Posted on November 18, 2014

Fatima Mohmoud, a Reservoir Engineer at Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) was crowned ‘Women Achiever of the Year’ at the annual Oil and Gas Middle East Awards ceremony 2014, hosted by the Oil and Gas Middle East Magazine on the 9th October in Abu Dhabi. The award recognises females who have made notable career achievements, and aims to encourage more females to take up careers in the energy industry.

Speaking of the win, Fatima said: “I’m very proud to receive this award. Supporting the development of Qatar’s largest and most complex offshore oil field is both challenging and exciting, but the career opportunities and support I’ve been given at Maersk Oil are truly rewarding.” Fatima is a young talented Reservoir Engineer, who currently works in the Reservoir Management Department at Maersk Oil Qatar in Doha. Since graduating from Texas A&M University in Qatar, 5 years ago, she has successfully completed Maersk Oil Qatar’s Qatari Unique Development and Rotation Programme (QUDRA).

Fatima rotated through Petroleum Engineering, Drilling, and Production Operations learning the sharp end of the business, being exposed to onshore and offshore personnel. In these short periods, she has built up a rapport with a multi-cultural workforce, learning how each component of the organisation works, and then using her extensive network to integrate the teams and break down silos. After QUDRA, She was initially as a well owner for over 50 oil production or water injection wells in the Al Shaheen field, which has some of the longest wells in the world. She was responsible for defining the safe operating envelopes for the wells, monitoring and optimising daily performance, in order to optimise reservoir management to maximise recovery.

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Fatima was nominated for the award by her manager in recognition for the unique contribution she makes at Maersk Oil Qatar. She currently works as a reservoir engineer in a multidisciplinary team, responsible for the maturation of rig based workover opportunities in the Al Shaheen field. Fatima is actively driving the maturation of a multi-million dollar work over campaign in order to optimise reservoir management to maximize recovery.

In addition, Fatima is a role model for the new generation of female, Qatari graduates and engineers entering the company. Fatima has demonstrated that it is possible to balance a complex workload with bringing up a young family. She has been identified as one of the new potential leaders in the company and willingly accepts additional challenges to stretch and develop herself. Overall, she is an asset to the company, the Maersk Oil female employees’ network and to the state of Qatar.