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Professor: Obtained BSc in geochemistry/geophysics from the University of Arizona and MSc in geology/research from of Colorado University. He was the former Chief Geologist of Somali Geological Survey and worked as UN Expert Geologist to Mozambique and presented lectures on statistical application in mining to Indian Geological Surveys. Professor Behi worked for Gulf Research & Development and for the United States Geological Survey. He is former Somaliland Minister of Mines, Energy and Water. He worked as a consultant for Anglo-American Mining Company of South Africa and conducted mineral feasibility studies on several African countries. He was until recently the Dean of the Faculty of Geological Sciences and water resources at Golis University. As an outstanding student, Mr. Behi is a Member of "Who is who Among American Colleges and Universities.

 

 

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AHMED M. BEHI

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EDUCATION:                      UNIVERSITYOF ARIZONA, TUCSON, ARIZONA

                                                BSc (1970) Geochemistry/Geophysics

                                                UNIVERSITYOF COLORADO, DENVER, COLORADO

                                                MBSc (1987) Geology/Basic Science[i]

EXPERIENCE:

Supervision of drilling  operations, well logging, description of cuttings, geophysical logging;        interpretation; statistical analyses using SPSSPC package; hydrological studies in terms of well performance and aquifer evaluation, mineral exploration and mining; exploration, mining of coal, uranium, base metals and gold; geochemical data ore reserve estimation, advanced genetic gold deposit modeling, geophysical mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, training on water development, water quality, geohydrology, geochemistry and environmental science, research on water demand of Somaliland.

MINISTRY OF MINING, ENERGY & WATER

Feb. 2011 to Nov. 2011, technical advisor to the Ministry of Mines, Energy & Water on mining, exploration and evaluation of potential mineral resources, review mining law; liaison with foreign mining companies, evaluation of water projects, conducted geohydrological surveys; conducted training on geochemistry and geostatistics.

UNIVERSITY OF HARGEISA

Jan.2009 to Jan. 2011 Dean of the Faculty of Geological Sciences & Professor of Geology:

 Teaching geohydrology, geology and research methodology; my duties included development and promotion of academic programs; prepared geology and civil engineering programs

 leading to BSc degrees. This includes courses and text books for the four academic program.

SHEBA EXPLORATION, HYDROLOGICAL/GEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT 

Sept. 2004 to Dec. 2008, Consulting Geologist/Geochemist, Director of Somaliland Institute

of Earth Sciences (SIES), undertook training courses on geochemistry environmental science

implemented various consulting water assignments for German Red Cross, Hargeisa on

 hydrogeological assessment of Borama well fields, performed pumping tests at Gabile, Jaleelo

 and Dilla areas; undertook research assignment funded by Coal Exploration & Mining

Company (CEMC); evaluated the coal resources of the country in terms of its potential

utilization as alternate source of energy, characterized the harmful chemical components such

as methane and sulphur contained in coal. Utilizing advanced geostatistical software,

 calculated coal reserves at Ankor area and submitted a comprehensive report to CEMC.

EXPERT CONSULTANT ON WATER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

May 2002 to Aug.2004, undertook ground water investigations and aquifer evaluation in

 Burao;conduct training courses, on hydrology, geology, water quality and statistical

\analyses (SPSSPC); complied past Somaliland metrological and rainfall data; performed

consulting work on drilling, well logging (cutting descriptions, geophysical log interpretation

 and evaluation of geologic/ hydrological aquifer characteristic for Borama Water Agency.

 

MIDDLE EAST PRECIOUS METALS MINING, Abu Dubai, UAE

May 2000-Feb. 2002 Consulting Geologist

Evaluated geological/geophysical/geochemical data available on Dhofar Province,

Sultanate of Oman; assessed the precious metals potentialities of the

Province; successfully identified potential areas for the discovery of chromite

deposits, monitored earth quake tremor in Dubai.

 MINISTRY OF MINERALS & WATER, HARGEISA, SOMALILAND

             Oct. 1994 to April 2000, consulting geologist for Minister to the Ministry of Water & Mineral

             Resources and Minister of Mines, energy & Water; assessed the mineral resources of the country

           and classified them into occurrences and deposits, visited potential areas of sulphide

           mineralization and industrial minerals; wrote a report on Somaliland Potential Mineral Deposits;

           assisted UNICEF on the formulation of Somaliland water policy which was later enacted into law

           by parliament.

ANGLO_AMERICAN PROSPECTING SERVICES LIMITED

Oct.1992 to August 1994, International Consulting Geologist, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Assessed economic mineral deposits and gold potential of African countries

including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan Ethiopia and Djibouti; undertook

geologic missions to several African countries, assessed Mauritania gold potential,

geophysical log interpretation...

MINISTRY OF MINES & ENERGY, MOZAMBIQUE

Nov. 1989 to Sept.1992, UN Expert/Economic Geologist

Prospect gold generation, geoscientific data evaluation; developed precious metals in Manica

mining region, feasibility studies, and computer training, economic and environmental assessments of exploration programs and land degradation studies resulting from small mine operations; assessed Mozambican Geological/geochemical data, using statistical packages such as SPSS; interpreted geophysical data; undertook drilling program to estimate gold and copper ore reserves; logged core and used heavy mineral concentrates in defining productive geologic terrains;  performed reserves calculations on coal, studied environmental hazards such as methane other gases production associated with coal mining; assisted geologists of the Directorate of National Geological survey in the development of small mines and evaluation of alluvial gold mining in terms of land degradation and deforestation, using variogram and Kriging techniques; conducted training courses on statistics, computer application in environmental geology; prepared comprehensive proposal feasibility study on development of Manica gold deposit.

UN TECHNICAL COOPERATION, NEW YORK

Aug. 1989 Oct. 1989, UN expert-Geological Survey of India.

