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Dr. Ahmed Al-Yaseri

Research Engineer III, CIPR

Dr. Ahmed Al-Yaseri joined the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR) in December 2021 as a Research Engineer III in the Petrophysics group, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. His research interests focus on carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage, multi-phase flow in porous media, and improved hydrocarbon recovery. Al-Yaseri is the author of over 87 technical papers until November 2022 and named to Stanford University list of the World’s Top 2% Scientists for 2023 . Al-Yaseri has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience, and for the past eight years, he has focused on CO2 and H2 storage. He built/commissioned the advanced and novel reservoir facilities in the Petroleum Departments at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University (Australia), including three state-of-the-art core-flooding cells for Micro-CT and medical CT, Zeta Streaming Potential core-flooding, and core-flooding for NMR testing at reservoir conditions. Currently, he is involved in many collaborative research studies with CSIRO-Australia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Curtin University/Australia, and Saudi Aramco.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2018.
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA, 2010.
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq, 2002.

Research Interests

  • Gas storage (H2 and CO2)
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery
  • Multi-phase flow through porous media
  • Wettability and Interfacial Phenomena
  • X-ray micro-computed tomography
  • Unconventionals (Gas hydrates, Coal, Shale)
  • Nanofluids

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed Al-Yaseri, Nilesh Kumar Jha, On hydrogen wettability of basaltic rock, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,Volume 200, 2021.
  • Al-Yaseri, A. Z., Roshan, H., Lebedev, M., Barifcani, A., and Iglauer, S., Dependence of quartz wettability on fluid density, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3771– 3776, 2016.
  • Iglauer, S., Al-Yaseri, A. Z., Rezaee, R., and Lebedev, M., CO2wettability of caprocks: Implications for structural storage capacity and containment security, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 9279– 9284, 2015.
  • Faisal Ur Rahman Awan, Ahmed Al-Yaseri, Hamed Akhondzadeh, Stefan Iglauer, Alireza Keshavarz, Influence of mineralogy  and surfactant concentration on zeta potential in intact sandstone at high pressure, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,Volume 607, Part 1, 2022.
  • Ahmed Al-Yaseri, Domenik Wolff-Boenisch, Cut Aja Fauziah, Stefan Iglauer, Hydrogen wettability of clays:  Implications for underground hydrogen storage, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,Volume 46, Issue 69, 2021.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Nilesh Kumar Jha, Ahmed Al-Yaseri, Mohsen Ghasemi, Duraid Al-Bayati, Maxim Lebedev, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh,Pore  scale investigation of hydrogen injection in sandstone via X-ray micro-tomography, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,Volume 46, Issue 70, 2021.
  • Muhammad Ali, Nilesh Kumar Jha, Ahmed Al-Yaseri, Yihuai Zhang, Stefan Iglauer, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, Hydrogen wettability of quartz substrates exposed to organic acids; Implications for hydrogen geo-storage in sandstone reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,Volume 207,2021.
  • Ahmed Z. Al-Yaseri, Maxim Lebedev, Sarah J. Vogt, Michael L. Johns, Ahmed Barifcani, Stefan Iglauer, Pore-scale analysis of formation damage in Bentheimer sandstone with in-situ NMR and micro-computed tomography experiments, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 129, 2015.
  • Hamed Akhondzadeh, Alireza Keshavarz, Ahmed Z. Al-Yaseri, Muhammad Ali, Faisal Ur Rahman Awan, Xin Wang, Yongfei Yang, Stefan Iglauer, Maxim Lebedev, Pore-scale analysis of coal cleat network evolution through liquid nitrogen treatment: A Micro-Computed Tomography investigation, International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 219, 2020.
  • Ahmed Z. Al-Yaseri, Maxim Lebedev, Ahmed Barifcani, Stefan Iglauer,Receding and advancing (CO2+brine+quartz) contact angles as a function of pressure, temperature, surface roughness, salt type and salinity,The Journal of Chemical  Thermodynamics,Volume 93, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship, 2014 to 2017
  • Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship, 2008 to 2010
  • Top 3% most cited category in the journal Energy and Fuels
  • The World’s Top 2% Scientists for 2023 by Stanford University