• Professor
  • John Edgar Holt Chair
Hisham Nasr-El-Din

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, chemical engineering, University of Saskatchewan - 1984
  • Master of Science, chemical engineering, University of Cairo - 1977
  • Bachelor of Science (honors), chemical engineering, University of Cairo - 1973

Research Interests

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

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2013
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Faculty Fellow Award, Texas A&M University - 2012
  • Production and Operations Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2009
  • Outstanding Technical Editor Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2008, 2009

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.