Ruben Figueroa Hernandez

Masters Students

​MS Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests

​Petroleum Engineer focused on Reservoir Engineering, interested in Enhance Oil Recovery methods, Reservoir Modeling-Simulation, Naturally Fracture Reservoirs and Thermodynamic Phase Behavior. I have previously worked in ASP and PPG EOR methods for naturally fractured reservoirs in the coast of Mexico and as an engineer on the Reservoir Management team.

Selected Publications

  • Development of a Nonlinear 3D Multipurpose Single-Phase Reservoir Simulator for Water, Steam, Oil and Gas 
    O. Arana, R. Figueroa
    Congreso Mexicano del Petrleo (CMP), (2019)


  • ​BSc. Petroleum Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: MSc. Student, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Planning and Compliance Engineer, Fieldwood Energy, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2018: Reservoir Engineer: EOR applied to Mature fields in Mexico, USIP-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2018: Trainee Reservoir Engineer, PetroBal, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2017: Artificial Lift Systems Intern, PEMEX, Chiapas, Mexico


  • 2018: Finalist at Startupper of the Year by Total Mexico, Mexico
  • 2018: Honors degree in Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNAM
  • 2016-Present: Scholarship Telmex-Telcel

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

reservoir simulation EOR modelling Multiphase flow Dynamic Characterization Well Testing