MSc, Petroleum Engineer having 5 years of experience internationally


Muhammad Ali Aslam |MSc Petroleum Engineering


Islamabad, Pakistan & Abu Dhabi, UAE

All-Round Experience in Petroleum Engineering

A highly analytical and technically proficient MSc Petroleum Engineering graduate possessing 5 years’ experience with 4 years in both E&P and oilfield services companies seeking Petroleum Engineer position. Possesses both planning and operational experience as being skilled in supervising completion operations, wireline operations, SWT operations, rig-less operations, well intervention services and other production related services. Offers hands-on experience with surface well testing, coiled tubing, slickline, DST/TCP, cased hole wireline, sand trap services, data acquisition and instrumentation. Also offers experience with production optimization, pressure transient analysis, well modelling, 3D mechanical modelling, production forecasting, nodal analysis, wireline logs interpretation and well performance analysis software’s. Experienced with power and heavy civil industry in Qatar.


Aiming to become Chartered/Professional Petroleum Engineer with both UK & Pakistan Engineering councils as well as preparing for SPE Chartered Petroleum Engineer exam. Currently seeking Petroleum/Reservoir Engineer positions with major operators and services companies worldwide with an availability of 24x7 requiring visa sponsorship.



• Well Testing
• Production Operations
• Production Monitoring
• Well Performance & Analysis
• Wireline Operations
• Otis & Baker Completion Tools
• Supervising All Well Services
• Technical Report Writing
• Safety Standards Compliance
• 3D Modelling
• Database Maintenance
• Well Modelling & Calculating Reserves
• Production Optimization
• Completion Design & Operations
• Intelligent Wells & Multiphase Flow Meters
• IPM Prosper, MBAL, PIPESIM, WellFlo, and Saphir
• Eligible to become Chartered Engineer in UK & Pakistan
• Reservoir Management
• TCM Presentations
• SolidWorks, Autodesk Plant Design Suite Ultimate
• Production Logging
• Technical/Financial Evaluations of Service Biddings
• Pressure Transient Analysis


Education & Qualifications


  • January 2012 - July 2013: Master of Science, MSc in Petroleum and Gas Engineering (57.50%)
  • University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Dissertation: Detailed study of Natural Fractures and Spontaneous Potential Logging of Reservoir
  • December 2004 - November 2008: BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (CGPA 3.07/61%)
  • Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Passed with 1st Class | Majored in Power Systems; senior year project: Wireless Power Transmission
  • IUT is the highest ranked International Engineering University in Bangladesh and is funded by OIC
  • Awarded with partial scholarship from OIC to study as a foreign student in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professional Experience

June 2014 – Present: Assistant Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Exploration Limited, Islamabad, Pakistan

PEL holds largest acreages among private sector E&P Pakistani companies with operations in Pakistan and Morocco


