Background

Education  Work Experience  Continuing Education

Computer Experience  Honors and Awards  Professional Affiliations

Extra-curricular Activities  Contact   Home

Education

         B.Sc. in Geophysics from the Earth Sciences Department at KFUPM in 1987

         M.Sc. in Geophysics from the Department of Geophysics in Texas A&M University (College Station) in 1993

o        Title:  The Effect of Topography on the Wavelet Response of Seismic Arrays

         Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Department of Geology & Geophysics in Texas A&M University (College Station) in 1998

o        Title:  Seismic Characterization of Fracture Orientation in The Austin Chalk using Azimuthal P-Wave AVO

Work Experience

         1988 - 1990: Graduate Assistant, Earth Sciences Department, KFUPM

         1999 - 2007: Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Earth Sciences Department, KFUPM

         2007 - Present: Associate Professor of Geophysics, Earth Sciences Department, KFUPM

Continuing Education

1.      3-D Seismic Exploration (1991): A short course by Gonzales organized by the Department of Geophysics in Texas A&M University

2.      Seismic Stratigraphy (1993): A workshop by Kendall organized by he Department of Geophysics in Texas A&M University

3.      Rock Physics (1995): A short course by Nur and Mavko organized by the SEG

4.      Near-surface Seismology (1996):  A short course by Steeples organized by the SEG

5.      Environmental Geophysics (1996):  A short course by Danbom organized by the SEG.

6.      Ground Penetrating Radar (1998): A short course by Annan organized by the SEG.

7.      Seismic Velocity Modeling (1998): A short course by Schultz organized by the SEG.

8.      Planning Land 3-D Seismic Surveys (2000): A short course by Cordsen organized by the SEG.

9.      Shear Waves from Acquisition to Interpretation (2000): A short course by Garotta organized by the SEG.

10.  Seismic for Enhanced Reservoir Characterization (2001): An international seminar organized by PennWell.

11.  Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation (2002):  A short course by Thomsen organized by the SEG and the EAGE.

12.  Geostatistics for Seismic Data Integration in Earth Models (2003):  A short course by Dubrule organized by the SEG, EAGE, and DGS.

13.  Multicomponent Seismic reservoir Characterization (2004):  A short course by Davis organized by ETI.

14.  GeoFrame 4 Fundamentals (2004):  A training course by Schlumberger Information Solutions.

15.  Insights and Methods for 4D Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization (2005):  A short course by Calvert organized by the SEG and the EAGE.

16.  Modern Seismic Imaging Technology (2006):  A short course by Robein organized by the  EAGE.

17.  Introduction to Near-Surface Static Corrections for Reflection Seismic (2006):  A short course by Bridle, Ley, and Al-Homaili organized by the DGS and Saudi Aramco.

18.  Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy (2006):  A short course by Marfurt organized by the SEG and the EAGE.

19.  PETREL Fundamentals (2009):  A training course by Schlumberger Information Solutions.

20. Geophysical Inversion & Imaging (2009):  A short course by Russell organized by the SEG, AAPG, DGS, and EAGE.

21. The Use of Surface Waves for Near Surface Velocity Model Building (2009):  A short course by Socco organized by the SEG, AAPG, DGS, and EAGE.

22.  Seismic Amplitude Interpretation - Lithology and Pore Fluid Estimation (2010): A short course by Hilterman organized by the AAPG, and EAGE.

23.  In Situ Seismics: Fundamentals of Well Logs, VSP and Surface Integration (2011): A short course by Stewart organized by the EAGE.

24.  In Situ Seismic: Advanced Analysis and Applications (2011): A short course by Stewart organized by the EAGE.

25.  Seismic Lithology Workshop (2011): A training course by Hampson-Russell.

26.  Explorational Rock Physics and Seismic Reservoir Prediction (2012): A short course by Avseth and Johansen organized by the EAGE.

27. Elements of Seismic Dispersion: A somewhat practical guide to frequency-dependent phenomena (2012): A short course by Liner organized by the SEG.

28. Applications of Seismic Anisotropy in the Oil and Gas Industry  (2012): A short course by Gretchka organized by the EAGE.

29. Seismic Surveillance for Reservoir Delivery  (2012): A short course by Barkved organized by the EAGE.

 

Computer Experience

1.      Programming in FORTRAN

2.      Programming in MATHEMATICA package from Wolfram

3.      Working experience with LINUX and UNIX

4.      Working experience with PROMAX seismic data processing package from Landmark

5.      Working experience with Seismic Un*x seismic data processing package from Colorado School of Mines

6.      Working experience with Visual SUNT seismic data processing package from W-GeoSoft

7.      Working Experience with Jason Geoscience Workbench seismic data inversion package from Fugro-Jason

8.      Working Experience with Focus seismic data processing package from Paradigm Geotechnology

9.      Working Experience with GeoFrame seismic data interpretation package from Schlumberger

10.  Working Experience with Radan GPR data processing and interpretation package from GSSI

11.  Working Experience with Petrel seismic data interpretation package from Schlumberger

12.  Working Experience with MATLAB package from Mathworks

Honors and Awards

1.      Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi since 1997.

