Viacheslav (Slava) Sviridov

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists

Postdoctoral Fellow



Building 5, Level 3

Research Interests

Dr. Sviridov’s interests include experimental and theoretical aspects of the rock-physics with a particular emphasis on anisotropic shales. Experimental interests embrace the observation of mechanical, hydraulic and other properties as a function of lithology, composition, and stress.  Theoretical aspects introduce numerical modeling, which describes observed mechanisms. Understanding these processes is important for the seismic exploration and monitoring, especially in the anisotropic or fractured sediments, but also for the reservoir engineering and wellbore stability management.

Selected Publications

  • Rock Elasticity as a Function of the Uniaxial Stress: Laboratory Measurements and Theoretical Modelling of Vertical...
    V. A. Sviridov, S. I. Mayr, S. A. Shapiro
    Geophysical Prospecting, 67, 1867-1881, (2019)
  • Stress-Dependent Elasticity of Rocks During the Triaxial Loading and Reloading Cycles
    V. A. Sviridov, S. I. Mayr, S. A. Shapiro
    EAGE annual meeting, (2019)
  • Elastic Properties of Two VTI Shale Samples as a Function of Uniaxial Stress: Experimental Results and Application ...
    V. A. Sviridov, S. I. Mayr, S. A. Shapiro
    Geophysics, 82, C201-C210, (2017)


  • Ph.D., Rock-physics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2018
  • Diploma, Geophysics, Moscow State Mining University, Moscow, 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2019: Research assistant, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011: Intern - DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, Germany
  • 2010: Intern - DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, Germany
  • 2009: Intern - State Committee of Building Supervision, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008: Intern - Antimony Mine "Zvezda", Ust-Nera, Yakutia, Russia
  • 2007: Intern - Opencast Mine "Mikhailovsky Gok", Gheleznogorsk, Russia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)


  • 2019: Second place on EAGE Geo-Quiz at the 81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition in London
  • 2018 – 2019: Michael L. Batzle Scholarship; SEG Foundation/BP Scholarship
  • 2017 – 2018: SEG/WesternGeco Scholarship
  • 2016 – 2017: SEG/Norman and Shirley Domenico Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

Physical Science and Engineering Division

Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)