Research Interests

Zied is interested in natural gas upgrading an apply new porous materials designed MOF with interesting properties and applications with special focus on adsorption and separation purposes. He is also interested in the molecular level insight of sorption processes by visualization of gas molecules (H2S/CO2/CH4/H2O) inside crystalline porous materials using sorption modeling tools.

Selected Publications

  • Geochemical Modelling of the McMurray Formation, Telephone Lake Asset, Northeastern Alberta, Canada
    Zied O. Ameur, Mark L. Caplan, Jonah Resnick, Matthew Power, Marc Enter
    SGS Canada, CSPG, Calgary, Canada. , (2018)
  • Geochemical Evolution of Oil Sands Upon Aquathermolysis during Steam Injection Processes for Oil Recovery
    Michel P, Lamoureux-Var V, Ouled Ameur Z, Isabelle L, Lienemann C-P, Ayache SV & Preux C
    Cenovus Energy Inc; Simon Ayache; IFP Rueuil, 2017, Goldsmith, Paris, France. , (2017 )
  • Stimulation of High Temperature SAGD Producer Using a Novel Chelant Agent and Subsequent Geochemical Modelling Usin...
    Zied Ouled Ameur; Cenovus Energy Inc, Slava Kudrashou
    SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, 13-15 April, The Woodlands, T..., (2014)
  • Application of Geochemical and Isotopic Tracers for Characterization of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Waters
    Christine Ciszkowski, Zied Ouled Ameur, Jeff Forsyth, M. Nigntingale, M. Shelvalier, B. Ma...
    SPE Operations and Productions, (2018)
  • Characterizing Sulfur in Foster Creek Bitumen Using Rock-Eval Sulfur for assessing H2S production Risk in SAGD oper...
    V. Lamoureux-Var, Z. Ouled Ameur, P. Michel, I. Lévêque, A. Ravin, D. Pillot, S. Ayache an...
    EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in E&P, Paris, France., (2018)

Education Profile

  • ​MS.c., Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2012
  • MS.c, Chemistry (Polymers and Nanomaterials), University of Haute Alsace and French Petroleum Institute (IFP), Mulhouse-Lyon, 2008
  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Chemistry/Materials, Ecole nationale supérieure de chimie de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, 2007
  • Classes Préparatoires PC (B.Sc), Lycée Lavoisier, Paris, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2012-2018: Petroleum Geochemist/ Research Reservoir Engineer, Cenovus Energy Inc. (ConocoPhillips JV), Calgary, Canada 
  • 2010-2012: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 2006-2007: Engineer in Training, IFP (French Petroleum Institute) of Solaize, Lyon, France 
  • 2005-2006: pre-Research and Development Engineer, Philips, Groningen, The Netherlands 
  • 2004-2204: Summer Researcher, CNRS, Mulhouse, France 
  • 2003-2003: Summer Student, DSM Nutritional, Saint-Louis, Switzerland.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Professional Chemist
  • Professional Engineer 
  • SPE professional


  • ​2013: Cenovus Energy oil and gas service award, Calgary, Canada 
  • 2011: The Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, University of Calgary, Canada 
  • 2011: The Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Assistant Effectiveness Award
  • University of Calgary, Canada