Muhammad Saggaf

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Muhammad Saggaf
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Latest company Saudi Aramco


Dr. Muhammad Saggaf became President of KAPSARC in April 2012. Dr. Saggaf was the head of Saudi Aramco’s Strategic Transformation Office, responsible for pushing forward a transformation of Saudi Aramco that would allow it to achieve ambitious aspirations for the next two decades. Prior to that, he was the Chief Petroleum Engineer, responsible for the development and management of all of Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas fields. During his tenure as head of upstream research and development, he articulated some of the most cutting-edge technologies in petroleum engineering, many of which are now becoming realities, including extreme reservoir contact wells, gigacell simulation, autonomous fields, smart water, and reservoir nanorobots. He has received several international awards, including the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Lester C. Uren Technical Excellence Award and the Distinguished Member Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Eisenhower Fellowship. He has authored numerous refereed technical papers, books, a U.S. patent, and founded and edited a new technical journal.Dr. Saggaf holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA from KFUPM. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.[1]

J. Clarence Karcher Award 2001