Trained Indian geologists on geochemical data interpretation, computer application,

geostatistical analyses, assessment and interpretation of geochemical anomalies

exploration of gold deposits in greenstone belts; evaluated GSI chemical laboratories; presented

series of lectures on statistical analysis (regression, discriminant and factor analysis);

demonstrated statistical packages such as SPSS and STATPAC in environmental data evaluation.               

 

GEOGRAPHICS INC. DENVER, COLORADO

Oct 1988– June 1989 Geologist/hydrologist

Used expert computer systems in hydrologic data monitoring with heavy emphasis on probabilistic statistical methods, contouring and computer geologic mapping.

 

 

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DENVER

June 1986- Sept...1988 Senior Geologist

Conducted training program for international participants in mineral exploration, utilizing heavy mineral concentration, and ore deposit modeling, statistical application on geological data; assessed National Uranium data; evaluated mineral exploration potential of Zimbabwe and Liberia.

GROUND WATER SAMPLING

April 1985-May 1986, Senior Geochemist

 Developed Computer program in geochemical modeling related to the interaction of disturbed groundwater with host rock, migration and adsorption of organic and inorganic pollutants; studied mineral stability relationships and solubility data on geochemical species in systems such as H2S-HS--SO4-2-H2O, NH3-NO2-NO3-H2O and Mg-Ca-CO2-H2O in disturbed aquifers; techniques in preservation of water samples prior to arrival to laboratory analyses, used T-test and other statistical methods.

 

GULF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANYDENVER,

Aug. 1977 – Feb. 1985, Project Geochemist

Conducted trace-element mineralogical studies to determine the partitioning and mobility of leached elements; conducted drilling program and calculated coal and uranium reserves; assessed well-field performance in terms of uranium leached and migration of radio nuclides and hydrologic controls; developed optical methods to determine the relationship between kerogen and rock matrix; utilized t-test and other statistical methods to bring out subtle changed in groundwater, resulting from Underground Coal Gasification Operations (UCGO).

WYOMING MINERAL CORPORATION, LAKEWOOD COLORADO

   Feb. 1975–June 1977, District Geologist

effectively managed field geology and drilling projects; interpreted geochemical data on leaching of uranium; successfully completed hydrological and pollutant migration studies for underground leaching operation, contributed to the understanding of the mechanism of uranium leaching, uranium complexing and oxidation; performed geophysical well-log interpretation. Assisted in the tutoring computer courses pertaining to the application of environmental geology and study of gold in weathered geologic environments.

 ACHIEVEMENTS/RECOGNITION:

                    .Awarded certificate of achievement and financial reward in recognition of my

                    contribution to Gulf Oil.

                  . Dean's honor list University of Arizona.

 

Member of "Who is who Among American Colleges and Universities

 (WWAAC&U)".Theme of the paper presented to the selection committee: "Non-racial South Africa and her role in the technological & economic development of Africa.” 1987

              Confidential company reports authored include:

·         Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Oil Shale From the Mahogany Zone, Creek Basin, Colorado, Gulf Science and Technology Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

·         “Post-test Core Geological & Geochemical of Irigary Uranium Well field 517-x Johnson County, Wyoming, Westinghouse Corporation” (company confidential priority Class 1).

·         Post-test Core Geological & Geochemical of Badger Uranium Deposit Field 517-x Johnson County, Wyoming, Westinghouse Corporation company confidential priority Class 1).

 PUBLICATIONS

                Behi, A.M.                           "Regional Geochemical Evaluation of Western

                                                                Somali Precambrian Areas of Northern Somalia,"

                                                                Somali Geological Survey, 1972.

                                                                Behi, A.M.                           "Geochemical and Geological Investigations for Base Metals and Metallic Minerals of Somalia (Phase II and III), UN Mineral Development Program.

                Behi, A.M. & Ahner         Effects of UCG on groundwater": A study of Cavity and Surrounding Groundwater" Eight Annual Coal Convention Symposium, 1982.

                Behi, A.M.                           "Application of Geochemistry in Identifying Potential Groundwater Contaminants: Second International Conference, Groundwater Quality Research, National Center for Groundwater Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 26-29, 1984.

                Behi, A.M.                          "Geochemical Investigations into Groundwater Potential Contaminants," Thirteen Annual Rocky Mountain Groundwater Conference, Great Falls, Montana, April 1984.

             A. Pedro& Behi, A              “Geochemical Prospecting for Copper in Monguwara Gold Mine                                                                              and its vicinity,” 1st Geochemical Congress for Portuguese-

                                             Speaking Countries.Third Brazilian Geochemical Congress, 1991.

                Behi, A.M                         "The Role of National Geological Survey in the Development of Small Scale Mines (SSM), Seminar on (SSM) Exploration in Mozambique, 1990.

                                                                Behi, A.M                            "The Potential Mineral & Hydrocarbon Resources of Somaliland", African Upstream, Cape Town, October 1998.

                                                                Behi, A.M                            "The Devastating Coupling Effect of Drought & Poor Water Quality in the Horn of Africa". Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World & the New Millennium Science & Technology, April 2002.

CONSULTING REPORTS PRODUCED

                Behi, A & Estienne           “Water Regulations for Water Act Enforcement”, UNICEF, March    2006”.

                Behi, A                                   “Geological & Hydrological Assessment of Borama Water System,       German Red Cross”, March 2009.

                Behi, A                        “Geological & Hydrological Assessment of Gabile Area Drilling Program and Assessment of Aquifer Yield,  Red Cross, March 2009.         

            Behi, A                        “Geological/ Hydrological Assessment of drilling water well at Borama”, German Red Cross, June 2009.      

Membership

1. Denver Economic Geologists Association.

2. Somaliland Geological Association.

3. International Geochemical exploration Association

 


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