Somar Abdullatif

Principal Geoscientist

Somar is a proven oil finder, geoscientist with over 12 years upstream industry experience within the E&P sector, a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway-University of London and a BSc (Hons) in Earth Sciences and Hydrogeology from the University of Damascus. He is a fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the PESGB.

He has a range of International experience across the full cycle of hydrocarbon field operations from regional evaluation, exploration, appraisal, development and production within carbonate and clastic, conventional and unconventional reservoirs both offshore and onshore in the Middle East, North and West Africa, South America and Europe.  

His main achievements are discovering the +100MMBO (2P) Alkhairat Oil Field in Syria, and 100% drilling success (3 out of 3) on shallow gas discoveries totalling 30BCF in Morocco.