Zainab Al Ibrahim

Geologist Researcher Saudi Aramco

Zainab Al Ibrahim, SPE, is a geologist researcher at Saudi Aramco Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center Advanced Research Center. She holds a bachelor degree in petroleum geology from the University of Oklahoma. Al Ibrahim has been developing technologies, collaborating across organizations within Saudi Aramco, to deliver value and enhance processes, such as automation of certain measurements, and leveraging the power of machine learning for enhanced characterization. She is also advancing the understanding of how structures and basins evolve using advanced work flows. Al Ibrahim has been sharing her research in regional and international conferences and has been recognized for quality of her work; she has won the best paper award during the 2022 International Geomechanics Symposium in Abu Dhabi. She has been involved in two patent disclosures, six conference papers, two journal publications, and eight technical presentations. Al Ibrahim led several programs in local universities and organized young professional technical and soft skills workshops, including a geologic field trip to empower young female scientists. She is an active member of SPE, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Dhahran Geoscience Society.

  • Geochemical parameters such as total organic carbon (TOC) provides valuable information to understand rock organic richness and maturity and, therefore, optimize hydrocarbon exploration. This article presents a novel work flow to predict continuous high-resolution TOC profiles using machine learning.