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Abu Dhabi, AZ, United Arab Emirates
March 12, 2018

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Arif Khan Afridi

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Skype arif.afridi5

Sex Male Date of birth 30/05/1983


30/01/2018- Present Well Testing Assistant Operator

Safwan Petroleum Technologies Establishment

Test for pressure, salinity, flow rate and other production factors.

Actively participating in all company safety programs and ensuring all safe work practices are followed.

Communicate with the supervisor and other crew members to ensure job completion.

Assist with gathering accurate reliable data throughout the shift.

Recording of surface pressures and gas and liquid rates and determining well’s production viability.

Conduct tests and record data about flow rate, pressure, salinity or other production factors.

Assist in regular maintenance of all testing equipment.

Following all government, industry and company regulations and policies.


02/03/2015 to 31/03/2016

Interpreter for Urdu and Pashto languages

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Bangkok, Thailand

Interpreting from Urdu and Pashto to English and vice-versa during protection interventions by UNHCR staff such as registration, refugee status determination and resettlement interviews.

Translation of documents related to these functions from Urdu and Pashto to English.

Assisted in the protection and psychological counselling of asylum seekers and refugees.

Visited different locations like the Immigration and Detention Centre and the Bangkok Refugee Centre to provide interpretation and counselling in relation to Protection services provided by the organization.

Surface Well Testing Operator

China National Logging Corporation, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Coordinating rig up, rig down, Pressure test; operate the well test equipment on site in accordance with supervisor instruction.

While on site, under the guidance of well test supervisor, taking charge of all activities involved in flowing the well, ensuring the junior crew members are working in a safe and efficient manner.

Implementing all QHSE procedures as required during the project.

Discussing every single detail about ongoing job daily in TBT and safety factors related to it

Providing the best output and required data for Client Company in a most safe way.

Supervising jobs like Choke Burner, Green burner at almost every ADCO and Offshore location.

Operating Data Acquisition System (DAS).

Preparing daily report of ongoing operation and completing task report after completion of every job.

Preparing daily SWT equipment condition and maintenance report.

15/08/2013 to 12/07/2014

Parameters Recording and Monitoring System to support the Drilling Activity

Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy)

MS Petroleum Engineering Thesis

(A research project held under research work of Statoil company of Norway)

The main goals of the thesis were to analyse the following:

Basic concepts, techniques and operation of different parameters and recording monitoring system.

Making sure of a smooth and safe drilling activity.

Research about kick detection system and blow outs.

Usage of different equipment and tools to prevent damage caused by sand production.

07/12/2011 to 06/07/2012

Project leader - Masters Project (Oil and Gas Transportation)

Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy)

This project was aimed in designing a hypothetical pipeline for water and oli supply between two cities.

05/12/2010 to 28/08/2011

Project leader - Masters Project (Risk Analysis)

Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy)

Risk Assessment project of a gasoline treatment plant involving FMECA analysis, HAZOP analysis, event tree analysis, fault free analysis, criticality index, and consequences.

01/04/2009 to 15/05/2009

Internee in Geological Well Supervision Department, OGDCL, Pakistan

Oil and Gas Development Company, Pakistan

Worked in Geological Well Supervision Department as a trainee geologist (2 weeks)

Worked on site in the MELLA N4, KARRAK, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (3 weeks)

Worked as a trainee mud-logging geologist.


15/09/2010 to 15/07/2014

MS in Petroleum Engineering (from Italy)

Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy)

Major courses studied:

Reservoir engineering (Well Testing and Wireline Formation Testing, Material balancing and History matching), Geophysical prospecting of hydrocarbon reservoirs, Geo-mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Drilling engineering, Reclamation of polluted sites, Geology, Risk Analysis

4/10/2004 to 19/01/2009

BS in Geology

Department of Geology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Major courses studied:

Fundamental geology, Optical Mineralogy, Stratigraphy, Geo-tectonics, Sedimentology, Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology, Geophysics, Structure Geology, Sedimentary depositional systems


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Other language(s)






Spoken interaction

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Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Communication skills

While studying in Italy, I met and interacted with people from different nationalities and ethnicities which helped in enhancing my communication skills. Also during my work with UNHCR, I have worked together with people from various backgrounds on a daily basis. This has developed my skills in managing team tasks easily.

Organisational / managerial skills

I was an active member of Society of Exploration Geophysics Politecnico di Torino, for one year. I organized various honorary lectures and seminars for our student chapter to build a better understanding level of geophysics and have healthy communications between Petroleum companies and students of Petroleum engineering.

I successfully organized various sporting and cultural events during my university career.

Computer skills and competences

Data Acquisition System (Fardux, Fakete)


Corel draw

Good at using MS word, excel and power point.


Seminars and Conferences

2011 – Offshore Mediterranean Conference of Petroleum Engineers, Ravena, Italy.

2011 – Geology Seminar on Drilling and Mud Logging at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

2012-ENI conference for seismic Acquisition at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2012-Two weeks training offered by Prof. Gianni Emiliani (DrillNet) at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2013-One week of lectures and exercises on Tectonics of Mid Oceanic Ridges, Rifted Continental Margins and Subduction Zones at University of Parma, Italy by Prof. Cesar R. Ranero, Barcelona Centre of subsurface imaging (Barcelona-CSI CSIC)


Dr. Ashgar Ali (Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geology, University of Peshawar)


Dr. Sulaiman (Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geology, University of Peshawar)


Raffaele Romagnoli (Professor, Politecnico di Torino University, Italy)


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