Shehzad Ahmed, PhD.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Researcher | Energy and Environment | CCUS & Low Net Carbon EOR Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Research Interests

​​​Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (Surfactant, Polymer, ASP Flooding), Additives Stabilized CO2 foam EOR (SAG/CO-injection), CO2 Foam Fracturing, Shale Oil/Gas Productivity Enhancement.

Selected Publications

  • Ionic Liquid Application in Surfactant Foam Stabilization for Gas Mobility Control 
    A.S. Hanamertani, R.M. Pilus, N.A. Manan, Ahmed, S., M. Awang
    Energy & Fuels, 32, (2018)
  • Laboratory Study of CO2 Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery: Advanced Screening, Optimization, and Evaluation 
    S. Ahmed, K. A. Elraies, M. R. Hashmet, A. Hanamartani, S. R. B. M. Shafian
    SPE 192351, (2018)
  • Empirical Modeling of the Viscosity of Supercritical CO2 Foam Fracturing Fluid under Different Downhole Conditions 
    S. Ahmed, K. Elraies, M. Hashmet, M. Alnarabiji
    Energies 11(4), (2018)
  • Surface and interfacial Tension Behavior in the Use of Ionic Liquids as Additives for Surfactant-based Enhanced Oil... 
    A. S. Hanamertani, R. M. Pilus, N. A. Manan, S. Ahmed
    SPE 192278, (2018)
  • Experimental Investigation of Associative Polymer Performance for CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery 
    S. Ahmed, K. A. Elraies, I. M. Tan, M. R. Hashmet
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 157, (2017)
  • Viscosity Models for Polymer Free CO2 Foam Fracturing Fluid with the Effect of Surfactant Concentration, Salinity a... 
    S. Ahmed, K. A. Elraies, M. R. Hashmet, A. S. Hanamertani
    Energies 10, (2017)
  • Experimental Investigation of Immiscible Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Rheology for Improved Oil Recovery 
    S. Ahmed, K. A. Elraies, J. Forooozesh, S. R. B. M. Shafian, M. R. Hashmet, I. C. C. Hsia,...
    Journal of Earth Science 28(5), (2017)


  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, 2017
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, 2014
  • B.Sc. Petroleum and Gas Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 10/2018-present: Post-doctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 03/2018- 09/2018: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia  
  • 2016: Postgraduate Research Attachment, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd (PRSB), Malaysia
  • 2012-2017: Research Officer & Graduate Research Assistant, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia  
  • 2011: Petroleum Engineer Trainee, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited, Pakistan
  • 2010: Summer Intern, MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co B.V. Company, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Membership

​Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


  • Gold Medal in 38th Science and Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX) at UTP
  • Yayasan Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Prestigious Scholarship Award, 2016 - 2017

KAUST Affiliations

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