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SPE Symposium: Well Integrity Management
21–22 May 2024 | Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Marije Van Koolwijk

Marije Van Koolwijk

VP Geosciences & Engineering , TAQA

Marije van Koolwijk, born in the Netherlands is since July 2023 the Vice President, Geosciences & Engineering for TAQA, Industrialization and Energy Service Company, a Saudi based oil and gas service provider with base in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

She earned her Master degree in Geosciences from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and started her career with Shell in The Netherlands as an exploration geologist in 2002 before moving to Norway with her family. In 2011, she moved to the Middle East, Oman followed by Dubai where Marije has been residing since.

Marije is a seasoned integrated leader and subsurface professional who brings more than 22 years of subsurface, well operational experience, onshore and offshore, from various operators (NOC/IOC) in Europe, Middle East including Kurdistan Iraq. She has extensive experience in challenging operating environments covering exploration to mature field development in both clastics and carbonates including surface operations and business planning aspects. Improving performance and efficiency by integration of disciplines is her passion. Communication is key.

Besides being a technical professional, Marije is married with 2 children, shares a family passion of golf and travel.