CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRICULUM VITAE 
Name: Dr. Ali Yahay Kahal
CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Ali Yahay Kahal
Address: Department of Geology, College of Science, King Saudi University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh, 11451, Saudi Arabia
Telephone:  +966 11 4676901
Cell Phone:  +966 552006354
Fax:              +9664676214
Email: akahal@KSU.EDU.SA
 
EDUCATION:
 

  • Ph.D. Structural Geology (2014), College of Earth Science - Royal Holloway, University of London - UK “Tectonic Evolution of Eastern Otway Basin, Offshore Southeast Australia”.
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences (2006), College of Earth Science- University of Manchester – UK “Late Cretaceous and Tertiary Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of Blocks 35/9 and 36/7, Norwegian, Northern North Sea”.
  • B.Sc. Geology (2000), Geology Department, College of Science; King Saud University - Saudi Arabia.

 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  • June 2014 –Present: Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics Dept., college of Science, King Saud University.
  • 2000 – 2014: Demonstrator, Geology & Geophysics Dept., college of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh.

 
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Geology of Saudi Arabia

 
SCI ENTIFIC INTERESTS

  • Structural Geology, Tectonics, Petroleum Geology, Sedimentary and Stratigraphy, Seismo- stratigraphy, Geology of Saudi Arabia, Tectonics of the Arabian Plate and the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden using Seismic interpretation, remote sensing and analogue scale modelling.

 
 
CONFERENCES:

  • Attendance of the 3rd, 4th,5th,6th,7th Meetings of Saudi Society of Geosciences, in different places.
  • Three conferences of groundwater Conference of Science in King Saud University.
  • 7th International Conference on ware resources and arid environments, King Saud University, 4-6 December 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 13th Middle East Geosciences conference and Exhibition in Bahrain, 16-19
  • 1st conference of the Arabian journal of Geoscinces (CAJG) 12-15 November 2018, Hammaet, Tunisia.  
  • 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments (ICWRAE8)  22-24 January 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • THE 12TH INT'L. GEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE JAN 30, 2018

PUBLICATIONS
PUBLISHED
 

  1. 1- Alfaifi, H., Albassam, A.; Kahal, A., Ibrahim, E., Kamal Abdel Rahman, Zaidi, F., Alhumidan, S., Alarifi, N. and Loni, O. (2016): Hydrochemistry and Groundwater Quality Assessment along Wadi Al-Showat, Khamis Mushayt District, South-west Saudi Arabia. 7th International Conference on Water Resources and the Arid Environments (ICWRAE 7): 401-412, 4-6 December 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. Ali Y. Kahal, Abdelbaset S. El-Sorogy, Hussain J Alfaifi, Sattam Almadani & Habes A. Ghrefat (2018): Spatial distribution and ecological risk assessment of the coastal surface sediments from the Red Sea, northwest Saudi Arabia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 137:198–208.

 

  1. Ali Y. Kahal, Essam Abd El-Motaal, Osama M. K. Kassem, Abed H. R. Al Ghoreiby (2019): Strain Analysis and Deformation History of Zalm Area, Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia. Journal of African Earth Science 150 :441–450.

 
 

  1.  Mohammed Hail Hakimi, Abdulwahab S. Alaug, Ibrahim M.J. Mohialdeen, Ali Y. Kahal, Hesham Abdulelah, Yousif Taha Hadad, Madyan M.A. Yahya (2019): Late Jurassic Arwa Member in South-eastern Al-Jawf sub-basin, NW Sabatayn Basin of Yemen: Geochemistry and basin modeling reveal shale-gas potential, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering 64:133–151.

 

  1. Alfaifi, H., Kahal, A., Albassam, A., Ibrahim, E., Abdelrahman, K., Zaidi, F., Alhumaidan, S. (2019): Integrated geophysical and hydrochemical investigations for seawater intrusion: a case study in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 12: 372
  2. Ali  Y.  Kahal,  Abdelbaset  S.  El‐Sorogy,  Hussain  J.  Alfaifi,  Sattam  Almadani,  and  Osama M.  Kassem.  Biofacies  and  diagenetic  alterations  of  the  Pleistocene  coral  reefs, northwest Red Sea coast, Saudi Arabia (2019). Geological Journal (1–11). 

 

  1. Mohammed Hail Hakimi, Adel M. Al-Matary b, Osama El-Mahdy, Baleid Ali Hatem, Ali Y. Kahal  and Aref Lashin (2020):  Organic geochemistry characterization of Late Jurassic bituminous shales and their organofacies and oil generation potential in the Shabwah depression, southeast Sabatayn, Yemen. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2020) 188.

 

  1. Mohammed Hail Hakimi, Wan hasiah Abdullah, Aref Lashin,Khairul Azlan Mustaphah, Ali Y. Kahal, Hussain J. Al Faifi (2020): Source rock evaluation and hydrocarbon generation potential of Mid-Late Cretaceous sediments from Mintaq-01 well in the Wadi Hajar of Sabtayn Baaian, Yemen. Petroleum Science and Technology. VOL. 38, NO. 3, 216–224.

 

  1. Hussain Jaber Alfaifi, Ali Yahya Kahal, Kamal Abdelrahman, Faisal Kamal Zaidi, Abdulaziz Albassam, Aref Lashin (2020): Assessment of groundwater quality in Southern Saudi Arabia: case study of Najran area. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 13:101.

 

  1. Maan Al-Gain, Kamal Abdelrahman, Ali Kahal, Saleh Al-Zahrani , Elkhedr Ibrahim, Naif Al-Otaibi (2020): Impact of 5D regularization and interpolation on subsurface imaging: A case study at Stratton Field, south Texas, United States of America. Journal of King Saud University 2733-2740.

