Contributor Profile

Khaled A. Al-Buraik

Job TitleVice President, Southern Area Oil Operations

Company NameSaudi Aramco


Khaled Al-Buraik is the Vice President of Southern Area Oil Operations.  In this capacity, he has the responsibility for the operation, maintenance and management of:

•Abqaiq Plants; 

•All the oil fields in the southern area namely, Abqaiq, Ghawar, Harmaliyah, Central Arabia and Khurais;

•Qurayyah Sea Water Treatment Plant, which provides treated seawater to the oil fields;

•All the gas fields in the southern area.

Khaled studied petroleum engineering at KFUPM, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He has completed several leadership and management development programs, including Oxford Energy Seminar, UK; Leadership at the Peak, Colorado Springs; IMD Executive Leadership Training Program, Lausanne, Switzerland; Leadership Development Seminar, Washington; and Saudi Aramco Global Business program. During the past 30 years Mr. Buraik has held several management positions, which include Vice President of Saudi Aramco Affairs (VP of Corporate Relations & Communications), Vice President of Northern Area Oil Operations, Vice President of Drilling & Workover and Vice President of Petroleum Engineering & Development, prior to his current position.

Current board memberships include: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aramco Gulf Operations, A director of the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – Saudi Arabia Section; SPE International Board of Directors; Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS); Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV).  He is also a member of the Saudi Council of Engineers and International Association of Drilling Contractors and was the Chairman of the Strategic Steering Committee of Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV) as well as a Board Member of DTV Scientific Company.  He is the chairman of the board for the new Saudi Aramco Nabors Drilling joint venture.

Additional roles include member of Saudi Aramco Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) since 2006; member of Saudi Aramco HR Committee and a permanent member of KSA delegation to World Petroleum Congress (WPC).

Conference Sessions

  • Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:3004 Sep 2018
    Gordon Suite

    Opening Ceremony:Ahmed Hashmi, Global Head of Upstream Technology, BP Binu Mathew, SVP, Global Head of Digital Products, BHGE Digital Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE Pr...

    • Language: English

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