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EERC Welcomes Aldjia Boulam-Djezzar

Dr. Aldjia Boualam Djezzar is a Geoscientist at the EERC, where she performs petrophysical analyses of geophysical well log data and well testing analysis, develops and oversees the development of geologic models of the subsurface, performs regional characterization, and interfaces with a diverse team of scientists and engineers to assess project uncertainties in oil and gas development and geologic CO2 storage. Aldjia is a geoscientist with over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to her position at the EERC, Aldjia served as a Senior Petrophysicist at Sonatrach, Algeria. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from UND and an Engineer Degree in Geophysics “Log Analyst” from Sciences and Technology University, Algiers, Algeria.

Aldjia’s principal areas of interest and expertise include petrophysics, unconventional reservoir characterization, petroleum system evaluation, well testing, well logging, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 storage, and reservoir modeling. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Rock Mechanics Association, Society of Petroleum and Well Log Analysts, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Algerian Association of Gas Industry. Aldjia has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed and other professional publications.

Aldjia was drawn to her position at the EERC after meeting members of our leadership team at industry events and working as a Graduate Research Assistant here during the summer of 2019. She had also built an academic relationship with Chantsa Dahlkaa, EERC Principal Reservoir Engineer, while earning her Ph.D.

“The EERC’s core values, willingness to share knowledge and teamwork are large parts of what made me want to continue working at the EERC,” said Aldjia. “My colleagues work together very well, with a shared goal in mind.”

Aldjia grew up in the city of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, and lived there most of her young adult life. She is currently located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she lives with her husband, Sofiane, who also works at the EERC. Aldjia loves reading, traveling, gardening, and volunteering. 

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