Norman Sheppard

Leader Base Oils

Norman is the Leader of Bapco Base Oils. He has 35 years of Technical and Business expertise and experience in new and developing projects related to Oil and Gas, Base Oils, Lubricants, Additives and Materials and Engineering.

Activities of Interest

  • At Bapco he is leading the market development of BAPbase® Group III Base Oils produced in the Joint Venture plant at Sitra, Bahrain
  • Previously at Saudi Aramco Joint Ventures. He was involved in designing the new Luberef Group II Base Oil plant at Yanbu and can claim to be one of the original architects of the “Aramco ONE” base oil concept
  • He was awarded a US Patent for converting methane to methanol
  • In previous years he was the Chevron Middle East Regional Sales Manager
  • And before that he opened the Lubrizol Regional office in Dubai in 1985
  • He has been a Faculty member of the Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, teaching Strategic and Scenario planning
  • As a UK Chartered Engineer and registered Materials Expert Witness, I am a technical expert in chemicals for transport and Industry
  • Norman is well known in the Base Oil, Additives, Lubricants blending and merchandising businesses

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