M. R. Riazi
AIChE Fellow
Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
Kuwait University
Innovative Solutions for Hydrocarbon Technology

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INTENSIVE COURSES & WOKSHOPS (Since 1994)

1. "Asphaltens and Heavy Deposits," Holiday Inn, Kuwait, June 4-8, 1994.
2. "Characterization and Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum Fractions, Crude Oils and Natural Gases," KNPC, Kuwait, September 9-13, 1995.
3. "Characterization and Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum Fractions, Crude Oils and Natural Gases," KNPC, Kuwait, September 16-20, 1995.
4. "Engineering Aspects of Water Pollution", Holiday Inn, Kuwait, November 4-8, 1995.
5. "Phase Behavior and Properties of Reservoir Fluids," KOC, Kuwait, January 11-15, 1996.
6. "Characterization and Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum Fractions, Crude Oils and Natural Gases", AOC, Saudi Arabia, June 6-10, 1996.
7. "Unit Design and Operation in Petroleum Refining", KNPC, Kuwait, Two Weeks, December 14-25, 1996.
8. "Asphaltene: Its Problems and Solutions in the Petroleum Industry," Holiday Inn, Kuwait, May 3-7, 1997.
9. "Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery", KNPC In-House, December 6-10, 1997.
10."Oil and Gas Field Processing", Holiday Inn, Kuwait, December 20-24, 1997.
11."Crude Oil and Products Analysis", KNPC In-House, April 18-22, 1998.
12. "Refinery Performance," KNPC In-House, June 13-17, 1998.
13. "Properties of Liquids and Gases," Intensive Course, OCCD, Merridien Hotel, Kuwait City, January 30 - February 3, 1999.
14. "Engineering Aspects of Unit Operation and Performance", Intensive Course, OCCD, Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait City, February 13-17, 1999.
15."Applied Chemical Engineering," KNPC In-House, Kuwait, May 29 - June 9 (Two-Weeks), 1999.
16."Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam," In-House Course, West Doha Power Plant, Kuwait, June 23 - 29, 1999.
17."Pressure Relief Systems," Intensive General Course, OCCD, Crown Plaza Hotel, Kuwait City, November 13-17, 1999.
18. "General Refinery Knowledge - Session I," KNPC In-House Course, OCCD, Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait City, November 20-24, 1999.
19. "General Refinery Knowledge - Session II,"} KNPC In-House Course, OCCD, Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait City, November 27 - December 1, 1999.
20. "Sulfur Recovery and Tail Gas Treatment," KNPC In-House Course, OCCD, Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait City, January 22 - 26, 2000.
21. "Introduction to Petroleum Refining," KNPC In-House Course, OCCD, Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait City, February 19 - 23, 2000.
22. "Refinery /Management," KNPC In-House, Crown Plaza Hotel, Kuwait City, March 25-29, 2000.
23. "Fuel and Combustion," Doha Power Station , May 20, 2000.
24."Storage Tanks Cleaning and Sludge Disposal," KNPC In-House, Holiday Inn, June 3-7, 2000.
25. "Refinery Knowledge I," KNPC In-House, Crown Plaza, Kuwait City, January 6-10, 2001.
26. "Planning and Economics of Refinery Operation," Kuwait Petroleum Company (Participants from Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Oil Companies), Petroleum Training Center, Kuwait, January 20-24, 2001.
27. "Refinery Knowledge II," KNPC In-House, Crown Plaza, February 3-7, 2001.
28. "Principles of Gas Chromatography" KPC In-House, Crown Plaza, May 12-16, 2001.
29. "Refinery Processes and Design I", Kuwait Petroleum Center, June 16-20, 2001.
30. "Refinery Knowledge I," KNPC In-House, Crown Plaza, September 1-5, 2001.
31. "Refinery Knowledge II," KNPC In-House, Crown Plaza, September 15-19, 2001.
32. "H-Oil Technology" Kuwait Petroleum Center, September December 3-7, 2001.
33. "Crude Assay and Finished Product Analysis, " KPC In-House, March 9-13, 2002.
34. "Physical Properties for Engineers," Crown Plaza, March 30-April 3, 2002.
35. "Crude Assay and Finished Product Analysis," KPC In-House, April 13-17, 2002.
36. "Chemical Engineering Professional Tests in Kuwait", Kuwait Society of Engineers, Kuwait, September 28-30, 2002.
37. "Safety Behavior in Chemical Production Sites & Local Emergency Planning", Crown Plaza Hotel, Kuwait December 21-25, 2002.
38. "Properties of Petroleum Fractions, Crude Oils and Natural Gases" Petroleum Research Center, Tripoli, January 23-30, 2003.
39. "Specifications of Crude Oils and Petroleum Products for Shipping and Transportation,"In-House, Participants were Superintendents from Kuwait Tanker Oil Company, Kuwait Le Meridien Hotel, Kuwait City, February 1-5, 2003.
40. "Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam," For Qatar Electricity & Water Company, Crown Plaza Hotel, Kuwait City, February 15-19, 2003.
41. "Consulting services for Kuwait Tanker Oil Company" (KOTC), Sept. 2002-Feb. 2003.
42. "Heavy-Oil Technology" Kuwait Petroleum Center, September May 10-14, 2003.
43. "Heavy-Oil Technology" Kuwait Petroleum Center, January 1-5, 2005.
44. "Water Chemistry and Analysis" Crown Plaza Hotel, December 4-7, 2005.
45. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions" ASTM International Course, January 28-February 1, 2006.
46. "Quality and Specifications of Petroleum Fuels" ASTM International Course, February 4-8, 2006.
47. "Oil Spill Management and Behavior" SAS, Kuwait, November 20-22, 2006, Participants were from various companies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Oman.
48. "Professional Chemical Engineering" Kuwait Society of Engineers, March 16-19, 2008.
49. "Establishment of Advanced Research Laboratory on Measuring Phase Behavior of Petroleum Fluids Using Speed of Sound," Petroleum Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Ahmadi, Kuwait. 2007-2010.
50. Invited twice by the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) for consulting on Development of their Petroleum and Engineering Departments. (September and December of 2008).
51. "Phase Behavior of Reservoir Fluids", Research Institute of Petroleum, 2010.
52. "Petroleum Oil Companies in South East Asia", Ergo Energy, New York, USA, 2011.
53. "Characterization and Properties of Petroleum Fluids," Austria, 2012 (with participants from various European countries).
54. "Petroleum and Natural Gas Processing," Conduced a one week course at Petroleum Research Institute, February 2014.
55. Workshop on Enhanced Oil Recovery and Mature Fields, Lotte Hotel, Moscow, November 2014. Some 30 participants from various Russian Oil and Gas companies as well as Russian Academy of Sciences attended my workshop during Nov 2014 Russian Oil & Gas Summit.
56. Workshop on Heavy Oil Processing, Neste Oil, Helsinki, Finland, March 2015.
57. Prior to joining Kuwait University during the 1989-1993 period, 6 short courses were conducted for the petroleum companies in the Middle East, Malaysia and Norway.