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Dr. Hasan J. Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Hasan J Khan joined KFUPM as an Assistant Professor at the Petroleum Engineering department in 2022. He received a BE (2012) in Petroleum Engineering from NED University, Pakistan, and a MS & PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and 2019 respectively. His research focused on understanding particle deposition patterns in vuggy carbonaceous media for which he extensively utilized CT scanning and image analysis techniques. He then worked for 2 years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his work focused on characterizing fracture evolution in shales during acidized core floods. His research interests include digital rock petrophysics, reusing produced water for hydraulic fracturing, formation damage in carbonaceous media, and reactive transport in unconventional rocks.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA (2019)
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA (2016)
  • B.Engg., Petroleum Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan (2012)

Research Interests

  • Particulate transport in carbonaceous porous media
  • Reactive imbibition
  • Produced water rehabilitation
  • Reactive transport in unconventional rocks
  • Digital rock petrophysics

Selected Publications

  • Khan, Hasan Javed, Eleanor Spielman-Sun, Adam D. Jew, John Bargar, Anthony Kovscek, and Jennifer L. Druhan. “A critical review of the physicochemical impacts of water chemistry on shale in hydraulic fracturing systems.” Environmental science & technology 55, no. 3 (2021): 1377-1394. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c04901
  • Khan, Hasan Javed, David DiCarlo, and Maša Prodanović. “The effect of vug distribution on particle straining in permeable media.” Journal of Hydrology 580 (2020): 124306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124306
  • Khan, Hasan J., Maša Prodanovic, and David A. DiCarlo. “The effect of vuggy porosity on straining in porous media.” SPE Journal 24, no. 03 (2019): 1164-1178. https://doi.org/10.2118/194201-PA
  • Khan, Hasan J., Maryam S. Mirabolghasemi, Hongtao Yang, Maša Prodanović, David A. DiCarlo, and Matthew T. Balhoff. “Study of formation damage caused by retention of bi-dispersed particles using combined pore-scale simulations and particle flooding experiments.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 158 (2017): 293-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.08.061

Awards & Honors

  • Petroleum Engineering Department Fellowship – Pioneer Natural Resources (2014)
  • Curator – Digital Rocks Portal