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Qatari faculty member at Texas A&M at Qatari publishes second edition of textbook

Published Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Nayef Alyafei, assistant professor of petroleum engineering at Qatar Foundation partner university Texas A&M University at Qatar, has published the second edition of his textbook, Fundamentals of Reservoir Rock Properties. Alyafei said he wrote the textbook after his first semester teaching the reservoir petrophysics course for Texas A&M at Qatar petroleum engineering students. The book covers the essential concepts of rock properties aiding students, petroleum geoscientists, and engineers to understand petroleum reservoirs. Alyafei is a Class of 2009 petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M at Qatar who earned his Ph.D. at Imperial College London before returning to Texas A&M at Qatar as a faculty member. In 2018, Alyafei was named the university’s Alumnus of the Year and in 2020 was named an Energy Influencer by The Way Ahead, a publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.