Dr. Abdussalam is an experienced Geoscientist – Petrophysicist – Modeler – Operation Geologist with more than 33 years in oil and gas industry with Giant International Oil Companies, such as; (ExxonMobil / Repsol / Arab Gulf / Rompetrol ) as a technical to Management positions, on different projects and regions. His experience is on conventional and unconventional reservoir, carbonate and clastic reservoir; perform the open or cased-hole log program and interpretation; coring plan, core data interpretation and core description; build petrophysical/geological model; locate new wells and advice/support for deviate or horizontal drilling; in addition to Management Skills and Teaching experience in the University of Tripoli, Libya.
Graduated from Portland Oregon University, USA in 1983, civil engineering, he started his career by supervising several projects related to the oil and gas industry, the beginning was in Ras Lanuf Company, for more than a year and a half, after moved to work for Sirte oil company and then joined the team to work in the establishment of Sabha oil Refinery, which was transferred by decision from N.O.C to the( Zawiya oil Refinery) which was established in early 1980’s
in the late 1980’s joined the management team of the Zawiya oil refinery. And then moved to work for Baker Hughes Oil Services Company, in project and construction management, and also worked for several years in Akakus Oil Operations, in 2017 started with Zallaf Libya as a Member of the Management Committee for Engineering and Projects.
He has graduated from the University of Tripoli – faculty of Petroleum Engineering in 1981 and has practical experience in the field of drilling, work-over and production engineering for more than 38 years. He started his career in the Arabian Gulf Oil Company as a petroleum engineer in the Nafoora field for 6 years, then was assigned to head the Petroleum Engineering Department in the Sarir field for a period of 7 year, after that he moved to work in the National Oil Corporation in 1993 work among its technical staff in the production department – drilling section, to follow-up the activities of drilling and workover of oil wells carried out in Libya by national and international companies.
In the second half of 1997, he was seconded to Elf Aquitaine Company to work in the drilling activity at the Company’s main technical center in Pau -France within the technical team in charge of engineering studies and executive works for the offshore block NC137 development project, which was later called Al-Jurf field;At that time Elf Aquitaine merged with Totalfina to form “TotalFinaElf” Company then changed to Total Company.
Among the most prominent projects that he has followed- up is the drilling offshore wells project in Bahr al-Salam offshore drilling project, and at the beginning of 2017, he was appointed as the head of the Drilling and work-over Committee and in May 2019 he was delegated to Zallaf Libya as Management Committee member for Operations and Materials that includes production and maintenance, drilling and materials and heavy transportation.
He began his career in the field of oil and gas in 1995 in the Sirte Oil and Gas Production and Processing Company, in the Accounting Department/Budget Control/Asset Coordination, Production and Insurance. On the method of preparing and submitting reports and effective participation in preparing budgets, as well as entrusted with many tasks such as the annual inventory, follow-up of large projects under implementation, and taking many internal and external training programs in advanced accounting and courses related to the English language from the fifth level to the first level at the Sirte Training Center. In addition to other certificates such as (Pitman), (ILEST), and continued for 15 years working in the Sirte company.
He joined the Libyan-Norwegian Fertilizer Company (LIFCO) in 2009 as a budget coordinator and was one of its founders with regard to the financial system. And after a short period, he was entrusted with the tasks of the financial controller in Lifeco, as well as the head of the Urea Distribution Committee and the monitoring and supervision of the company’s subscription prices with the global market to determine the price of gas and the price of the urea and ammonia product according to the agreements concluded with the foreign partner and communication with the National Oil Corporation in this regard, as well as entrusted He has the duties of the acting director of the financial management in the company in the event of the departure of the official director, and among the tasks in which he had the most prominent role was the general official and head of the financial management team in relation to the installation of the ERP organization (SYSPRO) from the beginning, and he had a great role and active participation in its operation and work.
In May 2019, he joined Zallaf Libya as a member of the Management Committee for Finance, Human Resources and Public Services to contribute to the establishment of modern digital financial systems such as the SAP system as a general officer of SAP Sponsor, and a member of the steering committee for the installation and operation of the system from a financial point of view, as well as the general responsible for the human resources and payroll system in the company. His contribution to the creation of SuccessFactors has been fascinating since he was a key player to its activation. It is now working, starting with the introduction of the worksheet through the user after getting the approval by the direct manager, to the end of entering the salary entry in the accounts system, and the use of old paper fees has been completely dispensed with SuccessFactors system linked to the S4Hana system, and now the system is operating from August ( GO-LIVE).
Moreover, he was responsible for preparing the company’s systems and regulations for managing human resources, collaborating and approving some of their work. Also, he is responsible for the Training and Development Department, which appears effective and distinctive in Zallaf Company. His main contribution include helping all technical departments achieve their strategic objectives set by the management committee.
Dr. Khalifa Abdulsadek is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with more than 20 years’ diversified national and international oil and gas experience with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and North America. Dr. Abdulsadek’s wide experience includes reservoir engineering, field development planning, field operations, strategic planning and business development. He has participated in several high-profile oil and gas development projects in the MENA region and in North America.
He was the Chairman of the Management Committee of Zallaf Libya Oil and Gas, a newly established, 100% NOC-owned energy company in Libya. He is also the Chairman of the Owners’ Management Committee of Waha Oil Company also in Libya.
Between 2015 and 2017, he taught Petroleum Engineering courses in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Previously, he worked for Repsol Oil Operations in Libya, Repsol in Spain and with Talisman Energy in Canada.
Dr. Abdulsadek holds a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK