Muhammad Usman

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student-ERPE Program-Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interest

​Geochemical characterization and generation potential of unconventional reservoirs. Origin and environment of deposition of source rocks and reservoirs. Geochemical fingerprints of crude oils and associated source rocks. Mineralogical and elemental composition of source rocks and reservoirs. Biomarker and isotope data analysis, thermal maturity evolution and estimation, kerogen kinetics and basin modelling, fluid Inclusion study.

Education

  • ​M.Sc., Petroleum Geology, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2020

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-2020: Research Assistant, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Dhahran Geological Society (DGS)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geology (AAPG)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Awards

  •  AAPG Foundation-Grants-in-Aid Award, 2020

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Organic Geochemistry Source Rock Characterization Basin Modelling X-ray Diffraction (XRD) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography (GC) Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Fluid Inclusion Biomarkers