Aggour, Mohamed

Research Professor

Office Number
: 213C
Office Phone
: +974 4423-0142


Interest Areas

​Dr. Aggour has over 41 years of combined experience in industry, academia, research, consulting, and training. He has been awarded 22 distinguished teaching awards, 6 distinguished research awards, 7 distinguished academic advising awards, 3 industry performance awards, and was the first recipient of the Saudi Scientific innovation award. He taught all courses in production engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to the industry. He holds 3 patents and coauthored 2 textbooks. He is an active member of the SPE being the chairman of the Middle East Forum Series for 2 years and on the committees of 25 regional and international conferences. He is an editor of the IJPSE. 

​His research interests are: 
• Multiphase flow and measurements
• Sand control
• Horizontal well performance
• Artificial lift
• Enhanced oil recovery
• Applications of artificial intelligence.
• Formation damage and stimulation



  • ​Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1978.
  • B.Sc. with honor, Nuclear Engineering, Alexandria University, 1967.


  • ​Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009-present
  • Professor and Program Coordinator, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, 2004-2008
  • Professor and Manager of the Production Technology Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1984-2004
  • Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University, 1993-1994
  • Senior Staff Production Engineer, East Texas Division, Exxon Company USA, 1982-1984
  • Manager of the Heavy Oil Production Research, Esso Resources Canada, 1978-1982
  • Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1976-1978
  • Lecturer, Cairo University, 1967-1973.



Recent Publications

  • ​Aggour, M. A. and Kandil, A. A., "Performance of Horizontal Wells with Longitudinal Fractures in Reservoirs with Bottom Water Drive," Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 19, Nos. 7&8, August/September 2001.
  • Abu-Khamsin, S. A., Iddris, A. and Aggour, M. A., "The Spontaneous Ignition Potential of a Super-Light Crude Oil," Fuel, Vol. 80, PP. 1415-1420, 2001.
  • Osman, E. A. and Aggour, M. A., "Artificial Neural Networks Model for Accurate Prediction of Pressure Drop in Horizontal and Near-Horizontal Multiphase Flow," Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Nos. 1&2, January 2002.