Executive Committee

Abdulla Al-Shemsi
Volker Vahrenkamp, ADCO
  • Carbonate Geology Expert / Exploration Manager
  • ADCO, seconded from Shell. 28 years oil industry experience. Previously: Petroleum Development Oman; Sarawak Shell Berhad, Malaysia; Shell E&P Research, Netherlands
  • PhD in Marine Geology & Geochemistry from Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami (1988)
Aldo Vesnaver
Sponsorship Secretary/Program Secretary
  • KADOC Chair Professor at the Petroleum Institute (from 2014 to present)
  • Master in Physics and PhD in Geophysics from the University of Trieste (Italy)
Jorge Salgado Gomes
  • PARTEX Chaired Professor in Petroleum Engjneering and Petroleum GeoSciences, Petroleum Institute, UAE.)
  • 30+ years oil industry experience. Previously: EDMA, BP Minerals, HOT Engineering AG, PARTEX (seconded to QP, Qatar; seconded to ADCO, Abu Dhabi)
  • BSc, MSc in Geology from Oporto University (Portugal) & MEng & PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK
Ewart Edwards, ZADCO
Fieldtrip Secretary  
Christoph Lehmann
Program Secretary/Fieldtrip Secretary
  • Carbonate Geology Expert in Subsurface Technology BU in ADMA
  • ADMA, seconded from BP. Previously Rumaila Field, Iraq. Wide experience in Exploration and Carbonate Field Development
  • PhD in Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy from University of California
David Brown
Membership Secretary
  • Core Laboratories
Muhammad Asim Iqbal
IT Secretary
  • Geophysical Engineer, Petroleum Geosciences Department
  • The Petroleum Institute since 2011
  • M. Sc., Geophysics, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
Mohamed M. Abdel Sattar
Northern UAE coordinator
  • General Manager- Exploration at Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC)
  • 40+ years oil industry experience. Previously: AMOCO Egypt, ADNOC, ADCO, Petroleum Institute, UAE
  • BSc, MSc in Geology from Ain Shams University-Egypt
  • PhD in Structural Geology from Al Azhar University-Egypt