Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Yaser A Alzayer

Yaser A Alzayer
B.S., Geology, University of Kansas, 2010
M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2018

Email: zayer@utexas.edu
Mobile: (512)576-2805

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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)