Klemens Katterbauer obtained his Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering (within Earth Science & Engineering program) under the supervision of Professors Ibrahim Hoteit and Shuyu Sun at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology focusing on Multi-Data reservoir history matching utilizing ensemble Kalman-based techniques. Prior to KAUST, he was enrolled at the University of Vienna, Austria, and is currently employed as a regional IT Infrastructure manager/business consultant at the furniture retailer XXX Lutz. In his current role, Katterbauer is responsible for supply chain optimization and for IT infrastructure in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.
His work has been presented at several conferences amongst others at the IPTC 2014 and the OTC Asia 2014 and in an invited talk at the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M. Klemens has come 2nd place in the IPTC YP Poster competition in 2014, 2nd place in the graduate division at the Middle East & South Asia Student Paper Contest 2013 and 2014. As the president of the SPE KAUST Student Chapter, he has led the chapter to qualify for the PetroBowl 2013 and 2014, as well as led the SPE KAUST Student Chapter to become an outstanding student chapter of the year 2014, the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia.
Klemens's research interests include History matching, 4D seismic, and EM. His research at KAUST was focused on developing advanced methods for reservoir engineering by integrating multiple sources of data. The overarching goal of his research was to obtain a better understanding of the subsurface structure of oil and gas reservoirs, and specifically in regard to extending their lifetime and increasing the amount of oil and gas to be recovered.