Industrial Advisory Board

The industrial advisory board (IAB) meetings provide several advantages to the program, particularly in increasing academia – industry interaction. The members of the IAB are a diversified group of individuals with experience in various sectors of the industry; i.e., service companies, major oil producing companies, independent companies, and regulatory authorities. With respect to student learning, the advisory board is one of the constituents providing input to the educational objectives of the program and student outcomes. Department seeks opinions of IAB through annual board meetings for both PNGE and CHPE programs.

The aims of the Board are to provide an independent, expert review and critique of the academic activities of the Department in such a way that improves the quality of teaching, research and services. In addition to that, it will enhance the visibility of the Department in the engineering community.


The names of the IAB members are shown in the following table:


Sr. No.

Industry representatives



Dr. Saleh Al-Anboori

Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG)


Dr. Qassim Al Riyami

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)


Dr. Nasser Al-Bartamani

Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC (OOCEP)


Mr. Said Al Balushi

Occidental Oman, Inc.


Mr. Salim Suleiman Al Harthy

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC)


Mr. Wail Shaheen

BP Oman

7 Mr. Mohammed al Mughairy Worley Parsons Oman


Mr. Zaid Al-Mahrouqi



Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri (HoD)

Sultan Qaboos University


Prof. Rashid Al-Maamari

Sultan Qaboos University

11 Dr. Jamil Naser

Sultan Qaboos University

12 Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri

Sultan Qaboos University