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Associate Professor
Mesfin Belayneh Agonafir { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Mesfin Belayneh Agonafir", "tel": "Telephone: +47 5183 2180", "email": "mesfin.a.belayneh@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Petroleum Technology
Room KE E-326

Research fields

Selected publications

Research in progress

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Berg, Vegard (2017). The Effect Of Titanium Nitride(TiN) Nanoparticle On The Properties & Performance Bentonite Drilling Fluid. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 8. Booklet 1. p. 25-35.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Dommersnes, Espen; Buan, Irene (2017). Well Collapse Modelling and Application of Two WorkFlows on Heidrun Field in Norwegian Sea. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology. ISSN 0974-3154. Volume 10. Booklet 1. p. 73-81.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Fredrik, Liland (2017). Coupling Axial Vibration with Hook Load/Bit Force and the Effect of Shock Absorber. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology. ISSN 0974-3154. Volume 10. Booklet 1. p. 61-71.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Fridrik Hilmar Z., Fridriksson (2017). The effect of Silicon dioxide (SiO2) Nanoparticle on the Tensile strength of Cement Slurry. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 8. Booklet 1. p. 37-48.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Gokulakrishnan, Thiyagarajan (2017). Gap Analysis Between Macondo Deep Water Horizon Drilling Blowout With Regulations And Industry Standards & Codes. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Technology (IJIET). ISSN 0974-3146. Volume 9. Booklet 1. p. 9-22.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Shirin, Forthun (2017). The Effect Of MoS2 Nanoparticle On The Properties & Performance Of XG Polymer /Salt Treated Bentonite Drilling Fluid. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 8. Booklet 1. p. 49-58.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Simen, Moe Strømø (2017). Arctic Drilling Fluid Formulation And Characrtization. ANALYSES OF FIELD MEASURED DATA WITH RHEOLOGY AND HYDRAULICS MODELS. ISSN 0974-3138. Volume 9. Booklet 1. p. 21-29.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Stanislaw, Wrobel (2017). The Effect Of MoS2 -And Graphene Nanoparticles On The Properties & Performance Of Polymer /Salt Treated Bentonite. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 8. Booklet 1. p. 59-71.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Thomas, Sharman (2017). Dynamic Viscoelasticity And Dynamic Sagging Correlation Of Four Oil Based Drilling Fluids (OBM). ANALYSES OF FIELD MEASURED DATA WITH RHEOLOGY AND HYDRAULICS MODELS. ISSN 0974-3138. Volume 9. Booklet 1. p. 9-19.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Annbjørg, Fiveland (2016). The effect of Nano-silicon dioxide (SiO2) on the properties & performance of Xanthan polymer/salt treated bentonite drilling fluid. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 7. Booklet 1. p. 63-74.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Mona Fosseli, Ågotnes (2016). The impact of Nano-silicon dioxide (SiO2) on property and performance of the CMC polymer/Salt treated bentonite drilling fluid systems. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 7. Booklet 1. p. 75-86.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Reza, Mirzai (2016). The Effect of Nano-Silicon Dioxide(SiO2) on Properties and Performance of LV-CMC/Xanthan Gum Polymer/Salt Treated Bentonite Drilling Fluid. International Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology. ISSN 0974-3081. Volume 7. Booklet 1. p. 87-97.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Sharma, Thomas (2016). Dynamic and Static Sagging Characterization and Performances of Four Oil Based Muds. In: ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-4999-6.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Jeyhun, Sadigov (2016). ANALYSES OF FIELD MEASURED DATA WITH RHEOLOGY AND HYDRAULICS MODELS. ANALYSES OF FIELD MEASURED DATA WITH RHEOLOGY AND HYDRAULICS MODELS. ISSN 0974-3138. Volume 8. Booklet 1. p. 1-12.
