Dr. Abubakar Abbas

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building, Room G82.

Please email to arrange an appointment.

Office times
Monday 14:00 - 16:00
Wednesday and Friday 11:00 - 13:00




Current positions

Lecturer in Petroleum and Gas Engineering & Programme Leader for M.Sc. Petroleum and Gas Engineering


I am a Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council (UK) under the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers, UK, PhD graduate in Gas Engineering, and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), with about 16 years combined academic, technical and commercial experience dominantly in energy industry, leading academic research groups in Natural Gas / Hydrogen blends and Decarbonization innovation projects through Carbon capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), among many energy sources including oil, natural gas, hydrogen, in relation to fuel interchangeability as part of energy transition projects and UK Net Zero Carbon target of 2050.

Areas of research

Natural Gas and Hydrogen pipelines/networks, Carbon capture, Enhanced Oil Recovery and Enhanced Gas Recovery

Areas of supervision

Energy transition and Carbon capture


  • Gas Flow and Network Analysis
  • Experimental and Measurement Methods
  • Heat Transfer, Combined Heat and Power
  • Petroleum Production Engineering
  • Overview of Petroleum Industry and Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen pipelines/networks
  • Carbon capture
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Enhanced Gas Recovery
  • Energy transition

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Gas Engineering
  • M.Sc. Gas Engineering and Management
  • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice


  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK
  • Chartered Member, Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers UK
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy