Al-Abdulqader appointed as vice president

New role come into effect April 1, 2021.

Al-Abdulqader appointed as vice president

Khalid M. Al-Abdulqader has been appointed as the vice president of Unconventional Resources effective April 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Al-Abdulqader had been serving as the executive director of Unconventional Resources.

Al-Abdulqader has more than 36 years of experience in oil and gas operations with Aramco. He joined Southern Area Producing right after graduation in 1985. Between 1985 and 1997, he worked in several posts with Southern Area Oil Operation facilities as an operation engineer, an operation foreman, and an operation superintendent. 

Al-Abdulqader became the manager of the Haradh Gas Plant development, which was commissioned and started in 2003. In 2005, he helped start the development of Khurais’ 1.2 million barrels per day of oil increment, which was commissioned and started in July 2009.

During the execution of these projects, Al-Abdulqader worked for five years on managing the Front End Engineering and Detailed Design with out-of-Kingdom design offices.

In 2009, he became the manager of the South Ghawar Producing Department, and in 2013, he was assigned as general manager of Safaniyah Oil Producing. 

In December 2013, Al-Abdulqader was assigned as the general manager of the Unconventional Resources organization, where he led the development of the unconventional resources in Northern Arabia, South Ghawar, and Jafurah. 

Al-Abdulqader graduated from the University of Toledo in Ohio, U.S., with a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. 

He has completed a number of executive leadership programs during his career with Aramco, including the Executive Development Program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Oxford Energy Seminar in Oxford, U.K. 


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