 

  1. Ali Y. Kahal (2020): Geological assessment of the Neom mega-project area, northwestern Saudi Arabia: an integrated approach. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 13:345.

 

  1. Ali Y. Kahal, Abdelbaset S. El-Sorogy, Saleh Qaysi, Sattam Almadani, Osama M. Kassemc and Ahmed Al-Dossari (2020): Contamination and ecological risk assessment of the Red Sea coastal sediments, southwest Saudi Arabia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 154:111125.

 

  1. Bassem Nabawy; Elkhedr Hassan; Ali Y. Kahal; Hussain Alfaifi; Aref Lashin (2020): Impact of authigenic iron oxides, clay content and grain size on the aquifer quality properties of the Cambrian-Ordovician Wajid Sandstone, southwest Saudi Arabia. Accepted in Journal of African Earth Science.
  2. Mohammed Hail Hakimi, Ali Y. Kahal, Adeeb Ahmed and Hussain J. Al Faifi (2020) Organic geochemistry of Late Cretaceous Mukalla shales from the Mukalla–Sayhut Basin, Southern Yemen– Terrestrial organic matter inputs and gas-resource potential. Accepted in Journal: Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

 
 
SUBMITTED

  1. Ghazi Alqahtani; Nassir S. Al-Arifi; Ali Y. Kahal (2019) Seafloor Classification and Marine geohazards in the coastal and offshore area of Farasan Islands, southern Red Sea. Submitted to the Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

 

  1. Habes Ghrefat, Ali Y. Kahal, Kamal Hassanein, Madyan Yahya & Hisham Jhlan (2018): Delineation of geological units using Landsat 8 OLI data: A case study in Sarat Abidah, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. Submitted to

 

  1. Mohammed Hail Hakimi, Adeeb Ahmed, Ali Y. Kahal, Osman Salad Hersi, Hussain J. Al Faifi, and Saleh Qaysi (2020) Organic geochemistry and basin modeling of Late Cretaceous Harshiyat Formation in the onshore and offshore basins in Yemen: Implications for effective source rock potential and hydrocarbon generation. Submitted to

 

  1. Ali Y. Kahal, Abdelbaset El-Sorogy, Hussain J. Alfaifi, Saleh I. Qaysi and Ahmed Al-Dossari (2020). Seawater pollution and sources of heavy metals in Jazan area, Red Sea coast, Saudi Arabia. Submitted to the Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

 
 
ABSTRACT IN CONFERENCE
 

  1. Hussain J. Alfaifi, Ali Y Kahal, El- Khedr E. Ibrahim, Kamal Abdel Rahman and Saad M. Alhumidan: (2016): Integrated geophysical investigation to assess seawater intrusion into the coastal aquifer in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December.

 

  1. Saad AlHumidan, Osama Kassem, Majed Almutairi, Hussain Al-Faifi, and  Kahal, A. (2017): Tectonic Evolution of Jabal Tays Ophiolite Complex, Eastern Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia. Geophysical Research, Vol. 19, EGU2017-1867, 2017, EGU General Assembly 2017.

 

  1. Osama M. K. Kassem, Esam Abd El-Mataal, Kahal, A., Abed H. R. Al Ghoreiby (2017): Tectonic Evolution and Microstructural analysis of Zalm area, Arabian Shield Saudi Arabia. Presented to 12th International Geological Conference in Jeddah, 2018.

 

  1. Hussain J. Alfaifi, Ali Y Kahal, El- Khedr E. Ibrahim, Kamal Abdel Rahman and Saad M. Alhumidan, Faisal Zaidi, Naif M Alotibi (2018): Groundwater Quality Assessment in Southern Saudi Arabia Using Physico-Chemical Water Analysis. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D. C., 10-14 December.

 
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

  • General supervisor of the Geological summer trip to southern Saudi Arabia -2015.
  • Supervisor of the Geological summer trip to southern Saudi Arabia -2016.
  • Supervisor of the Geological summer trip to southern Saudi Arabia -2017.
  • Supervisor of the Geological summer trip to southern Saudi Arabia -2018.
  • Field works covering many kinds of rocks in Saudi Arabia, UK, Spain, Egypt and Oman.
  • Interpretation of dip seismic data using GeoFrame software, Petrel software, Landmark software.
  • Many experiments using analogue scale modelling.
  • Interpretation of geophysical data including seismic and magnetic data.
  • Interpretation of various sets of the magnetic and gravity data.
  • Remote Sensing capabilities to process the raster satellite Images using TrapTester software and illustrator software

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIP:

  • Member of Saudi Society for Earth Sciences, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of the Fault Dynamics Research Group, College of Earth Science - Royal Holloway, University of London – UK.

 
The University and Community Services
 

  • Member of Geology and Geophysics Department Council, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • The secretary of Geology and Geophysics Department Council, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee to the Head of Geology and Geophysics Department.
  • Supervisor of graduate students of Geology and Geophysics, Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Commission Quality Management and Development, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Commission of study plans, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Committee affairs of Graduates, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Committee teaching assistants and lecturers, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member of the Committee for Community Service, Geology and Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences - King Saud University.
  • Member in the Committee of field trips in the College of Science, KSU.
  • Member in the Committee of distinguished attracting faculty staff in the College of science, KSU.
  • Member in the Committee of human resources in the college of Science, KSU.

 
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Dr. Ali Yahay Kahal
 
Geology & Geophysics Dept., college of Science,
 King Saud University

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