Instructor's Summary

Dr. Mahmoud Tantawy


Dr. Mahmoud Tantawy, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience in the oil & gas industry. His field of expertise lies mainly on Reservoir Simulation, Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Test Analysis and Production Engineering. Presently, he heads the Petroleum Engineering Department of a prestigious engineering institute.

With his interest & devotion to science, he was driven to participate in the Water Shut-Off and Permeability Modification projects in Texas, USA and was made to supervise numerous scientific researches and theses all throughout the Middle East, and is now supervising 15 Master & PhD thesis in well test analysis, reservoir simulation, production technology and different petroleum engineering subjects. He also leads the evaluation of technical papers on Petroleum Engineering for some national & international journals and conferences. Furthermore, his passion for teaching brought him to establish linkage programs between universities and companies like the ones with the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University and Texas A&M University, USA, and had produced a score of publications all in the various fields of Petroleum Engineering. Specializing in Well Test Design and Analysis for either Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Reservoirs with simple or complex reservoir geometries, the evaluation of Multilateral and Horizontal Wells, and the Formulation & Development Models for Oil & Gas Reservoirs utilizing Eclipse software applications, his ideas and recommendations are well sought off in the industry.

Dr. Mahmoud has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering and is a highly regarded member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) from Texas A & M University (USA).