Power 50 OAG 2017

Power 50 OAG 2017

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

Hello and welcome to Oil & Gas Middle East magazine’s annual list of the top 50 oil and gas production companies.

These are challenging times, as the industry grapples with the impact of below par crude oil prices and comes to terms with new realities – circumstances in which operating as an upstream company has become a daunting task in itself.

Quite naturally then, in a period as this, companies that have made it to the power list deserve every bit of the recognition and applause that comes along with the listing. More importantly, it is the leaders who have displayed exemplary leadership to be at the forefront of transforming their companies to become efficient organisations, ready to embrace realities. Our hats come off for these MDs/CEOs/presidents/directors who have led from the front.

This year’s list has been fine-tuned to acknowledge the work of exploration and production (E&P) companies that are active in the Middle East and North Africa region and leaves out oilfield services companies and EPC contractors (for which we will be publishing power lists later in the year) – just to better reflect the core work in the oil and gas world.

As a result, the power list comprises a whole host of NOCs and IOCs who are making a difference everyday to the operations of the regional upstream sector.

Lots of correct guesses and surprises await you in the pages to follow…

1 - 10

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
1

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

CEO - ADNOC
Amin H. Nasser
2

Amin H. Nasser

President and CEO - Saudi Aramco
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
3

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

 President and CEO - Qatar Petroleum
Raoul Restucci
4

Raoul Restucci

 Managing Director - Petroleum Development Oman
Patrick Pouyanné
5

Patrick Pouyanné

 Chief Executive Officer - Total
Ali Kardor
6

Ali Kardor

 Managing Director - NIOC
Nizar Mohammad Al Adsani
7

Nizar Mohammad Al Adsani

 CEO - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Ben van Beurden
8

Ben van Beurden

 CEO - Royal Dutch Shell
Pete Bartlett
9

Pete Bartlett

 CEO - BAPCO
Bob Dudley
10

Bob Dudley

 CEO - BP

11 - 20

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
11

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

CEO - Mubadala
Wang Yilin
12

Wang Yilin

Chairman - CNPC
Darren W. Woods
13

Darren W. Woods

CEO - ExxonMobil
Vicki A. Hollub
14

Vicki A. Hollub

CEO - Occidental Petroleum
Jabbar al-Luaibi
15

Jabbar al-Luaibi

Tarek El Hadidy
16

Tarek El Hadidy

CEO - EGPC
Abdelmoumen Ould Kadour
17

Abdelmoumen Ould Kadour

CEO - Sonatrach
Emma Marcegaglia
18

Emma Marcegaglia

Chairman - Eni
Saif Humaid Al Falasi
19

Saif Humaid Al Falasi

CEO - Emirates National Oil Company
Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh
20

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

CEO - Dolphin Energy

21 - 30

Yosuke Ueda
21

Yosuke Ueda

Director - JODCO
Patrick Allman-Ward
22

Patrick Allman-Ward

CEO - Dana Gas
Vagit Alekperov
23

Vagit Alekperov

CEO - Lukoil
Mohamed Al Masry
24

Mohamed Al Masry

Chairman - Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)
Kim Jung Rae
25

Kim Jung Rae

CEO - Korea National Oil Company
Mustafa Sanalla
26

Mustafa Sanalla

Chairman - NOC Libya
Toshiaki Kitamura
27

Toshiaki Kitamura

CEO - Inpex
John Watson
28

John Watson

CEO - Chevron
Rainer Seele
29

Rainer Seele

CEO - OMV
Majid Jafar
30

Majid Jafar

CEO - Crescent Petroleum

31 - 40

Eldar Sætre
31

Eldar Sætre

CEO - Statoil
Igor Sechin
32

Igor Sechin

CEO - Rosneft
Bijan Mossavar Rahmani
33

Bijan Mossavar Rahmani

Chairman - RAK Petroleum
Bjørn Dale
34

Bjørn Dale

Managing Director - DNO
Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri
35

Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri

Chairman - Taqa
Mario Mehren
36

Mario Mehren

CEO - Wintershall
Gretchen Watkins
37

Gretchen Watkins

CEO - Maersk Oil
Ryan M. Lance
38

Ryan M. Lance

Chairman and CEO - ConocoPhillips
Hamid Reza Araghi
39

Hamid Reza Araghi

Managing Director - NIGC
Ha Young-Bong
40

Ha Young-Bong

CEO - GS Energy

41 - 50

Isam bin Saud Al Zadjali
41

Isam bin Saud Al Zadjali

CEO - Oman Oil Company
Dinesh K Sarraf
42

Dinesh K Sarraf

Chairman - ONGC
Andrew Stuart Mackenzie
43

Andrew Stuart Mackenzie

CEO - BHP Billiton
Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel
44

Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel

CEO - Repsol
Benoît de la Fouchardiere
45

Benoît de la Fouchardiere

CEO - Perenco
Murat Özgül
46

Murat Özgül

Wissam Chbat
47

Wissam Chbat

Chairman - Lebanese Petroleum Administration
Ali Shadad Al Fares
48

Ali Shadad Al Fares

Mohammad Iravani
49

Mohammad Iravani

CEO - Dana Energy
Ye Jianming
50

Ye Jianming

Chairman - CEFC China