Jelena Skenderija

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. student - Ahmed Group

Research Interests

​General interest in engineering geology, drilling, and wellbore geomechanics. My research interest is mainly focused on drilling hydraulics. For my Ph.D., I am working on the experimental setup of a flow loop for testing hole cleaning and cuttings transport in horizontal wells.


Research Interest keywords

Drilling hydraulics, drilling engineering technology,  engineering geology, wellbore geomechanics, geology, formation evaluation.


  • ​M.Sc., Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018.

  • B.Sc., Geology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015.

Professional Profile

  • ​2018., PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

wellbore geomechanics Geology engineering geology