  • Analytically assess & determine ways to enhance production output using multiple technical methodologies.
  • Independently supervised production operations and various well services (including completions, wireline, slickline, coil tubing and well testing primarily) and developed models of reservoir, wells and network for all gas condensate wells. Performed production optimization analysis using trial non-commercial software’s.
  • Managed various complete drilling campaigns and managed various rig-less operations independently.
  • Regularly visit producing fields and oversee all the routine work. Spend 60% of time at office and 40% on fields related to drilling campaigns, BHP surveys, workovers and rig-less operations.
  • Acquired extensive supervising and technical experience on all production- related service such as wireline, slickline, surface well testing, completions, DST/TCP, MDT, TRS, wellhead/XMAS tree and coiled tubing.
  • Proficient with most trouble shooting scenarios occurs during slickline & wireline interventions, SWT operations, completion equipment failure, shutting off water zones and re-perforation opportunities.
  • Proficient in closely monitoring the working of related service companies and verification of their invoices according to the work done as per the service contract as well as verify the reports submitted by them.
  • Prepared detailed programs for all production related services, including surface well testing, slickline, cased-hole wireline, completions, coiled tubing/stimulation and other production related services. Skilled in writing the Production Operations program sequence to be incorporated in G&D manuals. Also, skilled in writing programs for work-overs, water disposal wells and all rig-less operations.
  • Assists in preparation of completion job running program and provides superior technical support during all operations to ensure maximum profitability/well output without incurring significant additional costs.
  • Proficient in designing most completions for both exploratory and development wells by considering different well conditions. Currently planning and designing for four new wells to be drilled soon.
  • Demonstrates extensive full knowledge of Otis & Baker tools and Cameroon wellheads/trees.
  • Independently assembled completions by connecting each tool to verify that the thread type and size match with the purchase order. Can perform pressure and function testing of SSSV and SSD. Takes length and OD/ID measurements to ensure exact space out calculation and to verify the work of service companies.
  • Independently supervise all wireline operations, including depth correlation & shot/setting confirmation such as packer setting, tube cutting, bridge plug setting, retainer setting, CBL/VDL logging, cementing, power cutting, liner puncture, PLT-PSP-RST, GR-CCL, perforations and open hole logging.
  • Skilled in supervising most slickline operations with depth correlation BHP surveys, setting/pulling plugs, opening/closing SSD’s, hanging gauges under yo-yo condition, tubing clearance, tubing end locator, fishing jobs. Knowledgeable of all running pulling tools utilizing past hands-on experience using slickline.
  • Created inventory of all slickline tools at warehouse and able to identify tools through visual inspection.
  • Fully capable to lead all SWT tests including flow after flow, post-completion test, completion integrity, clean ups, isochronal, BHP surveys and complete knowledge of other tests such as interference, pulse, modified isochronal and sand monitoring. Possesses complete technical knowledge of all equipment
  • Skilled in supervising DST/TCP, CT, Tubular Running, wellhead/XMAS Tree and other production- related services during drilling campaigns, BHP surveys, work-over & rig-less operations.
  • Proficient with troubleshooting scenarios occurring during slickline and wireline interventions, Skilled in operating Xmas tree valves, above SSSV & annulus pressure bleeding, securing & opening well.
  • Make Final/End of Well Report, Tubing Tally, Well CHRONO & compiled records for all wells.
  • Carried out Reconnaissance survey for pipeline laying of three fields (Ayesha, Ayesha North & Amina).
  • Worked at Ayesha, Ayesha North, Aminah, Badar, Hasan, Khanpur, and Sadiq fields while preparing for upcoming wells (Zainab-1, Badar-3, Hasan-2 WDW, Samejo-1 to be drilled in 2017 3Q).
  • Plan, execute and perform preliminary interpretation of well tests, BHP surveys and production logging.
  • Skilled at completing static well modelling, production forecasting, DST report interpretation, IPR, VLP, nodal analysis, choke performance, tube movement, pipeline capacity, space out, volume calculations, ELAN analysis and basic PLT-RST, GR-CCL, CBL-VDL logs analysis.
  • Developed reservoir, well & network models of all fields & exposure of dynamic modelling.
  • Analysed/interpreted pressure transient data to estimate reservoir parameters. Possess knowledge of PTA interpretation software and can work efficiently with limited training.
  • Extensive experience in 3D mechanical modelling of XMAS tree, surface facilities using trial versions of SolidWorks and Autodesk Plant Design Suite Ultimate.
  • Have worked at all almost all major Petroleum Engineering software’s as well as possessing keen interest of new technologies such as intelligent completions, digital oilfield concepts & fibre optic well control.
  • Regarded as expert in giving Production and Reservoir sections presentations at TCM’s discussing field development and current assets operational activities with Joint Venture Partners and senior management.


September 2010 – July 2011: Electrical Engineer

Unicon Limited, Doha, Qatar

Acquired heavy industry experience at Qatar’s largest Greenfield wastewater sludge treatment plant site


  • Worked at substations operated by KAHARAMA (the national electricity company of Qatar) within an array of Qatari mega-projects and adhered to their stringent HSE standards.
  • Developed experience working with substations, LV/HV voltage systems, control panels and automation.
  • Successfully executed electrical MEP, LV/HV works including at primary & secondary substations, treatment plants (contracted by Keppel Seghers) and provided support services to chemical & civil departments.
  • Work included HV/LV cable laying, main panel, main switchboards, sub main boards, fire alarm system, HV/LV switchgears, diesel generators, MCCB’s, weatherproof and explosion proof cables, small power & lightning system, earthing & lightning protection, protection relays and area lighting.
  • Managed teams of skilled workers including Electricians, Supervisors & Foremen and assisted Project Managers and other engineering teams in the implementation of electrical MEP works.
  • Ensured work was completed as per specifications and diagrams. Gained confidence working and leading teams independently. Simultaneously executed various projects in limited time.
  • Assisted Tendering & Estimation Engineer in terms of material requirements for submitting various biddings.
  • Monitored the progress of project milestones and provided accurate status reports.
  • Gained hands-on experience working with 3-phase panels, switch-gear and generators.
  • Gained significant exposure to SCADA/PLC systems installed at substations and testing and commissioning.

