NGC Team




Matar has 17 years of experience in both technical and business roles, worked 8 years for PGS as Processing Supervisor at PGS Headquarters in Norway.

In 2008, Matar joined Schlumberger Norway Technology Center ''SNTC'', worked as Geophysics Training Specialist. After that, worked as Territory Exploration Business Development Manager (East Africa & East Mediterranean.

In 2010, worked as Schlumberger Regional Geo-sciences Technical Consultant for the entire Middle East region. 

In 2012, Matar was called back to join Schlumberger Headquarters in Stavanger (Norway) to grow a Services business sub-segment, by implementing and developing Geosciences workflows in Petrel, for technology adoption purposes.

In 2015 Matar joined Dolphin Geophysical, as Manager, Scandinavia Seismic Multi-Client Sales until he established Nordic Geo-Consult in 2016.

Haitham Mahmoud

Haitham Mahmoud

Director, Seismic Data Processing

Haitham joined Nordic Geo-Consult with 18 years of experience in the Seismic Data Processing domain. 

He earned a B.Sc. of science, Geophysics at Ain Shams university in Egypt back in 1997, then joined PGS Cairo office as processing geophysicist in 1998 and progressed in his career until he was appointed Processing Supervisor with PGS in 2007.

Haitham supervised several 3D land / Marine and Depth Imaging Projects for PETRONAS, CEPSA, TOTAL, PPL, BP OMAN, KOGAS, REPSOL , SIPETROL and RASHID.

He has processed and managed processing projects from different geological regimes; from Egypt, Pakistan, Emirates, and Oman. 

Haitham  also has experience in Multi-azimuth seismic data processing.


Dr. Ali Bakr

Dr. Ali Bakr

Director, Exploration & Development

Dr. Ali has 32 years of experience in Exploration and Development Geophysics and Geology, with intensive experience in structural interpretation using 3-D and 2-D seismic data.

Worked for different scales companies Phillips, Apache, Phoenix, Shell (RWFPG) ,WEPCO, Khalda, Qarun andIPR (Exploration Manager).

Dr. Ali holds a PhD in Exploration seismology - Cairo-leister University.

Dr. Ali teaches for both Undergraduate and postgraduate at several transvestites in Egypt; Cairo, Alex , Suez Canal and British university in Cairo.

Dr. Ali is official contributor and mentor for AAPG and IBA.




Mohamed Ahmed Ali

Mohamed Ahmed Ali

Technical Manager, QI & Seismic Inversion

Mohamed is QI and Seismic Inversion Expert, with more than 15 years experience.

He started his career back in 2000, working for Egyptian Geological Survey And Mining Authority in Egypt.

In 2002 joined SUEZ OIL COMPANY (SUCO) till 2007 when he joined Schlumberger, then moving to FUGRO-JASON in 2008 till 2011. During this assignment, he was in charge of deterministic and geostatistical seismic inversion, reservoir characterization studies in clastic and carbonate.  He also performed several inversion studies for thin bed sandstone reservoir with groundwork of static model & delivery of new near field prospects as result in extensional Heglig and Muglad Basins, El-Tor, Mirmir, Gummry and Simber oil fields, Sudan, for GNPO, PETRODAR and WNPO Companies.

He significantly contributed in the seismic interpretation and simultaneous AVO inversion with identification of the oil pay zones in clastic and carbonate reservoirs in compressional Sabinas Basin onshore, CoHuCa fields, Mexico, for PEMEX.

Oversaw estimation and thickness definition for sandstone gas reservoir by using seismic inversion techniques, spectral decomposition, AI/GI analysis in extensional Nile Delta Basin offshore, North-Ha’py concession, Egypt, for GSP Company.

Executed AVO inversion of 2D seismic data for distinguishing different lithology types and determination of high porosity reservoir intervals in the compressional part of the Indus Basin, KDT gas field, Pakistan, for PPL Company.

In 2011 he joined DEA-GROUP (previously RWE) in Egypt, where he worked a lot on the Nile Delta Messinian sandstone reservoirs, building of sedimentological models, deterministic and stochastic seismic inversions, prospect generations & wells proposals in Disouq gas fields, prospects & leads for the Nile Delta Onshore Development team.


Paper No. IPTC 17514, Vertical and Horizontal Pressure Depletion Trends Captured by AVA Geostatistical Inversion Conditioned Reservoir Modeling, Nile Delta, Egypt,

Authors: R.D. Vaughan, M.Ali, A. Mustafa, RWE Dea Egypt; T. Adly, Suez Oil Company, Egypt; D. Sulistiono and A. Petrov, CGG-Jason, UAE

Paper No. SPE-177963-MS, Integrating Seismic and Well Data into Highly Detailed Reservoir Model through AVAGeostatistical Inversion.

Authors: Denny Sulistiono, CGG; Richard Vaughan and Mohamed Ali, RWE Dea Egypt; and Shervin Rasoulzadeh, CGG