Assoc Prof Dr. Tarek Ganat | Petroleum | Best Researcher Award

Sultan Qaboos Uniersity, Oman

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Tarek Ganat embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya, where he laid the foundation for his career in the oil and gas industry. Subsequently, he pursued Master's Degrees in Petroleum Engineering from ISE University, Spain, and Engineering Management from Tripoli University. His thirst for knowledge and passion for the field led him to obtain a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2016.

Professional Endeavors:

He has amassed over twenty-five years of rich experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on production and reservoir engineering. He has worked extensively in multinational and multicultural joint ventures, gaining valuable insights and expertise. Additionally, he has made significant contributions to the education sector as a Visiting Lecturer in various universities and training centers, imparting knowledge in areas such as reservoir engineering, production technology, and fluid mechanics.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests lie in the intersection of petroleum engineering and machine learning. He has been awarded grants for his pioneering work in developing machine learning-based models for determining surface wettability using wireline logs, a critical aspect of reservoir characterization and management. His research efforts aim to enhance reservoir characterization techniques and optimize production performance in the oil and gas industry.

Accolades and Recognition:

His exemplary contributions to the field of petroleum engineering have been recognized through various accolades and awards. Notably, he has been honored with a grant from PETRONAS CARIGALI Bhd. for his outstanding research endeavors. His achievements reflect his commitment to excellence and innovation in the oil and gas sector.

Impact and Influence:

His expertise and insights have had a profound impact on the oil and gas industry, particularly in the areas of reservoir management and production optimization. His research findings and recommendations have guided decision-making processes and operational strategies, contributing to enhanced efficiency and productivity in oil and gas projects.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As an Associate Professor and seasoned industry professional, He continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of petroleum engineers. His dedication to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of innovation underscores his commitment to shaping the future of the oil and gas industry. Through his ongoing research endeavors and academic pursuits, He aims to leave a lasting legacy of excellence and impact in the field of petroleum engineering.


A total of  1061 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations           1061
  • h-index              17
  • i10-index           26

Notable Publications 

Application of supervised machine learning paradigms in the prediction of petroleum reservoir properties: Comparative analysis of ANN and SVM models

Application of gradient boosting regression model for the evaluation of feature selection techniques in improving reservoir characterisation predictions

Emerging applications of nanomaterials in chemical enhanced oil recovery: Progress and perspective

Emerging applications of nanomaterials in chemical enhanced oil recovery: Progress and perspective

A novel custom ensemble learning model for an improved reservoir permeability and water saturation prediction

A perspective on the potential application of bio-inhibitors for shale stabilization during drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes

Chemical sand consolidation: From polymers to nanoparticles

Recent advances in multifunctional proppant technology and increased well output with micro and nano proppants

Fundamentals of reservoir rock properties

Impact of nanoparticles stability on rheology, interfacial tension, and wettability in chemical enhanced oil recovery: A critical parametric review


Tarek Ganat | Petroleum | Best Researcher Award

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