oag powerlist

Oil & Gas Middle East Power 40

Oil & Gas Middle East presents its annual list of the upstream sector’s most influential figures

It’s that time of year again when the Middle East’s oil and gas C-suite occupants stick their chests out and go through their preening rituals. Yes, Oil & Gas Middle East’s survey of the great and good of the industry is back.

In this year’s Power 40, rather than 50, we have decided on the quality, not quantity approach. Apologies to the individuals and firms now bubbling under our hydrocarbon hit parade but you may well return next year – that extra deal, a smidgen more media visibility or even just a slice of business luck might propel you back up the rankings.

We have of course referred to tried and tested methods to rank the firms that follow from scrutinising revenues to noting major regional contracts but the beauty of these lists is that they are not an exact science and they are meant to generate debate. In some instances, we have ultimately decided that the “mood music” around a particular firm might be the ultimate deciding factor, especially for those enjoying major rises or suffering unfortunate dips.

When it comes to the higher echelons of the list there is a sense of the usual suspects as the blue-chip NOCs and IOCs are hard to split, yet there are still some fascinating bold sprints for the top from unexpected quarters.

1 - 10

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
1

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

CEO - ADNOC Group
Amin H. Nasser
2

Amin H. Nasser

President and CEO - Saudi Aramco
Patrick Pouyanné
3

Patrick Pouyanné

Chairman and CEO - Total
Raoul Restucci
4

Raoul Restucci

Managing Director - Petroleum Development Oman
Ali  Kardor
5

Ali Kardor

Managing Director - NIOC
Nizar Mohammad Al Adsani
6

Nizar Mohammad Al Adsani

CEO - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Bob Dudley
7

Bob Dudley

CEO - BP Group
Claudio Descalzi
8

Claudio Descalzi

CEO - Eni
Ben Van Beurden
9

Ben Van Beurden

CEO - Royal Dutch Shell
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
10

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

MD & CEO - Mubadala Investment Company

11 - 20

Wang Yilin
11

Wang Yilin

Chairman - CNPC
Darren  W. Woods
12

Darren W. Woods

CEO - ExxonMobil
DR Pete Bartlett
13

DR Pete Bartlett

Jabar Al Luaibi
14

Jabar Al Luaibi

Oil Minister - Iraqi
Toshiaki Kitamura
15

Toshiaki Kitamura

President & CEO - Inpex
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei
16

Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy & Industry - UAE
Osama El Bakly
17

Osama El Bakly

Chairman - EGAS
Vicki Hollub
18

Vicki Hollub

President & CEO - Occidental Petroleum
Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour
19

Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour

CEO - Sonatrach
Saif Humaid Al Falasi
20

Saif Humaid Al Falasi

CEO - Emirates National Oil Company

21 - 30

Vagit Alekperov
21

Vagit Alekperov

CEO - Lukoil
Rainer Seele
22

Rainer Seele

CEO - OMV
Shashi Shankar
23

Shashi Shankar

Chairman - ONGC
Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
24

Dr Patrick Allman-Ward

CEO - Dana Gas
Mustafa Sanalla
25

Mustafa Sanalla

Chairman - NOC Libya
Abed Ezz El Regal
26

Abed Ezz El Regal

CEO - EGPC
Majid Jafar
27

Majid Jafar

CEO - Crescent Petroleum
Igor Sechin
28

Igor Sechin

CEO - Rosneft
Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri
29

Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri

Chairman - TAQA
Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh
30

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

MD - Dolphin Energy

31 - 40

Isam Al Zadjali
31

Isam Al Zadjali

CEO - Oman Oil Company
Eldar Saetre
32

Eldar Saetre

CEO - Statoil
Mohammad Iravani
33

Mohammad Iravani

CEO - Dana Energy
Bjorn Dale
34

Bjorn Dale

MD - DNO
Hamid Reza Araghi
35

Hamid Reza Araghi

MD - NIGC
Alexey Miller
36

Alexey Miller

CEO - Gazprom
Bijan Mossavar Rahmani
37

Bijan Mossavar Rahmani

Chairman - RAK Petroleum
Masahiro Okafuji
38

Masahiro Okafuji

President and CEO - Itochu Corporation
Ha Young-Bong
39

Ha Young-Bong

CEO - GS Energy
Frederick Chemin
40

Frederick Chemin

General Manager - Dubai Petroleum Company