"I must express my gratitude and appreciation to my academic advisor and ANPERC faculty for all the help and support during this exciting journey."
MS Student - ERPE
"I must acknowledge and thank my advisor, ERPE faculty, and all my colleagues at ANPERC who in one way or another contributed to my work. KAUST is a unique and diverse world-class research environment, and I'm happy to continue my research here as a PhD student in Prof. Hoteit's group."
MS Student - ERPE
Conference Recordings Now Available!
We are pleased to announce that the KAUST Virtual Research Conference recordings are now available for you to watch on our website!
Ph.D. student Tihana Pensa completed two months of laboratory work at the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences in Granada, Spain
Ph.D. Student Tihana Pensa completed two months of laboratory work at the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences in Granada, Spain, under the direction of Dr. Antonio Delgado Huertas. Tihana visited the Centre for Scientific Instrumentation at the University of Granada.
CaResS group commences logging and processing core samples from the Upper Cretaceous of central Jordan
After drilling of 6 cored wells in the exceptionally organic-rich Upper Cretaceous source rock sequence from central Jordan, CaResS group has actively commenced logging and processing of the core samples.
APG group postdoctoral fellow runs the plate tectonic model at the University of Bern, Switzerland
In July 2021, Dr. Jakub Fedorik, a postdoctoral fellow from APG group, visited the analog modeling laboratory at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
A sabbatical year at ANPERC-KAUST— Prof. Chih-Ping
Prof. Chih-Ping shares his ANPERC-KAUST sabbatical year experience
Fault damage zones have a higher upscaled permeability than the host rock because of a higher fracture intensity therein. Fracture distribution in the damage zone depends highly on the geometry of fault segments. However, precise images of architectural elements of large-scale faults at depth are difficult to obtain by seismic acquisition and imaging techniques. We present a numerical method that generates fault segments at multiple scales from an imprecise fault trace based on the fractal properties of these segments. The generated fault segments demonstrate hierarchical self-similar architecture, and their lengths follow approximately a lognormal distribution. These characteristics are similar to real fault segments observed in outcrops and seismic surveys. An algorithm that covers fault segments accurately with the minimum number of circles is proposed to calculate the fractal dimensions for both natural and computer-generated faults. The fractal dimensions of natural and generated fault segments are similar and range between 1.2 and 1.4.