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Dr. Dominique Guerillot

Dr. Dominique Guerillot


Office Number: 204A
Office Phone: +974.4423.0146

  • ​Reservoir Characterization & Simulation
  • Carbon Storage
  • Thermodynamical, Geochemical & Transport Phenomena Applied to Improved Oil/Gas Recovery Processes, CO2 Sequestration & Natural Gas Storage
  • Stratigraphical Modeling
  • Numerical Methods & Application Of Computing
  • Upscaling & Multiscale Reservoir Simulation
  • Proxy Models & Global Optimization
  • Production Optimization
  • History Matching & Optimal Control


  • 1982 : PhD in Applied Mathematics, Aix-Marseille University (AMU), Marseille, France,

  • 1978: Master in Mathematics & Fundamental Applications, University of Nice, France,


  • Since Feb. 20116: Professor at the University of Texas A&M at Qatar

  • Sept. 2013 - Sept. 2015 Head of Reservoir Research at the Qatar Petroleum Research & Technology Centre (QPRTC), Doha, Qatar

  • Oct. 2010 - Sept.2013, Senior Consultant with Petrobras E&P & R&D Centre (CENPES), Reservoir Engineering, Headquarter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Since 2009, President & CEO of SAS Terra 3E, Energy

  • June 2006 - May 2009, Program Director of Upstream R&D, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • 2003-2006, Director, deputy of VP E&P, IFP, Rueil Malmaison, France, Exploration & Production Technical Business Unity

  • 2000-2003, Managing Director Exploration & Reservoir Engineering, IFP, France

  • Board member of Beicip-Franlab, RSI (France), IFP-MEC (Bahrain)2002-2006

  • 1995-2000, Director of Geology & Geochemistry Research Division, IFP, France

  • 1993-1995, Manager for IFP Branch, IFP, Helios Technology Park, Pau, France

  • 1991-1993, Visiting Scientist, seconded to Elf Exploration UK PLC, London, UK,

  • 1989-1993, Project leader "Fluid Flow in heterogeneous Reservoirs", IFP

  • 1982-1989, Research Engineer, Reservoir Engineering Dpt., IFP, France

  • 1982-2000; Lecturer at IFP School in Reservoir Characterization and Simulation

  • 1981-1982, Scientist Officer, French Army, Head Quarter, Paris

  • 1979-1981, PhD student, University of d`Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France


  • ​Winner with Dr. Oussama Gharbi and Dr. Priyank Maheshwari from Total R&D Centre at QATAR (TRCQ) of the first place in the 2016 Visualization Development Competition for the project, "A Reactive Flow Trip from the Pore Scale to the Reservoir Scale.

  • President of the Board of the Engineering School Matmeca 1998-2002

  • Member of Executive Committee at IFP 2001-2006

  • Speaker at the 17th World Petroleum Congress 2002

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR) 2001-

  • Member of Who`s Who in France 2010

  • Expert for CO2 Sequestration Projects at the European Commission 2012

  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers  1987-

  • Member of EAGE 1992-

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers: 2015 -


  • Guérillot, D., Bruyelle, J., 2016. Compositional Dual Mesh Method for Single Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media-Application to CO2 Storage. 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, 2016

  • Beckert J., Vandeginste V, John CM, Guérillot D., Foeken J. 2015. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for the Characterization of Dolomite Bodies: A Case Study in the Central Oman Mountains-Lower Khuff Analogue. International Petroleum Technology Conference, 2015

  • Guérillot, D., Ambati, V. 2015. Acid Wormholing in Carbonate Reservoirs: Successes and Future Challenges. First EAGE Workshop on Well Injectivity and Productivity in Carbonates, DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201412005

  • Bruyelle, J., Guérillot, D. 2014. Neural Networks and their Derivatives for History Matching and Reservoir Optimization Problems, to be Computational Geosciences, August 2014, Volume 18, Issue 3-4, pp 549-561, Elsevier Ltd,

  • Guérillot, D. and Bruyelle, J. 2014. A Fast and Accurate Upscaling of Transmissivities for Field Scale Reservoir Simulation. ECMOR XIV - 14th European conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20141863, September 2014

  • Bruyelle, J., Guérillot, D.R. 2014. An Accurate Volumetric Calculation Method for Estimating Original Hydrocarbons in Place for Oil and Gas Shales including adsorbed Gas using High-Resolution Geological Model. International Petroleum Technology Conference, , 19-22 January 2014, Doha, Qatar

  • Guérillot, D, Bruyelle, J. 2012. Accurate Calculations of Stock Tank Oil Initially In Place (STOIIP) and Associated Uncertainties on High Resolution Geological Model, GEO-2012, 10th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 March 2012, Manama, Bahrain

  • Rodrigues, L.G., Nunes, J.P., Guérillot, D.R. 2012. Evolution of Seismic Responses due to CO2 Injection in Carbonates Including Chemical Reactions and Rock-Physics Model ECMOR XIII - 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery

  • Bruyelle, J., Guérillot, D.R. 2012. Neural Networks and their Derivatives for History Matching and other Seismic, Basin and Reservoir Optimization Problems. ECMOR XIII - 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery

  • Lazaar, Saiida & Guérillot, Dominique. 2012. Method and system for dynamically modeling a multiphase fluid flow,

  • Guerillot, D., Al-Taie, I., Pauchard, V., Raju, K., Sanders, P., Sherik, A., Vilagines, R. 2009. R&D Role for Sustainable Production Operations, 2009 SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition held in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, May 09–11

  • Lazaar S., Ammi S.M.R., Guérillot D. 2007. Inverse model to adjust some parameters associated to a diffusive geologic process. International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES), Vol. 9, F07, 92-99

  • Guérillot, D. 2005. Uncertainty Assessments In Hydrocarbon Forecasts For Mature Fields, 18th World Petroleum Congress, 25-29 September, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Guérillot D. 2002. Intégration de modèles géologiques et de simulateurs de reservoirs. 17th Petroleum Conference, Johanesburg, South Africa, Sept.

  • Gabbouhy M., Guérillot D. 2002. Stochastic Resolution of Oil Displacement by Water in Randomly Heterogeneous Media. 8th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Frieberg, Germany, September 3-6.

  • Guérillot, Dominique & Pianelo, Laurent. 2002. Method for forming a model of a geologic formation, constrained by dynamic and static data, United States Patent 6,381,543 

  • Lazaar, Saiida & Guérillot, Dominique. 2001. Method for automatically forming a model simulating the stratigraphic structure of an underground zone, United States Patent 6,205,402

  • Pianelo L., Guérillot D., Gallouët T. 2000. Coupled Matching of the Production Data and the Seismic. Data. Oil & Gas Science and Technology 55 3 235-248.

  • Pianelo, L., Guérillot, D., Gallouët, T. 2000. Coupled Inversion of Permeability and Acoustic Impedance: An Outstanding Data Integration. 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Baveno, Lago Maggiore, Italy, September 5-8.

  • Guérillot D., Pianelo L. 2000. Simultaneous Matching of Production Data and Seismic Data for Reducing Uncertainty in Production Forecasts. SPE/Europec Integrated Reservoir Management, Paris, October 24-25, SPE 65131.

  • Pianelo L., Gallouët T., Guérillot D. 2000. Simultaneous Inversion of the Wave and Flow Equations. Applications in Oil Recovery, SIAM, Proc. of "Waves 2000", University of Santiago de Compostela & INRIA, July 10-14.

  • Guérillot D. 2000. From 3D geological models to multi-phase fluid flows in reservoirs; some recent improvements. AAPG Bulletin. Sept., 84(9):1431-1432.