Ruben Figueroa Hernandez

Masters Students

Consultant in Energy Projects and Research


Research Interests

Petroleum Engineer focused on Reservoir Engineering, interested in Enhance Oil Recovery methods, Reservoir Modeling-Simulation, Naturally Fracture Reservoirs and Thermodynamic Phase Behavior. I have previously worked in ASP and PPG EOR methods for naturally fractured reservoirs in the coast of Mexico and as an engineer on the Reservoir Management team.

Selected Publications

Development of a Nonlinear 3D Multipurpose Single-Phase Reservoir Simulator for Water, Steam, Oil and Gas 
O. Arana, R. Figueroa
Congreso Mexicano del Petrleo (CMP), (2019)


  • BSc. Petroleum Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: MSc. Student, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Planning and Compliance Engineer, Fieldwood Energy, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2018: Reservoir Engineer: EOR applied to Mature fields in Mexico, USIP-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2018: Trainee Reservoir Engineer, PetroBal, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2017: Artificial Lift Systems Intern, PEMEX, Chiapas, Mexico


  • 2018: Finalist at Startupper of the Year by Total Mexico, Mexico
  • 2018: Honors degree in Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNAM
  • 2016-Present: Scholarship Telmex-Telcel

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)