Dr Ghazi Kraishan

Research Fellow

Telephone: +61 8 8303 3502
Facsimile:   +61 8 8303 4345
E-mail:  gkraishan@ncpgg.adelaide.edu.au

Ghazi is presently a research fellow (Sedimentary Petrology): APCRC and NCPGG (University of Adelaide), South Australia.  He is working in a few projects including pore-level reservoir characterisation, integration petrophysical properties and petrology, geochemical modeling, tight gas reservoirs, reservoir quality prediction and formation damage.  Ghazi also works as a consultant on a few projects for various oil companies.

After earning his Ph.D. in 1997 from the NCPGG (University of Adelaide), Ghazi worked as a sedimentologist and petrologist to ACS Laboratories Pty. Ltd. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Ghazi has worked on integration of petrophysical properties and petrology.  Other responsibilities were included core logging, sedimentological and depositional environments interpretation, structural and fracture analysis and interpretation, geochemical analysis of siliciclastics and carbonates, reservoir quality and formation damage.

Ghazi has worked as research assistance in the Department of Geology and Graduate School, University of Jordan and the Middle East.  He worked on a few projects including: The sedimentology and geochemistry of clay deposits, inland sabkha, Jordan-Dead Sea Rift.  Biogeochemistry of plants as indicators for certain traces metals in SW Jordan.  Tectonic effects on recent fringe reef deposits of the Red Sea.  Sedimentology of phosphate, chert, carbonate secessions, central; Jordan.

Worked temporarily as a consultant geologist in the Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan supporting an engineering team working on the controls of highly alkaline rocks on the quality of retaining walls.

Ghazi is a member of AAPG, SEPM, IAS and PESA.


Abed, A. M. and Kraishan, G. M., 1991-Evidence for shallow marine origin of a "Monterey Formation Type" Chert-Phosphorite-Dolomite sequence: Amman Formation, Late Cretaceous, Central Jordan. Facies, 24, 25-38.

Kraishan, G. M., Lemon, N. M. and Tingate, P., 1997-Depositional and diagenetic controls on the quality of sandstone reservoirs, Barrow Group, Barrow Sub-basin, North West Shelf, Western Australia. Aust. Petrol. Prod. Explor. Assoc. Journal, 37, 214-231.

Kraishan, G. M. and Liu, K., 1998-Permeability and porosity distribution patterns in a shoreface reservoir: Lower Cretaceous Flacourt Formation, Barrow Sub-Basin, North West Shelf. Aust. Petrol. Prod. Explor. Assoc. Journal, 38, 745-758.

Kraishan, G. M. and Lemon, N. M., 1998-Siderite as a constraint on depositional and early diagenetic history: examples from Barrow Sub-basin, North West Shelf, Western Australia. Aust. Petrol. Prod. Explor. Assoc. Journal, 38, 238-253.

Kraishan, G. M., Rezaee M. R. and Worden, R., 1999-Significance of trace elements composition of quartz cement: a key to reveal origin of silica: an example from Barrow Sub-basin, Australia.  (International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Quartz Cementation in Sandstones, Special Publication No. 26, in press, by invite).

Kraishan, G. M, Lemon, N. M., 1999-Fault-related calcite cementation: implications for timing of hydrocarbon generation and migration and secondary porosity development, Barrow Sub-basin, North West Shelf, Australia.  Aust. Petrol. Prod. Explor. Assoc. Journal, 40(1), in press.