University of Calgary  |  Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department


Petroleum Reservoir Integrated Modeling and Engineering


Mohamed Tamer
- M.Sc. Candidate, University of Calgary, Calgary                                                  - BSc., Tahaddy University, Libya, 1999

He joined Petroleum Reservoir Integrated Modeling and Engineering
(PRIME) Group, at University of Calgary in 2005 working towards MSc.
degree. His research area of interest is in reservoir simulation, particularly,
developing thermal and black oil models, and performing history match and
optimization. Currently, he is doing a research on Steam‐Assisted Gravity
Drainage SAGD well configuration.

-Work experience :                                                                                     Three years in oil and gas industry in Libya as a production and workover engineer

Contact :
Tel: 403-210-9705
Email: mrtamer(at)


Designed by Saeed Shad  2007-2008 (C)


Dharmesh Gotawala
Dharmesh Gotawala

Dharmesh has completed his Bachelor degree in Chemical engineering from Gujarat University, India. He has done M.Tech. from IIT-Roorkee, India and MSc at University of Manchester. He has worked as a lecturer at S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India for 2 years. He acquired an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in Alberta .

Contact :
E-Mail: d.gotawala(at)


Master Students

Xiaomeng Yang
- B.Eng with Distinction, Chemical Engineering, McGill University(2006)        -Internship Program, Heavy Oil Recovery Assistant, Imperial Oil (2004-2005)

Xiaomeng has completed all the required courses and his current research interests are in thermal reservoir simulation, in-situ combustion, steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), and hybrid processes.

Xiamoeng Yang



Ph.D. Students

Saeed Shad
- Ph.D. Candidate, Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, University of Calgary
 -M.Eng., Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, University of Calgary, 2005
 -B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology (PUT)2002

 - President of the Student Union of PUT, More than 2 years
 - President of Student Science Association in PUT for about one year.
 - Manager of Student Branch of 7th National Congress on “Corrosion in Petroleum Industry” in Iran
Saeed Shad
 - Publishing the first Student Petroleum Engineering Magazine in Iran
 - Instructor at the Department of Chemical and Petroleum engineering, Islamic Azad University, Iran.
 - Student Representative of C.P.E.G., University of Calgary.

 - Best Presentation Award, 4th Annual Schulich School of Engineering Grad Students Research Conference
 Contact :    E-Mail: sshad(at)     and




Chris Leskiw
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering with Computer Minor (UofC, 1999)

Research Activities:

Visualization of Heavy Oil recovery processes
Algorithm development and implementation for simulation, optimization, control and visualization of processes.
Group information technologies.


Technology Award of Excellence for Baseband Predistortion.
Provincial Shotokan Karate Championship - Gold medalist.
Calgary Computer Programming Competition – Honorable mention.

E-mail: cleskiw(at)