Research Interests

​Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Advanced Well Completion, Extreme Reservoir Contact (ERC), Artificial Lift Equipment, Rig-less Well Intervention, Matrix Acid Stimulation, Production Logging and Optimization, Well Control& Safety.


Selected Publications

  • Mega Reach Case Study, Saudi Arabia; The Application of Fluidic Oscillation Vibratory Tools in Tackling a Challengi...
    L. Duthie, S. Namlah, A. Abdulghani, T. Elsherif
    Society of Petroleum Engineers, (2017)

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017-Present
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering with Honors, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2006-2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-2017: Senior Production Engineer, Manifa Production Engineering Unit, Northern Area Production Engineering & Well Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2015-2016: Petroleum Engineer, Production Technology Team, EXPEC ARC, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2013-2015: Production Engineer, Manifa Production Engineering Unit, Northern Area Production Engineering & Well Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012-2013: Drilling Engineer, Drilling & Workover Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012: Reservoir Engineer, Zuluf Reservoir Engineering Unit, Northern Area Reservoir Management Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2011: Production Engineer, Manifa Production Engineering Unit, Northern Area Production Engineering & Well Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008: Summer Trainee, Marjan Production Engineering Unit, Northern Area Production Engineering & Well Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE)
  • Society of Petroleum Egineers (SPE)

Awards

  • ​2017: Saudi Aramco Scholarship to pursue post graduate studies.
  • 2017: Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition SPE/ICoTA Award of Participation, Houston.
  • 2015-2016: Member of The Manara Team in Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center in which the team won these awards: Best Completion Technology Award at the 2016 World Oil Awards Ceremony in Houston and "Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation" given by Hart Energy E&P magazine.

  • 2014-Present: SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer.

  • 2013: Participation in Manifa field development project and commissioning, the fifth largest oil field in the world, Saudi Aramco.

  • 2009-2010: SPE President for The University of Manchester student chapter.
  • 2007: First Class Student in Aramco Overseas Summer Program at University of Birmingham.
  • 2005: Saudi Aramco Scholarship for high school graduates.
  • 1999-2003: Ministry of Education Excellence Award for High Achievement, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)