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Hassan Amer

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GLT 5.214


Ph.D. Student

Hassan Amer


Hassan Amer is a PhD student in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin. He obtained his master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) and a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at The American University in Cairo (AUC). He has been working with Professor Ryosuke Okuno since 2021 on the numerical simulation of enhanced oil recovery methods. His current research focuses on investigating the interplay between phase behavior and flow in SAGD and SA-SAGD for heavy oil recovery.

To date, he has had +4 internships as a reservoir engineer with different energy companies, such as Hilcorp, Apache Corporation, and SimTech, both in the USA and Egypt. Beyond engineering and research, he enjoys cooking and road trips.

Research Area

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Reservoir Simulation

Selected Publications

  1. Amer, H., and Olorode, O., Numerical Evaluation of a Novel Slot-Drill Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology for Tight Rocks. SPE Journal, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp. 2294–2317, August 2022. DOI:

  2. Sheng, K., Amer, H., Young., L., Okuno, R., Al-Gawfi, A., Nakutnyy, P., and Nakagawa, N., A New Experimental Method for Comparing Solvents in Steam-Solvent Coinjection for Bitumen Recovery Under Controlled Thermodynamic Conditions, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 213, June 2022. DOI:

  3. Olorode, O., Amer, H., and Rashid, H., The role of diffusion in primary and enhanced oil recovery from fractured unconventional reservoirs. In: Paper URTEC-208387-MS Presented at SPE/AAPG/SEG Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Virtual, November 2021. DOI:


  • M.S., Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering (2021)

  • B.S. The American University in Cairo, Petroleum Engineering (2019)

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