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. Ghassan Almuhanna

General Manager – Exploration and Development

Mr. Almuhanna graduated with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Petroleum and Minerals (currently known as KFUPM – King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals).  He has 35 years of experience in the petroleum industry and held various executive roles in BAPCO including leadership roles such as General Manager Human Resources and Administration (HR & A) and divisional management of GM Exploration & Petroleum Engineering.  He headed activities relating to the Development and Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) monitoring, as well as Offshore Exploration programs, in addition to establishing the Oil Field Services Sector.  He has also led onshore exploratory drilling off the main island and the Bahrain Deep Gas well (BD1).

Mr. Almuhanna continues to spearhead the nations’ most important exploratory activities in his current capacity as General Manager Exploration and Development at Tatweer Petroleum, following the secondment of his division in June 2017, and subsequently including two of Tatweer’s core departments, Subsurface and Drilling, under the umbrella of his division.  Mr. Almuhanna’s professional Associations include SPE Middle East Drilling Advisory Council, Chairman for the 2010 Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, membership in International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), and more.

Mr. Abdulla Al Bastaki

General Manager – Field Operations

Mr. Grahame Mackenzie

General Manager – Business

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

He has been in Oil & Gas for 27 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 40 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 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

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.