Ardiansyah Negara

PhD Candidate

Earth Science and Engineering, June 2011 – May 2015


Research Interests

Flow in porous media, Reservoir simulations, Unconventional reservoirs

Selected Publications

  • A. Negara, A. Salama, S. Sun, M. Elgassier, and Y. Wu. Numerical simulation of natural gas flow in anisotropic shale reservoirs. SPE 177481, presented in 2015 SPE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9-12 November 2015.
  • A. Salama, A. Negara, M. F. El-Amin, and S. Sun. Numerical investigation of nanoparticles transport in anisotropic porous media. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 181:114-130, 2015.
  • A. Negara, A. Salama, and S. Sun. Multiphase flow simulation with gravity effect in anisotropic porous media using multipoint flux approximation. Computers & Fluids, 114:66-74, 2015.


  • 2011-2015, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Department of Earth Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST): 

  • - Thesis title: Subsurface Flow Modeling in Single and Dual Continuum Anisotropic Porous Media using the Multipoint Flux Approximation Method.

    - Advisor: Dr. Shuyu Sun

  • 2009-2011, Master of Science (M.S.), Department of Earth Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST):

  • - Thesis: Simulation of CO2  Injection in Porous Media with Structural Deformation Effect

    - Advisor: Dr. Shuyu Sun

  • 2005-2009, Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Department of Civil Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS)

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)


  • KAUST Academic Excellence Award (September 2013 - August 2014)
  • Best SPE Paper Poster (co-author), 2011 SPE Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 2nd  Winner of the 2011 KAUST Graduate Research Symposium for master degree category in Physical Science and Engineering Division
  • KAUST Fellowship (2009-present)

Research Interests Keywords

Subsurface modeling Fluid flow in porous media