Ahmed  Alzahabi

Ahmed Alzahabi

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

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Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering

Dr. Alzahabi is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He earned his PhD and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University and also holds an MS from Cairo University. He previously served as a researcher and project manager at Energy Industry Partnerships (University of Houston), working in the field of energy to solve complex production optimization problems for the industry (the US and Asia). He is experienced in introducing new technologies in well-placement and fracture stages in conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Dr. Alzahabi’s research involved Permian Wolfcamp and Anadarko Basin Data Analytics and petroleum fundamental research. He has contributed a book chapter in Fracturing Horizontal Wells and served as the author of two books on Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Stages and Sequencing in Unconventional Formations and PVT Property Correlations. He is currently involved in building a partnership with regional universities for O&G applications and various field research.

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