Bio


A geophysicist/ basin modeler with a background as a geophysicist in the oil and gas industry. I am currently working on my PhD in the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) research group at Stanford University.

Honors & Awards


  • Full PhD Scholarship by Saudi Aramco, Stanford University (2014)
  • Full Master's Degree Scholarship by Saudi Aramco, Stanford University (2012)
  • Dean's List, University of Houston (2010)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston (2010)
  • Dean's List, University of Houston (2009)
  • Halliburton Excellence Award Scholarship, University of Houston (2009)
  • Dean's List, University of Houston (2008)
  • Margret Bishop Scholarship by Chevron, University of Houston (2008)
  • Dean's List, University of Houston (2007)
  • CollegeBoard AP Scholar Designation, CollegeBoard (2006)
  • Saudi Aramco College Degree Program for Non-Employees, University of Houston (2006)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (2009 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • MSc, Stanford University, Geological and Environmental Sciences (2014)
  • BSc, University of Houston, Geophysics (2010)

Personal Interests


Reading, traveling and running.

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My research interests involve: basin and petroleum system modeling (BPSM), rock physics, quantitative seismic interpretation (QSI), pore pressure prediction and salt tectonics. My previous research for my MSc degree was about linking BPSM with seismic attributes through rock physics using a data set in the Ship Shoal and South Timbalier areas in the Gulf of Mexico. My current research focuses on using QSI and rock physics modeling with BPSM to try predicting pore pressure more accurately by accounting for more potential mechanisms that elevate pore pressure. Another important topic involved in my current research is looking at both pore pressure and the salt evolution and using BPSM to understand the impact of these two factors on the development of the petroleum system in the ThunderHorse area in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lab Affiliations


Work Experience


  • Geophysicist, Saudi Aramco (7/15/2012 - 9/1/2012)

    Researcher

    Location

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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