Tojo Chirakal

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group


Research Interests

  • Study of Cretaceous carbonate rocks in Jordan using a sequence stratigraphic approach
  • Application of various methods including field work, microfacies analysis, isotope studies and stratigraphic forward modelling 

Selected Publications

  • Carbonate geo-body dimensions and lateral facies heterogeneities from the SW German Upper Jurassic: a satellite and outcrop-based analogue study for deep geothermal exploration [conference talk]
    T. Chirakal. Student Technical Congress 2020, organized by the German Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (2020, November 5-6)
  • Paragenesis of a Pleistocene carbonate island in the African-Arabian Desert Belt (Al-Wajh carbonate platform lagoon, NE Red Sea, Saudi Arabia) [conference talk]. T. Chirakal, A. Petrovic, M. Oyinloye, V. Vahrenkamp
    EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria (2022, May 23-27)



  • Master of Science, Geoscience, Universität Tübingen, Germany, 2022
  • Bachelor of Science, Geoscience, Universität Tübingen, Germany, 2018

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Carbonate geology facies & microfacies analysis Sequence Stratigraphy diagenesis