Hussain M. Al Haleimi retires after 43 years

From trainee to manager, Al Haleimi now plans to spend time exploring Saudi Arabia.

Hussain M. Al Haleimi retires after 43 years

Hussain M. Al Haleimi will be retiring from Aramco after more than 43 years with the company. His most recent position has been manager of Gas Drilling & Workover Operations. 

Al Haleimi joined the company in 1977 as a trainee in the Industrial Training Center in al-Hasa. Shortly afterward, he went to the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1986, and later, a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1990. 

During his tenure at the company, Al Haleimi took field positions as a driller from 1992, and over the course of his four-decade career, he was involved in a variety of projects across the Kingdom, including the ‘Uthmaniyah and Shedgum Gas project, the Shaybah Development project, the Hawiyah Gas Plant project, the Haradh Gas Plant project, the Offshore Gas Development Drilling project, the Northwest Unconventional Gas Exploration project, the Red Sea Exploration project, including deep water, and offshore gas field development drilling. In 2000, he became division head within the organization, and in 2007, he became manager of the department, a position he held until retirement.

Al Haleimi said that one of the highlights of his career was planning and executing the Red Sea deep-water exploration program. “It was exciting because this was the first time that Aramco had gotten involved in such operations,” Al Haleimi said. “Despite the technical challenges of operating in deep water, the project started on time and was very successful without any operational glitches. This project presented a number of complications for the project team to face and resolve, most prominently the unique large bore well design. But as a team, we met these challenges and resolved them together.”

In retirement, Al Haleimi plans to spend more time with his grandchildren, explore Saudi Arabia, read history, and contribute his time and experience as a volunteer in his community in Mubarraz, al-Hasa. 

Al Haleimi can be reached by phone at 050-582-5406, or by email at



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