Rami Jamil Harkouss

Rami Jamil Harkouss
Faculty: EngineeringDepartment: Petroleum EngineeringPosition: Assistant ProfessorOffice Number: G112Phone: 07 98 58 58Ext: 3481E-mail: r.harkous@bau.edu.lb


(2015- present): Assistant Professor, full time position at BAU

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department

(2014-2015): Part-Time Assistant Professor at:

USEK (Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik - Lebanon)

LIU (Lebanese International University, Beirut - Lebanon)

Lebanese University (Faculty of Engineering-Hadath- Lebanon)

(2013-2014): Attaché Temporaire Enseignement et Recherche at:

ENSIC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Industries Chimiques - Nancy, France)

(2013) PhD: Process Chemical Eng. (INRA, France)

(2010) Master and French Engineering Diploma: Chemical Eng. (ENSCCF, France) 

(2008) Bachelor of Engineering: Petroleum Drilling Eng. (PUT, Iran)


Previous Courses

Courses that had been taught in France and other lebanese universities:

  • Drilling techniques and Production Engineering
  • Refining Techniques
  • Separation Processes Engineering + lab
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Engineering
  • Unit Operations
  • Batch distillation
  • Flow in porous media

Courses taught in BAU:

  • Reservoir
  • Rock properties
  • Geophysical techniques
  • Reservoir Fluids + lab
  • Fundamentals of Geophysics
  • Petroleum Production Engineering

Academic Year 2015-2016, Courses

Spring 2015/2016


Improvement of the “drilling & production” concept in petroleum engineering: Enhancing the drilling skills on an « onshore » drilling platform (Rotary table and Top drive), as well as the petrochemical products in refineries by studying their physical properties. Description of the cuttings obtained by the drilling mud (porosity, permeability). Studying the effect of temperature and pressure on bottles performance of a Blow Out Preventer (well control, safety). In addition to many different aspects in Process Chemical Engineering.

1 – Harkouss et al., (2015). Primary guidance to environmental legislations for upstream petroleum industry: focus on drilling operations. Proceedings of the Mediterranean Gas and Oil International Conference 2015 (MedGO'15), Beirut, Lebanon, pp. 21-24. April 16-18, 2015. (4 pages + oral communication)

2 – Bou Hamdan, k., Harkouss, R., Abou Chakra, H. (2015). An overview of extended reach drilling: focus on design considerations and drag analysis. Proceedings of the Mediterranean Gas and Oil International Conference 2015 (MedGO'15), Beirut, Lebanon. April 16-18, 2015. (4 pages + oral communication)

3 – Harkouss et al., (2012). A new method and index for quantifying proteolysis intensity in dry-cured ham. In 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 12-17 August 2012 (4 pages + oral).

4 – Harkouss et al., (2012). Effect of temperature, salt and water content on the proteolysis activity in small laboratory pork meat samples. In 2012 European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) Annual Meeting, Montpellier, France, 20-23 November 2012 (2 pages + oral).

5 – Harkouss et al., (2013). Towards building of a “numerical ham” for simulating proteolysis and salt and water transfers during the dry-cured ham elaboration process. In 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 18-24 August 2013 (4 pages + oral).

[1] – Harkouss, R, et al., (2012). Development of a rapid, specific and efficient procedure for the determination of proteolytic activity in dry-cured ham: Definition of a new proteolysis index. Meat Science, 92, 84–88

[2] – Harkouss, R. et al., (2014). Building phenomenological models that relate proteolysis in pork muscles to temperature, water and salt content. Food Chemistry, 151, 7-14

[3] – Harkouss, R. et al., (2015). Quantitative study of the relationships among proteolysis, lipid oxidation, structure and texture throughout the dry-cured ham process. Food Chemistry, 166, 522-530.

Besides to other accepted and submitted journal publications and conferences papers in concerned domains.


  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Member of the Lebanese Order of Engineers
  • Faculty Advisor for SPE-BAU (Society of Petroleum Engineers-Beirut Arab University) chapter.
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Council
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Laboratories Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Library Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Schedule Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering Students Affairs Committee
  • Supervisor of projects in Engineering Project Day
  • Representative of BAU in Gas an Oil Processing, an European and Lebanese Cooperation (GOPELC) project
  • Forum ‘Oil and Gas: Governance and Integration’ at ESA (Ecole superieure des Affaires- 8/6/2015)
  • Forum about ‘Petroleum and Gas Industry in Lebanon’ sponsored by Assafir journal (8-9/10/2015)
  • Job fair day


  • Engineering Projects Day 2015 at BAU: “Environmental Impacts of Upstream Petroleum Industry: Drilling Operation and Solutions”.

Winner of the 1st place out of 48 projects.

  • Engineering Projects Day 2016 at BAU: “Petroleum activities towards disable engineers”..

Winner of the 4th place out of 48 projects.