Hussain H. Al Hashmi

Hussain H. Al Hashmi


Career Development & Achievements in ADCO From 2002 up to date:

I have 16 years’ extensive experience in petroleum industry, twelve years in geostatic reservoir modeling form input data to reservoir simulation by Petrel, and four years in operation geology activity. Also field development planning in carbonate reservoir, stratigraphic correlations, core description, geomechanical and property analysis data. Moreover, high computer skills at advance level in Petrel property modeling, CPS3 mapping & GeoFrame software’s. Presented my work in corporate meeting with shareholders (PDISC, GDISC, Peer-Review and Geoscience Work Shop). Prepared and reviewed many of technical reports & papers.


  1. Abnormal Reservoir Property Changes of Lower Cretaceous Carbonate, Gas Reservoir Onshore Abu Dhabi, UAE”. Hussain Al-Hashemi, R.M. Masoud, K.A. Al Ammari, M.E. Mohamed, ADCO,L. Moen-Maurel, Total. SPE2014.
  2. “Prediction of Reservoir Formation Collapse in a Carbonate Gas Field in Abu Dhabi UAE Using Coupled Reservoir Geomechanical Modelling” M. Sirat, K.A. Al Ammari, H.H. Al-Hashemi, R.M. Masoud, ADCO; X. Zang, C. Yulig, M. Povstyanova, Schlumberger. SPE 2014.
  3. “Integrated Simulation Study Of A Gas Condensate Field With Nitrogen And Hydrocarbon Recycling” M.E. Mohamed,A. Al Biraq, H.H. Al-Hashemi, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Oil Operation.SPE2014
  4. “Improved method for composition model using fine scale geological model”, Toufic Obaid, Hussain Al-Hashemi, Bikram,SPE2008.
  5. "Detailed Compositional Modeling of Gas Injection Pilot in Giant carbonate Reservoir in the Middle-East” Toufic Obaid, Hussain Al-Hashemi, Adrian Gibson, Bikram. SPE2010.
  6. “Time lapse logs for better reservoir characterization”, Fathy Al Wazer, Hussain Al-Hashemi, Habiba Al Hosani, SPWLA2006.

Career Development & Achievements in Civil Defense 1998-2002

Joined Civil Defense as Staff Sergeant Firefighting from 1998-2002(4 Years).

I worked as :

  • Firefighting Team Leader.
  • Paramedic (First aid worker)
  • Prevention and safety inspector.
  • Dispatcher in operation room.

The Work of the Voluntary

Joined SANID/TAKATOF Program since 2009 (9 Years), I have more than 850 voluntary hours.

  • Team leader for all South Abu Dhabi Region 2013.
  • Deputy Team Leader South Abu Dhabi Region-Section 4-Baniyas City 2010-2013.


  • Member in Emirates’ National Student Union ENSU (UAE Branch): 1996-2000.
  • Member in Emirates Society of Geosciences (ESG) since 2002.
  • Member in SPE since 2002.
  • Member in Emirates Geomechanics Society (EM-Rock) since 2006.
  • Member & Leader in SANID-TAKATOF since 2009
  • Member in ADCO Marine Club since 2009
  • Member in ADCO Bowling Club since 2012.
  • Member in SPWLA since 2012.
  • Member in SEHA disaster team (Abu-Dhabi).

Research interests

Faults play an essential role in controlling sub-surface fluid flow, which may have a major impact on oil and gas production. In some cases, faults can act as conduits to fluid flow (Finkbeiner et al., 2001; Wiprut & Zoback, 2000), which on the positive side can result in increased production but can also result in drilling mud losses and increased water cut. On the other hand, faults can act as barriers or baffles to fluid flow (Smith, 1966; Berg, 1975; Watts, 1987; Alexander and Handschy, 1998; Fisher et al., 2001), which may result in the need to drill more wells to meet production targets.

In the last two decades, many studies have investigated fault sealing in siliciclastic reservoirs. However, fault sealing in carbonate reservoirs has received far less attention. The main reason of the lack of attention is that carbonates tend to become brittle during shallow burial by loss porosity and dilatant deformation, and faulting of brittle rocks is thought to produce conduits rather than barriers to fluid flow (Fisher et al., 2013).

The aim of this research is to improve methods for predicting the impact of faults on fluid flow in carbonate reservoirs by:

  • Conducting a study on the controls of the properties (structure and flow properties) of faults in outcrop exposures of carbonates.
  • Assessing how faults impact fluid flow in the Qusahwira field.
  • Using the field observations to develop a new methodology for predicting the fluid flow properties of faults in carbonates and then assessing whether this can successfully predict the properties of faults in the Qusahwira field.


  • MSc, Reservoir Evaluation and Management, Herriot Watt University
  • BSc, Geology, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.