Jean-Daniel BLASCO, 60 years old, is an engineer graduated from the National Institute of Polytechnics of Grenoble, and has a master degree of economics from the French Petroleum Institute. He made his entire career in Oil and Gas industry, more precisely in Exploration and Production.

He joined the group ELF AQUITAINE in 1982 as an economist, and held several positions in France and in Africa, in development and planning, gas marketing and business development.

After the merger between TOTAL, FINA and ELF groups, he was appointed Vice-President of the Shtockman project, then Managing Director of the TOTAL’s affiliate in Yemen. He then moved back to the South West of France as Vice-President of TOTAL’s Technical and Research Center in Pau. In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director of the TOTAL’s affiliate in Bolivia. He came back to Paris as Vice-President E&P North Africa.

He has been in his current position, Managing Director of Total E&P Libye, for 18 months.

Jean-Daniel BLASCO is married with 3 children.

Over 30 Years of Diversified Experience in Oil and Gas Fields.
1985; B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Tripoli University, Libya
2003; M.Sc. Field and Well Management, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Mr. Luca Madeddu has been Managing Director of Morocco at Sound Oil Plc since June 2015. Mr. Madeddu served as Managing Director of Italy at Sound Oil Plc until June 2015 and served as its Managing Director of Apennine Energy Srl, its subsidiary since joining on January 2, 2012. Mr. Madeddu is a Member of the executive management team of Sound Oil. He has over 24 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with ENI, the major integrated energy company. He is a reservoir geologist by background and has extensive experience in hydrocarbon production, field development, petroleum engineering, supply chain management and reservoir engineering. Mr. Madeddu served as a Director of Sound Oil Plc since September 8, 2014 until September 28, 2015. He has managed large teams in complex operations in sensitive onshore and offshore environments and has worked in Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia, UK, Congo and Italy. Mr. Madeddu holds a Degree in Geology from Milan University.

Over 27 years of  diversified geological experience in the oil industry in Egypt.

-Extensive experience in Exploration and Development  wells.

-Proven track of play generation and prospect evaluation  by using  geological and geophysical data.

-Competence in designing and conducting Exploration and development projects.

-Excellent background in regional subsurface geological studies and basin analysis.

-Well oriented and very  good   experience using the most modern applications technology of 3D  Seismic , Petrel software and  Hydrualic frac.

Mr. Abdalkader joined NOC in 1999 as Reservoir Engineer; graduated from Bright Start University-Libya with a bachelor of Petroleum Engineering in 1995, continued his education at University of Missouri – Rolla, USA to complete his Masters of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2007.

Has an experience of 15 years in oil & gas sector as a reservoir engineer, divided between NOC and its oil operation companies.

Mr. Abdalkadeer had also published a technical paper titled “Changes in Near Wellbore Stress and Fracture Gradient Due to Cold Water Injection in a Sirte Basin Field, Libya” , Abu Dhabi, UAE 2009.

Ms. Djeraba is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Global Energy Practice Group, where she specializes in oil & gas. Her activities range from acquisitions (SPAs, farm-in, farm-out agreements, etc.) to project development (negotiation and re-negotiation of concession agreements and PSCs, gas sales agreements, joint operating agreements, etc.) advising on the upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors.

Although she mainly works on transactional matters, Ms. Djeraba is also involved in energy-related disputes.

Her work geographically focuses on North Africa, from Mauritania to Egypt, with a particularly strong expertise in Algeria.

Ms. Djeraba has recently advised on a potential country entry in Morocco, an IOC on the consequences and implementation of a change of control in Algeria, Mauritania and Libya, and the renegotiation of a concession in Tunisia. She is also currently working on a potential arbitration claim in Libya concerning the impossibility to carry out upstream operations.

Concerning Algeria, she advised several companies on the last oil & gas bid round in Algeria, the country entry of some of the winning bidders, and an IOC on the negotiation of a PSC extension. Ms. Djeraba also assists several IOCs in Algeria on their day-to-day operations in the country.

Ms. Djeraba is a French qualified lawyer based in the firm’s Paris office. She was educated/grew up in Algeria, has French/Algerian citizenship and is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

David recently retired (March 2106) from Royal Dutch Shell where his ultimate role was VP for Upstream Development Growth and JVs as well as being Shell’s Group Chief Reservoir engineer, a role he had held for 10 years.

Prior roles within Shell included VP Upstream Development for the EMEA region overseeing development engineering work for projects in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. He had also served in the early 2000’s as Shell’s Global staff manager for Petroleum Engineering. His early career with Shell was spent as a reservoir engineer and development team lead in Malaysia, Oman, Denmark, UK and The Netherlands.

David is British. After obtaining his degree in Applied Physics at Strathclyde University he worked for two years as a Schlumberger engineer in South America. He subsequently gained a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt and joined Shell in 1979. He is a long standing member of the SPE.