About the Author
Dr. Emad Walid Al Shalabi is currently a research and teaching associate at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees, all in petroleum engineering. Obtaining his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Al Shalabi has authored and co-authored more than 40 scientific journal papers, conference proceedings, and delivered several presentations at international conferences. His research interests are focused on enhanced/improved-oil recovery techniques (EOR/IOR), reservoir engineering, asphaltene precipitation and modelling, tight unconventional resources, and reservoir simulation and modelling. He serves as a reviewer for reputable international journals, including the SPE Journal, the SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation, and the Journal of petroleum science and engineering. Dr. Al Shalabi has been awarded a number of educational and research awards such as the International Well Control Forum (IWFC) certificate during his Bachelor Study (December 2008). He has been an SPE member since 2006. Kamy Sepehrnoori is a Professor in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he holds the W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering and is the Director of the Reservoir Simulation Joint Industry Project in the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. He is a world-famous expert on computational methods, reservoir simulation and numerical solutions to partial differential equations. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees, all from the University of Texas at Austin, and to date he has authored two books and published more than 300 technical articles and reports.