Dr. Helmy Sayyouh was born in Meet El-kholy Abdallah on the Great River Nile, Damietta, Egypt, on November 24, 1947. He obtained his B.Sc. and Ms. Degrees in petroleum engineering from Cairo University in 1970 and 1974 respectively. He was an instructor at Cairo University for four years before he left for his graduate studies leading to Ph.D. in the United States and got his Ph.D. from Penn State University in 1979 and become a lecturer of reservoir engineering. He rose to the rank of assistant professor in 1984 and full professor in 1989.

He was the Chairman of the Department of Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University from 2005 to 2008. Presently, he is the professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering and an active member in the PPEC and MSRC consulting group of Cairo University. Since, 1986 he had been a Consultant Engineer in the areas of petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir simulation and natural gas engineering. He served as a consultant in Geisum Oil Company from 1995 to 1996 and active member in the Egyptian High Production Committee (EGPC) since 1995 up till 2001 with the objective of proposing and evaluating means of maximizing recovery and optimizing production from Egyptian fields, and identifying and solving common problems faced by oil companies. Since 1996 he was selected as an active member in the permanent committee of Al-Azhar University and EPRI faculty promotions. He was an active member in the Faculty Council of the College of Engineering at Cairo University from 2005 to 2008. He was an active member in the permanent committee for faculty promotions to professors and assistant professors at SCU for more than fifteen years.

In 1998, 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the distinguished price of post-graduate studies supervision from the Center of Advancement of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering Sciences- Cairo University. In 2009 and 2010 he was awarded a price and certificate for his international publications. He awarded appreciation certificate from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University for the significant contributions to the engineering professions in 1998 and in 2008. In 2013 Dr. Helmy awarded appreciation certificate from the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate under supervision of the president of Egypt.

Dr. Helmy is a member of SPE of AIME, Egyptian Society of Engineering Professions, and New York Academy of Science. He was an active member in the Faculty Council of the College of Engineering at King Sand University in 1992 and Research Center Council of the College of Engineering at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia from1982 to 1984. He was an active member in the Division of Editorial Board of the Journal of King Saud University (Engineering Sciences), from 1991 to 1993. He awarded the Faculty Encouragement reward from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, for his distinguished activities during the year of 1983.

In collaboration with some faculty members at Cairo University, King Saud University, and some other countries Dr. Helmy Sayyouh completed more than 17 research and technical field projects in the area of oil and natural gas reservoir engineering. He attended more than 45 national and international oil and gas conferences and presented papers. Dr. Helmy supervised more than 53 M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis and currently around 20 Ph.D. and M.Sc. thesis under supervision. He published over 152 technical papers in specialized international journals and conference proceedings all over the world.