Advanced Reservoir Modeling & Simulation Group


Welcome to ARMS: Advanced Reservoir Modeling & Simulation Group.  The ARMS-Group is led by Associate Professor Hussein Hoteit of the Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Program in the Physical Science and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is part of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center.

Reservoir modeling improves the probability of success and fidelity in decision making about reservoir development and optimization. Simulation allows both researchers and practitioners to understand fundamental flow mechanisms, capture uncertainties and probabilistic ranges, and optimize development scenarios. The primary focus of our group is on reservoir modeling and simulation at both lab and field scales, as well as on other energy-related topics such as geothermal energy and CO2 sequestration. 




​The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ratified the Paris Agreement and committed to taking measures to reduce emissions by 130 million tons of avoided CO2 by 2030. Alongside, the Kingdom has rolled out the Vision 2030 which urges to improving efficiency in the industry sectors, promoting renewable energies, and safeguarding the environment and natural resources. The objective of this project is to establish a CO2 emission inventory in KSA to quantify the sources and to assess the feasibility of CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) in geological formations including win-win technologies such as CO2-EOR in mature oilfields. In simple terms, we seek to connect the CO2 sources to potential sinks.  This project is in collaboration with researchers from King Abdulaziz University and the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

​D​r. Ahmed Nabil Abo-Khatwa
David Gonczi

MS and PhD Positions


Fully funded graduate student positions are available for outstanding full-time students wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree and/or PhD with Dr. Hussein Hoteit at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

The successful candidates/s will work with national and international partners.

Applications for MS and Ph.D. positions must be submitted through KAUST’s official website, All applicants should have a strong background in: geophysics, physics, applied math, numerical methods, fluid mechanics and/or chemistry.

Depending on the stage of their careers, applicants should not only have graduated with excellent grades, but should also have a competitive paper track record that proves their scientific experience and excellence in their research field.

New internship projects starting in 2020 will be announced soon. ​​

If you would like any information about Internships at KAUST you can find more information  HERE