Ahmed Lotfy
Chief Executive Officer

Ahmed Lotfy has over three decades of experience in the Oil and Gas Services sector having spent the majority of his career at Halliburton prior to joining Viking Services as its Chief Executive Office in 2016. Prior to leaving Halliburton, Mr. Lotfy sat on the Company’s Executive Committee and served as its President of the Eastern Hemisphere which encompassed the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe regions from 2007 to 2011. In this role, Ahmed was responsible for Halliburton’s operations across 55 countries. Previously, Mr. Lotfy also served as a product line manager and as the business development manager for Halliburton in the Middle East region. He also held a variety of engineering and managerial positions in Houston, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Egypt, Sudan and Libya during a 34-year career with Halliburton.

Mr. Lotfy is a graduate of the Faculty of Science at Ain Shams University in Cairo with a major in Chemistry.

Rob Dunn
President of Geophysical Services

Rob Dunn serves as Viking Services President of Geophysical. Mr. Dunn’s responsibilities include continuous strategic alliances with IOC/NOC’s ranging from preferred service providers to overall project management focusing on the frontier regions to the mature basins. Mr. Dunn has developed a dynamic team of field management employees to industry experts in geophysics encompassing over 21 years of industry expertise and experience. Mr. Dunn brings a vast level of experience to Viking Geophysical having acquired seismic data in all types of landscape, both land and shallow water based, with an in depth knowledge base of mountainous terrain.

In Mr. Dunn’s experience within the geophysical industry he has held positions ranging from operations supervisor to technical manager. Mr. Dunn has played a pinnacle role in the development, promotion and field testing of new and emerging seismic technologies and was instrumental in the successful launch of wireless acquisition technology in Turkiye. Mr. Dunn continues to development new emerging geophysical processes to assist the industry in safe and operationally efficient practices.

Mr. Dunn holds several technical certifications from the industries leading equipment manufactures. In addition to a technical background Mr. Dunn is a member of the following organizations. Society of Geophysicists/EAGE and American Chamber of Commerce.

Charles 'Randy' Arnold
President Drilling Services

Randy Arnold serves as Viking Services President of Drilling Operations. His responsibilities include developing and refining the drilling operations division from the ground up, including the continuous improvement and development of all aspects of Management Systems, Safety, Marketing, Administration and Operations. Mr. Arnold joined Viking Services in 2011 as Vice President / Country Manager, Iraq, where his responsibilities included the development and growth of Viking Services’ operations in Northern Iraq. Mr. Arnold has over 39 years of worldwide experience in all phases of drilling contractor management, with emphasis on “hands-on” operations having started in the industry at an entry level position of Assistant Driller Trainee in the UK and Norwegian offshore sectors of the North Sea. Mr. Arnold worked upwards through all key rig positions, culminating in promotion to Offshore Installation Manager. He was subsequently promoted and transitioned into the shore-based management side of operations, where he continued to advance through various senior management positions in the industry.

Mr. Arnold brings with him exceptional planning, team building, and management skills with a demonstrated ability to resolve difficult operational problems and manage and execute complex projects and operations both on and offshore. He has a proven ability to work with multi-national and multi-cultural work forces, having worked in or been a resident in, over 17 countries, including North and South America, the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Russia, West Africa, China and Southeast Asia. Most recently, Mr. Arnold served in the capacity as Director of International Operations with Nabors Drilling International where he was employed for 15 years. Prior to that, he served in various senior management and operations positions with major drilling contractor and operators in various countries world-wide, including Sedco, Tenneco, Wilrig and Atwood Oceanics.

Mr. Arnold attended Southern Methodist University majoring in Mechanical Engineering, followed by Drilling Technology Studies at University of Texas Petroleum Extension in Odessa, Texas. He also holds industry certifications of USCG Master, Mobil Offshore Drilling Units, MMS Certified Well Control Instructor and UK Offshore Installation Manager.