Muhammad Ali

General Manager Drilling Operations

Muhammad Ali joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) as Senior Manager Drilling Operations on September 16, 2015. He was promoted to General Manager Drilling Operations on July 1, 2017.

Ali has extensive and diversified experience of over 17 years in drilling engineering and well operations, mainly with OMV Aktiengesellschaft, both in Pakistan and abroad, in managing exploratory, appraisal, development and workover wells with varying technical complexities.

Starting off his career with Orient Petroleum International Inc (now Ocean Pakistan Limited) in 2000, Muhammad Ali moved on to join OMV Pakistan in 2002. In 2010, he was posted at OMV Petrom Kazakhstan to oversee drilling operations. He briefly worked for PPL in 2014 as Manager Drilling Operations. Prior to rejoining PPL in 2015, his last assignment was with Mari Petroleum Company Limited as Manager Drilling & Allied Services.

Ali holds a master`s degree in Offshore Engineering from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Drilling Engineering from State Oil Academy, Baku. He has attended various national and international training programmes in drilling, well engineering, completion, project management and Health, Safety and Environment. Besides, he has also presented several technical papers at conferences organized by Society of Petroleum Engineers.