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Dr. Abdulaziz A. Al Majed

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Al Majed is an experienced Academic & Industrialist of 30 years plus standing. Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Formerly, he was Chairman of the Department from 2010-12, Director of The Center for Petroleum and Minerals, Research Institute from 2002-10, and Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering from 1996-2002. In addition, he is a full-time CEO-level Consultant at Mas Holding Company that successfully launched Mas Power Mech Arabia in 2013-15.

His academic distinction is reflected in the four duly filed patents under his name, successful projects undertaken and the innovative research compiled around the subject of the oil industry.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 1988.
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA, 1981.
  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering (Hons.), University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA, 1978.

Research Interests

  • Reservoir Rock Properties
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir  Fluid Properties
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Directional Drilling
  • Natural Gas Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Jung J. Kim a, Muhammad K. Rahman b, Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed, Mesfer M. Al-Zahrani d,Mahmoud M. Reda Taha e, Nanosilica effects on composition and silicate polymerization in hardened cement paste cured under high temperature and pressure Cement & Concrete Composites 43 (2013) 78–85.
  • Saad Alafnan, Murtada Aljawad, Fahd Alismail, Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed,” Enhanced Recovery from Gas Condensate Reservoirs through Renewable Energy Sources”. Energy Fuels, Published August 21, 2019
  • Amjed M. Hassan, Mohamed A. Mahmoud, Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed, Dhafer Al-Shehri, Ayman R. Al-Nakhli, and Mohammed A. Bataweel,” Gas Production from Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Chemicals”. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2838.
  • Salaheldin Elkatatny, Tural Jafarov, Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed, Mohamed A. Mahmoud,” Formation Damage Avoidance by Reducing Invasion with Sodium Silicate-Modified Water-based Drilling Fluid”, Energies. Published 19 April 2019.
  • Abdelmjeed Mohamed; Salaheldin Elkatatny, and Abdulaziz A. Al- Majed, “Removal of Calcium Carbonate Water-Based Filter Cake Using a Green Biodegradable Acid” Sustainability Accepted Jan. 2020.

Awards & Honors

  • Winner of the Best Advisor Award, College of Engineering Sciences, KFUPM, 1993-94.
  • Winner of Prince Muhammad Award for Best Scientific Research, 1993-94 (Member, Wettability Project, Research Institute, KFUPM).
  • Winner of Distinguished Research Team Award 1995/96 (Member, Rock Compressibility Project, Research Institute. KFUPM).
  • Winner of British Council Summer Research Grant in UK Universities 2001.
  • Winner of British Council Summer Research Grant in UK Universities 2007.