Dr. Khalifa is a Professional Engineer and holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University situated in Scotland – UK.He started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1996 with Repsol Oil Operations as a Petroleum Engineer. He has over twenty years of experience working with national and International oil and gas companies in numerous different countries and continents in reservoir engineering, field operations and field development planning.
Throughout his career, Dr. Khalifa contributed in developing conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields worldwide. He also led performing subsurface, asset and business unit teams that Managed and optimized oil and gas reservoirs / fields to increase reserves and net present value. Between 2015-2017 Dr. Khalifa taught Petroleum Engineering courses in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Calgary in Alberta. Since July-2017 Dr. Khalifa was appointed by the NOC as the Chairman of the management committee of Zallaf Oil and Gas, a newly established 100% NOC owned company with Head Quarter in Sebha, Libya.
Member of the Management Committee for Exploration,
Development and Production
Geoscientist – Formation Evaluation Specialist, Modeler.
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.
Member of Zallaf Management Committee for Operation and Materials
Dr. Mohamad obtained his BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tripoli, Libya (1980-1985), his MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK (1997-1998), and also his PhD in Petroleum Enigeering from Aberdeen University, UK (2002-2007). Dr. Mohamad has more than 32 years of experience in drilling engineering operations, including hands on engineering positions, supervision and operation management. Mostly drilling fluids, wellbore problem analysis and formation damage advisor. He worked for the National Libyan company (JOWFE OIL TECHNOLOGY) for more than 17 years from 1985 — 2001. He also worked with various international companies (MiSWACO) in different places like in the North Sea (UK) and Algeria with SONATRACH Algeria. In Zallaf Libya, Dr. Mohamad would work together with the management Committee members to plan for the company strategy, and in mean time, he will work with the company chairman for implementing all the planned company strategy by directly supervising operations, maintenance, and material departments.
Member of the Management Committee for Engineering and Projects
Member of the Management Committee for Human Resources, Services and Logistics