Mr. Chukri Sakkal

Chukri Sakkal is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sakson Group.

He has 45 years progressive experience in a variety of worldwide management positions and comes with more than 10 years active expertise in the oil and gas industry

He has bridged concept ideas to business plans and moved them into successful entities across the MENA region, Europe and USA. 

Responsible for profitable growth, process optimization and stabilizing the earnings across Sakson Group`s global presence.


  • Mr. Chaher Sakkal

    Deputy CEO

    Chaher comes with more than 15 years invaluable experience across a variety of industries and brings along with him a proven track record in building, growing and running businesses worldwide. His industry experience ranges from oil and gas, automotive, finance and trading to manufacturing and his international exposure includes the Middle East, Canada, USA, Russia and China as well as Central Asia, Northern Iraq and East Africa. 

  • Mr. Georg Schneider


    Georg has been in the drilling industry for 35 years, working in Europe, USA, Africa, Middle and Far East. Bringing a wealth of expeirence, Georg has held senior positions, including Managing Director, CEO and VP with the likes Weatherford Drilling International, Aabar Petroleum Investments/Dalma Energy, MB Petroleum Services and Deutag.




    With 25 years expierence in the industry, Erik leads the company’s efforts to grow its geographic footprint by facilitating the identification and maturation of new business opportunities. Erik has held key positions with ExxonMobil and BG Group, where latterly he was a member of the E&P leadership team. Erik holds a PhD in Geology, a master’s in Economics and is also a member of the BGS.


Chris Gregory

Drilling Operations Manager

Gentlemen, Please allow me to pass on my congratulations on the achievement of one year LTI free on Sakson Rig PR3 on the Taza 2 Location. This is an admirable achievement, of which the entire Sakson organisation and the Taza support team can be proud.

Karl Berghofer

Drilling Manager OMV KRI

“This letter is to certify that the crews on the rig Sakson PR3 have contributed to a remarkable achievement in drilling the well Bina Bawi 5 in a safe and effective manner. During the Bina Bawi 5 drilling operations the rig crew were exposed to non-standard drilling technologies. The well was finally drilled to a target depth of 3426m MD in 149 days within the planned time and significantly below cost.”

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