Bachelor of Science (honorary), University Baghdad, 1971. Master of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado School Mines, 1976.
Head, petroleum engineering department University Baghdad, 1981—1989. Technical consultant Agip Oil Corporation, Tripoli, Libya, 1993—1996. Senior engineer specialist Waha Oil Corporation, 1998—1999.
Associate professor, petroleum engineering UAEU, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, since 2006. Consultant Engineering Union, Iraq, 1986, Winter International, Amman, Jordan, 2000—2005.
Technical advisor National Science Research Council, Baghdad, 1983—1986. Member of Society Petroleum Engineers.
Married Thikrayat Al-Bakri. Children: Nour, Thikrayat.