  • Belayneh, Mesfin Agonafir; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2016). Effect of Nano-Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) on Polymer/Salt Treated Bentonite Drilling Fluid Systems. In: ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-4999-6.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2015). Designing Drilling Fluids to Combat Circulation Losses for Arctic Environments. In: Proceedings ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 10: Petroleum Technology. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-5658-1.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2015). Effect of Nano and Micro Sized Particle Additives on the Mechanical Strength of Cement Plug. In: Proceedings ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 10: Petroleum Technology. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-5658-1.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Kårstad, Eirik; Belayneh, Mesfin Agonafir (2012). Casing Depth Selection Using Multiple Criteria. In: Drilling Conference and Exhibition 2012 IADC/SPE. Society of Petroleum Engineers. ISBN 978-1-61399-186-2.
  • Mostafavi, V.; Hareland, G.; Belayneh, Mesfin Agonafir; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2011). Experimental and Mechanistic Modeling of Fracture Sealing Resistance with Respect to Fluid and Fracture Properties. In: 45th US rock mechanics / Geomechanics symposium. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA). ISBN 9781618391544.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2009). A New Fracture Model That Includes Load History, Temperature, and Poisson's Effects. SPE Drilling & Completion. ISSN 1064-6671. Volume 24. Booklet 3. p. 452-455.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2008). A New Fracture Model that includes Load History, Temperature and Poissons Effects. In: http://www.spe.org/. Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin; Arriado, Miguel; Flateboe, Roar (2008). Design of well barriers to combat circulation losses. SPE Drilling & Completion. ISSN 1064-6671. Volume 23. Booklet 3. p. 295-300. DOI: 10.2118/105449-PA.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2007). Design of well barriers to combat circulation losses. In: spe.org/elibrary. Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Kaarstad, Eirik; Belayneh, Mesfin (2007). Elastoplastic fracture model improves predictions in deviated wells. In: spe.org/elibrary. Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2004). Elasto-plastic fracturing model for non-penetrating fluids. ?.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2004). Elasto-plastic fracturing model for wellbore stability using non-penetrating fluids. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. ISSN 0920-4105. Volume 45.
  • Belayneh, Mesfin (2006). A Review og Buckling in Oil Wells. Shaker Verlag. ISBN 3832250387. 180 p.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2016). Effect of Nano-Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) on Polymer/Salt Treated Bentonite Drilling Fluid Systems. 2016-06-19 - 2016-06-24.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Sharma, Thomas (2016). Dynamic and Static Sagging Characterization and Performances of Four Oil Based Muds. 2016-06-19 - 2016-06-24.
  • Wiktorski, Ekaterina; Thornbjørn, Kaland; Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh (2016). Shoe Track Drillout Analysis: Factors Affecting Drilling Efficiency. SPE; 2016-04-20.
  • Agonafir, Mesfin Belayneh; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2015). Effect of Nano & Micro sized particle additives on the mechanical strength of cement plug, OMAE2015-41756. 2015-05-31 - 2015-06-05.
  • Belayneh, Mesfin Agonafir; Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve (2015). DESIGNING DRILLING FLUIDS TO COMBAT LOSS CIRCULATION FOR ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS. ASME 2015 34th Int. Conf. On Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Eng.; 2015-05-31 - 2015-06-05.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt Sigve; Kaarstad, Eirik; Belayneh, Mesfin Agonafir (2012). Multiple Criteria Casing Seat Selection Method. International Association of drilling Contractors/Society of; 2012-03-06 - 2012-03-08.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2007). Design of well barriers to combat circulation losses. 2007-02-20 - 2007-02-22.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Kårstad, Terje; Belayneh, Mesfin (2007). Elastoplastic fracture model improves predictions in deviated wells. 2007-11-11 - 2007-11-13.
  • Belayneh, Mesfin; Aadnøy, Bernt S. (2004). Inversion methods efficient tools for geomechanical applications. 2004-09-05.
  • Aadnøy, Bernt S.; Belayneh, Mesfin (2003). In-Situ Stress State from Inversion of a New Elasto-Plastic Fracture Model. 2003-06-02 - 2003-06-05.
  • Belayneh, Mesfin; Aadnøy, Bernt S. (2003). Fracture Mechanics Model of Tensile Borehole Failure. 2003-10-05 - 2003-10-08.