Jarvis R. Cline

Tel: +966 (013) 860-3652

Location: PEGTC - Rm. 227 (DTV-248)

Jarvis R. Cline

Acting Director, Remote Sensing & Digital Services, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Jarvis Cline is privileged to hold a mid-level leadership position within the Remote Sensing & Digital Services team at CPG.  Coming from a technical background in software development, Jarvis has spent most of his career in 3D data capture and analysis as applied to surface geology and aerial survey.  Coming from experiences at two startup companies, Jarvis has learned the necessity of striving to be a proactive member of a team as well as the personal lesson of failing towards success.  He believes that organizations should aspire to excellence through the collective and cross‑disciplinary efforts of their team members, thus he is especially gratified to be part of such an innovative institution as CPG.  The integration of an engineering discipline and a science discipline create an environment which he views as rife with potential and positive impact, and the vision at CPG to pursue these cuts across supporting students, performing research, innovating in educational delivery, fostering a spin-off and entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing services within the public sector, partnering with industry, and promoting efficiency and professional development within the organization.  Thus, Jarvis is more than honored with his promotion after two years with the College, in September 2020, to a position of responsibility as Assistant Director for Remote Sensing & Digital Services, a unit which is unique in the world but which has the opportunity to execute on all of the above opportunities.  Jarvis is consistently inspired by the talent and esprit of the personnel he is privileged to work with, and he believes that leadership opportunities are present everywhere and that these opportunities are realized wherever strong work ethic, attention to detail, assertive communication, and teamsmanship and spirit of service intersect.  Jarvis continually fails towards better success in these regards, and he looks forward to earnestly serving you. 

Jarvis Cline considers himself a resource and is delighted to be consulted regarding digital outcrops as well as technologies such as photogrammetry, GPS equipment, or aerial survey by drone.  You might also encounter him in remote sensing and geospatial projects, where he can be consulted regarding the availability of data as well as on the research & development side, and he is always excited by opportunities for the development of in-house or prototype software.  As part of the Remote Sensing & Digital Services team, Jarvis is also part of an ecosystem within the College that serves students with their IT, software, and learning-platform related needs as well as supports them to use cutting edge technologies in their studies and research. 

Educational Qualification

  • B.S. Software Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas (2012)

Research Interests

  • Photorealistic digital outcrop models
  • 3D data capture (laser scanning, photogrammetry)
  • Visualization and analysis software development
  • Remote sensing / GIS
  • Aerial survey

Selected Publications

  • Alhumimidi, M. S., Alfarhan, M. S., Cline, J. R., & Aiken, C. L. V. (2017). Application of a 3D photorealistic model for the geological analysis of the Permian carbonates (Khuff Formation) in Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-2874-7
  • White, L., Aiken, C., Alfarhan, M., & Cline, J. (2010). GeoAnalysis Tools – ArcScene Extension for the Analysis of 3D Geological Outcrop Models. In 72nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition – Workshops and Fieldtrips. EAGE Publications BV. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20149966

Awards & Honors

  • National Merit Scholar (2002), nationally awarded for outstanding academic excellence during high school career and college-entrance exams
  • Representing UT-Dallas with Matthew Dempsky and Michelle Berger, team achieved 2nd place in Association for Computing and Machinery (ACM)-sponsored Intercollegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in North America – South Central region (2005)
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2321

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1064

Eassa Abdullah

Acting Supervisor – CPG Laboratories, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Eassa Abdullah’s journey with the Petroleum Engineering Department began in 2016, when he joined as an Instructor and Researcher. He brings expertise in reservoir rock and fluid properties, teaching the core course PETE 206, and regularly contributes to research projects in the reservoir characterization field.

In addition to his academic contributions, Eassa has been pleased to take an active role in nurturing the growth of the SPE Student Chapter by offering mentorship and consultancy. Eassa finds this direct interaction with students and opportunity to help foster and develop their professional journey to be one of the most rewarding aspects of his contributions at the College. 

Eassa was also appointed as the ِActing Supervisor for CPG Laboratories in 2023. In this role, he actively sets performance goals and deadlines aligned with CPG’s vision, optimizes workflow and team productivity, manages schedules, and provides insightful feedback to drive continuous improvement. His strategic approach and commitment to excellence make him an indispensable asset in steering LTSS towards new heights of success.

