Mr. Saud S. Khawaja
Saud Khawaja is a Petroleum Engineer with 35 years in the oil and gas industry with global strategic and operational experience driving bottom line impact and transformational change. 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.
He started as a field engineer with Halliburton in Oklahoma. After intensive training at Halliburton Energy Institute in Duncan Oklahoma in Well Construction, Well Intervention and Production Stimulation, worked in various roles with rapid career progression and increased responsibilities in Engineering design, Field execution and Management for 10 years servicing Oil, Gas, Water Wells for Super Majors, Majors, Independent IOCs and NOCs in Oklahoma, Texas, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and the UAE, both onshore and offshore Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Suez. During Saud’s tenure with Halliburton in Pakistan, he worked on Oil Wells in Punjab and Sindh for OGDC, POL, Mari Gas, Occidental and Union Texas and FRACKED Gas wells for PGCL in Baluchistan. Dedicated the next 14 years as Co-founder after joining a start-up in Qatar in 1993 to build a local oilfield services company, started services for Qatar Petroleum, Occidental and Maersk Oil. 2 years later entered Saudi Arabian market as General Manager of National Oil Well Maintenance Company.
On the back of tremendous success with Saudi ARAMCO and SABIC, during the next 12 years expanded operations into Bahrain, Brunei, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria and the UAE thru organic growth and via acquisition of 5 local Oilfield service companies in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Austria, consolidated into National Petroleum Services Group of companies. Based in Saudi Arabia as Country Manager expanded NPS Group further, now the largest regional Oilfield Service provider operating in MENA and SEA and listed at NASDAQ, Ticker symbol: NESR. Established Falcon Petroleum Consultants WLL in Bahrain.
Over the past 11 years as Managing Director, lead teams serving International and regional Oil & Gas players solving strategic challenges globally in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, USA and Yemen. Built solid client base of 30+ global and regional energy companies from 15 countries on 4 continents from North America, North Sea, and MENA regions. Most notably, in organizational transformational advisory roles for Sovereign owned Oil & Gas holdings in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain. Saud graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, O.K. USA. 1983 and with Associate of Science Degree in Engineering from Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J. USA. 1980.