Former KNPC CEO joins Petrofac as Kuwait country chair

kuwait appt 480x461Petrofac, an oilfield services provider, has appointed Mohammed Ghazi Al-Mutairi as Kuwait country chair

Al-Mutairi served as chairman and board member of a number of major companies in the sector, most recently as the CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), and as chairman of the Gulf Downstream Association.

The company stated that this appointment is aligned with Petrofac’s role in the development of Kuwait’s oil and gas infrastructure and increased demand the company sees helping clients expand their upstream production and downstream operations.

In his role as ambassador in-country, Al-Mutairi will represent the Petrofac Group, working closely with the various parties across the entire Petrofac portfolio, in the ongoing delivery and development of the company’s full-service capability offering and operations in Kuwait.

Roberto Bertocco, chief commercial officer, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mohammed to Petrofac. He has played an important role in shaping Kuwait’s downstream sector, leading the implementation of some of the region’s most complex energy projects.”

“This is a vital market where our continued focus is on investing in-country and building capabilities for the future to ensure we’re part of the fabric of Kuwait for many years to come,” he added.

Petrofac has been active in Kuwait’s oil and gas industry since the 1980s. Significant ongoing projects include KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project, partnering with Samsung and CB&I to upgrade the Mina Abdullah refinery, creating a facility that operates to high environmental standards and brings production to 454,000 bpd. EPC contracts with Kuwait Oil Company include Gathering Centre 32 (GC32) and the Lower Fars heavy oil project, where operations and maintenance services are also being provided.

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