Sep 01, 2023

Dr Fareed Siddiqui

  • Petroleum/Reservoir/Production Engineering Advisor/Specialist
  • Pakistan
Full time Petroleum Engineering

Personal Summary

I am a highly experienced Petroleum Engineer with over 27 years of achievements in the Exploration and Production (E&P) industry. I have worked in various countries, including the Middle East, USA, and Pakistan, and have specialized in reservoir and petroleum engineering. Throughout my career, I have successfully added more than 110 MMboe reserves in the last five years from brown fields, reduced drilling costs by 30%, and introduced new technologies to optimize production. I have expertise in the full spectrum of E&P activities, including exploration, appraisal, field development planning, reservoir modeling, production optimization, and facilities planning. I have also led strategic planning initiatives and have extensive experience in working with clastics, carbonates, and fractured reservoirs. I am a strong believer in respect and dignity for every individual and have a zero-tolerance policy for HSE and ethical standards. I am multilingual, with full proficiency in English, intermediate level proficiency in Arabic, and full proficiency in Urdu.


  • Reservoir engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Exploration and production
  • Field development planning
  • Reservoir modeling
  • Production optimization
  • Facilities planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership
  • Team management

Licenses and certifications

  • Company Reserves Bi-Annually based on SPE – PRMS guidelines and relevant regulatory requirements

Awards and achievements

  • Chairman Technical Program for SPE and PAPG Annual Technical Conferences: 2005 and 2011

Work Experience

Petroleum Engineering Consultant
Jan 2022 - Present CarbonTech Energy

- Conducted valuation of green field with exploration potential in the Middle East for investment by a far-eastern major. - Instructor for Oil Production and Reservoir Engineering at Schlumberger NExT. - PRMS based Petroleum Reserves Certification. - Carbon Sequestration studies.

Managing Director / CEO
Jan 2021 - Jan 2022 Pakistan International Oil Limited

- Led the consortium of big four Pakistani companies to form an international company. - Successfully won the bid for Abu Dhabi Bid round 2019. - Obtained regulatory approvals and negotiated final Concession Documents with ADNOC. - Staffed the company with the best resources and developed exploration/appraisal work program.

Deputy Managing Director - Technical Services
Jan 1998 - Jan 2022 Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)

- Covered entire spectrum of E&P cycle, including Exploration peer review, Drilling/Completion, Production, Projects, New Field Development, Reservoir Modelling, Reserves Optimization and Reporting, HSEQ, Information Technology Departments. - Mentored staff from various departments and developed technical teams. - Introduced new technologies, promoted innovative ideas, and optimized production in PPL fields. - Completed major facilities projects and constructions within budget.


Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Petroleum Engineering
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
B.S. Petroleum Engineering
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia