Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Musabbeh Al Kaabi

CEO, Mubadala Petroleum

Musabbeh was appointed as CEO of Mubadala Petroleum in 2014, having joined the company in 2013 as Chief Growth Officer, responsible for New Business Development, M&A and Exploration.  Previously he enjoyed a 16-year career with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).  

He joined ADNOC in 1997 and held increasingly senior technical roles within the organization, rising to become Manager of the Exploration Division.  His achievements include leading ADNOC’s first ever offshore high pressure/high temperature deep gas reservoir mechanical fracturing project; initiating and leading efforts to assess the unconventional resources in Abu Dhabi; and leading recent negotiations with international oil companies to conclude a number of joint venture agreements in Abu Dhabi.  He also undertook an overseas assignment on secondment to Shell in a team specializing in reservoir surveillance.   

His areas of expertise include geophysics, petroleum geology, field development, unconventional resources evaluation and petroleum economics.  

Musabbeh has been an active participant in a number professional bodies and event-related executive committees, and served as a Board Advisory Committee member for the National Drilling Company (NDC) and as an Executive Committee member of newly established Joint Ventures in Abu Dhabi.     

Musabbeh holds a BSc degree in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College, London.