Mahmoud Mowafi

Lab Research Staff

Flow Assurance Technician

Research Interests

Petrophysical laboratory analysis to define reservoir characterization through Conventional and SCAL analysis (porosity, permeability, Centrifuge, MICP, porus plate, Electrical properties and core flooding multiphase flow), Carbonate digenesis and their impacts on reservoir quality.

Selected Publications

  • Rock Mechanical Characterization of the Lower Silurian Ousaiba Shale and Evaluation of its Potential for CO2 Storage: Outcrop Core from Central Saudi Arabia
    M. Mowafi, T. Fikbeiner, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; K. Ayranci, J.D. Humphrey, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals / IPTC-24285-Abstract
  • Capillary-Sealing Efficiency of Mica-Proxy Caprock for CO2/H2 Geologic Storage in the Presence of Organic Acids and Nanofluids
    Alanazi, A, M. Ali, M. Mowafi, S. Bawazeer, Z. K. Kaidar, and H. Hoteit, 2023 
    SPE Journal, p 1-16
  • First assessment of hydrogen/brine/Saudi basalt wettability: Implications for hydrogen geological storage
    Alanazi, A., A. Al-Yaseri, M. Leila, and H. Hoteit, 2023
    Frontiers in Earth Science, c. 11, p. 1225131
  • The use of microseismic technology to optimize fracture connectivity in unconventional reservoirs
    Gomaa, M., I. Alhilali, A. AlEid, M. Hamza, S. Allam, and Kaka, 2022
    EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, p. EGU22-977, DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-977
  • The behavior of pore size distribution under reservoir confining stress of mercury intrusion capillary pressure
    Mahmoud Mowafi, Phillip Mitchell, Amer Alanazi.
    International Geomechanics Symposium. Poster Session 7 - Digital Rock and Rock Physics Part. 1


  • B.S.c, Geology, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2006
  • Master of Science in Geology, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Flow assurance technician
  • 2013-2021: ETS reservoir laboratories, SCAL lab supervisor, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2013: SCAL technician, SCAL Arabia Petricore, Saudi Arabia - UAE
  • 2008-2010: Geotechnical geologist, Bullivant Arabia, Saudi Arabia
  • 2006-2007: Mud logger, ECS, Egypt

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS)
  • The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)


  • Academic honor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), semester 201,202
  • Radiation safety officer from Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission (NRRC)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Experimental petrophysics SCAL Core flooding experiments