Alexander Petrovic

Former ANPERC Members

Research Scientist - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests

  • Sedimentological heterogeneities on sub-seismic scale and their controlling mechanisms (climate, oceanography, sea-level)
  • Pleistocene to Holocene climate variations in the Red Sea
  • Early carbonate diagenesis
  • Sequence stratigraphy and architecture of carbonate platform reservoirs
  • The impact of anthropogenic particles on modern carbonate systems.

Selected Publications

  • Spatial heterogeneities in a bioclastic shoal outcrop reservoir analogue: Architectural, cyclical and diagenetic controls on lateral pore distribution.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, 113,104098 (2020)
  • Post-LGM Upward Shift of the Mediterranean Outflow Water Recorded in a Contourite Drift off NW Spain
    A. Petrovic, H. Lantzsch, T. Schwenk, J. Marquardt, J. Titschack, T.J.J. Hanebuth
    Marine Geology, 407, 334-349, (2019)
  • Facies Heterogeneities In a Carbonate Ramp Reservoir Analogue: A New High-Resolution Approach For 3D Facies Modelin...
    A. Petrovic, T. Aigner, and M. Pontiggia
    Journal of Petroleum Geology, 41, 155-174, (2018)
  • Are Shoal Reservoirs Discrete Bodies? A Coquina Shoal Outcrop Analogue from the Mid-Triassic Upper Muschelkalk, SW ...
    A. Petrovic, T. Aigner
    Journal of Petroleum Geology, 40, 249-275, (2017)


  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2016
  • M.S., Geoscience, University of Bremen, Germany, 2012
  • B.S., Geoscience, University of Bremen, Germany, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2018- Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2018: Assistant/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bremen, Germany

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineer's (EAGE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • German Geological Society (DGGV)
  • European Geoscience Union (EGU)


  • 2021 Georg-Hunaeus Award, German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology (DGMK)
  • 2017 Walter Schall Award, Society of Nature-study of Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • 2012 SEPM Mobil Student Poster Award, GV Meeting, Hamburg

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Carbonate sedimentology diagenesis Paleoclimate