Yaser A Alzayer
I am interested in understanding the spatial distribution of natural fractures in carbonate depositional systems and the effect of the stratigraphy and lithology on fracture intensity and geometry. I take a process-based approach to understand early fracture development with a focus on carbonate mounds/build-ups. This is accomplished by geomechanical forward models that takes into account variable mechanical properties, differential compaction, and layer-parallel slip to simulate early fracture development processes.
Current Research Projects
Fractures in Carbonate Mound Complexes: Finite-Element Modeling of Evolving Rock Properties and Differential Compaction During Icehouse Climatic Conditions
Past Research Projects
Fracture Growth Kinematics in Tight Sandstone Reservoirs
Meckel Family Named Grant - AAPG Foundation (2016)