Dr. Howri Mansurbeg

He was born in Kirkuk in 1971 and grew up in Erbil. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geology in 1993 from Salahaddin University-Erbil. In 1997, he earned a master's degree in Petroleum Prospecting from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). In 2001, he earned a second master's degree in Petroleum Reservoirs in a collaborative project between Lund University (Sweden) and Technical University of Denmark - DTU. He earned his PhD from Uppsala University in Sweden in 2007 in Reservoir Geology. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a geologist for the Total E&P France. He worked at AGR Petroleum Services AS in Oslo-Norway as a Principal Geologist from 2008 until 2010. He was the Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Soran University from 2010 until 2015 and also Associate Professor at Department of Petroleum Geosciences (Faculty of Science). Mansurbeg became full professor in 2018 at Soran University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor (Canada). He is now professor at Salahaddin University's Research Centre.

Between 2010 and 2020, he worked as an adviser to various multinational corporations in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, as well as assisting in the identification and evaluation of oil fields in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Turkey, and the Norwegian North Sea. For international journals and publishers, he has written nearly fifty research articles and book chapters. He spoke at many local and international conferences, frequently as a keynote speaker. Apart from his mother language (Kurdish), Dr. Mansurbeg is fluent in Arabic, English, and Swedish.