Alexandros Tasianas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Technical Director at Geolympus Ltd Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Research Interests

Carbon Capture and Storage in KSA: focusing on locating adequate CO2 storage sites (e.g. aquifers, hydrocarbon fields, basalts,) in the country and estimating storage capacity and leakage potential from them. Development of a digital  online CO2 storage Atlas that summarizes the above findings and includes other layers of information e.g. natural protected areas, transport pathways, geology, cities, population, CO2 emissions, DEM etc.

Selected Publications

High-Resolution 3D Seismic Study of Pockmarks and Shallow Fluid Flow Systems at the Snohvit Hydrocarbon Field in the SW Barents Sea

A.Tasianas, S. Bunz, B. Bellwald, O. Hammer, S. Planke, N. Lebedeva-Ivanova, P.Krassakis

Marine Geology, 403, 247-261, (2018)



Mechanisms Initiating Fluid Migration at Snohvit and Albatross Fields, Barents Sea

A.Tasianas, I. Martens, S. Bunz, J. Mienert

Arktos, 2, (2016)


Simulating Seismic Chimney Structure as Potential VerticaL Migration Pathways for CO2 in the Snohvit area, SW Barents Sea: Model Challenges and Outcomes

A.Tasianas, L. Mahl, M. Darcis

Environmental Earth Sciences, (2016)


  • B.Sc., Earth Sciences, Lyon University, Lyon France, 2003
  • M.Sc. Petroleum geoscience, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2010
  • Ph.D., Marine geophysics and CCS, Tromso University, Tromso Norway, 2017.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2017: Research associate, Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Athens, Greece

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Phsycial Science and Engineering Division (PSE)