Hisham Nasr-El-Din


John Edgar Holt Chair

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Office: RICH 710BA
Phone: 979.862.1473

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

  • Enhancing well performance through chemical means
  • Developing environmentally friendly chemicals

Awards & Honors

  • SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, 2013
  • Texas A&M University – TEES Faculty Fellow Award: Award, 2012
  • SPE Production and Operations Award 2009
  • SPE Outstanding Technical Editor (SPEPO) Award, 2008 and 2009
  • SPE Distinguished Member Award, 2007


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1984
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt, 1977
  • BS (Honors), Chemical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt, 1973

Selected Publications

Ouled Ameur, Z., V. Kudrashou, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, J. Forsyth, B. Daigle, J. Mahony. 2015. Stimulation of High Temperature SAGD Producer Wells Using a Novel Chelating Agent (GLDA) and Subsequent Geochemical Modeling Using PHREEQC. SPE-173774 presented at the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 13-15 April

Zhao, H., H.A. Nasr-El-Din, and M. Al-Bourgary. Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers as Viscosifiers in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids. Paper IPTC 18530 presented at the 9th International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar. December 6-9, 2015.

Ibrahim, A.F. and H.A. Nasr-El-Din. Effect of Formation Water Salinity on CO2 Sequestration in Coal Seams and ECBM. IPTC-18278 presented at the 9th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) to be held in Doha, Qatar, 6-9 December, 2015.

Sokhanvarian, K., H.A. Nasr-El-Din, L.T. Harper. A New Zr-Based Crosslinker-An Optimized Formulation of Cross-linked CMHPG for High Temperature Applications. Paper SPE 176837 presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, 9-11 November, 2015.

Assem, A.I., H.A. Nasr-El-Din, S. Liu and T. Fuss. Interactions Between Acids and Alumina Silicates Based Proppants. Paper SPE 176274 presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 20 – 22 October, 2015.