Hussein HoteitProfessor King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Hussein Hoteit, SPE, is a professor of earth science and engineering and chair of the Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Before joining KAUST in 2016, he worked for approximately 15 years for the oil and gas industry, including at Chevron and ConocoPhillips, where he conducted projects related to chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2-EOR, steamflooding, and other aspects of EOR. Hoteit’s current research includes chemical EOR, waterflooding optimization, geological CO2 sequestration, CO2 mineralization in basalt, data-driven modeling, and reservoir simulation development. He has published more than 100 technical papers and has earned several SPE awards. Hoteit was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009 and earned the A Peer Apart award in 2017. He served as an associate editor for SPE Journal for more than 10 years. Hoteit holds a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Lebanon and MS and PhD degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from the University of Rennes, France.