Dr. S. M. Farouq Ali

Former Professor, University of Alberta & Penn State University

Dr. Farouq Ali - QRI Scholar

Dr. S. M. Farouq Ali

Former Professor, University of Alberta & Penn State University

Dr. Farouq Ali holds a B.Eng., B.Sc. (Hons.) in petroleum production engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

As a professor for 40 years at Penn State University and the University of Alberta, and currently at the University of Calgary and the University of Regina, Dr. Farouq Ali has supervised over 200 graduate theses and taught more than 5,000 engineers across the world at intensive one-week courses for the petroleum industry.

A specialist in reservoir engineering, oil recovery and simulation, Dr. Farouq Ali has authored over 500 papers and conducted more than 200 petroleum reservoir studies. He has designed more than 30 major oil fields projects and advised oil companies and various governments on oil policy and production strategies. He is considered one of the industry’s leading experts in heavy oil.

Dr. Farouq Ali has been honoured for his work with awards from the Society for Petroleum Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, APEGGA, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was awarded honorary doctorates by two major universities in Russia.

Education: 
Ph.D., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Penn State University
M.Sc., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Penn State University
B.Sc. (Hons.), Petroleum Production Engineering, Birmingham University
B.Eng., Petroleum Production Engineering, Karachi University in Pakistan
Key Awards: 
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Distinguished Lecturer Award
Petroleum Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000
APEGGA’s Summit Award in 2001
SPE Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer Award
SPE Thermal Recovery Pioneer Award
Kapitsa Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences
SPE Lester C. Uren Award
SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal
Awarded honorary doctorates by two major universities in Russia — the National Petroleum Institute of Russia and Dubna International University
Professional Experience: 
40+ years industry/academic experience