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Faiz K. Veedu

Faiz K. Veedu

Faiz K. Veedu
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Faiz Koyassan Veedu joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2011 as a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. While at the University, he worked as a research assistant with the EOR research group, performing both experimental and modeling tasks of chemical EOR methods, including polymer flooding, surfactant-polymer flooding, and alkali-surfactant-polymer flooding.

Koyassan Veedu received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2006 from Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering. He is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was named a Vice President of D&M in 2019.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kurdistan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Field development planning
  • Enhanced oil recovery planning and development
  • Reserves estimation
  • Modeling tools such as Petrel, NEXUS, CMG STARS and GEM, ECLIPSE 100 and 300, UTCHEM, and Geochemist’s Workbench

Major Projects

Since joining D&M, Koyassan Veedu worked on various projects, including a pilot simulation design of chemical flooding for one of the fields located in Kuwait. He history-matched the performance of the field and evaluated the performance of different EOR methods such as chemical, gas, and WAG processes using simulation study for that highly heterogeneous carbonate field.

In Kuwait, he worked on building a field development strategy based on reservoir simulations for a newly discovered heavy oil field. For Libya, Koyassan Veedu led the work on field development studies of reservoirs with complex faulting and natural fractures. In Algeria, he has been involved in detailed engineering data analyses, such as PVT, SCAL, formation tester, and production logging tool data for several of the fields. In Russia, Koyassan Veedu estimated the long-term recovery potential of several fields in the West Siberian Basin, utilizing reservoir simulations and analytical methodologies to aid merger and acquisition projects.

He has evaluated simulation models for some of the largest producing fractured reservoirs in Kurdistan, which included tuning aquifer models, the use of the pressure transient analysis to establish matrix contribution to a dual-porosity system, and modeling discrete fracture networks.

More recently, Koyassan Veedu worked on gas EOR projects where he designed and evaluated CO2 flooding for fields in Texas and Oklahoma. He was also involved in the reserves appraisal of the CO2 flooding for those fields.