- Dr. Hatem Nasr, Senior Advisor for Digital Oilfields and Technology Strategy, KOC
- Ihtisham Ur Rahim, Team Leader (Smart Field Applications), ADCO
- Dr. Sufyan Shihab, Senior Production Technologist, Shell Global Solutions Upstream
- Phil Camp, CEO, telinstra
- Ayman Al-Issa, Digital Oil Fields Cyber Security Advisor, ADMA-OPCO
- Kaiwan Bharucha, Regional Sales Manager, Halliburton
- Baqer Bahbahani, Team Leader, Exploration
& Production Data Management, Joint Operations (KGOC & Chevron)
- Jawad A AlOjan, Supervisor SGPD/SGED/Project Coordination Unit, Saudi Aramco
The Digital Oilfields World Summit brings you perspectives from a multitude of NOCs and IOCs:
Ihtisham Ur Rahim,
Team Leader (Smart Fields Applications),ADCO
Team Leader Exploration & Production Data Management,Wafra Joint Operations ( KGOC & Chevron
Middle East Manger,Petrolink International
- Tauseef Kureshi, Global Exploration & Production IT Program Manager, BG Group*
- Ahmad Al-Jasmi, Team Leader Research & Technology Surface Team, KOC
- Amit Karnik, Senior Asset Development Planner Majnoon, Shell EP International
- Adel Sayed Ahmed, Production Technology Department Head, Rashid Petroleum Company
- Ali Al-Lawati, Senior Business Development Manager, Redline Communications Inc.
- Vineet Lasrado, Technical Advisor – Digital Oilfield MENA Region, Halliburton
- Khafiz Muradov, Co-Lead Researcher JIP " Intelligent Wells & Field Systems Technology", Institute of Petroleum Engineering
- John Finney, O3b Networks Ltd, Chief Commercial Officer
- Richard Mohan David, Data & Information Architect, ADCO
- Ian Ramsay-Connell, Chief Technology Officer, Yokogawa
- Amit Choudhuri, Senior Petroleum Engineer, KOC
- Andrey Zolotavin, Senior Real Time Systems Engineer, KOC
- Huw Pegler, EMEAR Business Development Director, Oil and Gas, Cisco Systems
- Dr. Ali Ahmed Jama,
Production Solutions Manager,
EMEAR Business Development Director, Oil and Gas
Huw has more than 25 years’ IT strategy and operations experience working for multi-national industrial organizations. Within Cisco he has responsibility for mapping and customizing the company’s technology and services portfolio to the issues and opportunities facing oil and gas companies today. He also supports strategic customer relationships and engages thought leaders in the industry for future initiatives.
He is responsible for Cisco’s Oil and Gas industry solution sets in the EMEAR region. These have been developed by working closely with National Oil Companies, together with other oil and gas-related companies and Cisco’s technology partners.
Huw has international experience spanning the globe. Most recently he has been spending a considerable amount of time in the Middle East and Europe.
Chief Executive Officer
Phil is the CEO of telinstra FZCO, a specialist Consulting and Systems Integration company providing critical solutions and advisory services to some of the Middle East region’s most important clients in the Oil & Gas, Utilities, Transport Infrastructure and Manufacturing sectors.
Prior to taking on his current assignment in the Middle East, Phil led and managed a Global Consulting Service Line consisting of several practices - Enterprise Asset Management, Business Intelligence & Management Information, Enterprise Content Management and Real-time Data Management - staffed with ~350 Consultants and delivering business solutions across many industry sectors.
Phil has over 20 years experience of the Energy Sector covering a diverse range of disciplines including Professional Consulting Services, Systems Integration and Technology provision predominantly in the Oil & Gas and Utilities Industries.
O3b Networks Ltd
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Finney leads O3b’s global sales and marketing efforts. Prior to joining O3b Networks, Mr. Finney served as Regional Managing Director for Ciena Corp, where he was responsible for Northern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Before this, Mr. Finney held a number of International Vice President positions from 2004 to 2007 with Alcatel-Lucent, including responsibility for the Vodafone business unit. He later served as Vice President of International Accounts for the Northern Europe region. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Finney served as a founding member of Huawei Technologies’ European team. During this time, he secured major contracts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the company’s Vice President of Mobile Solutions for the EMEA region.
