Waleed A. Al Mulhim has been appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development.

Waleed Al Mulhim appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development

Waleed A. Al Mulhim has been appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development.

His previous position was Chief Petroleum Engineer (appointed August 2018) where he oversaw reservoir management, reservoir simulation and description, reserves and reservoir planning, in addition to production and facility development. Prior to this, Al Mulhim was the Manager of Upstream Development Strategy & Reserves Department from August 2016 to July 2018. In this role, he was leading the Saudi Aramco Reserves Certification project and representing the Upstream in multiple IPO requirements.

Al Mulhim joined Aramco’s College Preparatory Program in 1984 and graduated in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.

After graduation, Al Mulhim joined Reservoir Management Department as an engineer and in 1993 he returned to the US to join Stanford University for an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Returning in Jan 1995, he joined the Reservoir Management Khuff gas unit. That was the prime time of the gas program as it represented the gas program expansion foundation. He was part of the subsurface team of both Hawiyah and Haradh Gas Plants developments in addition to Uthmaniyah and Shedgum Expansions.

From 1999 to 2004, Waleed joined the Gas Initiative Taskforce which led discussions and negotiations with international companies. This assignment was instrumental in Al Mulhim’s career as it fast tracked his development with new skills and allowed him the exposure to learn from an elite Aramco team.

In 2006, Al Mulhim was assigned as the general supervisor to the Reserves Assessment & Development Studies Division before his official appointment as the manager of Southern Area Reservoir Management in 2007. During that time, he orchestrated multiple oil and gas increments including Khurais, Nuayyem, Karan, Arabiyah and Hasbah. In addition, during 2011 he had successfully led the Long-Term Crude Production Mix strategy as part of the Aramco Transformation Program.

In January 2015, Al Mulhim was assigned as EXPEC Advance Research Center manager and oversaw the global growth of Aramco Research and Development activities and the inauguration of multiple overseas research centers.

Al Mulhim completed his executive education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire in 2006 and he attended Aramco’s Management Development Seminar in Washington and Oxford Energy Seminar in UK.

Al Mulhim is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and has been a great supporter of its volunteering efforts. He has participated in many programs and executive committees and panels, in multiple regional and international conferences. In 2010, he received the SPE Middle East Region Management & Information Award. He has also chaired the 2019 Middle East Oil Show in Bahrain. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia section.

Among his current responsibilities, Al Mulhim is a Board Member of Saudi Aramco Services Company in Houston, the Arabian Drilling Company and Lucksar, a Saudi Aramco Luckoil Joint Venture.