Research Interests

​Interested in integrated approach of static and dynamic reservoir modelling, in fractured carbonate reservoirs with high emphasizes on carbonate geology & geomechanics  to quantify the porous network plus Oil/Gas in place in the best possible way.  

Selected Publications

  • Sayındere (Shiranish equivalent) reservoir fracture characterization /phase 2
    B. Yalcin, I.S. Ozkaya, K. Yapan
    Praxis Global-Fractured reservoir development workshop 2014 , (2014)
  • Sayındere (Shiranish equivalent) reservoir fracture characterization (an innovative workflow for fracture analysis ...
    B. Yalcin, A. Aydin, K. Yapan
    Ipetgas 2013 , (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Petroleum Geology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
  • B.Sc., Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2016: Geoscientist, Genel Energy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2012-2014: Geologist, TPAO, Ankara, Turkey


  • ​Turkish Petroleum Company (TPAO)  full scholarship for Master of Science degree
  • Honor Graduate from Middle East Technical University

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)