Anas Sidahmed

DC8-PhD: Simulation of thermal, hydraulic and mechanical stress distribution in heterogeneous layered reservoirs

The University of Edinburgh

Anas Sidahmed is a Sudanese-Canadian engineer, researcher and software developer specialized in reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, coding and renewable energy. He lives in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Anas holds BSc (University of Khartoum, Sudan) and MSc (University of Alberta, Canada) degrees in petroleum engineering. During his BSc program, he developed a 3D multi-phase black oil reservoir simulator. His work at MSc level involved developing an optimization workflow for coupled wellbore-reservoir simulation models to boost bitumen recovery of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) thermal projects of Canadian oil sands and ultimately increase Net Present Value (NPV) of those assets.

During his career journey, Anas has worked for multiple E&P oil & gas companies on various reservoir engineering, simulation and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects. Furthermore, he has worked at different universities and R&D institutes where he assisted in developing and teaching academic courses in addition to working on several engineering and geothermal energy projects in collaboration with industrial and governmental partners.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh as a PhD candidate and research fellow, Anas worked as a research engineer at University of Alberta where he has coded and developed the core simulation models to an novel geothermal project targeting to recover left-over thermal energy from depleted SAGD and other thermal projects of Canadian oil sands. His doctoral research is focusing on numerical simulation of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) coupled processes aiming to identify the key processes controlling the surface deformation signal and strain transfer from deep subsurface layers to the surface during fluid injection in geothermal, Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and other geo-energy projects.