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 43 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. Hisham Zubari

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hisham Zubari is a petroleum engineer graduate from the University of Texas at Austin (1986). He has 30 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering with the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco). He held different positions with Bapco including Manager Petroleum Engineering, General Manager HR & Administration, Manager JV Implementation and Manager Petroleum Engineering.

He was a member of the NOGA Legal, Commercial and Technical Negotiation Team responsible for setting up Tatweer Petroleum as a Joint Venture company in 2009. Mr. Zubari authored and co-authored over 14 technical papers mainly on developing mature Bahrain field.

He is an active member of SPE and currently serving in the Executive Committees of the 2016 AAPG GEO Conference and the 2017 SPE Middle East Oil Show. He is currently the Chairperson for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – Bahrain chapter.

Mr. Mohamed AlQassab

General Manager – Production Operations

Mr. AlQassab holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has 34 years work experience in drilling and production operations in the Bahrain Field in different Engineering and Operations positions of increasing responsibility. He has held various Management positions since 2006 and in his current position – General Manager of Production Operations, is responsible for the operations and maintenance activities of oil and gas wells, production facilities, and all the pipelines in the Field.

As a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE),he served as a member in the program committee of numerous SPE and regional conferences and seminars.

Mr. Nadeem Mohanna

Manager – Human Resources

Mr. Mohanna holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Transport Studies from The London College of Advanced Transport Studies – UK.

Mr. Mohanna joined Bapco in 1975 as a Trainee in the vehicle maintenance workshop of Transport Department.  Between 1978 and 1983 attended academic studies in the UK followed by working as a Supervisor in the Transport Operations Section until 1986.

As a career change, Mr. Mohanna transferred to Personnel Department in the capacity of Senior Analyst and then as a Superintendent of Organization & Manpower Planning.  In December 2009 he was appointed as Manager of Human Resources & Administration of Tatweer Petroleum.

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 24 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

Senior Legal 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 2015 she was appointed as Senior Legal Counsel.