Saleh Alqahtani


As a geologist, I have had a two-and-a-half year experience at Saudi Aramco. My experience encompasses working as a wellsite geologist, field geologist, real-time drilling well geosteerer, and well logs/image logs interpreter. 
I hold a BSc degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Western Australia (2010), and an MSc in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics with focus on structural geology from the University of Leeds (2015).
I am currently pursuing a PhD degree in Geology investigating the tectono-geomorphological evolution of continental rifts and rifting margins and the implication on petroleum prospectivity.

Research interests

I am interested in studies of structural geology and tectonics, with focus on areas where they have implications on the exploration and development of hydrocarbon. My interests also cover linking tectonics with geomorphology (e.g. in rifted margin settings as in the current research project) by investigating uplift and understanding its driving mechanisms.


  • BSc in Petroleum Geology (University of Western Australia, 2010)
  • MSc in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics [structural geology track] (University of Leeds, 2015)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience