Mehdi Zeidouni

Mehdi Zeidouni

Mehdi Zeidouni is Associate Professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering. He works on various aspects of transport processes in the poroues media and its implications for reservoir characterization.



Muhammad Zulqarnain

Muhammad Zulqarnain

Muhammad joined the group as Postdoctoral Fellow in Spring 2017 after receiving his PhD from LSU in Summer 2015. He works on CO2 storage/EOR capacity estimation in potential sites in Louisiana funded by US Department of Energy.

Jointly supervised with Dr. Richard Hughes.



Refaat Galal Hashish

Refaat Galal Hashish

Refaat Galal Hashish started his PhD studies at Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering in Summer 2018. He holds a B.S. (2013) and M.S. (2017) in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University. He worked as a teaching and research assistant at Cairo University for 4 years prior to joining the group. His research interests include modelling and interpretation of the temperature variations during fluid extraction/injection in the subsurface. He also worked on modelling the performance of compartmentalized reservoirs using Material Balance techniques.



Mohamed Elnoby Abdelaal

Mohamed Elnoby Abdelaal

Mohamed Elnoby Abdelaal joined the research group in Spring 2020 as a PhD student. He holds B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2018) in Petroleum Engineering from Suez University. Prior to joining the group, he worked as a teaching assistant for 4 years at Suez University. His research is focused on pressure/rate transient analysis with application to unconventional shale/tight reservoirs and CO2 geological sequestration.



Former Members


Nam H. Tran

Nam H. Tran

Nam graduated in May 2018 with MS in Petroleum Engineering. His research focused on the applicability of well testing for the continuous monitoring of CO2 storage projects. During his two and a half years at Louisiana State University, Nam has studied and investigated a diverse range of pressure transient techniques utilizing analytical models in tandem with commercial reservoir simulation software with the goal of characterizing CO2.



Yilin Mao

Yilin Mao

Yilin Mao graduated with PhD in Petroleum Engineering in May 2019. He worked for three years in Schlumberger as a drilling and measurement field engineer. His research interests include analytical and numerical modeling of coupled flow and heat transfer in porous media with applications to reservoir characterization and leakage detection. Yilin holds a BS degree in physics from Fudan University and MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a member of SPE and the second place recipient of Eastern North America Regional SPE paper contest (Ph.D. division) in 2016 and 2017.



Dayna Rodriguez Zambrano

Dayna Rodriguez Zambrano

Dayna graduated with MS in Petroleum Engineering in May 2019. Dayna's research interest includes topics related to reservoir and production engineering. She joined the research group on January 2018 and is currently working with coupled numerical simulation applied to CO2 geological sequestration.



Oscar Molina

Oscar Molina

Oscar Molina graduated with PhD in Petroleum Engineering in August 2019. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia (2007) and M.S. in petroleum engineering (2015) from Louisiana State University.



Mojtaba Mosaheb

Mojtaba Mosaheb

Mojtaba has successfully graduated with his PhD in December 2020. He worked on development of pressure-based diagnostic tools for leakage characterization and identification in the subsurface. He received both his BSc and MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Sharif University of Technology & Science & Research Branch of Azad University, respectively.