Exploration – Géologie – Géophysique


Has over 35 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, mainly with ELF and for over half of that time his focus was Africa. As VP Africa Exploration, during the period 1987-1993, he was instrumental in positioning ELF in the deep offshore exploration of the Gulf of Guinea leading to the giant discoveries in Angola (Girasol, Dalia…) and in Nigeria (Bonga, Usan…). He was also involved in several other large discoveries (Amenan in Nigeria, Cobo-Pambi in Angola, Nkossa in Congo) and in the development of complex fields which needed multidisciplinary work. In 1993 he became Elf VP for New Ventures and negotiations, successfully establishing the company in a number of new areas such as Azerbaijan (Shak Deniz) and Trinidad & Tobago. He retired from ELF in 2001, having spent his last 3 years as VP Asia Pacific in Singapore. Since then, he is an adviser to start ups, national oil companies and to banks. He also gives lectures and is a moderator and/or speaker at international conferences. Andre is a graduate of St.

E-mail   : andre.coajou@wanadoo.fr


Exploration Advisor after 35 years in Exploration & Production worldwide with strong geological background (PHD Structural Geologist) and extensive experience in seismic interpretation (Shell formation). Responsible at Geopetrol Inl for exploration discoveries as Vietnam offshore block 15-1 (150 000B/D) and Yemen onshore block 47 (15 000B/D soon). Geosciences Manager for all new ventures assets as in Europe, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, South America, Middle East and Africa (West Coast).

E-mail   : bertrand.vandenberghe@wanadoo.fr

Gildas OMNES

Born in 1935, graduated from ENSG ( Nancy School of Geology-58 ), he worked from 1958 to 1995 with Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG). He acquired a broad experience in seismic reflection and potential field methods applied to exploration for Oil and Gas as well as mining, ground water and civil engineering, particularly in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and W.Africa. He managed crews, regional operations and also R&D, Technical Assistance and QC teams. Now a Consultant, he is involved in the supervision of geophysical operations, the development of seismic data processing methods and training courses. Recently he designed 1 and 3D surveys in difficult terrain and evaluated onshore and offshore data sets in five countries of West Africa. E-mail   : geomnes@wanadoo.fr

Jacqueline JOUVAL

PhD from Marseille University (78), studying Ivory Coast Neogene Foraminifera and DESS from Paris University (94) in Environmental Engineering. 20 years of experience in exploration for hydrocarbons in Africa, Europe and South America for Ivory Coast Hydrocarbons Office, TOTAL, CORPOVEN, LAGOVEN and PDVSA. >Excellent knowledge of wellsite geology, regional stratigraphic studies and sequence stratigraphy with multidisciplinary groups. Responsible for training of junior micropaleontologists in Venezuela. Highly motivated to continue a career as an Oil and Gas Exploration Consultant.

E-mail   : jacqueline.jouval@libertysurf.fr

Jacques Bal

Graduated in geology from Karl Rupecht University, Heidelberg Germany. International experience as exploration and field geophhysist with major oil and services companies (Geosource, Prakla-Seismos, Total, Elf, Conoco, Texas Crude, …) He is working currently as consultant in oil and gas field evaluation, seismic acquisition and interpretation. His worldwide experience includes also supervision, logistics, project impact studies, coordination and management. His working languages are : French, English, German and Arabic.

E-mail   : jacques.bal@free.fr

Jean-Louis TEURLAI

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (X 64) in 1966.  Has over 40 years experience in the oil industry, mainly in exploration activities.  Worked five years with CGG as Party Chief, then joined Shell for twenty seven years in geophysical data acquisition, seismic data interpretation, exploration management, HSE management, and E & P project management.  Has worked as consultant for the last ten years, managing projects related to geophysical acquisition, HSE and exploration.  Has worked in Latin America, the Former Soviet Union, and various other oil provinces. Is fluent and can work in French, English, Spanish and Russian.

E-mail   : jl.teurlai@free.fr


Born in 1956, graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1979) and Newcastle University ( UK ), he worked for 5 years in reservoir engineering and reserve evaluation at FRANLAB (now BECIP-FRANLAB) in Sophia Antipolis (France) and Houston (Texas). He founded EOSYS in 1993, a geosciences and seismic survey company based in Paris, and has managed it since then. To reservoir engineering and reservoir modeling, he has added specializations in 3D geological modeling, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, satellite and aerial image processing and interpretation. He has worked for most of the major industrial French Corporations as well as a number of IOC and NOC in Europe, Africa, Middle East and America. His current focus is in prospect and reserve appraisals as well as in assisting or participating with private investors to secure new exploration and production permits. E-mail   : contact@eosys.fr


Graduated engineer from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (1965), MBA (Nantes, 1966), and PhD in Earth Sciences (Montpellier, 2008). He worked 18 years with Schlumberger, where he held technical commercial and managerial positions. Managed a data processing centre for log interpretation and created, then managed a school for log analysts. Has published several petrophysics and geology papers. His international experience is mainly in North and West Africa, Europe, and Asia. Has held management and consulting positions in computer service companies in USA and France. Presently Consultant in computer and oil services. E-mail   : adeuxpoints@infonie.fr