Drilling Clients: Saudi Aramco – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Sino Saudi Gas Limited – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li National Drilling – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A subsidiary of NPS  li Sino Gulf Energy Enterprises – Oman  liNobel Oil Company – Azerbaijan  liOilfield Services Clients: TAQA – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Saudi Makamin, Oil & Gas Services – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Khalid Al Turki & Sons – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Aswad Group – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Rashid Al Rashid – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li FABA Commercial Services – Bahrain  li United Safety Ltd – Bahrain: A branch of United Safety – Canada  li Omni Oil Technologies – United Arab Emirates  li Abraj Energy Services – Oman  li Allis Chalmers – USA: A subsidiary of Archer Well – Norway  li Archer Well – Norway  li Hydrasun – United Kingdom  li Private Equity Clients: Investcorp – Bahrain  li Gulf Capital – United Arab Emirates  li Highline Capital – USA  li Jana Partners – USA  li Post Advisory Group – USA  li Ziff Brothers Investments – USA  li Advisory Clients McKinsey & Co. – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  li Ernst & Young – Bahrain  li McKinsey & Co. – United Arab Emirates  li Price Waterhouse Coopers – United Arab Emirates  li Ernst & Young – Kuwait  li Boston Consulting Group – USA  li Ergo Advisors – USA  li McKinsey & Co. – USA  li

Advisory Team




Saud Khawaja, Founder

Bio: Saud Khawaja has 25 years of diversified experience in Petroleum Engineering & Management with a major multinational, and as business builder of regional Oilfield Service companies. He is a high-performing Oil Field Service executive with proven track record of major industry contributions and multicultural work experience in the United States and the Middle East. Mr. Khawaja holds extensive expertise in Engineering Design & Field Operation, Contract Review & Successful Bidding, Management & Cost Control, Business Development & Relationship Building. He provides Upstream Petroleum Advisory and Consulting across the Middle East and the Caspian region by leveraging across a network of Middle East industry contacts. He earned his Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma, followed by intensive professional training at Halliburton Energy Institute in Duncan, Oklahoma. Over the past 15 years he has held senior management positions in Oilfield Service and Drilling sectors in UAE, Qatar & Saudi Arabia and lives in Bahrain.


Core Expertise: Business Builder for Well Construction; Well Intervention; Production Stimulation; Pressure Pumping, Special Tools; Specialty Chemicals; Operational Efficiency; Business Development; Due Diligence; Business Analysis; Training Nationals; Contract Negotiating; Contract Management and Cost Savings.


Iftikhar Ali

Bio: Iftikhar Ali has 25 years of experience, including 19 years in management, planning & coordination roles. He has worked on major locations around the Middle East, Far East, North Africa, North & South America with 16 years on Well-Sites. Extensively trained in Total Quality Management and Continuous Measurable Improvement Strategies, he periodically authors SPE-published technical papers. Mr. Ali earned his Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and MBA from The International University of Missouri. Over the past 10 years he has managed drilling and OFS operations in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and Bahrain and lives in Dubai.


Core Expertise: Drilling and Well Services; Engineering Design for Well Intervention, Supervision & Management; Engineering Design for Directional and Horizontal Drilling; Well Planning; Field Operations and Management; Casing; Drilling & Special Drilling Tools; Coring; Snubbing.


Larry Vaughn

Bio: Larry Vaughn has 29 years of hands-on experience managing a wide range of drilling, workover and production facilities. He specializes in purchasing, logistics and materials acquisitions in domestic and international markets and deals in Russia and its former Republics. Mr. Vaughn earned Bachelors in Arts from University of Arkansas. Over the past 15 years he has held logistics and support positions in Oilfield Service and Drilling sectors in the former Soviet States and lives in Houston, Texas and Baku, Azerbaijan.


Core Expertise: Drilling and Work-over; Managing Production facilities; Purchasing, Logistics and Materials activities for domestic and international transactions; coordinating Materials and Logistic support for complex Off-Shore Operations.

Guy Goodwin

Bio: Guy Goodwin has 28 years of diversified career in change management, drilling operations and performance optimization. He has worked in the North Sea, West Africa, Middle East & Far East Operations working on Semi Submersibles, Jack-ups, Swamp Barges, Platforms and Land Rig Operations.  Over the past 10 years, he has held management positions in drilling and well service operations in Oman, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia, and lives in Bahrain.
Core Expertise: Sub Sea, Surface single/ double/ triple string Completions on HTHP, Multiple-lateral  & extended long reach wells; Work-over operations; Drilling Operations;  Well Head Maintenance, Well Testing, Change Management; Performance Optimization.

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