2.      Awarded the British Council Summer Research Program Scholarship in 2001.

3.      Awarded the British Council Summer Research Program Scholarship in 2006.

4.      Session Chair of Near-Surface Challenges 2: Tomostatics and Dynamic Statics in the GEO 2004 Conference in Bahrain.

5.      Session Judge of Near-Surface Challenges 2: Tomostatics and Dynamic Statics in the GEO 2004 Conference in Bahrain.

6.      Invited to the Near-Surface Forum organized by Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, and CGG-ARGAS in Bahrain in 2004.

7.      Reviewed several diploma programs for the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training in 2004-2005.

8.      Reviewed research proposals for KACST.

9.      Member of the DGS Executive Committee for the year 2003-2004.

10.  Reviewed papers for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering published by Elsevier in 2005.

11.  Reviewed papers for the Journal of Geophysics and Engineering published by Institute of Physics in 2005.

12.  Chair of the Integrated Geophysical Studies oral session in the GEO 2006 Conference in Bahrain.

13.  Judge of the Integrated Geophysical Studies oral session in the GEO 2006 Conference in Bahrain.

14.  Chair of the Integrated Geophysical Studies poster session in the GEO 2006 Conference in Bahrain.

15.  Member of the Editorial Board of GeoArabia - The Journal of Middle East Petroleum Geosciences in 2006.

16.  Member of the National Committee for the Development of Scientific Research Priorities in Saudi Arabia in 2006.

17.  Reviewed papers for GEOPHYSICS by the SEG in 2007.

18.  Member of the Scientific Committee of the Saudi Meeting on Oil & Natural Gas Exploration and Production Technologies 2008 (OGEP2008) conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

19. Chair of the Advances in Seismic Imaging oral session in the OGEP2008 conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

20. Chair and judge of the Near Surface I oral session in the GEO2010 conference in Bahrain.

21. Chair and judge of the Near Surface II oral session in the GEO2010 conference in Bahrain.

22. Chair of the Recent Advances in Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing oral session in the 2010 SPE/DGS Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

23. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Saudi Meeting on Oil & Natural Gas Exploration and Production Technologies 2010 (OGEP2010) conference in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

24. Member of the SEG Committee on University and Student Programs (CUSP) in 2008-2010.

25. Member of the SEG Global Inc. since 2010.

26. Invited to the Borehole Geophysics Workshop organized by the EAGE in Istanbul in 2011.

27. Chair of oral session number 32 in the MEOS2011 conference in Bahrain.

28. Chair of the Near Surface oral session in the GEO2012 conference in Bahrain.

29. Associate Editor of the Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology published by Springer since 2012.

30. Member of KFUPM Scientific Council since 2012.

31. Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 10th Meeting of the Saudi Society for Geosciences in Dhahran in 2013.

32. Chair of the Imaging oral session in the 2014 SEG Near Surface Workshop in Bahrain in 2014.

Professional Affiliations

1.      Active member of the SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)

2.      Active member of the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers)

3.      Active member of the DGS (Dhahran Geosciences Society)

Extra-curricular Activities

1.      Organized the Graduate Students Colloquium at the Department of Geophysics in Texas A&M University in 1991.

2.      Key role in acquiring seismic data from Saudi Aramco to be used in teaching at KFUPM.

3.      Organized a visit of executives from British Petroleum to KFUPM in 2001.

4.      Key role in acquiring academic licenses to the Focus and other softwares from Paradigm.

5.      Key role in acquiring academic licenses to the GeoFrame and other softwares from Schlumberger.

6.      Key role in acquiring academic license to the Mesa software from Input/Output.

7.      Established the SEG Student Section at KFUPM in 2003.

8.      Organized a visit of Professor A. J. Berkhout from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) to the Earth Sciences Department in 2004.

9.      Organized a visit of Dr. Eric Verschuur from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) to the Earth Sciences Department in 2004.

10.  Organized a visit of Professor Craig Beasley President of the SEG in 2005.

11.  Organized a visit of Professor Derecke Palmer from the University of New South Wales (Australia) in 2006.

12.  Organized a visit of Professor Lou Fishman from the University of Calgary (Canada) in 2006.

13.  Co-organized a DGS-sponsored workshop on Scientific Writing and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students in December 2006.

14.  Key role in obtaining funding for the Saudi Aramco Chair in Exploration Geophysics in April 2007.

15.  Co-organized KFUPM students' attendance to the EAGE Education Days in Bahrain in May 2007 and April 2009.

16.  Co-organized the regional SEG Challenge Bowl in May 2007, March 2008, and March 2010.

17. Organized many SEG and EAGE lectures at KFUPM since 2003.

 

 

This page was last updated on: Thursday March 20, 2014