Dr. Tariq Masood


Dr. Tariq Masood received the M.Eng in Electrical power system engineering from the University of Bath, Bath, UK, and Ph.D. in Electrical power system (FACTS/HVDC control devices) from the University of Bath, Bath, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with royal engineering council, UK and Senior Member of the IEEE-USA and Member of the IET-UK. He is also certified member of the CET International USA and registered member of the ASCET (American Society of Certified Engineers and Technicians) USA. He has also delivered numerous lectures/workshops on FACTS Technology-Smart Grid (Power conversion, delivery and renewable energy) at IEEE Qatar Section and various universities including University of Bath, Bath, UK, Texas A & M Qatar campus, Texas Tech, Lubbock USA, University of Granada Spain, UET-Lahore, RCET-Gujranwala, and NFC-IET-Multan Pakistan. He has also received research scholar award in recognition of his exceptional research wok  on “Improvement of Voltage and Power Flow Control in the Gulf Cooperative Council Countries (Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia)Power Grid by using Coordinated FACTS Devices” He is also Lean Six-Sigma Green belt certified. He joined the Qatar Petroleum since 1997 where he is currently Production Data Analyst. He is/has been on several production department technical and management committees’ member. He is also member of BPTC (Best Practices Technical Committee) under the patronage of H.E: Dr. Mohd Saleh Al-Sada Minister of Energy and Industry Qatar. He has published more than 20 technical research papers in IEEE Conference, Journal, Honeywell Users group and other International Conferences and a comprehensive book on Micro control at Macro level on FACTS Technology ISBN-978-3-659-40995-0. He received several awards in recognition of his outstanding performance and dedication to improve Qatar Petroleum production operations and control, two Mubarak awards received from H.E Minster of Energy and Industry and three Al-Hasba Awards received from Executive Vice President Operations Qatar Petroleum. He was the secretary for the GCC oil producing companies (QP-Qatar, PDO-Oman ARAMCO-Saudi Arabia, KOC-Kuwait, TATWEER-Bahrain, and ADNOC-United Arab Emirates) Production and Maintenance Technical Committee in 2008 and 2011. He has also contributed significantly in 35th GCC National Oil Companies’ production and maintenance committee’s benchmarking activities to improve production operations.

Research interest: control and optimization of process operations of FACTS controllers, financial markets, renewable resources and control system restructuring, computational intelligence, centralized & decentralized control, large scale optimization and modeling, decision analysis:
Area of expertise:
• Real-time data management and modeling and simulation 
• FACTS Technology : STATCOM, SSSC, UPFC and IPFC control devices operations and control
• HVDC Technology: Back to Back to STATCOM devices 
• Instrumentation and control
• Reactive Power Compensation and Management
• Power system Stability