Oil & Gas




Saleh Abdullah AlMusa


Saleh AlMusa has extensive and diversified technical, administrative and strategic planning experiences in the oil industry. He built this knowledge through hands-on work in oil fields and the management of various oil sectors all the way to running a large oil company. He has the successful experience and a proven record in reforming companies and organizations, in particular with ARAMCO..

His professional career with Aramco started as a Petroleum Engineer. He worked in all of the upstream sectors of the oil business where he moved up the technical and managerial ranks to eventually become first President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramco Gulf Operations Company(AGOC), Ltd. He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of AGOC. In this position, SalehAlMusa was responsible for the exploitation of the offshore oil and gas fields in the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait that contain oil accumulations that exceed 30 billion barrels of original oil in place (OOIP).

Some of SalehAlmusa's career highlights with Saudi Aramco:

  • 1998, Manager for the Reservoir Simulation Department.
  • 1999, completed and presented the Saudi Arabia 25-Year Upstream Gas Strategy to the Ministerial Committee that reports to the Supreme Petroleum Council which is headed by the King of Saudi Arabia. 
  • In 2000, the President and CEO of Saudi Aramco requested his assistance to individually work on a proposal to reorganize the Upstream Business line which includes the Exploration, Petroleum Engineering and Producing functions within Saudi Aramco.
  • In 2000, SalehAlMusa was appointed as the first President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC), Ltd. He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of AGOC

In 2008, SalehAlMusa was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Emtiaz Oil Company (EOC). He is also serving as a Board Member in Triple E Holding Company in Kuwait. In addition to these responsibilities, he is also serving as the Vice Chairman and Acting CEO for Emtiaz Drilling Company.

In December 2006, SalehAlMusa established and owns 50% of Shrian for Development and Investment WLL in Bahrain to pursue projects in the field of oil and gas exploration and production, power generation, waste management, mining of precious metals, cement industry and other strategic industries.


Dr. Mario Nold Think Tank, Project Management & Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland

DR. MARIO NOLD-SCHLEGEL, Swiss, born 1946

Dr. Sc. Nat ETH. Zurich (Geology), Dipl. Sc. Nat. ETH Zurich (Science). Dr.MarioNold has 36 years of experience in the Energy business worldwide,
Worked for Majors: 15 years of which with Shell International, 5 years with Repsol and 4 years with Petronas.
Equally Geology, Geophysics and Management trained. Positions held throughout his professional career:
Geologist, Geophysicist, Senior Geologist, Chief Geologist, Chief Geophysicist, Team-leader, Principal Exploration Geologist, Custodian Geology, Exploration Manager, Production Manager, General Manager, Senior Geological and Geophysical Advisor, President.
Has hands-on experience in setting up and running of New Ventures (Argentina, Peru, Vietnam, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Tunisia/Libya, Myanmar (Burma)).
Teaching, mentoring including University Level (Supervisor of Master and PhD Students at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich, Switzerland, and QC at highest company level. Is capable of providing creative solutions from a regional and conceptual prospective as well as through detailed state of the art specific work. Has worldwide experience in prospect generation, evaluation and risking.

Proven oil/gas finder (some 3 Billion BOE)

Involved in all aspects of economics assessments and contractual issues, including PSA negotiations. Up-to-date knowledge on the geology and hydrocarbon potential of Deep Water Turbiditic Environments, Deltas, Rift Basins, Fractured Reservoirs, Foreland and Thrust Belts. Sound knowledge of the geology and hydrocarbon potential of the main hydrocarbon producing and untested basins worldwide.
Countries evaluated or exposed (in alphabetical order): Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Benin, Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, Caribbean, Chad, China, Colombia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Russia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Switzerland.

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