Baku, Azerbaijan, March 29
Orkhan Guliyev, vice president for safety and operational risk for the Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey region at BP Azerbaijan, has been appointed as general manager for the Rumaila sector effective June 1, 2019, BP Azerbaijan told Trend.
In his new role, Orkhan will be responsible for managing BP upstream business in Iraq. He will be a member of the Middle East leadership team and a member of the global operations organization extended leadership team.
Over the past 23 years with BP, Orkhan has developed considerable operations and major projects experience, in the AGT region and in London, through operational leadership roles offshore, project engineering and project management in the BTC, SCP and ACG projects. Currently Orkhan is vice president safety and operational risk for AGT.
Orkhan holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Azerbaijan Civil Engineering University and a PhD in gas flow dynamics from the Azerbaijan Oil Academy.
BP also announced that Rahman Rahmanov has been appointed to the role of vice president for project management, global projects organization, Upstream, effective April 1, 2019.
In his new role, Rahman will be responsible for the discipline and functional agenda for project management, project services, quality, risk, construction and commissioning, in support of projects delivery.
He will be a member of the global projects organization technical functions leadership team and will chair the project management discipline capability forum, as well as the project management network.
Rahman brings over 19 years of experience to the role. Rahman started working for BP in 2003 and has held several project leadership roles during his career, including hook up manager for Deepwater Gunashli, drilling delivery manager Chirag Oil project, and topsides delivery project manager, Shah Deniz 2.
Most recently, Rahman worked as AGT midstream project general manager, accountable for all onshore projects in the region.
Rahman holds a Doctorate in Engineering from the Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute of Energy.