• 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
    • Acidizing
    • Formation damage
    • Flow assurance
    • Water shut off

Industry Experience

    • Principal Professional and Research Consultant/Scientist, Saudi Aramco Oil Company - 1992-2007

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal - 2018
  • Student Employment Impact Award, Texas A&M University - 2017
  • Outstanding Technical Editor Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal - 2016
  • Excellence in Research Faculty Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University – 2015
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2013

Selected Publications

  • Almubarak, T., Alkhaldi, M., Ng, J.H., Nasr-El-Din, H.A. 2019. Design and Application of High-Temperature Raw Seawater-Based Fracturing Fluids. SPE J. 24 (04): 1929-1946.
  • Kudrashou, V. and Nasr-El-Din, H.A. 2019. Formation Damage Associated with Mineral Alteration and Formation of Swelling Clays Caused by Steam Injection in Sandpacks. SPE Res Eval & Eng. https://doi.org/10.2118/195700-PA.
  • Sokhanvarian, K., Nasr-El-Din, H.A., Harper, T. 2019. Effect of Ligand Type Attached to Zr-Based Crosslinkers and the Effect of a New Dual Crosslinker on the Properties of Crosslinked CMHPG. SPE J. 24 (04): 1741-1756.
  • Ali, M.T. and Nasr-El-Din, H.A. 2019. A Robust Model to Simulate Dolomite Matrix Acidizing. SPE Prod & Oper 34 (01): 109-129. SPE-191136-PA.
  • Assem, A.I., Kumar, H.T., Nasr-El-Din, H.A. and De Wolf, C.A. 2019. Location and Magnitude of Formation Damage Due to Iron Precipitation During Acidizing Carbonate Rocks. J Petrol Sci Eng. 179: 337-354.