Dr. Gbubemi Harrison

Title:  Associate Professor – Petroleum Engineering
School: School of Engineering
Department: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department
Office:  Bldg. G-345
Email: gbubemi.harrison@aurak.ac.ae

Dr. Gbubemi Haveluck Harrison is an Associate Professor of petroleum engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). He obtained a PhD degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1985. Before joining AURAK in 2020, Dr. Harrison was a professional technical faculty/principal instructor for 5 years teaching petroleum courses at the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, UAE.

Prior to that, Dr. Harrison had had 30 years diversified industrial experience in the upstream oil & gas industry mostly in the prolific Arabian Gulf petroleum theatre. He was a lead reservoir engineer at ADCO/ADNOC, Abu Dhabi, petroleum engineering specialist (simulation) in Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, exploration and production (E&P) data management specialist in Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait and head of reservoir surveillance in Qatar Petroleum, Doha.

He has also done consulting stints with Shell in Nigeria, Teknica in Canada, Veba Oil in Libya and with Halliburton Energy Services in Algeria. Dr. Harrison is a Senior Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

  • PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 1985
  • MSc in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College, London University, UK, 1976
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, 1974

Research Interests

  • Dr. Harrison’s research interests are centred on: Optimal utilization of associated gas, KPI frameworks for oilfield operations, Machine learning of historical data for reservoir development, IOT systems for real-time production surveillance


  • G.H. Harrison & F. Safar, Modern E&P data management in Kuwait Oil Company, Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, vol. 42, issue 2-4, 2004, p. 79-93
  • G.H. Harrison; A System Optimization and Control Method for Predicting Reservoir-Aquifer Performance, Paper SPE-9725, 1982
  • G.H. Harrison; A Generalization of Production Decline Type Curves, Paper SPE-11020, SPE Annual Tech Conf., New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept, 1982
  • G.H. Harrison & J.A. Tweedie; A Multi-Objective Economic Analysis of Oilfield Production Policy, Paper SPE-10327, SPE Annual Tech Conf., Texas, Oct, 1981
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