Ahmed Alzahabi

Assistant Professor
Petroleum Engineering Program
Department of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering
EB Room 2.100D


Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering 

Dr. Ahmed Alzahabi is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He earned a PhD and a MS, both in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University and an MS from Cairo University. He previously served as a post-doc (researcher) at the Energy Industry Partnerships of University of Houston, working in the field of energy to solve complex problems for the industry. He is experienced in introducing new technologies in well-placement and fracturing in conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. His research involves developing techniques for Permian Wolfcamp exploitation. He has participated in six US patent applications, edited and reviewed for multiple journals, and is active in SPWLA, SPE, ARMA and AAPG. He has contributed a book chapter and wrote a book on Fracturing Horizontal wells and a book on PVT Property Correlations. 

Research Areas: 

  • Optimization of Fracture Stages in Unconventional Resources  
  • Data Analytics in Selecting Completion Aspects of Horizontal Wells  


  • Post-doc, Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, Energy Industry Partnerships 
  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University, Whitacre College of Engineering       
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University, Whitacre College of Engineering      
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Cairo University, College of Engineering  

Research Interests: 

  • Production Optimization  
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery of Unconventional and Conventional Resources 
  • Reservoir Characterization using Data Analytics

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Last Updated: 12/16/2019