Howri Mansurbeg is a Sedimentary Geologist with expertise in diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy, and reservoir characterization of siliciclastics and carbonates. He obtained his PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2007. His current research deals with hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in carbonate reservoirs in the Middle East, utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Howri has worked for several international oil companies in Europe and the US and has produced many technical reports, research articles, and book chapters in the past 15 years. He is currently a Professor at the General Directorate of Scientific Research Center, Salahaddin University-Erbil, the Kurdistan region of Iraq and a Senior Researcher at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Palacky ́ University Olomouc, Czech Republic.