Dr. Hadi Arbi Belhaj
Dr. Hadi Arbi Belhaj Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Hadi Belhaj is a Petroleum Engineering faculty member at Khalifa University of Science and technology teaching a variety of petroleum engineering courses ranging from reservoir engineering to reservoir characterization and modeling of both conventional & unconventional reservoirs to Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis. Dr. Belhaj is the recipient of the 2019 SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Modeling Award and the 2013 SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement for Petroleum Engineering Faculty Award. Dr. Belhaj has over 35 years of combined petroleum industrial and academic experience with key qualifications in reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, modeling fractured reservoirs, well stimulation, sand production control technology, unconventional reservoirs and petroleum economics & risk analysis.

Geographically, his experience is spread over North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Dr. Belhaj is an active member of several professional societies and organizations around the globe. He is a member of the SPE since 1980 and a life-time member of the SCA (Society of Core Analysis). During the past fifteen years, Dr. Belhaj has contributed a number of consortium research proposals dealt with petroleum engineering and energy exploitation challenging issues. This effort generated over 17 Million dollars of research grants. He has presented over 100 guest speaker lectures, seminars and workshops around the globe for both industry and academia covering different aspects of petroleum engineering. Dr. Belhaj published over 120 journal and conference proceedings articles.

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2004
  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia (Canada), 1990
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, University of Tripoli (formerly El-Fateh University) (Libya), 1982
Teaching Areas
  • Reservoir Engineering I
  • Reservoir Engineering II
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • Well Performance Evaluation
  • Advanced Petroleum Economics
  • Well Completion and Workover
  • Characterization and Modeling of Unconventional Reservoirs
Research Interests
  • Reservoir engineering
  • UCRs
  • EOR
  • Petroleum economics & risk analysis
  • Unconventional reservoirs
  • Reservoir modeling and simulation
  • Characterization, modeling, and development of UCRs
  • Energy prices modeling and predictions
  • EOR technology applications and options