Ridha Gharbi has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, ranging from research engineer, academics, research & development, and consultant in various areas including IOR/EOR, reservoir management & production engineering. He has published extensively in refereed journals and technical conferences. Ridha Gharbi holds a B.Sc. from the University of Tulsa (1987), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (1989 and 1993, respectively) all of which are in petroleum engineering. He was the Chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Kuwait University from 2004 to 2008. Ridha Gharbi served as editor-in-chief, associate editor, a member of the Editorial Board and/or reviewer of several international technical journals and sponsor agencies. He was the founder of the petroleum engineering graduate program at Kuwait University and the co-founder of the joint-graduate program between the department of petroleum engineering and the department of earth and environmental sciences.