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.

Ms. Djeraba is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Global Energy Practice Group, where she specializes in general corporate and commercial advice to international clients in relation to their transactions and projects in North Africa across a wide range of industry sectors, including in particular oil and gas.

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

Ms. Djeraba lectures regularly on energy law at the University of Aix-Marseille.

Before joining King & Spalding in 2013, Ms. Djeraba worked for four years in the Energy & Infrastructure group of an international City law firm in Paris.

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.