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ProGroup Team

Mohamed Galal  |  Managing Director

Mr. Galal founded PROGROUP MENA Limited in 2017. He has acquired more than 24 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of MWD/Directional Drilling, Operations Management, Business Development, Country and Executive Management. Mr. Galal was VP International Accounts for an international multidisciplinary service company. He has lead teams of over 1300 employees, with revenue accountability in excess of $300 MM. A recognized professional, well respected throughout the MENA region including, UAE, Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, Mauritania, Jordan, India and Pakistan. Mr. Galal holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree from Cairo University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Omar El Farouk   |  Technical Director

Mr. Farouk is Technical Director – Partner of PROGROUP MENA Limited and has amassed much depth and detail in the fields of Geology and Petrophysics spanning his 38 years of knowledge. His expertise in evaluating and processing information in sandstone and carbonate reservoirs has earned him accolades from his peers and industry with a host of special recognitions. Through his experiences as a Wellsite Geologist in Egypt, Petrophysics Manager to LWD Technology Director though-out MENA for both petroleum and service companies has earned the respect of industry. Mr. Farouk holds a Bachelor of Science, Geology and M.Sc. degree in Subsurface Geology from Cairo University. In addition, Omar graduated from the Amoco petrophysical school in Tulsa, OK with an equivalent M.Sc. degree in Carbonate Petrophysics, and is an active member of AAPG, SPE, SPWLA as well as a past member of the Regional Select Jury for ADIPEC Awards.

Cedric Lane  |  Commercial Director

Mr. Lane is Commercial Director – Partner of PROGROUP MENA East Limited and has significant experience over 47 years in contract review, tender submission, financial and business analysis in the Oil and Gas Sector. Mr. Lane early on, worked as a Field Engineer through to Regional Manager, Eastern Hemisphere and Commercial Manager in the Middle East Region. With emphasis on Financial and Business Market evaluations, Tender, JV Agreements, inventory control and HSE he has efficiently and cost effectively managed Oilfield Service Product lines and Regions in the MENA areas of the world for international service companies. Mr. Lane holds a Bachelor of Chemistry degree from the University of London.