Ali Ibrahim Al-Lazki

Current Address:

Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853-1504
Voice: (607) 255-2900
FAX : (607) 254-4780

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Ali I. Al-Lazki

1.   Personal Information:

Full Name:                                            Ali Ibrahim AL-Lazki
Date of Birth:                                        21.12.1969
Place of Birth:                                       Sultanate of Oman
Citizenship:                                            Omani
Current Appointment Level:                  Assistant Lecturer
Permanent Address:                        Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), College of Science,Department Earth Sciences,                                              P.O.Box 36, Postal Code 123, Sultanate of Oman.
Date of Appointment at SQU:               01.09.1992
2.  Qualification:
M.Sc. University of  Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma, U. S. A., 04.08.1995

B.Sc. Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, (English media) 31.10.1992

High school Ruwi  High School, Muscat ,Oman. (Arabic Media) 07.07.1987

3.  Employment History:
a. Student Summer training :

1. Petroleum Development of Oman (summer 1991/ six weeks). The company is a joint share between Shell company and the Omani government, and it is the largest oil exploration company in Oman. The company prepared an intensive six weeks training, which is a complete development of an oil field, starting from appraisal wells, up to final plan of the number of producing and injection well.

 2. Oman Mining Company (summer 1990/ 1.5 month). Field training involved mapping of ore bodies at  the surface and subsurface using basic geological mapping techniques and visits to both open pits, and underground mines. Office work involved estimation of  ore body volume, and suggesting mining method. The program also included a full explanation of the different processes involved in producing  copper. Copper is produced from the massive sulfides which are part of the obducted Semail Ophiolites.

3. Petroleum Development of Oman (summer 1989/2-months). The Training involved different aspects, which included; 2-days in pipeline section, 4-weeks with Earth moving laboratory (Civil Engineering Department), and  3-weeks and 4 days as a site engineer. Earth moving laboratory training involved soil analysis, often with site visits to test for compaction of roads and buildings. Construction site engineer training involved checking the building operation and checking material quality used by contractors. I was able to accomplish the site engineer training using  prepared notes on types of things to be checked at the site then prepare a daily report on progress on the construction site.

5.  Activities in Professional Associations:

1. Member of  the Society of  Exploration Geophysics (SEG).
2. Member and President of  the Geophysical Society of the University of Tulsa, 1995, Tulsa,  Oklahoma, U. S. A.
3. Member of Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG),
6.  Courses Taught at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
I tought part of the following courses:
1. Structure Geology (ERSC 3021)
2. Exploration Geophysics (ERSC 5061).
3. Introduction to Geology (ERSC 1001).

7.  Departmental Activities at SQU

Coordinator of  Seminars and  visitors talks.

8.  College of Science Activities:

Coordinator and Representative of  Department of  Earth Sciences for 1st year programs.

9.  Scholarly Activities Involving SQU:

A secretary and a member of  the technical Committee of the Earthquake Monitoring Committee (Sultanate Of Oman).

10. Research Intrests:

Exploration Geophysics (seismology), Reservoir geophysics.

11. Research and Publication:

            MSc Thesis under the heading; The effect of  clay content on AVO response in a sandstone reservoir, 1995.  Abstract In this study I have used Han et al. (1986) data to study the effect of clay on AVO response in water-saturated sandstone reservoirs. Regression was applied to determine exact relationship between clay and compressional and shear wave velocities. Regression analysis showed that compressional and shear wave velocities are a function of the square root of clay content. AVO analysis has shown a typical decreasing AVO response. The presence of clay in a low porosity ( )  sand has a minimal effect on AVO characteristics, but shows slight changes in AVO characteristics for intermediate porosity  ( ) sands. The primary effect of clay is an overall subtle decrease in amplitude at all angles. This suggests that stack amplitude analysis, calibrated to well control, could be an effective clay indicator.

           B.Sc. final year project, The Geology of  part of Fanja  Area and Amqat Area, Fanja Saddle, 1992. Abstract The study area located in Fanja Saddle between Saih Hatat and Jabal Nakhl culminations. The area exposes a slice of oceanic crust, upper mantle, metamorphic sole, post orogenic sediment and the base of tertiary sequence. The metamorphic sequence includes, quartzite, mica-quartz schist and amphibolite. The upper mantle sequence is mainly made of peridotites and their associate silicified serpentinized peridotites. The crustal sequence composed of layered gabbro and sheeted dyke. The boundary between the peridotites and the layered gabbro expresses the petrological moho.
The Nolan et al., 1990 scheme nomenclature of the Maastrichtian Al-Kodh Conglomerate Formation and the basal Tertiary sequence, Jafnayn Limestone Formation Was followed in the study area. The environment of the Al-Kodh Fm. was found to be a land delta fan. The Jafnayn Fm. is of quite shallow marine environment below the wave base. The tectonic environment is believed to be of extensional origin from the structural features recorded in the study area as the major normal fault contact between the Al-Kodh Fm. and the Amqat Listwaenite (serpentinized peridotites).