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.