Amal graduated with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA and earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Hull University, UK. Before joining OPEC, she worked for Saudi Aramco and held various key technical positions in reservoir management and reservoir simulation. Amal joined OPEC's Energy Studies Department as the Upstream Oil Industry Analyst in June, 2010.
As a supply analyst, her main responsibility is to carry out studies and analysis on medium- to long-term oil supply capacities of both, OPEC and non-OPEC countries. She assesses supply main determinants such as reserves, investment trends and technology advances; and monitors the evolution of upstream related costs and investments and their impacts on exploration and production activities worldwide. Amal's involvement in the professional societies is long standing. She was a board member of the Dhahran SPE local chapter for many years. She joined EAGE as a Technical Program Officer 2009-2014 and is still an active volunteer with both.