Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidi
Dr. mohammad alsuwaidi Assistant Professor Earth Sciences

Contact Information
mohammad.alsuwaidi@ku.ac.ae 023123269


Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidi has more than 15 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

  • Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Geosciences, Khalifa University
  • Professional Masters, Petroleum Reservoir Systems, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, USA

  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering (PGEG613)
  • Field Petroleum Geology (PGEG397)
  • Petrophysics and Logging (PGEG401)
  • PhD Research Dissertation (PGEG799)
  • Reservoir Characterizatn Proj. (PGEG461)
  • Senior Research Project II (PGEG498)
  • Special Topics in Petroleum Geosciences (PGEG689)
  • ERTH701 Petroleum System
  • EPSS 305 Sedimentology


Research Interests
  • Carbonate reservoir characterization
  • diagenesis
  • sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • geochemistry

Research Projects

CIRA 2021-013: Carbonate terrains of the Arabian Gulf of Abu Dhabi as a “natural micritization laboratory”

The intertidal and shallow-water lagoon offshore Abu Dhabi comprise a “natural laboratory” for studying on-going micritization processes. Micritization, describes the conversion of the carbonate particles e.g., ooids and shell fragments into micrite (<4 µm size) peloids. The changes in grain size distribution of the carbonate particles impact the porosity of hydrocarbon reservoirs in ancient carbonate rocks. However, the early diagenetic micritization process is still poorly understood.

The objective of this project is to decipher the main biogeochemical mechanism/process and the environmental (depositional/hydrological/hydrochemical) conditions of micritization by studying Recent shallow-marine grain-dominated (ooids and shell fragments) carbonate sediments along the coastline of Abu Dhabi.

RIG-2023-061 Late Quaternary sea-level change as an analogue for future evolution of the Abu Dhabi coastline

The Quaternary sedimentary deposits of Abu Dhabi shape the coastal geomorphology and contain information about the history of sea-level and climate change of the Arabian Gulf. This geological archive has not yet been fully explored because of the lack of a consistent chronology and detailed sedimentological and geochemical studies. Establishing a precise chronology has proven difficult because of the scarcity of materials suitable for age-dating.  Environmental conditions of alternating humid and arid phases will be constrained. The reconstructed environmental conditions will be used as an analog to predict the impact of future environmental change in coastal regions of the UAE.

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Roshan Dinesh Visiting Research Assistant
Abdulquadri Olalekan Alabere PhD Student
Hind Yahya Sulieman PhD Student
Lolita Herman Marheni PhD Student
Tianyu Cao PhD Student
Xiaolan Jia PhD Student