil and Gas Companies in the Long Term beyond Covid-19”. Winner of the 2nd place out of 24 projects
  • 2019 Student Chapter Excellence Award as Faculty Advisor: Society of Petroleum Engineers (Top 25% around the world)
  • ADIPEC2017 university program in Abu Dhabi: “Digitalization in Oil and Gas Industry-The Dawn of a New Era”. Winner of the 1st place out of 16 projects (16 oil and gas universities from 9 different countries).
  • Engineering Projects Day 2015 at BAU: “Environmental Impacts of Upstream Petroleum Industry: Drilling Operation and Solutions”. Winner of the 1st place out of 48 projects.
  • PhD scholarship from INRA, France (3 years)
  • M.Sc. and BE scholarships in France and Iran