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Expert in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Expert ID: 732502 Bahrain

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Expert has more than 30 years in oilfield service industry. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma in 1983, he spent a decade with Halliburton in North America and throughout the MENA region. Later he spent 14 years as co-founder of NPS—the largest regional oilfield service company in MENA region. Subsequently, Expert spent seven years as founder of a sought-after niche petroleum consulting firm, where he advises clients across the globe.

Expert is a global strategic and operational leader with experience driving bottom line impact and transformational change. Excellent management and leadership experience at all levels including at the corporate level. Proven strategic and analytical abilities at all levels including the Board room. Excellent political, commercial and regulatory experience in the international arena. 30+ years of petroleum engineering and management experience, including 14 years as Co-founder & Country Manager of NPS providing Oilfield & Drilling Services to Saudi ARAMCO.

After 22 years of hands on experience in engineering design, field operations & management in Oilfield service industry in north America followed by across the MENA region both onshore and offshore in Arabian Gulf & the Gulf of Suez, and starting and building local OFS companies, Expert has successfully been consulting for the past 8 years for clients from North America, Europe and the Middle East interested in the Oil & Gas landscape of the MENA region. Strategic Consulting, including business plan & strategy, business process re-engineering, market entry & business development, market research & industry reports, equipment & inventory valuations. Expertise in the entire spectrum of up-stream petroleum industry (drilling & oilfield services) with focus in the middle-east region.managed teams serving International and regional Oil & Gas players solving strategic challenges globally in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Norway, U.K and the U.S. Built solid client base of 20+ global energy companies from 10 countries on 4 continents from North America, North Sea, and MENA regions.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Bachelors of Science Subject: Petroleum Engineering Institution: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
Year: 1980 Degree: Associates of Science Subject: Engineering Institution: Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. USA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing DIrector Department: Responsibilities: He assumes overall responsibility for the business, including strategic consulting, business plan and strategy, process reengineering, market entry, market research and industry reports, and equipment valuations. He employes his expertise in the entire spectrum of up-stream petroleum industry with a focus in the middle-east region.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: National Petroleum Services, Saudi Arabia Title: Country Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert looked after 4 subsidiary companies of NPS (National Petroleum Services)
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: National Oil Well Maintenance Company, Saudi Arabia Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: He co-founded NOWMCO and developed the company into a 100+ employee provider of oilfield services to Saudi ARAMCO. Under his guidance, the company acquired 3 others (NDC, NPT, Amarest) and established NPS in Saudi Arabia.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: National Oil Well Maintenance Company, Qatar Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: He established the technical department of NOWMCO in Qatar, and embarked on marketing in Qatar, Oman, UAE, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. He expanded into winning contracts with Saudi ARAMCO and moved to Saudi Arabia.
Years: 1985 to 1993 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services, Middle East Title: Field Engineer, Operations Engineer, District Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible Halliburton's various activities in UAE, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, and both onshore and offshore in the Arabian Guf and the Gulf of Suez.
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: Halliburton, Duncan Oklahoma, USA Title: Trainee Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert underwent intensive training at the Halliburton Energy Institute in 10 different disciplines in oilfield services.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Oklahoma, Texas, USA Summary: Class Room Training at Halliburton Energy Institute, combined with field work throughout Oklahoma & Texas out Duncan Field Camp
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Islamabad, Karachi, Pakistan Summary: Halliburton Engineering design & field operations for Client Companies Occidental Petroleum, Union Texas, OGDC, PPL, POL
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Cairo, Rash-ul-Khair, Egypt Summary: Halliburton Engineering design & field operations for Client AMOCO offshore Gulf of Suez
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Sharjah, UAE, Iran Summary: Halliburton Engineering design & field operations for Client CONNOCO, AMOCO, BUNDUK, TPL, ADCO, ZADCO, TOTAL etc. Onshore & Offshore Arabian Gulf
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Doha, Qatar Summary: NOWMCO start-up, did everything a start-up requires, and then won contracts from QP, Occidental Petroleum
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Summary: NOWMCO start-up & expansion, later acquired 3 companies to establish NPS, the largest regional Oilfield Service company
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Bahrain Summary: Falcon, established a sought after niche market Petroleum Consulting Company

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Management Training Development:
+ Best Practices for Well Construction, Imperial College, OGCI, London, 2004
+ Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Ernst & Young, Dhahran, KSA, 2002
+ Successful Cementing Practices, OGCI, Imperial College, London, UK, 2001
+ Principle Centered Leadership, Covey Leadership, Halliburton, Dubai, 1996
+ Participative Leadership, Halliburton Training Center, Bahrain, 1992
+ Effective Presentation, Halliburton Training Center, Bahrain, 1992
+ Managing Quality Improvement, Halliburton Training Center, Bahrain, 1992
+ The Seven Habits of Highly effective people, Covey Leadership Center, Inc. Dubai, 1991
+ Coiled Tubing Applications, Halliburton Training Center, Bahrain, 1993
Engineering Continuing Education Courses at Halliburton Energy Institute, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA, 1984-85
+ Advance Stimulation, certificate of achievement.
+ Advance Drill Stem Testing, certificate of achievement.
+ Advance Special Tools, certificate of achievement.
+ Advance Engineer in Training, certificate of achievement.
+ Well Logging Workshop, certificate of achievement.
+ Reservoir Engineering Workshop, certificate of achievement.
+ Frac. Design Workshop, certificate of achievement.
+ Well Test Analysis Workshop, certificate of achievement.
Vendor Selection
Expert was responsible for Vendor selection & procurement of Oilfield Service Equipment, Chemicals, Tools & Technology from USA, Europe, UAE & Saudi Arabia for NPS.
Equipment involved Water Drilling Rigs, Cementing Pumping Equipment, Cement Bulk storage & handling silos, Frac. Pumping Equipment, Frac Tanks, Acid Tanls & Tankers, Coil Tubing Equipment, Nitrogen Vaporizers & Liquid Nitrogen Storage Tanks & Tankers, Cementing & Stimulation Laboratory Equipment, Trucks, Trailers, Spare parts for all of the aforementioned equipment, Cementing Chemicals, Acidizing & Stimulation Chemicals etc. etc.
Marketing Experience
Marketing Oil field services, equipment, chemicals, material & technology for Halliburton in Oklahoma, Texas, Pakistan, Egypy, UAE Oman & Iran.
Later marketing newly established Oilfield services company NOWMCO (later NPS) from Qatar to Iran, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Syria, UAE, Brunie.
Other Relevant Experience
Responsible for engineering design, field operation, and business development for the following:
• Onshore & Offshore well construction, well intervention, and production stimulation
o Pakistan: Occidental, UTP, OGDCL, PGCL, POL
o Dubai: Conoco Phillips, AMMOCO, ARCO
o Abu Dhabi: TOTAL, Bunduq
o Sharjah: Crescent Petroleum
o Egypt: AMOCO
o Iran: NIDC
Responsible for Halliburton Stimulation Marine Vessel MV-220 in the Arabian Gulf for the following:
• Offshore well cleanout, matrix acidizing and hydraulic fracturing
o Dubai: Conoco Philips
o Abu Dhabi: TOTAL, Bunduq, ZADCO
o Sharjah: Crescent Petroleum
o Qatar: QGPC
o Saudi: Saudi ARAMCO & KJO
o Iran: TPL

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Urdu Fluent
Punjabi Fluent
Arabic Basic Rudementary

Fields of Expertise

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