Alexander Petrovic

Research Scientist

Research Scientist


Research Interests

​Sequence stratigraphy and architecture of carbonate platform reservoirs, sedimentological heterogeneities on sub-seismic scale and their impact on reservoir quality and connectivity, and the impact of anthropogenic particles on modern carbonate systems.​

Selected Publications

  • Spatial heterogeneities in a bioclastic shoal outcrop reservoir analogue: Architectural, cyclical and diagenetic controls on lateral pore distribution.
    A. Petrovic.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, 113,104098 (2020).
  • Post-LGM Upward Shift of the Mediterranean Outflow Water Recorded in a Contourite Drift off NW Spain 
    A. Petrovic, H. Lantzsch, T. Schwenk, J. Marquardt, J. Titschack, T.J.J. Hanebuth
    Marine Geology, 407, 334-349, (2019)
  • Facies Heterogeneities In a Carbonate Ramp Reservoir Analogue: A New High-Resolution Approach For 3D Facies Modelin... 
    A. Petrovic, T. Aigner, and M. Pontiggia
    Journal of Petroleum Geology, 41, 155-174, (2018)
  • Are Shoal Reservoirs Discrete Bodies? A Coquina Shoal Outcrop Analogue from the Mid-Triassic Upper Muschelkalk, SW ... 
    A. Petrovic, T. Aigner
    Journal of Petroleum Geology, 40, 249-275, (2017)


  • ​Ph.D., Geology, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2016
  • M.S., University of Bremen, 2012
  • B.S., University of Bremen, 2009​

Professional Profile

  • 2018- Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2018: Assistant/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bremen, Germany
  • 2012-2016: Ph.D Student, Eberhard-Carls University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • 2011: Intern - OMV
  • 2011: Intern - Engie SA (former GDF Suez)
  • 2009: Intern - Baker Hughes

Scientific and Professional Membership

International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)

European Association of Geoscientists and Engineer's (EAGE)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

German Geological Society (DGGV)

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


  1. 2012 SEPM Mobil Student Poster Award, GV Meeting, Hamburg
  2. 2017 Walter Schall Award, Society of nature-study of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Research Interests Keywords

Sequence Stratigraphy Marine Geology Modern and fossil carbonates Reservoir architectures Analogue studies