Management Team

  • Salim Al Harthy
    CEO, Gulf Drilling LLC
  • Alaa Alkhawas
    Maintenance & Project Manager, Gulf Drilling LLC

Salim Al Harthy

Salim Al Harthy is the CEO of Gulf Drilling LLC, a 100% subsidiary of MBPS, Oman. He acquired a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University and an MBA Degree from Hull University, UK. He has over 17 years’ experience both locally and internationally in the oil & gas industry. Before joining Gulf Drilling LLC, Salim has held several management positions in reputed companies in Oman.

Alaa Alkhawas

Alaa Alkhawas is the Maintenance & Project Manager of Gulf Drilling LLC. He acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Power Electrical Engineering from Suez Canal University,Egypt. He has over 30 years experience both locally and internationally in land and offshore drilling and workover operations in the oil & gas industry. Prior to joining Gulf Drilling LLC, Alaa has held several management and leadership positions in operational management during his tenure with EDC Egypt, NDC Abu Dhabi, NDIC Iran, and SAIPEM Saudi Arabia and MBPS Oman.

KV Gopiraj
Group Chief Financial Officer - MB Petroleum Services Worldwide

Mr. Gopiraj KV has taken over as the new Group Chief Financial Officer at MB Petroleum Services. Mr. Gopiraj is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a post graduate diploma in Financial Management from Annamalai University in India. Mr. Gopiraj has over 20 years of experience in finance, business management and corporate governance and has worked in various senior management positions with Johnson & Johnson, Nokia and other blue chip companies.


To excel as a leading service provider in Oman and regionally


To be the partner-of-choice to our customers by providing quality drilling services

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