Petrofac appoints former KNPC CEO as Kuwait country chair

Petrofac appoints former KNPC CEO as Kuwait country chair
Published: 24 June 2019 - 10:15 a.m.
By: Carla Sertin

Petrofac has appointed Mohammed Ghazi Al-Mutairi to the position of Kuwait country chair. He served as chairman and board member of a number of major companies in the sector, most recently as the chief executive officer of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), and was Chairman of the Gulf Downstream Association.

The company said in a press release that it reflects Petrofac's role in developing Kuwait’s oil and gas infrastructure and the increased demand the company sees with helping clients expand their upstream and downstream operations.

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

“We are delighted to welcome Mohammed to Petrofac," said Roberto Bertocco, chief commercial officer. "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 key 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.”

Petrofac has been active in Kuwait’s oil and gas industry since the 1980. Substantial ongoing projects include KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project, partnering with Samsung and CB&I (now merged with McDermott), to upgrade the Mina Abdullah refinery, creating a facility which operates to high environmental standards and bringing production to 454,000 barrels a day. 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.

Petrofac was ranked second on our list of the Top 30 EPC Contractors for 2019.

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