I earned my B.Sc. degree in geophysics from KFUPM in 2001. Following that I worked as a graduate assistant at the Earth Sciences Department at KFUPM. In 2003, I was awarded a scholarship by KFUPM to pursue graduate degree in geophysics abroad. I joined the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada where I received M.Sc. degree in geophysics in 2006 working on ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) to characterize near-surface fluvial environment. Immediately afterward, I begun working on my Ph.D. degree which I dedicated to the application of surface and borehole reflection seismic methods in CO2 sequestration, also known as carbon capture and storage (CCS). During my Ph.D. program, I was privileged to be a member of the Consortium for Research on Elastic Wave Exploration Seismology (CREWES). For my Ph.D. degree, I worked on two CCS projects: the Pembina-Cardium CO2-EOR Pilot Project and Wabamun Area CO2 Sequestration Project (WASP). In June 2011, I received the Ph.D. degree  and joined KFUPM afterward where right now I'm working as an assistant professor in geophysics. I'm a member of several professional societies including Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and  Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS).



2001: Bachelor of Science degrees in geophysics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) with third honor

2006: Master of Science degree in geophysics from the University of Calgary. Dissertation title: Integration of 3-D Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys in Characterizing Near-Surface Fluvial Environment

2011: Doctor of Philosophy degree in geophysics from the University of Calgary. Dissertation title: CO2 Sequestration Site Characterization and Time-lapse Monitoring Using Reflection Seismic Methods

2012-2013: Visiting Scholar at the Geophysics Department, Stanford University



2002-2011: graduate assistant at KFUPM (on scholarship leave since 2003)

2011-present: assistant professor at KFUPM



2000: summer training with Schlumberger Geco-Prakla (now Western-Geco)



2003-2011: M.Sc. and Ph.D. scholarships by KFUPM

2005: Thesis Research Grant by Research Services at the University of Calgary

2010: Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant by Research Services at the University of Calgary


Continuing Education

2007: Applications of Geophysical Inversion and Imaging by Dr. Larry Lines and Dr. Brian Russell

2007: Application and Interpretation of Converted Waves by Dr. Rob Stewart and Dr. James Gaiser

2008: Seismic Expression of Devonian Carbonates

2008: Applied Petrophysics for Geophysicists by Dr. Matt Carr

2009: Exploration VSP for the WCSB by Dr. Ronald Hinds and Richard Kuzmiski

2009: Gravity and Magnetics for Explorationists by Dr, Michal Ruder

2010: 3D Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization by Dr. Kurt Marfurt and Mr. Satinder Chopra

2010: Rock Physics for Geophysical Reservoir Characterization and Recovery Monitoring by Dr. Gary Mavko


Extracurricular Activities

2005-2008: served as vice president of the Calgary Saudi Student Club in Canada

Participated in various activities during the undergraduate and post-graduate programs, such as field trips and events organization

Served and is serving as a member of various KFUPM committees