Ashraf AlTahini

Saudi Aramco

Manager, EXPEC Advanced Research Center

Ashraf AlTahini is the Manager of EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco. He is also CEO to Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company (SAUTC). Prior to his current role he was the R&D Director for Aramco Services Company at the U.S. where he was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operations of Aramco’s research centers located in Boston, Detroit and Houston. These centers conduct a broad range of research spanning the upstream and downstream sectors. Ashraf is currently managing the Saudi Aramco Upstream Research where he is responsible for large research and innovation portfolio including managing Saudi Aramco global research centers in the Houston, Boston; Thuwal, Saudi Arabia; Delft, The Netherlands; Aberdeen, Beijing and Moscow. AlTahini earned his PhD and Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. AlTahini is a member of several professional organizations and has received awards and recognition for his work, including: the 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Member Award; the 2010 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Young Member Outstanding Service Award; the University of Oklahoma Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (MPGE) Rock Mechanics and Publication Award 2003 and 2006; and Best Paper and Presentation at the Saudi Aramco Technical Exchange Meeting in 2000. AlTahini has authored or co-authored many technical publications and several U.S. patents.

Sessions With Ashraf AlTahini

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 07:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Data Analytics: Enhancing competitiveness of the upstream

    Panel Digitalization Upstream Oil & Gas
    Conventional approaches no longer provide upstream companies with what they need to compete. What is the best digital transformation strategy for the new era of E&P capital discipline? How are leading companies planning to automate and de-risk their workflows? Is there an argument for a digital revolution? In the new digital upstream, who will win and who will lose? How will AI transform upstream and attract new investments?