Dr. Muhammad Abba

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room 150

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Current positions

Research Fellow


Muhammad Kabir Abba is a Research Fellow with the Spray Research Group and has substantial industrial and academic experience in emissions and natural gas engineering. He worked as a lecturer in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Nigeria. His research interests are carbon dioxide geological sequestration, “green” enhanced oil recovery, enhanced gas recovery by carbon dioxide injection, and oil and gas pollution control. He is currently working on indoor and outdoor air quality assessment and environmental sustainability.

Areas of research

Carbon dioxide underground sequestration, Enhanced Gas Recovery, “Green” Enhanced Oil recovery, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Control

Research interests

Carbon dioxide underground sequestration

  • Feasibility of increasing storability of conventional and unconventional natural gas reservoirs.
  • Optimisation of injectivity of CO2 in conventional and unconventional sequestration sites.

Enhanced Gas Recovery by CO2 injection:

  • Reduction of mixing between insitu natural gas and injection CO2
  • Elucidation of the gas specie transport in porous media
  • Interplay between reservoir fluids in a ternary system

“Green” Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Natural/bio surfactant and polymer flooding for environmental sustainability
  • Rheological assessment of natural surfactant and polymers

Hydrocarbon pollution and Control:

  • Environmental remediation
  • Air quality monitoring and assessment

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in Petroleum and Gas Engineering, The University of Salford UK, 2019

MSc in Gas Engineering and Management, The University of Salford UK, 2012

BEng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering, ATBU Bauchi, Nigeria, 2002