Dr Farouk Boukredera

Dr Farouk Boukredera
Dr Farouk Boukredera
Dr Farouk Boukredera

Honorary Research Fellow

Email Address
Office Address
Fraser Noble Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UE

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School of Engineering


Honorary Research Fellow  - Centre for Applied Dynamic Research (CADR).

Lead Drilling Engineer- Sonatrach Algeria 

PhD in Drilling and well Engineering (PhD Thesis: Drill string vibrations mitigation using AI/ML to improve drilling performance).

Master in Petroleum Engineering: Drilling  (Master Thesis: Drilling dysfunction detection in real time operations)

License in Petroleum Engineering: Drilling

External Memberships

Society of Petroleum Engineers: 

  • Student Development Chair (Algeria Section)
  • Petrobowl and Paper contest Judge and Moderator (MENA region) 
  • Engineering Professionalism committee ( SPE Int) 

Project Management Institute : Active Member 

Organizer and Reviewer 


Research Overview

Develop a hybrid control system that combines traditional controllers with artificial intelligence for robust control of a dynamic drilling system to mitigate the Drill string vibrations.  

Optimize the drilling efficiency (Rate of penetration) using Machine learning techniques and optimization algorithms which provide the optimal controlling parameters (WOB/RPM) that mitigate the drillsting vibrations and improve the overall performance. 

Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Control Systems

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.