I am a Petroleum Geologist with particular expertise in diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy, and reservoir characterization of siliciclastics and carbonates. I have obtained my PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2007. My current research deals with hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in carbonate reservoirs in Iraqi Kurdistan utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary approach. I have worked for several international oil companies in Europe and the US and produced many technical reports and research articles in the past 10 years. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Petroleum Geosciences and also Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Soran University in the Iraqi Kurdistan.