Dr. Djamel BEKKOUCHE
Dr. Djamel BEKKOUCHE graduated from the Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP) in 1978 and occupied many functions at Sonatrach since 1980 where he started as Geologist. He was particularly in charge of many departments within the State Oil & Gas Company such as Business Development Division, from 2002 to 2006, in charge of upstream international projects and the Exploration Division from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Djamel also held many key positions for instance the General Manager of the Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP) from 2011 to 2012 and the Manager at Alnaft Agency/Energy Ministry, in charge of the Promotion of Hydrocarbon Mining Domain, from 2012 to 2013. He also post-graduated from Grenoble University in France and got a PhD in Sedimentology in 1992. He has many publications and communications in international conferences and forums. Dr. BEKKOUCHE took his retirement from Sonatrach in July 2013 and he is currently Consultant in oil & gas exploration and development projects in conventional and unconventional resources.