Management Profiles

Mr. James Kenneth Eastlack

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eastlack obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He has 45 years of experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry.

After three years of fossil fuel research in Wyoming with the United States Department of Energy, Jim joined ARCO in 1976. He spent ten years in Alaska in various assignments in both engineering and operations.  He has also had assignments in Midland TX, Lafayette La, Houston TX, Plano TX and California.

Past positions include: Manager of Drilling, Production and Environmental Research, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit Manager, V.P. of Engineering & Technology for ARCO International Oil & Gas Co., V.P. of Commercial Development in Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and Sub Sahara Africa. Jim was also a recipient of ARCO’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

Mr. Eastlack joined Occidental in 2000 as the President and GM of Oxy Long Beach and was subsequently moved to the Sultanate of Oman as President and General Manager and later the President and General Manager of Tidelands Oil Company. He joined Tatweer Petroleum as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and an inventor with several patents.

Mr. Yahya Alansari

General Manager – Exploration and Development

Mr. Yahya Alansari graduated from University of Qatar with a degree in Petroleum Geology. He has over 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry working on a variety of plays and projects including exploration and development, onshore and offshore, structural and stratigraphic, conventional and unconventional along with CO2 and thermal EOR projects.

He started his career at the Bahrain National Oil Company (BANOCO) as a geologist and held several leadership and management roles in the national oil company. Yahya gained invaluable experience working on the Bahrain Field and other areas of hydrocarbon interest in the country. He led his team to the discovery of Khalij Al Bahrain Basin in 2017 and is continuing to contribute to the appraisal and development of these resources.

Mr. Alansari was appointed General Manager of Exploration and Development at Tatweer in 2019 and is currently leading the country’s most important exploration and production activities.

Mr. Abdulla Al Bastaki

General Manager – Field Operations

After graduating from Secondary Technical School, Abdulla AlBastaki pursued higher education at Plymouth Polytechnic in the UK and later at the University of Bahrain, obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds other management and leadership qualifications.

Abdulla started his career with the Maintenance Department at the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation, and in 1996 he joined Bahrain National Oil Company – BANOCO (later merged with BAPCO), where he progressed in his career through various assignments and positions in Field Maintenance, Operations and Engineering, and participating in various local and regional Oil and Gas Field related committees. Abdulla is known for his commitment to safe and efficient operation of the Bahrain Field.

In 2018, Abdulla was appointed as General Manager Field Operations, leading the Field Operations, Field Maintenance, and Facilities Engineering and Construction Departments.

Mr. Grahame Mackenzie

General Manager – Business

Mr. Mackenzie has a BA in Business Management and a MSC in Project Management, both from his hometown University of Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen, Scotland.

He has been in Oil & Gas for 29 years, beginning his career in the UK North Sea and has lived and worked overseas for the last 16 years in a number of locations, namely Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Thailand and now Bahrain.

He joined Tatweer Petroleum in 2011 in the Supply Chain department and was Supply Chain Manager & SCM Senior Advisor, until his appointment as General Manager of Business in May 2017.

Mr. Mackenzie is an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and a sports enthusiast, especially following football and rugby and loves playing Golf.

Mr. Dan Caffee

Manager – Human Resources

Mr. Caffee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Friends University in Kansas in the U.S. and has nearly 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Nearly 20 years of this experience was in production operations where he worked as a roustabout, truck driver, lease operator, engineering technician, assistant production foreman and production foreman in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Virginia and Texas.  The latest 20 years of experience for Mr. Caffee were in progressive roles in Human Resources in California and Texas in the U.S. and internationally in Qatar, Oman, Libya, Italy and Bahrain. He was appointed as Manager of Human Resources at Tatweer Petroleum in February 2017.

Mr. Kobie Human

Manager – Health, Safety and Environment

Mr. Human holds a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration, as well as a Diploma of Work Health and Safety and an Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety. He has 26 years of experience in Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Security Management experience in the oil and gas construction and commissioning and downstream industries.

He brings to the Tatweer team an in depth knowledge of health and safety and emergency management in large teams internationally through his experience of working on large mega projects internationally in countries like: Qatar, UAE, Papua New Guinea, Australia and South Africa. His knowledge of working with many major oil and gas producers such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Total, RasGas and Qatargas also provides him with a good knowledge of international best practice in the field of HSE Management, which will enhance our Tatweer Safety culture.

Kobie’s strength is in strategic planning, HSE systems development, behavioral safety and HSE leadership.

Ms. Reem Al Alawi

General Counsel

Ms. Al Alawi holds a BA Honors Degree in Law and Business Administration and an LLM in International Commercial Law. She began her career in the Corporate, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department at the Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) before moving to the Legal Affairs Unit in the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). She joined Tatweer Petroleum in 2012 as Senior Legal Specialist and has held various positions in the Legal Department.  In May 2017 she was appointed as General Counsel.