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Dr. Abdulaziz A. Al Majed

Adjunct Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department

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

  • Hossain, M.E. and Al-Majed, A.A., “Fundamentals of Sustainable Drilling Engineering”. ISBN 978-0-470-87817-0, published jointly by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, and Scrivener Publishing LLC, Salem, Massachusetts, 2014
  • Rahman Muhammad Kalimur; Amer Sami Abdul-Karim; Abdulaziz Al-Majed. “Portland Saudi Cement type ‘G’ with Nano silica additive for high pressure-high temperature application in high pressure high temperature application” with USPTO Serial Number 13/953,699, filed on July 29, 2013.
  • Moustafa Elshafei Ahmed Elshafei, Mohammed Khamis, Abdulaziz Al-Majed; Awotunde Abeeb A. “Online Drilling Support System Device and Method”. In Process of Filing.
  • Moustafa Elshafei Ahmed Elshafei, Amar Bachir Amar Khoukhi, Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed, Talib Mohamaad DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM DRILLING AND METHOD” with application number “US14/293,666” filed on “June 2, 2014”.
  • Rahman Muhammad Kalimur, Mobeen Murtuza, Abdulaziz Al-Majed, Mesfer M. Al-Zahrani. “Saudi type-G cement and nanoclay for high pressure and high temperature”. KFUPM Reference No: KACST 732.

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.