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Historical Milestones


BAPCO established by Standard Oil Company of California


First oil discovery in the Arabian Gulf


First shipment of crude oil


The Bahrain Refinery - with a capacity of 10,000 barrels per day - opened


A-B pipeline laid between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, then the world's longest commerical submarine pipeline.


Discovery of natural gas

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Bahrain Refinery expansion programme completed with 250,000 barrel-a-day capacity


Incorporation of the Bahrain National Oil Company (BANOCO)


Establishment of Supreme Council for Oil under the chairmanship of H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister


The Petroleum marketing Unit is set up in the Ministry of Development & Industry with the aim of marketing the Goverment's 60% share of products from the Bahrain Refinery


BAPCO reconstituted as a joint venture refining company owned 60% by the Bahrain Goverment and 40% by Caltex

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BANOCO assumes full and direct responsibility for production of oil and gas from Bahrain field


Incorporation og Bahrain Aviation Fuel Company (BAFCO) in which BANOCO shares 60% Valtex 27% and BP 13%


Inauguration of Dar An-Naft (oil meusum) in line with 60 years of oil discovery


The Bahrain Goverment assumes 100% ownership of the Bahrain Refinery


The new BAPCO is formed following the merger between The Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C. and the Bahrain National Oil Company


Start of Petroleum products in-line blending and introduction of unleaded gasoline to the local market


Kerosene Merox units commissioned as part of the Refinery Modernisation Plan


Launch of new Bapci Strategic Direction


Contract signed to execute Low Sulphur Diesel Production Project

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US$ 1.1 billion finance secured for investment programme


Start-up of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Complex in line with 75 years of oil discovery


Bapco achieves EMS ISO 14001 certification


incorporation of Tatweer Petroleum Company, to assume responsibility for the stewardship and redevlopment of the Bahrain Field


Inauguration of the US$430 million Lube Base Oil Planet (LBOP) The First shipment of group lll very High Viscosity Index (VHVI) Lubricant Base Oils was exported.


Launch of Sadeem Fuel Card


Inauguration of Waste Water Treatment Plant at a cost of US$120 million

What we do

Bapco is a regional oil and gas leader and an important contributor to modern Bahrain, accounting for a signifcant portion of the region's energy-related activitied.

The company owns a 260,000 barrel-a-day refinery, storage facilities for 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. About one-sixth of this crude originates from Bahrain Field, with the remainder being pumped from Saudi Arabia through pipelines, with 95% of Bapco's refined products being exports. The company produces high-quality Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Naphtha, Gasoline, Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Ultra Low Silp hur Diesel, Heavy Lube Distillate, Fuel Oil and Asphalt, which from the core of its business.

Utilising advancced techniqueds, Bapco also carries out extensive studies to obtain accurate data on exiting oil and gas reserves.

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Chairman's Message

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Dr. Dawood Nassif


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Dr. Dawood Nassif


CEO's Message

On behalf of The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and its employees, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to Bapco’s official website. The vision behind this endeavor was to build an enriching and everlasting bridge between our organization, the community and interested readers.

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Dr. Pete Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer

Since the initial formation of Bapco in 1929, Bapco has made a rich history in the development of the oil industry in the region as well as spearheading the transformation of Bahrain from a pearl and agrarian economy to a modern industrialized society. Bapco has simultaneously played a key role in training & development of a new generation of leaders and professionals in addition to value addition to the Kingdom’s economic development. It is our wish to reflect these standards in the interaction, function and the content that our website offers to our partners.

Our philosophy behind re-launching of the website has been to open the floodgates for clear communication, which goes hand-in-hand with our culture of striving for excellence. The Bapco website will be your go-to source for company news, key updates and other relevant information. Thank you for your interest and we hope you enjoy what our website has to offer.

Dr. Pete Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer

Core Vision / Mission / Values






To sustainably manage and operate an integrated energy business, leveraging best practices and creating value for shareholders, customers and employees.


Bringing energy to the world for the the enduring prosperity of the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Staying ahead of our customer's energy needs.


To be recognised as a dynamic and empowring national energy company competing globally.

Board of Directors

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Dr. Dawood Nassif


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Mr. Mohammed Al Jamea


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Mr. Naser Al Suwaidi


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Mr. Majeed Al Awadhi


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Mr. Majeed Al Gassab


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Mr. Yousif Abdulla Hamood


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Mr. Ashok Krishna


Executive Management

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Dr. Pete Bartlett

Chief executive Officer

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Eng. Ebrahim Talib

Deputy Chief executive Officer

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Eng. Khalid Al Sabbagh

GM Special Projects

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Mr. Khalid Ebrahim Buhazza

GM Marketing

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Mr. Mohamed Jawad Sitrawi

Chief Financial Officer

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Eng. Hafedh Al Qassab

BMP Project Director

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Eng. Mahmood Mirza

GM Maintenance

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Mr. Raed Salman Satar

GM HR & Administration

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Mr. Gaetano De Santis

GM Engineering

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Mr. Vasun Subanake

GM Refining

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Mr. Khalid Hadi

Deputy General Manager Engineering