Abdulrahman Alkhalaf
Abdulrahman is a motivated energy professional equipped more than 20 years of work experience with Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia.

Abdulrahman  Alkhalaf

PhD Title:
A hardheaded and a softhearted: An optimal oil depletion policy for sustainable economic development in Saudi Arabia.

Email Address: a.z.alkhalaf@dundee.ac.uk

Country: Saudi Arabia.

Profile:

Abdulrahman is a motivated energy professional equipped more than 20 years of work experience with Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia.

He has been enjoying a career with diverse functions in petroleum products distribution and marketing, pipelines network, safety and loss prevention, facilities planning, project management, strategic planning, policy analysis, and economic development.

This practical experience is complemented with strong academic foundations including B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University in 1995, MBA degree with distinction from the University of Strathclyde in 2012, and Executive Master in Oil & Gas Leadership from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2014.

As the head of Economic Development and Analysis, he leads a group of economists responsible to provide corporate management with views and insights on Saudi Arabia’s economy and its implication on the company investment plans. He oversees the development of long-term economic outlook for the country, and provides economic insights concerning the company initiatives and projects. He also manages multiple monthly and quarterly publications regarding economic progress and perspectives for informed business planning and decision-making.

Abdulrahman is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Arab Energy Club, and Saudi Council of Engineers. He holds a PMP certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified Strategic Decision and Risk Management professional from Stanford University.

Research Papers:

  1. Towards an efficient subsidy administration: Economic and social feasibility of energy subsidies in Saudi Arabia
  2. Beyond the Borders: LNG Imports is the Optimum Energy Source for Saudi Arabia
  3. Blackout: Scenario Planning for Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia by 2035
  4. So much for a Game Changer: The untold story of US shale gas
  5. A light in the Dark Continent: A closer look at natural gas potential in East Africa
  6. A Crude Call: Outlook and survival strategies for OPEC in 2030
  7. Redemption: Scenario Planning for Evolution of Future Business Environment of Venezuela in 2025