Dr. Souhail Youssef

Organization: IFP Energies Nouvelles S.A.



Dr. Youssef will perform the ex-situ micro-CT Scanning measurements and analyses of the corresponding results at IFP Energies Nouvelles. He holds a Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in materiel science. He is expertise in: SCAL High throughput experimentation technologies development; Development of tomography in-situ core flood experiment; digital rock physics: high resolution x-ray tomography imaging; synchrotron based fast tomography imaging, processing and analysis of 3D µ-CT image data; morphological characterization of porous media; image-based modeling and simulation techniques.

Relative Research Projects

  1. Project leader of the high throughput experimentation for EOR project at IFPEN.
  2. Project leader of the Salt precipitation risks assessment in gas condensate reservoir.
  3. Supervisor of Ph.D. and Post Doc related to chemical EOR using surfactant and foam injection technology.

Relative Publications

  1. Oughanem et al., “A Multi-Scale Investigation of Pore Structure Impact on the Mobilization of Trapped Oil by Surfactant Injection”. Transport in Porous Media, 109(3), pp. 673-692. (2015).
  2. Youssef et al., "4D imaging of fluid flow dynamics in natural porous media by ultra-fast X-ray microtomography", Int. Sym. of the Society of Core Analysts, Napa Valley, California (2013).
  3. Peysson et al., “Permeability alteration due to salt precipitation driven by drying in the context of CO2 injection”, Energy Procedia, (4), pp. 4387-4394 (2011).
  4. Bauer et al., “From computed microtomography images to resistivity index calculations of heterogeneous carbonates using a dual-porosity pore-network approach: Influence of percolation on the electrical transport properties”. Physical Review. E. 84, 011133 (2011).
  5. Youssef et al., “Towards a better understanding of Multiphase flow in porous media: 3D In-Situ fluid distribution imaging at the pore scale”. Paper presented at the Int. Sym. of the Society of Core Analysts, Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, (2009).