Enoc Basilio

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests

Enoc Basilio is interested in finding Geo-solutions to today’s energy challenges. He has conducted research in different areas such as modeling multi-phase flow for gas condensate reservoirs, modeling phase behavior of microemulsions, laboratory-based study of foamy oil flow in extra heavy oil reservoirs, and nuclear magnetic resonance of organic perovskites.

Selected Publications

  • Phase Evolution in Methylammonium Tin Halide Perovskites with Variable Temperature Solid-State 119Sn NMR Spectroscopy.
    Ha, M., Karmakar, A., Bernard, G., Basilio, E., Krishnamurthy, A., Askar, A., Shankar, K., Kroeker, S., and Michaelis, V. The Journal of Physical Chemistry (2020).
  • Testing the Injection of Air with Methane as a New Approach to Reduce the Cost of Cold Heavy Oil Recovery: An Experimental Analysis to Determine Optimal Application Conditions.
    Basilio, E. and Babadagli, T.
  • Mechanics of Foamy Oil during Methane-Based Cyclic Solvent Injection Process for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery: A Comprehensive Review.
    Basilio, E. and Babadagli, T.
    SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
  • Use of Air with Methane in Cyclic Solvent Injection Applications for Improved Foam Stability and Cost-Effective Heavy Oil Recovery.
    Basilio, E. and Babadagli, T.
    Energy & Fuels (2019).
  • A Predictive Equation-of-State for Modeling Microemulsion Phase Behavior with Phase Partitioning of Co-Solvent.
    Basilio, E., Mu, B., Jin, L., and Jamili, A.
    SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry
  • Negligible Forchheimer Effect for a Maximum Gas Flow Rate in a Gas Condensate Reservoir.
    Basilio, E. and Navarro, W.
    Fuentes Journal of Petroleum Engineering
  • Improvement of the Management Process of Peruvian Petroleum Reserves
    Basilio, E. and Yesquen, S.
    16th International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition


  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, 2019
  • B.Sc., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru, 2017

Professional Profile

  • 2020 – 2021: Upstream Engineer, Perupetro, Lima, Peru
  • 2019 – 2020: Data Analyst, Hidrocarburos Consulting, Peru
  • 2018 – 2019: Research Engineer, Devon Energy, Canada
  • 2017 – 2018: Visiting Researcher, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2016 – 2017: Research Intern, University of Oklahoma, United States

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)


  • Thesis-based master’s Recruitment Scholarship [University of Alberta – September 2017].
  • Graduate Studies Fellowship [Southern Copper Corporation Peru – August 2017].
  • University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE) Scholarship [January 2017].
  • Obtained the first-place prize in 4 different research competitions in both student and young professional categories in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina [2015 – 2017].

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Multiphase flow in porous media (complex fluids) experimental design improved oil recovery carbon capture and sequestration Geothermal energy