Dahrabou, Asmae

I have obtained my Master’s degree in 2015 at the National Top Engineering School of Geology in Petroleum Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering. After that, I did my end-of-degree internship at CEREGE ( European Center for Research and Education in Environmental Geosciences) in Marseille (France) & BRGM (French geological survey) in Orléans (France) under the direction of Sophie Viseur and Pascal Audigane. The purpose of this internship was to work on the reservoir of “The Minjur” in Saudi-Arabia by using topological comparisons of fluvial reservoir rock volumes in order to study the impact of heterogeneities on the storage capacity of CO2 in fluvial reservoirs. I worked also, during 4 months, on an academic project at LEMTA (Energy, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Laboratory), in Nancy. It was about determining the optimal length of a horizontal well in order to extract a maximal flow rate which allowed me to develop a good understanding of flow in vertical and directional drilling.

At the moment, my PhD research at the Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) in Neuchâtel. It focuses on the development of a workflow and a set of supporting software tools to quickly define the optimal borehole direction at a specific point during the drilling operations of deep geothermal wells.

Positions held

  •  2016 - Present: PhD candidate, Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN), Laboratory of Geothermics, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


  • 2015 - M. Sc in Petroleum Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG), University of Lorraine, France
  • 2015 - M.Sc in Multidisciplinary Mechanics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Mécanique (ENSEM), University of Lorraine, France


 Dahrabou Asmae

Office: E210
Phone.: +41 (0) 32 718 26 65




Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
Emile-Argand 11
CH-2000 Neuchâtel