Bachelor in Engineering (honorary), King Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1994. Master in Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
Corrosion engineer Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, since 1989.
Chairman NACE Saudi Arabia Section, Dhahran, 2004—2005, NACE West Asia and Africa Region, Dhahran, since 2005. Member of Penn State Alumni Club (life).
Married Awatif Fawaz Al-Anizi, April 23, 1971. Children: Bader Faisal, Ashwaq Faisal, Mohammed Faisal, Omar Faisal.