SPE Baghdad Section Board of Directors (BoD) consists of a group of specialists, most of them working in the Ministry of Oil and hold postgraduates degrees in petroleum engineering and supporting majors.
SECTION BOD ORGINIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:
Kareem A. Alwan, Petroleum Expert & Corrosion Consultant
Baghdad Section Chairperson
Dr. Kareem holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering (Horizontal Drilling) from Russian State University of Oil & Gas and a BSc, MSc of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad with more than 34 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry as a Petroleum Engineer and he worked for many national companies such as SOC, NOC, BOTI, PRDC, MDOC and Occupied many positions at the Iraqi Ministry of Oil including the Director Manager of Petroleum R&D Center, Deputy Director-General of RFDD, and Director of Inspector General Office of southern Iraq. Currently, he is a freelancer petroleum & corrosion expert and Asst. Prof. at Al Farabi University College, Baghdad. Dr. Alwan supervised 14 MSc thesis and was a member of the exam panel of 21 MSc and 3 Ph.D. Students.
Basim M.N Kasim, Senior Chief Engineers (Ret.)
Dr. Basim holds a Ph.D. Degree in Reservoir Engineering from Russian State University of Oil & Gas and BSc, MSc of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad with more than 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, mostly in the Ministry of Oil – Iraq. He was a Team leader of many studies conducted at the Reservoirs and Fields Development Directorate (RFDD) and a Member of the Technical and Joint Management Committees with different IOCs. Dr. Basim was a lecturer at the University of Baghdad and he Supervised post-graduate students as well as was a member of the exam panel of several MSc and Ph.D. students’ dissertations.
Usama Al Ameedy, Academic, University of Baghdad
Mr. Usama is a Ph.D. Candidate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad, he received his BSc, MSc of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad with more than 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Mr. Al Ameedy worked for Schlumberger, Weatherford, Paradigm, and Halliburton, he is Log Analyst Consultant as well as an Accredited IADC Wireline Instructor. Currently, he is an academic in the Petroleum Engineering Dept. in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Baghdad.
Ahmed K. Hassan, Senior Engineer, Petroleum R&D Center, Ministry of Oil
Mr. Ahmed is a Ph.D. Candidate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad, he received his BSc, MSc of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad with more than 10 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, and he is a researcher in Upstream Research Dept. and have conducted many of research and studies in Petroleum R&D Center as well as he is the manager of PVT Unit.
Ali Nahi Abed, Senior Engineer, Petroleum R&D Center, Ministry of Oil
Mr. Ali holds a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering, from the University of Baghdad and he is Alumni and Former Coach of Entrepreneurship, leadership, and Project Management from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research “UNITAR”, Japan with more than 10 years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry. He worked as Drilling Engineer for Iraqi Drilling Co. “IDC” and he worked for the Inspector General Office in the Ministry of Oil as an Inspector of Midland Oil Company as well as he was the manager of the Geology Unit in Petroleum R&D Center. Currently, he is the Manager of the Drilling unit in the same center.
Baraa H. Salman, Renewable Energy Engineer, Petroleum R&D Center, Ministry of Oil
Communications Chairperson, Student Chapters Liaison
Mr. Baraa is a Young Professional Engineer, and an MSc Candidate in Renewable Energy Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh – United Kingdom after being awarded Chevening Scholarship (UK’s Prestigious Scholarship for International Leaders), he is Alumni of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research “UNITAR”, Hiroshima-Japan in Entrepreneurship, leadership, and he received his Diploma degree in Electricity from BOTI, Iraq, and BSc degree in Electric Power Engineering from MUC, Iraq. He has about 7 Years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry in the field of Instrument, Power, Renewable Energy, and Communications. Mr. Baraa is Ambassador Lecturer in Soft Skills and SPE Mentor in HSE and Career Development. He is an Editorial Board Member of The Way Ahead Magazine (one of the SPE’s Publications). Baraa worked for many International organizations to empowering youth like UNDP, UNITAR, IEEE, WorldDenver and he is a Regional Ambassador for the Global Startups Resources Index in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) based in the US.
Hasan Al Rawy, Social Media Marketing Manager, Al-Nabaa Co., Private Sector
Social Activates Chair
Mr. Hasan is an MSc Candidate of Computer Science from the University of Technology, he received his BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology and he worked in many private sector companies in the management of social activities and media coverage with more than 5 years of experience in Video Editing and Photographing. Currently, he is the Social Media Marketing Manager of Al-Nabaa Co. in Al Sinaa St. Baghdad, he directed more than 100 short Videos for the benefit of different companies. Mr. Al Rawy worked for the UNDP in Iraq as a volunteer Monteur and he is an experienced Short Film Maker