Contact Information

  • Abdulrahman Abu-Tahnat
    (832) 240-6962


A 6 year drilling engineering individual, including 3.5 year international drilling supervisor experience, seeking a position that will be a best and most optimal fit for your company. Open to all disciplines as well.




Entrepreneur (July 2017 – July 2019)
Self Employed, Houston, TX
• Gained sales, customer relationship, & budget management skills
• Knowledgeable in a market trend and consumer needs

Drilling Engineer (January 2015 – March 2017)
Apache Corporation, Houston, TX
• Trained in the ADP (Accelerated Drilling Program) learning all aspects of drilling engineering including bit design, mud programs, rig equipment, HSE, well control, etc.
• Embarked in numerous hitches to the rig sites in close to Midland, Odessa, Mentone, Fort Stockton in the Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, & surrounding shale plays
• Placed in the High Performance Drilling Team/MSE team improving & mentoring drillers onsite during the intermediate sections using physics based practices

Drilling Supervisor aka Company Man (March 2011 – September 2014)
ADCO (Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations) Abu-Dhabi, UAE
• Supervised and coordinated in the execution and control of all aspects of the drilling operational activities and phases in the conventional plays in the onshore fields
• Drilled 98% horizontal wells with a TVD of 8,000-9,000ft and a MD of 12,000-16,000ft while reporting data using OpenWells
• Monitored and followed up on the real-time data in the field with high regard to rig performance optimization and NPT reduction

Awards and Certifications

Shell Round 1 Certificate (Well Engineering)

IWCF (Integrated Well Control Forum) Expired September 2014

SPE Society of Petroleum Engineers (Current Member)

Numerous Drilling Engineering Certificates (Available upon request)


All drilling engineering disciplines, drilling supervisor/operations, conventional and unconventional play, bits, casing, mud, well integrity, HSE, MSE, communication, employee relations, high performance drilling, drilling optimization, Landmark suites, Spotfire, drilling software, wellview, etc


Master of Science, Petroleum Engineering GPA 3.7
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Graduated: December 2014

Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering GPA 3.4
Graduated: May 2010
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
• Major: Petroleum Engineering,
• Minor: Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics