"When I enrolled in college to study petroleum engineering, working for Shell was a goal of mine. Ever since I was a student I have been impressed by Shell's reputation, achievements and industry leadership. Many of the most esteemed professors at college spoke highly of Shell,” says Al-Amoodi.
As a fresh graduate, Al-Amoodi was initially unsuccessful in securing a position at Qatar Shell. However, the rejection only motivated him further to take on a position at Qatargas which operates an asset for Shell. Al-Amoodi spent the next six years gaining insight and experience on the upstream “subsurface” aspect of the oil and gas industry. With this experience he applied once again for a position at Qatar Shell. This time he was successful. "I joined Qatar Shell as a Reservoir Engineer on the North Field Wells and Reservoir towards the end of 2012, during the beginning of the surveillance campaign – a subsurface data gathering campaign for Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL), the world's largest GTL plant built in partnership with Qatar Petroleum (QP)," recalls Al-Amoodi.
The extensive industry background he acquired at Qatargas coupled with his work on Pearl GTL, led to Al-Amoodi taking on a new role last year as Business Strategy Advisor for the Qatargas 4 asset, delivered in partnership with QP. Abdulla believes that his own career progression demonstrates Shell's commitment to investing in local, Qatari talent.