Ksenia Kaprielova

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



I graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Chemistry department in 2007. 
I continued working in the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (SB RAS) on PhD theses under the supervision of professor A.S. Lisitsyn and have got my of PhD degree in 2013. 
In 2012 I joined Schlumberger Novosibirsk Technology Center and was involved in many projects on new product development for hydraulic fracturing and lost circulation control applications.
In September 2020 I have joined EGG group of professor T. Patzek in KAUST as Postdoctoral Fellow and ​is being involved in a project on law-salinity waterflooding for EOR.

Research Interests

Studying mechanisms of crude oil recovery during waterflooding in mixed-wet carbonates. 

Selected Publications

  • Improved Amott Tests Help Quantify Primary Driving Forces in Spontaneous Imbibition in Water-Wet and Oil-Wet Limestone Rock. SPE-213450-MS, 2023, https://doi.org/10.2118/213450-MS
  • Improved Amott Cell Procedure for Predictive Modeling of Oil Recovery Dynamics from Mixed-Wet Carbonates. SPE-209444-MS, 2022, https://doi.org/10.2118/209444-MS
  • Imaging oil recovery from mixed-wet microporous carbonates. SEG-2022-3746288, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1190/image2022-3746288.1
  • Digital rheology of High Viscosity Friction Reducers. Elizaveta Inozemtseva, Ksenia Kaprielova, Maxim Ivanov, Dmitry Kuznetsov, 2020, SPE-201941-MS
  • Method of treating subterranean formation using shrinkable fibers; C. Kraemer, D. Badazhkov, B. Lecerf, A. Alekseev, K. Kaprielova; US9797212(2017)
  •  Controlled Inhomogeneous Proppant Aggregate Formation; S. Semenov, K. Kaprielova, M. Panga, G. Szabo, M. Yutkin, N. Gorshkov; US/2015/0144339/A1 (2015)
  •  Synthesis of Pt/C catalysts via reductive deposition: Ways of tuning catalytic properties; Kaprielova K.M., Ovchinnikov I.I., Yakovina O.A., Lisitsyn A.S.; ChemCatChem, vol. 5, pp. 2015-2024, 2013; doi: 10.1002/cctc.201200769 (2013)
  • Preparation of platinum-on-carbon catalysts via hydrolytic deposition: Factors influencing the deposition and catalytic properties; K. M. Kaprielova, O. A. Yakovina, I. I. Ovchinnikov, S. V. Koscheev, A. S. Lisitsyn; Appl. Catal. A: General, vol. 449, pp. 203-214, 2012; ​​doi: 10.1016/j.apcata.2012.10.004 (2012)
  • In Situ Channelization Model for Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation​; Ksenia Kaprielova, Maxim Ivanov, Ilya Starkov, Rostislav Romanovskii, Denis Bannikov, Dmitry Kuznetsov; SPE-201935-MS, (2020)


  • PhD in Chemistry, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia​, 2013
  • Specialist in Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, Russia​, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2020-present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2020: Researcher, Schlumberger Novosibirsk Technology Center, Russia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) membership 2012-2019

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Low Salinity Water Flood Mixed-Wet Carbonates IOR/EOR