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 Madeddu has over 26 years oil & gas experience across Europe, Asia, South America and North Africa.  Reservoir Geologist background with 22 years with ENI E&P.

He is now the Managing Director at Sound Energy in Morocco, where he manages the Tendrara and Sidi Moktar permits. There, he has successfully completed the appraisal campaign in the Tendrara Lakbir Exploration License  with the drilling of the two appraisal wells in the “TE-5 Horst” structure. He’s currently preparing the Development Concession, with the first gas target being in 2019.


  • Chairman of Sound Energy Morocco from August 2015
  • Executive Director of the Sound Oil Plc Board from Sept 2014 until Oct 2015
  • Chairman of Apennine Energy SpA and Apennine Oil & Gas Spa from 2012 until 2015
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE-Aberdeen) from 1996

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.

Business Development Executive at Hydratight with responsibility for Joint Integrity Projects within the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian Regions.

Prior to re-joining Hydratight last year, David worked in a Business Development role for Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services for three years, having previously had a spell of 17 years in a number of marketing and commercial positions at Hydratight.