Abdallah Awadh Alshehri
In 2002, he attained a Bachelor Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he attained a Masters of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
After his B.Sc. graduation, he joined immediately Saudi Aramco Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 2002 as a communications engineer. He first worked with Communication Engineering & Technical Support Department. He undertook a number of advanced development projects as well as design and implementation of the latest technologies related to Satellite and Wireless Communications Systems.
In 2006, he has awarded a sponsorship from Saudi Aramco to pursue his Master degree in the Electrical Engineering with a focus on the wireless communications area.
In late 2009, he moved to Saudi Aramco Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) and joined the Reservoir Engineering Technology Team. His team’s primary goal is to improve the understanding of the subsurface rock/fluid system and develop new technologies to achieve the maximum recovery and enable intelligent business decisions. He participated in industry-leading research on nanotechnology to employ the concept of sending nano-agents (Resbots) through the reservoir to collect data for engineering functions and even changing reservoir properties if required. In this regard, He conducted research and experiments on in-suite sensing methodologies and applications for oil and gas reservoir monitoring. Also, he worked on the Magnetic NanoMappers research program in an effort to develop new technology for tracking floodfront in the reservoir.
In 2014, he has awarded a sponsorship from Saudi Aramco to pursue his PhD in the Electrical Engineering with a focus on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). The research will target developing active smart proppants (Fracbots) that Saudi Aramco would like to apply to map hydraulic fractures that are critical for stimulating wells in unconventional and tight reservoirs.
Currently, he is a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab under the supervision of
Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz. His current research is focused on Underground Sensor Networks for hydraulic fractures mapping and oil reservoir monitoring.