Dr. Orkhan Guliyev, Ph.D.
General Manager Rumaila - Iraq
Dr Orkhan Guliyev has been with bp almost 30 years, most recently as the General Manager of Rumaila field in Iraq. Prior to this, Dr Guliyev worked in a variety of leadership and technical roles in bp’s major projects organization, global operations organisation and Safety and Operational Risk. These roles include Vice President of Safety & Operational Risk for bp Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Region, Area Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager roles for Azeri Chirag Gunahsli field (ACG) in the Caspian Sea, project management roles on Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and South Caucus Pipelines and ACG major projects. Dr Guliyev has a track record and reputation for safety leadership and delivering results, a passion for reducing risk and carbon footprint, and is rigorous in execution efficiency and developing organizational capability.
Dr Guliyev has an engineering degree from Civil Engineering University and PhD degree from the Oil Academy in Azerbaijan. He also has a Diploma in Petroleum Management from Henley Management College, UK and completed the Operations Academy Program at MIT in Boston, USA.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Orkhan likes to keep active and enjoys walking, tennis and stretching, as well as reading documentary history and playing the piano.
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