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Mr. BENOIE MATHEW | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

Part Time Ph.D. (Management), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India

  • Current Position: General Manager at Oman Metal Industries / ENFAB Intl since February 2024.
  • Previous Position: Portfolio Project Manager at North Rumaila – West Qurna from March 2022 to January 2024.
  • Ph.D. Research: Part-time Ph.D. researcher in Management, focusing on a thesis about a People-Centric governance model for Smart Cities since 2022.
  • Certifications: PMP (Project Management Professional) from PMI (Project Management Institute, USA), among others.
  • Education:
    • Ph.D. researcher in Management (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India)
    • MBA (Commendation) from University of Bedfordshire, UK
    • Executive Programme in Financial Risk & Investment Management from IIM Calcutta
    • B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University of Calicut, India



Career Highlights:

  • Skills & Expertise: Project Management, Front-End Development, Stakeholder Management, CAPEX Management, Contract Management, Cost Optimization, and more.
  • Experience:
    • Managed major projects and portfolios in onshore, offshore, renewables, enhanced oil recovery, and oil & gas sectors valued up to USD 1.3 billion.
    • Led project lifecycles including engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning, planning, and contract management.
    • Worked with companies like Basra Gas Company, Petroleum Development Oman, ARAMCO, Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Qatar Petroleum, and Murphy North Sea Field Development.
    • Significant achievements in implementing sustainable projects and achieving operational efficiencies.
    • Experienced in managing multicultural teams and ensuring compliance with HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) standards.

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Received various awards including PDO’s Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Engineering & Operations Director Awards, and international awards for projects like Nimr Reed Bed Project.
  • Recognized for innovative solutions, excellence in project management, and sustainable development practices.

Conference Participation:

  • Presented at various international conferences including SPE Middle East HSSE Development Conference & Exhibition, IQPC’s Water Management in Oil & Gas Summit, and more.


Capital Efficiency Improvement of an Infill Water-flood Project of a Clastic Reservoir Field in South of Oman

Produced water management – Nimr water treatment project, Cited -1

Air quality – Integrated AP flare recovery projects for south oil fields, cited -7

BENOIE MATHEW | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

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