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Wael Athram

Head of Research & Studies Department Head

Work experience

Jan 2013Present

Research & Studies Department Head

Ministry of Oil & Gas - State of Libya
  • Oversee national and international energy and petroleum research activities providing strategic planning, impact analysis, energy market development, and investment management support as requested by the ministry .
  • Spearhead studies examining the impact of world economic developments on Libya's oil and gas market, petroleum supply, and environmental polices.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of exploration and development projects taking into consideration the uncertainty of global market conditions.
  • Conduct oil and gas supply and demand research to effectively analyze the structure and development of regional and global markets.
  • Identify and review alternative sources of energy to evaluate their impact on the oil and gas market. Examine technology developments and their impact on the petroleum upstream and downstream sectors.
Aug 2010Sep 2012

Energy & Gas Market Analysis Department Head

Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) - State of Qatar
  • Directed a qualified international research team in conducting energy related research and studies. Contributed to organizational and technical decision making involving GECF's long- and short-term strategy development and implementation.
  • Boosted the efficiency and effectiveness of the GECF Secretariat through the introduction of management tools knowledge.
  • Planned, coordinated, and optimized workflow of the Research Department.
  • Implemented the GECF Secretariat Programme of Work based on Ministerial and Executive Board discussions and proposals.                
  • Followed up on the 9th GECF Ministerial (Oran, April 2010) in preparing the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th GECF Ministerial in Doha (December 2010), Cairo (June 2011), Doha (November 2011), and Malabo (November 2012).
Sep 2009Aug 2010

Senior Mechanical Engineering Advisor

Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) - State of Libya
  • Contributed to the re-development of various AGOCO mature oilfields.
  • Manage all project areas including mechanical engineering design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and start-up.
  • Improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering department by initiating business process improvement and total quality management principles.
  • Carefully reviewed and approved engineering project documents.
Nov 2005Jul 2009

Head of Technical & Commercial Cooperation

African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA) - Republic of Congo
  • Facilitated optimal technical and commercial cooperation primarily among APPA Member Countries in the hydrocarbon sector.
  • Supported the implementation of the fifth and sixth Association's Program of Action.
  • Conducted comprehensive research and compiled information on hydrocarbon development policies. Participated in and contributed to APPA Committee of Experts, APPA Permanent Marketing Committee, and APPA Sub-Technical Committees (Petroleum Committee, Gas Committee, Petrochemical Committee, Human Recourses Committee).
  • Managed joint technical projects among APPA member countries and organized various APPA international events.
Apr 2002Oct 2005

Senior Mechanical Engineering Specialist

Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) - State of Libya
  • Planned and implemented various oil field engineering projects.
  • Led all engineering and construction phases including design, scope of work development, technical bid creation, resource planning, and site supervision.
  • Coordinated successful completion of pipeline, manifold, oil storage systems, flaring systems, pumps, compressors, and fire fighting systems of various AGOCO oil fields.
  • Performed engineering calculations for pressure piping and vessels to ASME standard codes.
  • Reviewed and approved piping layouts and isometrics.
Oct 1999Mar 2002

Oilfield Construction Coordinator

Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) - State of Libya
  • Oversaw the construction unit in completing electrical, civil, and mechanical projects.
May 1993Oct 1999

Mechanical Project Engineer

Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) - State of Libya


Sep 2002Sep 2003

Master of Science : Process Manufacturing Management

University of Teesside


global market conditions
Oil Storage
Value Chain

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