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
Differential Compaction Fractures in Carbonate Mound Complexes: Pioneering Numerical Models Applied to Outcrops and Subsurface Reservoirs
Past Research Projects
Fracture Growth Kinematics in Tight Sandstone Reservoirs
Best Seminar Award: Soft Rock Seminar - The Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)
Meckel Family Named Grant - AAPG Foundation (2016)