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Basin Structure Group

Petroleum Leeds

Saleh Alqahtani

PhD Student


   Structural Rift Faulting Geomorphology Extension


   School of Earth and Environment, Level 9, Room: 9.145i

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I graduated from the University of Western Australia with a BSc in Petroleum Geoscience in 2010. My work experience encompasses two-and-a-half years at Saudi Aramco working as a wellsite geologist, field geologist, real-time drilling well geosteerer, and well logs/image logs interpreter. While working in Saudi Aramco, several training aspects of geology were acquired including lab work (core handling and description), software (Petrosys, Petrel, Techlog, Recall), field work (wellsite geology, outcrop geology description) and other courses (geosteering). In September 2015, I finished my masters (MSc Petroleum Geology and Geophysics with focus on structrual geology) at the University of Leeds. Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds where I work on the tectono-geomorphological evolution of the NW Red Sea margin. 

I am interested in structural geology topics, particularly those having implications on the exploration and development of hydrocarbon reservoirs. 
Current research focusses on understanding the tectono-geomorphological evolution of continental rifts and the implication on petroleum prospectivity, where faults and drainage systems are mapped (fieldwork as well as remote sensing using DEM data).
The previous research includes an MSc project in which the tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Baffin Bay, NW Greenland, was investigated utilising 2D seismic reflection data.