Sediment provenance via mineralogy and geochemistry
Clastic reservoir characterization and modeling using logs and composition data
Sequence Stratigraphy and basin analysis
Ph.D. - Geosciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, 2010
M.S. - Geology, Auburn University, AL, USA, 2005
B.S. - Geophysics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2000
Summer Geosciences Intern - Hess Corporation, Houston, TX.
Graduate Research and teaching Assistant - Auburn University & University of South Carolina
Zahid K.M., Hosseini S.A., Nuñez-López V., and Hovorka, S.D., 2012, Characterizing CO2 storage reservoirs and shallow overburden for above-zone monitoring in Texas Gulf Coast EOR fields. Greenhouse Gases Science and Technology Journal, v. 2, p. 460-473.
Zahid, K.M. and Barbeau, D.L., 2011, Constructing sandstone provenance and classification ternary diagrams using electronic spreadsheet. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 702-707
Zahid, K.M. and Barbeau, D.L., 2010, Provenance of Eastern Magallanes foreland basin sediments: Heavy mineral analysis reveals Paleogene tectonic unroofing of the Fuegian Andes hinterland. Sedimentary Geology, v. 229, p. 64-74.
Zahid, K.M., and Uddin. A., 2005, Influence of overpressure on Formation velocity evaluation of Neogene strata from eastern Bengal basin, Bangladesh, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 25, p. 419-429.
Barbeau, D. L.; Olivero, E. B., Swanson-Hysell, N. L.; Zahid, K. M.; Murray, K. E.; Gehrels, G. E.; 2009, Detrital-zircon geochronology of the eastern Magallanes foreland basin: Implications for Eocene kinematics of the northern Scotia Arc and Drake Passage. EPSL, v. 20, p. 23-45.
Barbeau, D.L.; Gombosi, D.J.; Zahid, K.M.; Bizimis, N.; Swanson-Hysell, N.L.; 2009, U/Pb zircon constraints on the age and provenance of the Rocas Verdes basin-fill, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 10.
Uddin, A.; Hames, W.E.; Zahid, K.M. Accepted, LASER 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on Miocene sequences from the Bengal Basin: Implications for middle Miocene denudation of the eastern Himalayas. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JB006401
Barbeau, D.L.; Davis, J., Murray, K.E., Valencia, V., Gehrels, G., Zahid, K.M., Gombosi, D.J., 2010, Detrital-zircon geochronology of the metasedimentary rocks of north-western Graham Land. Antarctic Science v. 22, p. 65-78.
Annual publication award 2011 from BEG, University of Texas at Austin.
AAPG Imperial Barrel Award competition 2009 finalist.
Best Ph.D. oral presentation award: Graduate School Competition 2009, USC.
Research grants from Geological Society of America, 2003 and 2006.
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) Program 2012, Birmingham, AL.
IEAGHG Summer School 2011 on Carbon Capture & Storage, Urbana, IL.
Reservoir modeling using Petrel®, Schlumberger Learning Center, Houston, TX.
Fundamentals of Seismic Structural Analysis: by ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil URC.
Geology and Geophysics Applied in Industry: by ExxonMobil URC.