May 2009 – August 2010: Junior Field Engineer 

Eastern Testing Services (ETS), Islamabad, Pakistan

ETS is a leading multinational oilfield services company with operations in Pakistan, Iraq and Kuwait


  • Assisted with activities relating to surface well testing, drill stem testing and slickline services on behalf of major operators including Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Dewan Petroleum and Polish Oil & Gas Company.
  • Worked on all full package jobs gaining experience of working in all domains.
  • Worked mostly in SWT, slickline-wireline multi services operations and maintenance of DST/TCP at yard.
  • Involved in various jobs of surface well testing at exploratory, rig-less and work-over wells.
  • Skilled in performing function testing and pressure testing of all surface well testing equipment.
  • Skilled in operating and rig up/down with 3-phase separators, surge tank, gauge tank, oil manifold, gas manifold, surface safety valves, choke manifold, emergency shutdown system, indirect heater, sand trap, oil burner, fluid sampling and DAQ instrumentation.
  • Mastered myself in leading Sand Monitoring operations at oil wells having issues of sand.
  • Remained attached with the full package crew of testing, slickline-wireline multi-services unit.
  • Performed maintenance and re-dressing of HD Packers (4 ½”, 5 “, 7 “, 9 5/8 “), tester valves, slip joints, Big John Jars, exit valves, circulating valves and other DST string tools. Maintained all TCP tools routinely.
  • Extensive time spent in job preparations for SWT, DST, TCP, slickline and wireline services.
  • Monitored well head, upstream & downstream (pressure and temperature), BS&W, pH, changing Daniel orifice meter, calculating shrinkage factor, gas rate and oil rate. In charge on night shift and completed operations as per program and client instructions while adhering to strict HSE principles.


  • Successfully executed the following Surface Well Testing and Slickline Operations:
  • Isochronal test and modified isochronal test at Rehman-1 POGC tight gas
  • Drawdown and build-up tests at Adhi, Dewan & Rehman fields
  • Well clean-up jobs, post-hydraulic fracturing clean-ups at Adhi and Rehman-1
  • Sand trap operations at Adhi oil wells
  • Flow after flow tests at Adhi gas condensate wells
  • Flowing and static bottom-hole temperature and pressure surveys of various fields
  • Setup production packer through wireline at Dewan 5A
  • Running of memory gauges through slickline at Rehman
  • Fishing of separation sleeve through slickline at Adhi-14

April 2009 – June 2009: Intern – Field Engineer 

Sprint Oil & Gas Services, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Acquired experience on coiled tubing and assisted technical crew as directed by supervisor.
  • Learned about the principles/applications of coiled tubing units, operation and maintenance.
  • Worked also in the Fabrication Department gaining hands-on experience of argon welding, CT bend straightening, hammering, scrapping of various equipment’s/tanks/reels and cleaning/housekeeping.
  • Hands-on working with cementing department such as material storage and equipment maintenance.
  • Involved in nitrogen kick off job through coiled tubing at Pindori-4 POL. Rig up & Rig down assistance.
  • Made “All Jobs Record Organization” of Sprint from "Company's Inception till April 2009".

Professional Degree Accreditations and Memberships

Courses & Training

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Officers Course for Oil Installations at National Institute of Fire Technology.
  • IUPI Course by NeXT Interactive of Basic Drilling, Exploration, Production, Reservoir and Well Engineering.
  • Fire Fighting, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Risk Assessment, Stepping & Handling done at ETS

Software Proficiencies

  • IPM Prosper, MBAL, GAP, Eclipse, Petrel, OFM, Pipesim, Weatherford Wellflo, Kappa Workstation, Saphir, Matlab, Basic C++, Microsoft (Excel, Project, Visio), SolidWorks, Sketchup Pro, Solid Edge and Autodesk. 

Personal Information: Married since 2014, Age: 30, Nationality: Pakistani

Work Visa required to enter and work in the United States

Abu Dhabi UAE & Pakistan

4 years of Production Engineering experience
1 year of Electrical Engineering experience

Awards and Certifications

Foreign Student Scholarship
Student Council Member at Salford University, UK
Registered Engineer with Pakistan Engineering Council
GradIGEM with Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (UK Engineering Council)


Petroleum Engineering
Production Operations & Planning
Well Testing
Well Intervention
Reservoir Surveillance
Production Optimization
Service Contracts
Cost Management
Technical Evaluations
3D Mechanical Modelling
Electrical Engineering
Field Operations


MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering from University of Salford, UK
BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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