In 1978, he Obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KFUPM in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
He joined Saudi Aramco in 1978. In 1991, he managed the massive expansion program in the Ghawar oilfield, to fill the production gap caused by the loss of oil output from Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War. Late he held many Management positions.He spent the last 13 years of his career working with international engineering and consulting firms in the USA, UK, Netherlands and Japan.
In March 2006, he was named vice president of Engineering Services at Saudi Aramco. He assumed his current position on April 2006.