Editor Name: Abdelaziz Khlaifat
University: Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
Country: United Arab Emirates
Over 20 years of diversified international oil and gas and academic experience with special emphasis on tight and shale gas reservoirs, shale gas resource development workflow, tight gas staged field experiments, integrated reservoir studies, modeling and simulation, field development plan, teaching different petroleum and chemical engineering courses, conducting research related to chemical, oil and gas industries and supervising research projects.
Currently, He is the Head of Petroleum Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and AD Poly SPE Students Chapter Advisor. Prior to joining AD Poly, I worked as a Research and Development Manager of Dhahran Research Center at Weatherford International (Geosience Development). Before that, He worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer, specialized in an unconventional resources (tight and shale gas) at Weatherford Saudi Arabia. Before joining Saudi Arabia office,He worked as a senior reservoir engineer (modeling and simulation) in the reservoir engineering group of the Weatherford Well Engineering Center of Excellence in Dubai. He obtained my BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering (1990) from Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Moscow-Russia, Master of Chemical Engineering and PhD in Chemical/Reservoir Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-USA in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Before joining Weatherford,He had held different positions in the academia. In 2009 I was promoted to a full professor of chemical engineering at Mutah University, Jordan.
Active member of SPE and many other technical societies and organisations at local, regional and international levels. Authored/coauthored over 80 publications, including journal articles, book chapters in the areas of flow through porous media, hydrocarbon reservoir engineering, unconventional tight and shale gas, managed pressure drilling, non-aqueous phase liquid transport, photocatalysis, two phase flow modeling and simulation, Dead Sea related-research, and water and enviromental research. Recipient of several technical and academic awards.