Dr. Youcef Bouzidi
Dr. Youcef Bouzidi Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Technical Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science

Dr. Bouzidi is presently an Associate Professor of Geophysics at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to his Ph.D. He has lectured at the Algerian Petroleum Institute from 1984 to 1996 in the Geophysics Department where he also served as department chair during one year. He has then joined the oil industry for 7 years as a research geophysicist.

His research interests are seismic data processing, wave propagation in porous media, carbonate rock physics, seismic attribute analysis, Vertical Seismic Profiling and reservoir characterization. He has published many articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and serves as a reviewer for international journals in geophysics

Dr. Bouzidi has both educational and oil industry research experience and obtained several scholarships and awards. He has been awarded the American Geophysical Union, Tectonophysics section, outstanding paper in 2001. He also received the ADNOC 2012 R&D Science Lantern Faculty Award and the ADNOC 2014 R&D recognition Reward.  He is serving as the SEG student chapter advisor at the Earth Science Department since 2012.

Dr. Bouzidi was awarded grants for geophysical projects both internally and from ADNOC R&D. He has several years of experience both in education and in the oil industry research.

Advisor to the following students:

  • A. Al Messabi, “Maximizing the Value of 3D Seismic in a Mature Giant Oil Field (2020)

Lian Hou, “Inversion for Velocities through Phase Shift Downward Continuation of Walkaway Vertical Seismic Profiling Wavefield”.

Thesis Code No.: PIPGSTS-15-04. The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (2015)        

  • S. Al Hammami, “Seismic Attributes Analysis in a Carbonate Reservoir with a Tar Mat: Application to Satah Oil Field, Abu Dhabi in U.A.E”.

Thesis Code No.: PIPGTS-13-02-The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (2013)

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS (CANADA)

  • PhD in Geophysics
  • Fully funded by the University of Alberta
  • Project: The reflectivity and transmissivity of liquid saturated porous media: Experimental tests of theoretical concepts

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK, HENRY KRUMB SCHOOL OF MINES (USA)

  • MSc in Geophysics
  • Fully funded by the Algerian Petroleum Institute
  • Project: Limits and conditions of applicability of Minimum Entropy deconvolution

ALGERIAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, DEPARTMENT OF GEOPHYSICS (ALGERIA)

  • BSc in Geophysics
  • Graduated with honors-awarded full scholarship for graduate studies
Technical Areas
  • Near-surface seismic: Refraction statics in reflection seismology
  • Seismic data processing and acquisition Instruments
  • Supervisor of senior projects in geophysics
  • Reflection Seismology-Field acquisition project
  • Petroleum Geophysics (Includes field work)
  • Seismic Reflection Interpretation-Introduced and developed the course
Research Interests

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR     

  • Multi-Offset Vertical Seismic Profiling and Cross-well Travel-time Tomography Inversion: Application to Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Funding Agency: ADNOC (632,000 USD) [ 2013-2017]
  • Experiments and Modeling of Seismic Wave Reflectivity and Transmissivity in Fluid-Saturated Porous Rocks: Application to Carbonate Reservoirs.
  • Funding Agency: Research Initiation Fund at the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (30,000 USD) [2011-2012]
  • Seismic Refraction and Microgravity Feasibility Study of Groundwater Monitoring in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
  • Funding Agency: The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (80,000USD) [2013-2014]

COLLABORATIVE INVESTIGATOR       

  • Determining Basement and Sedimentary Structures of Abu Dhabi by Innovative Geophysical and Inversion Techniques: Implications to Abu Dhabi Oilfields
  • Funding Agency: CIRA-Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi (750,000 USD) [ 2019-2022 ]
  • Seismic Anisotropic Viscoelastic Tomography Using Multi-arrival Traveltimes and Fullwaveform Spectra for Imaging Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Funding Agency: CIRA-Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi (490,000 USD) [2018-2021]
  • Enhancement of Fracture Characterization by Innovative Geophysical Data Processing and Integration in Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Funding Agency: ADNOC (1,563,500 USD) [2016-2019]