2002-2006                               Ph.D. in geology (sedimentary petrology, petroleum geology, geochemistry and stratigraphy), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden: Ph.D thesis: Impact of Diagenetic Alterations on Reservoir Quality and Heterogeneity of Paralic and Shallow Marine Sandstones: Links to Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy.

1999-2001                               M.Sc. in geology (with emphasis in Petroleum Geology) from KFUPM, Dhahran. Saudi Arabia.   

1993-1998                               B.Sc (Honors) in geology from KFUPM, Dhahran. Saudi Arabia.