DR. ALI AL-MESHARI
MANAGER, HEAD OF UPSTREAM RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Ali A. Al-Meshari is the head of Upstream research and development in Saudi Aramco. At this capacity, he also manages all Saudi Aramco Upstream Global Research Centers in North America, Europe, and China. He’s also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company LLC. Earlier he has held the posts of General Supervisor for Reservoir Simulation, Superintendent for Safaniyah (the largest offshore field in the world) Offshore Producing Division, Superintendent for Offshore Producing Operation Engineering Division, General Supervisor in Reservoir Management Department (managing the largest onshore field in the world), Upstream Asset Teams Coordinator, all in Saudi Aramco. He served also as the overall Coordinator for Saudi Aramco’s Carbon Management Team and as the Carbon Capture and Sequestration consultant with the Ministry of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Al-Meshari is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), has chaired, and co-chaired several SPE symposiums, workshops and conferences. He was an Ambassador Lecturer (2007) and has been a Technical Editor for SPE Journal of Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation. He has received several awards and recognition from SPE, both at the local and international levels. Dr. Al-Meshari holds PhD and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering and BS in Chemical Engineering. He is passionate about accountability, optimization, business-impact research, and training young professionals to make a difference.