A senior official at the state-run North Oil Company, who was last year put forward to be the next director general, was assassinated as he left work on Sunday.Two senior North Oil Company (NOC) officials confirmed the events.Unknown gunmen shot Saad Hassan Mohammed Ali, the director of the NOC Operations Division, as he left his office in the normally secured Arafa neighborhood around 1:15 p.m. local time. The shooting happened less than 100 meters from the main gate of the NOC office c… This content is for registered users. Please login to continue. If you are not a registered user, you may purchase a subscription or sign up for a free trial .