• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Khalifa Rajab Abdulsadek

National Oil Corporation - Libya

Member, Board of Directors

Dr Khalifa Abdulsadek, Chief Executive Officer, Murzuq Oil Services Ltd. Dr Abdulsadek is Chief Executive Officer of Murzuq Oil Services Limited (MOSL). Appointed on September 2021, Dr Abdulsadek is key member of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya’s Board of Directors for Exploration, Reserves Development & Planning as well as Undersecretary of the Minister of Oil and Gas. Working internationally throughout his 25-year career, he has led major programmes across multiple sectors. At MOSL, Dr Abdulsadek is focussed on delivering the company’s strategic priorities of driving performance and delivering support to the NOC and its affiliated companies.   He is also the Chairman of the Owners Management Committee of Waha Oil Company (WOC), one of the major oil producers in Libya with daily production of circa 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Before joining MOSL, Dr Abdulsadek was the Chairman, CEO and founder of Zallaf Libya Oil and Gas, a newly established, 100% NOC-owned energy company in Libya. Prior to that he held senior roles for Repsol Oil Operations in Libya, Repsol in Spain, Algeria and Talisman Energy in Canada, Algeria and Kurdistan. Dr Abdulsadek is a Professional Engineer (PEng), holds a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK.  During 2015 to 2017, Dr Abdulsadek facilitated a  professor of Engineering courses in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Sessions With Khalifa Rajab Abdulsadek

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 07/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    The Case for Investing in African Oil and Gas

    Upstream Oil & Gas
    Despite the ongoing global impetus to decarbonize, the Russia-Ukraine conflict has underscored Africa’s vital role as a source of energy security, as well as the region’s remarkable exploration successes in 2022, particularly in frontier provinces. Political instability in key hydrocarbon provinces, however, may dampen investor interest. Where in Africa will the next upstream prizes be found? What strategies will prove key to unlocking them? How can countries vying for investor attention improve their competitive position?