Ahmad Sami Abushaikha | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ahmad Sami Abushaikha

Dr. Ahmad Sami Abushaikha (PhD)

Associate Professor
Sustainable Development
College of Science and Engineering


Dr. Ahmad Sami Abushaikha is a founding faculty member. He received his BS in Petroleum Engineering and his BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. In 2006, he received his MS in Reservoir Geosciences and Engineering from "Institut Français du Pétrole". From 2007 to 2009, he worked at TOTAL Research Centre at Pau, France and at Qatar Petroleum. In 2013, he received his PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London. From 2015 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University specializing in discretization schemes for fluid flow in porous media.

Research Interests


  • Computational physics
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Sustainability


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States

2015 – 2017
  • QRLP- Science Track Felllow

    Qatar Foundation - Research and Development, Doha, Qatar

    2009 – 2015
  • Reservoir Engineer

    North Field, Qatar Petroleum, Doha, Qatar

    2004 – 2009


PhD in Petroleum Engineering

Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

  • MS in Reservoir geosciences and engineering

    École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, Rueil-Malmaison, France

  • BA in Economics

    University of Texas at Austin, Texas, United States

  • BS in Petroleum Engineering

    University of Texas at Austin, Texas, United States


Selected Publications

  • Fully Implicit Mixed Hybrid Finite-Element Formulation for General-Purpose Compositional Reservoir Simulation

    Ahmad S. Abushaikha, Denis V. Voskov, Hamdi A. Tchelepi, SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference; 2017, DOI:10.2118/182697-MS

  • Mixed Hybrid Finite-element Formulation for General Purpose Reservoir Simulation

    A.S. Abushaikha, D.V. Voskov, H.A. Tchelepi, ECMOR XV - 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery; 2016, DOI:10.3997/2214-4609.201601785

  • Interface Control Volume Finite Element Method for Modelling Multi-phase Fluid Flow in Highly Heterogeneous and Fractured Reservoirs

    Ahmad S. Abushaikha, Martin J. Blunt, Olivier R. Gosselin, Christopher C. Pain, Matthew D. Jackson, Journal of Computational Physics; 2015; 298., DOI:10.1016/j.jcp.2015.05.024

  • Matrix-Fracture Transfer Function in Dual-Media Flow Simulation: Review, Comparison and Validation

    Ahmad S. Abushaikha, Olivier R. Gosselin, Europec/EAGE Conference and Exhibition; 2008, DOI:10.2118/113890-MS