Early in his career, Mr. Finney worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and T-Mobile UK.
Dr. Hatem Nasr
Senior Advisor for Digital Oilfields and Technology Strategy
Dr. Hatem Nasr is currently the Senior Advisor to Kuwait Oil Company R&T on all Digital Oilfield projects and technology strategy . He has been involved in the past two years in the supervision and implementation of the KwIDF projects. Dr. Nasr has worked closely with the various KwIDF contractors on the systems and workflows design. Dr. Nasr also consults with various oil companies and service companies on technology and business strategy. Dr. Nasr has been involved in more than ten Smart Digital Oilfield projects with various major and national oil companies around the world. Prior to this Dr. Nasr was a co-founder of vMonitor - a company developing advanced technology for Digital Oilfield applications. Dr. Nasr has published several articles on the subject and holds 6 patents. Dr. Nasr was also a Technology Director at Baker Hughes . He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and completed his PhD studies at the University of Minnesota in engineering.
Lead E&P Information Management
Baqer Bahbahani has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering 1993 from Colorado School of Mines. He Joined Schlumberger Information Solutions area of data management in 1994 - 2003. In 2003 Baqer joined KGOC/Chevron Joint Operations where he serves as a Team Leader Exploration and Production Information Management. Baqer is recognized to be a champion of intelligent filed in KGOC.
Dr. Sufyan Shihab
Senior Production Technologist
Shell Global Solutions Upstream
Sufyan Holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a track record research and publications on non-destructive testing, data analysis, and smart decision making. He is a petroleum Engineer -by training and practice-, working for Shell Global Solutions with various expertise in well and reservoir management, production management, well completion design, as well as various well intervention activities. Sufyan has a huge interest in “Smart Fields” and new technology trialing and implementation. He worked as Smart Fields and new technology coordinator in Shell and Petroleum Development Oman between 2007 and 2011, and was in the center of the design and implementation of collaborative work environments, electronic well-books, real-time monitoring and exception-based-surveillance of oil-fields, reservoirs and facilities, as well as various other technologies. Currently, he works as a production technologist in the Majnoon oil field (Iraq) development team, looking after well drilling and production operations.
Jawad A AlOjan
Supervisor SGPD/SGED/Project Coordination Unit
Jawad is responsible of projects initiation, development, execution and coordination for oil and gas projects including the installation of hundreds of digital oil field systems, pipelines, flow lines, electrical, civil and rotating equipment for small and large projects within Saudi Aramco.
He graduated in 1989, BSEE Electrical Engineering, from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA after receiving, in 1980, an Instrumentation and Control Diploma from Egypt Eswais Technical Collage.
Jawad is a member of IEEE since 1988 and one of the founders of IEEE section of Saudi Arabia (IEEE Treasurer for 1994-1995) Jawad is also a consultant for Saudi Counsel of Engineers (SCE), Member in Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Committee (SAESC) and active member in Toastmaster Club
Dr. Ali Ahmed Jama
Production Solutions Manager
Dr. Ali Ahmed Jama is the Production Solutions Manager with Schlumberger covering wide area of expertise including Production Engineering, Integrated Asset Management, Reservoir Surveillance, Workflows Solution Design, Digital Oilfield Framework Design and Project Management skills proven by relevant field experience and academic qualifications. Dr. Jama has led numerous solution design, implementation and consultancy projects across the Middle-East and Asia as well as in some parts of Africa and Europe. These projects encompassed Production Engineering and Reservoir Surveillance with many of these been driven by Digital Oilfield initiatives, requiring thorough solution design while deploying analysis and diagnostic tools needed to deliver total asset awareness and performance evaluation. Based in Dubai and covering the Middle-East region, Dr. Jama is currently responsible for evaluating requirements and designing Digital Oilfield Solutions for production/reservoir management workflows. Prior to joining Schlumberger, Dr. Jama was based in the UK and has worked for a number of Petroleum Engineering Consultancy companies providing consultancy, research and advisory services to many oil and gas companies in Europe and across the world. Dr. Jama holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Cranfield University in the UK and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK.