Mohammed Taleb-Berrouane

Dr. Mohammed Taleb-Berrouane is the Research & Development Project Manger at C-RISE. He has managed several research projects including a large scale research project “Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore & Onshore Oil Production Operations.” ( for Memorial University (MUN). Others involved with the multi-institutional project include the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, VIA University College, Oklahoma University and DNV-GL.

In addition to the project management tasks, Dr. Taleb-Berrouane is actively involved in teaching and research at MUN and the Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safe Engineering (C-RISE) since 2015. He is a Sessional Instructor at MUN’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science since 2018.

Dr. Taleb-Berrouane completed his Ph.D. in 2019 at MUN in the Oil and Gas Engineering discipline - major in Risk & Asset Integrity Management. His research project focused on developing advanced probabilistic methods for corrosion modelling and resilience engineering.

Research and Teaching activities:

Dr. Taleb-Berrouane has authored and co-authored numerous research and conference papers mainly in the area of process safety, risk, reliability and asset integrity management. Dr. Taleb-Berrouane has been a reviewer for several journals and conferences in the area of probabilistic modelling, process safety and reliability engineering. He has taught the following MUN courses:

  1. ENGI 9411: Probabilistic Methods in Engineering [Graduate Course]
  2. ENGI 9121: Advanced Safety and Risk Engineering [Graduate Course]
  3. ENGI 9116: Advanced Reliability Engineering [Graduate Course]
  4. ENGI 9115: Safety and Risk Engineering [Graduate Course]
  5. ENGI 8671: Safety and Risk Engineering [Undergraduate Course]
  6. ENGI 8670: Reliability Engineering [Undergraduate Course]
  7. ENGI 1010: Tutorial for first-year engineering class (150 students)

Leadership achievements:

Dr. Taleb-Berrouane’s leadership achievements include:

  • R&D project manager at C-RISE [2018 - Present]
  • NACE Newfoundland Chapter, Membership Chair [2019-2020]
  • SPE Atlantic Canada Section, Program Chair [2019-2020]
  • SPE - MUN Chapter, Vice-President [2018-2019]
  • C-RISE Workshops on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments, Organizing Committee Member [2017, 2019 and 2021]
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) - MUN Chapter, Professional Development Chair [2017-2018]

Selected publications:

  • Taleb-Berrouane, M., Khan, F., & Amyotte, P. (2020). Bayesian Stochastic Petri Nets (BSPN)-A new modelling tool for dynamic safety and reliability analysis. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 193, 106587.
  • Taleb-Berrouane, M., & Khan, F. (2019). Dynamic Resilience Modelling of Process Systems. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 77, 313-318.
  • Taleb-Berrouane, M., Khan, F., Hawboldt, K., Eckert, R., & Skovhus, T. L. (2018). Model for microbiologically influenced corrosion potential assessment for the oil and gas industry. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, 53(5), 378-392.
  • Taleb-Berrouane, M., Khan, F., & Lounis, Z. (2016). Availability analysis of safety critical systems using advanced fault tree and stochastic Petri net formalisms. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 44, 193-203.

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Email address:

  • m.talebberrouane[a]