Professor Musaed N. J. AlAwad, CV

Bio: 
Musaed AlAwad is a Professor at the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his B.Sc. in 1987 and M.Sc. in 1990 in Petroleum Engineering both from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a PhD in 1995 in Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Worldwide Top 10 by subject - Petroleum Engineering 2020). He published more than 89 papers and numerous research projects reports and delivered several industry short courses in Sand Control, Wellbore Instability, Clay Mineralogy, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Engineering. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teaching Assistant, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 21/4/1408 – 3/4/1411, 12/12/1987 – 21/10/1990. Lecturer, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 4/4/1411 – 1/8/1415, 22/10/1990 – 2/1/1995. Assistant Professor, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2/8/1415 – 22/9/1419, 3/1/1995 – 10/1/1999. Associate Professor, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23/9/1419 – 13/8/1424, 10/1/1999 – 9/10/2003. Professor, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,14/8/1424 – Now, 10/10/2003.

It was a real pleasure to work with Musaed at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, where his diligence, ability and empathy were apparent. These qualities have served him well as he has developed his academic career, and he has my unreserved support. PROFESSOR BRIAN G. D. SMART, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM.
 

Musaed has demonstrated excellent leadership skills in his role as chair of the petroleum engineering department at KSU. He has an excellent work ethic, is detail oriented and is focused on what is best for his students and co-workers. PROFESSOR ROBERT CHASE, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, MARIETTA COLLEGE, OHIO, USA.

I know professor Musaed for more than two years now. I am a professor at the department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. It is the same department where professor Musaed is working as a professor and Chairman. I consider myself as a lucky person to have known professor Musaed. You have to work with professor Musaed to know how knowledgeable he is, not only in his expertise but, also in other areas related to all aspect of petroleum engineering. Professor Musaed is a man of very high caliper and humbleness. I wish Professor Musaed all the best and success in his career.  PROFESSOR ZAHER ZAAFRAN, PRESIDENT AT ZZ & ASSOCIATES, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, USA.
 

It was a real privilege to have worked with Prof. Musaed Al-Awad. As a professor of petroleum engineering and head of the department of petroleum and natural gas engineering at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he brought about an incredible degree of academic reform including world-class curriculum development that led to the internationalization and accreditation of the programme. Furthermore, with his wealth of knowledge and experience, he initiated series of industry-academic relationships aimed at supporting students’ learning and academic performance within the department. This was reflected in the students’ outstanding performance at the SPE international conference. I personally cherish his amiable, friendly and supportive character-traits. He is extremely kind, patient and attentive to every member of staff that comes his way. In taking decisions, I found Prof. Al-Awad very diligent, transparent, honest and reliable. Above, all I admire his style of encouraging healthy working environment through organized ‘social calendar’ and ‘getaway day.’  DR. LATEEF AKANJI, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMME, UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, UK.

  • UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:
  • Vice Dean for Development and Quality, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 9, 2016 / Now.
  • Member of the Standing National Committee for Combating Marine Disasters in the Water of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2018, Now.
  • Member of King Saud University Standing Committee for Occupational Safety, July 2019-Now.
  • Member of the Directing Board of the Research Center – College of Engineering- King Saud University
  • Member of King Saud University Scientific Council, Nov. 2014 / Sep. 2017.
  • Chairman, Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 4, 1996 / June 29, 2002.
  • Chairman, Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2008/Jan. 1st, 2016.
  • Member of the Council of College of Engineering, King Saudi University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 4, 1996 – June 29, 2002, and from June 17, 2003/ now.
  • Member of the Directing Board of the Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University.
  • M.Sc. Thesis Advisor and/or Examiner for Several Postgraduate Students in the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.
  • Reviewing Research Proposals, Patents for the Benefit of King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Under the Annual Grant Research Projects Programme.
  • Reviewing Several Research Articles for Journals and Conferences.
  • Reviewing Several Promotion Applications for Saudi Universities.
  • Part/time Consultant, King Abdul/Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries Institute.
  • Supervising Senior B.Sc. Graduation projects.
  • Member of the College's Academic Accreditation Board.
  • Member of scientific committees of several conferences.
  • Member of the College and University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Boards.
  • Part/time Consultant, King Saud University, Vice Rector for Educational and academic Affairs Office, Academic Plans for Scientific Colleges, 2010/2012.
  • Member of the Saudi Society for Geosciences.
  • Member of King Saud University Academic Council.
  • Member of the Saudi National Committee for the World Petroleum Congress (WPC), 2010/Now.
  • Accreditation Consultant for College of Computer Science and Information Technology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2010.
  • Delivering a 3 days Training Course: “Sand Control and Mitigation.”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, UNI Training Courses, 26/28 July 2010.
  • Participating in TV program on Oil and Gas Issues (CNBC).
  • Teaching Safety in Oil and Gas Operations Course for Civil Defense in Saudi Arabia.
  • Consultant for KSU Vice Rector for Scientific and Academic Affairs, 2010/2013.