Educational Qualification

  • M.S. in Reservoir Characterization, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • M.S. in Sustainable Engineering & Resource Recovery, University of Boras, Sweden
  • B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA

Professional Course:

  • Course in Engineering System Management, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Research Interests

  • Reservoir characterization
  • Reservoir modeling.
  • Petrophysics.
  • Impact of heterogeneity on reservoir quality..
  • Unconventional hydrocarbon resources

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Staff Award, 2023
  • SPE Presidential Award Champion, 2022
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2551
Fax: +966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1060

Abdulrahman Y. Al Ghamdi

Assistant Researcher, Supervisor, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Since Sept. 21, 1997 Al Ghamdi has been assuming the role of research assistant and now is handling several tasks of projects funded by oil companies for geological analysis of surface and subsurface rock samples for different reservoirs, including thin section preparation for rock samples and more than 18,000 thin sections for Saudi Aramco and other major oil companies. His scope of work extends to sample cleansing, lab handling, field and office land survey, operating and supervising machines e.g. spectral ptrothin, multivolume pycnometer and mercury porosimeter.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc., Geology
Tel: +966 (013) 860-4459

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1070

Abdulmalek Ali Alsanounah

Operational Health & Safety Supervisor, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc. in Geology, 1991, KFUPM.

Research Interests

  • Geology
  • Petrophysics

Selected Publications

  • Saner S, Cagatay M.N, and Al-Sanounah A.A, “Relationship Between Shale Content and Grain-Size Parameters in the Safaniyah Sandstone reservoir, NE Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol. 19(3), 1996, pp. 305-320.
  • Sahin A, Ali A.Z, Ghori S.G, Elsahn H, Hassan M, and Al-Sanounah A.A, “Geological Controls of Variograms in a Complex Carbonate Reservoir, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia”, Mathematical Geology, vol. 30,No. 3, 1998, pp. 309-322.

Awards & Honors

  • Received Prince Mohammed ben Fahd ben Abdulaziz Award for the year 1997.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-​1459
Fax: +966 (013) 860-8663

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1114

Hussain Al-Harth

Carpool Coordinator, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Hussain holds Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada, and has been assuming the role of HR officer at KFUPM since 2016. He brings to the College a 14-year established track record that commenced with Armas Company Ltd. as an HR Manager (2016), Saudi Arabia School as a Principal and HR Manager (2014), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties as an Assistant Manager (2008), Saudi Railways Organization as a Dispatch Officer (2007), Dammam Development Company as an Assistant Manager (2006), and Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) as an Assistant Manager (2003-6). To grow his work expertise Hussain signed up for courses on SAP Financial Accounting, Key User (2015), SAP Financial Accounting Configuration (2015), and Monitors Progress of Trains (2007).

Educational Qualification

  • Mini MBA-Human Resources Management, IBS Training Academy, Cairo – 2017
  • Human Resources Management (Advanced Training Diploma from Cambridge)- 2017
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 2015 Cape Breton University (CBU) Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Diploma of Computer Sciences, 2006 Al-Bassam Institute, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (013) 860-8618
Fax: +966 (013) 860-8663

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 1213

Fidaa Saeed Al-Ghamdi

IT Supervisor, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor Business Administration, University of Imam Abdurahman bin Fisal.
  • Diploma IT Technical Support (Network), TOP (The Oxford Partnership) in Al-Khobar Female College.

Secondary Email: e-learning@kfupm.edu.sa 

Awards & Honors

  • Cisco Certificate of Cybersecurity
  • Canada Excellent Course (Digital Marketing and SEO)
  • Social media contents management
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2317
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: PEGTC, Rm. 117

Ali Fouad Al Alwan

Flow Loop Safety Officer, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Ali joined our Petroleum department in 2016. He is an upbeat, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills. He is currently working as a Safety Officer, for the college of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering – KFUPM – 2011.

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated with Honors degree.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-8636

Location: DTV Bldg. 248 (PEGTC), Rm. 227

Shaikha Al-Sanad

Multimedia Group Leader, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Shaikha is an enthusiastic, goal oriented individual who is able to showcase a strong technical skill set, a robust work ethic, and productive team collaboration, which are essential components to success in creative design. With an obtained degree in Graphic Design coupled with hands-on extensive training in illustration and design/graphics, utilizing various computer software programs.

Educational Qualification

  • B.S. Computer Graphics Technology – with Distinction, Purdue University of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI – 2017.

Research Interests

  • UI/UX Design.
  • Interaction design.
  • VR/AR/MR Technology.

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s List Award: All Academic Career
  • Top 100 Students at IUPUI: 3 Nominations
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2167/94459

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 6108

Mahmoud A. Mohamdin

Safety Officer, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Mahmoud joined Petroleum Department in 2019. He is Knowledgeable about potentially hazardous materials or practices. He has outstanding organizational skills, excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics. He is currently working as a Safety Officer, for the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences.

Educational Qualification

  • B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering – KFUPM – 2013
  • Certified from International Association of Safety Professionals – IASP – 2018
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-92381

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1061

Nasser Quriyan AlHajri

Safety Engineer, Laboratory Technical Support & Services

Educational Qualification

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University Northwest (PNW), Indiana, USA. (2018)

Research Interests

  • Oil & gas exploration field services industry, drilling etc.
  • Automotive vehicles for the diesel & gasoline of heavy equipment & small cars include its design & manufacturers.
  • Civil 3D, SAP Software System, Primavera P6, SolidWorks, 3D-Printing & PLC.
  • Preventive & Planning/Control Maintenance.