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Hussein Hoteit

Associate Professor, Earth Science and Engineering
Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center


Education Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Louis Pasteur, 2003
  • Ph.D.,  Université de Rennes, 2002
  • M.Sc., Université de Rennes, 1998
  • B.Sc., Lebanese University, 1996

Research Interests


Professor Hoteit‘s research is focused on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) schemes in Reservoir Engineering. Dr. Hoteit has conducted research in different areas such as chemical EOR, modeling multi-phase flow in naturally fractured reservoirs using higher-order methods, modeling molecular diffusion and gas-oil interaction in gas flood in fractured reservoirs, Knudsen diffusion in unconventional plays, high resolution simulations for full field chemical EOR, improved SAGD, thermodynamic phase behavior calculation, wax deposition in pipelines and other area related to discretization methods and gridding. Dr. Hoteit has about 14 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He was selected as SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009 and severs as an Associate Editor for SPE journal since 2006.

Selected Publications

  • H. Hoteit and A. Chawathe, Making Field-Scale Chemical EOR Simulations a Practical Reality Using Dynamic Gridding. SPE J. SPE-169688-PA, dx.doi.org/10.2118/169688-PA, 2016
  • H. Hoteit, Modeling diffusion and gas–oil mass transfer in fractured reservoirs, J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 105(1–17), 2013
  • H. Hoteit, and A. Firoozabadi, Numerical modeling of diffusion in fractured media for gas injection and recycling schemes, SPE J., 323-337, 2009
  • H. Hoteit, and Firoozabadi, A Numerical Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Permeable Media with Different Capillarity Pressures, Advances in Water Resources 31, 56-73, 2008
  • H. Hoteit, R. Banki, and Firoozabadi, A.: Wax Deposition and Aging in Flowlines from Irreversible Thermodynamics, Energy and Fuels , 22 (4), 2693-2706, 2008