Mohammad E. Alsuwaidi

Mohammad E. Alsuwaidi

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Telephone: +971 (0)2 6075503

Email: mohammad.alsuwaidi@ku.ac.ae


Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidi has more than 10 years of experience in the field of carbonate sedimentary geology in both industry and academia. He earned his PhD in Geology from Colorado School of Mines in 2015, Professional Masters, Petroleum Reservoir Systems from Colorado School of Mines in 2013, and Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi in 2009. Dr. Mohammad worked as a Geologist and a researcher in ADNOC Onshore between 2009-2016 in Operations and in the Research and Development (R&D) Divisions. Dr. Mohammad is an active member of SPE, EAGE, SEPM and AAPG professional societies.

  • 2015 PhD (Geology), Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
  • 2013 MSc (Petroleum Reservoir Systems), Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
  • 2009 BSc (Petroleum Geoscience) Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • PGEG 221 – Into to Geology and Geophysics
  • PGEG 220 – Geology of the Middle East
  • PGEG 311 – Sedimentary Petrology
  • PGEG 613 – Advanced Reservoir Characterization
  • Carbonate reservoir characterization
  • Diagenesis
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Geochemistry

Current Research Projects:

  • Faculty Startup Fund (Principal Investigator): Reservoir rock characterization of Cretaceous carbonates (FSU-2018-15), Project objectives: 1) Using a variety of petrographical, geochemical, petrophysical approaches to identify and constrain the reservoir parameters causing the poor quality 2)Modelling the distribution and burial diagenesis evolution of micropores in tight carbonates. Project is in collaboration with ADNOC.
  • CIRA Project (Co-Investigator): Reservoir Characterization: Critical Assessment of Regional Stratigraphy, and the Origin and Evolution of Microporosity. Tasks involved in: 1) Sedimentology, geochemistry, and sequence stratigraphy of the Hawar Member, 2) Origin and evolution of microporosity in carbonate reservoirs
  • Leading prior PhD continuation project on“Microporosity Characterization of the Aptian Thamama A0 Zone in Abu Dhabi in Bab Basin”, currently comparing crest versus flanks pore architecture differences.
  • Completed supervising three MSc students, and 8 senior students
  • Morad, D., Nader, F.H., Morad, S., Rossi, C., Gasparrini, M., Alsuwaidi, M., Al Darmaki, F. and Hellevang, H., 2019. Limited thermochemical sulfate reduction in hot, anhydritic, sour gas carbonate reservoirs: The Upper Jurassic Arab Formation, United Arab Emirates. Marine and Petroleum Geology.
  • Morad, S., Al Suwaidi, M., Mansurbeg, H., Morad, D., Ceriani, A., Paganoni, M., & Al-Aasm, I. (2018). Diagenesis of a limestone reservoir (lower cretaceous), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Comparison between the anticline crest and flanks. Sedimentary Geology.
  • T. Dawn Jobe, A. Franklin, M. Alsuwaidi, W. Alameri, and J.F. Sarg. 2018. Reservoir Characterization and Fluid Recovery in Carbonate Mudrocks—The Unconventional Conventional Reservoir. Special Publication #109, SEPM
  • Alsuwaidi, M. E., 2015, Lower Bab Member (A0): a study of sequence stratigraphy, porosity characterization and tight reservoir development, Abu Dhabi, UAE: PhD thesis, Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 147 p.

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