Principal Investigator

Tadeusz W. Patzek, PhD

Professor, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering
Center Director, Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center

Research Scientists

Nabila Bounceur, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Bayesian Statistical Modeling, Probabilistic Sensitivity, Uncertainty Analyses

Maxim Yutkin, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Fracturing Fluids, Proppant Placement, Porosity, Metal-organic Frameworks, Coordination Chemistry

Siarhei Khirevich, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Transport in Porous Media, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Large scale/High Capacity Computing

Research Engineer

Wissem Kirati

Research Engineer

Research Interest: Unconventional Gas, Upscaling, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling and Production Engineering, Formation Evaluation

Research Group Staff

Sirisha Kamireddy

Researcher

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ksenia Kaprielova, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Lost Circulation Control, Polymer Rheology, Low Salinity Water Flood

PhD Students

Philip Mitchell

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Exergy, GIS, Marine Ecology, Paleoecology, Geobiology

Ahmed Saad

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Improved/enhanced Oil Recovery, Low Salinity Water Flood, Rock Wettability Studies

Daniela Arias Ortiz

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Reservoir Simulation, Mud Logging, Well Logging, Gas Chromatography, Thermodynamics, Multi-phase Flow

Natalia Odnoletkova

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Sustainable Energy Development

Masters Students

Samuel David Fontalvo Guzman

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, Improved/enhanced Oil Recovery, Data Science