Management – Finance – Marketing & Distribution

Christian AVERT

Christian Avert is a senior expert with more than 25 years of experience (SECOMAT Ingénierie Industrielle) in Oil & Gas (Upstream, natural gas transportation and storages facilities) through the projects and business development, with a complete knowledge of key market players (TOTAL and affiliates, GRTgaz, ENGIE, TEREGA / TIGF)) and associated ‘Good Engineering Practices’. Christian asked for to join us to be in touch with high skills engineers and managers to share know-how and information. Available to realized timeshare assistance or training (Home office – Pau, France / Front office) in project management (contract administration manual, project execution plan, …), business development (support for key accounts agreements, market studies, partnerships), engineering coordination, tendering of technical and commercial proposals (engineering, procurement services, consortium) or issuing specific technical deliverables.
Languages: English (professional) – French (Native) – Spanish (beginner)
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Civil Engineer graduated from ENPC (70), M. Sc. Stanford University (Calif. 71), CPA ( management diploma-Jouy 91). Has 32 years of experience in Offshore Field Development (with ETPM, McDermott-ETPM, Stolt Offshore). Held various positions as engineer, estimator, project and department manager, controller, in France and in Arabian – Persian Gulf, was Regional Manager (West Africa) ; then  was VP Strategic Planning & R&D with ETPM in Paris (97-99) ; Director of Technology (Stolt Offshore, London 2000) ; Chairman and GEO of Parangon Litwin SA and Director of Parangon Engineering Services Inc. in Houston (Engineering subsidiaries of Stolt Offshore 2001-2004). Offers management or consultancy services in Business Development, Operational Audits, Management of Major Projects or Affiliates, Strategy, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Training in the fields of Engineering, Construction, Operation and Maintenance in the Offshore Energy business.

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Born in 1951, graduated from ICAM Lille, France (75) in mechanical engineering. He has over 35 years experience in fuels and lubricants marketing and distribution in Europe, Africa and Middle-East. He mainly worked for MOBIL Oil, EXXONMOBIL then as consultant for PANOLIN AG (Switzerland), SWICORP (North Africa) and IFP School (France). His main areas of experience are in R&D, marketing, logistics and sales of mineral, synthetic and biodegradable lubricants. He currently provides training and expertise to existing or new lubricants operations in matured or emerging markets.

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Graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Physique et chimie Industrielle de Paris (69). He worked during 25 years for Honeywell (process control leader) in implementation and supports of instrumentation and system for oil & gas plants (upstream, downstream). One of his main focuses was Turkey and Central Asia business development with leverage from support services (training, maintenance). Since 1987 he has been acting as a service business development project manager in the African Guinea gulf and in Central Asia for various companies including IPEDEX (during 4 years) and has been registered as European Consultant on PHARE & TACIS programs for energy. He is currently an independent consultant targeting training and support services projects in Africa and Central Asia.

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Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (1981). Senior Oil & Gas project manager (topsides Ofon 2 project in Nigeria) and EPC regional branch manager. Michel is also Senior engineer in shipbuilding industry and expert for inspection of ships and control of consistency with French and European regulations. Main activity is to support development of international projects from identification of call for tenders to EPCC (including Commissioning). Languages French / English / German”

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Jean Jacques JUNG

Jean-Jacques graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris (78) and Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs (79). He is a seasoned professional with over 30 years experience in the Downstream Oil Industry and 8 years in Mining.
Most of his career was spent in developing countries in Africa, Indian Ocean and South-East Asia: he worked and lived in 10 such countries for Majors (Total, BHP Billiton) as well as mid-sized listed companies (Addax, Sherritt, Eramet, Rubis) and privately-owned business. He ran several companies with a particular focus on founding, restructuring and turning around operations. He possesses significant experience in high level negotiations both in the public and private spheres.

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Born in 1980, holds diplomas in both Resource Management (2002) from Turmen Oil and Gas University and Economics (2009) from Russian New University. Master of Science in Finance (2010) obtained at the University of Reading, UK. Since winter term 2011 has been working on a PhD dissertation at Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies. The research focuses on both economic and political aspects of Turkmen energy policy, particularly on the Eastern corridor of Turkmen gas export. Has been working in energy projects, including Inogate Project: Pipeline Network Information Systems in Central Asia. Offers management or consultancy services in business development, political and economic analysis and energy research.

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Nadia is an experienced Operational HR, Global Mobility, Training, Communication and Local Content consultant with over 15 years in the Global Oil & Gas and Engineering sectors, leading, coordinating, supporting and delivering projects, in complex and fast moving environments for international clients, organisations, training centres, vendors, suppliers, NGO and local governments in Africa and Asia.

In the past years, she has focused on Africa (Ghana and Mozambique) on resourcing, training local talents, leading studies on Diversity and Inclusion of women in the energy sector, as well as in-country value programmes for international organisations.

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Jacques LE GOFF

Born in 1956, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (X75) and ENSPM (IFP, 1979), worked 3 years as field engineer within SCHLUMBERGER WIRELINE LOGGING in Tierra del Fuego, South America. Since 1983, insurance surveyor : 15 years with ORCAL, and since 1999 within ERGET : warranty and claim surveys, loss adjustment, risk analysis, professional liability. Offshore works (mobile and fixed platforms, pipeline laying, towing, heavy lift…), drilling (oil & gas, geothermics…), marine activities (hull and machinery, P. & I.).

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Véronique LECOMPTE

Gratuated in Business Law (Master Aix-Marseille III), Marketing Management (Executive Master ESSEC), Digital Marketing (Naïas) and CSR (Université de Louvain), Véronique extensively worked in the Oil &Gas industry for more than 15 years. As Communications Director for Coflexip Stena Offsore, then Technip Coflexip, she delivered the 3-year marketing plan to launch the “CSO Deep Blue” abd faced several crises: managed all communications for the consortium led by CSO for the pumping of the Erika wreckage for Total, and key merger-acquisitions. As a Senior Consultant in London (8 years) and then Paris, she advises and supports Executives in the energy sector (fossil & renewables) in their global reach with innovative and differencing Communications strategies, which also encompass CSR. Véronique also delivers the plans and operations she recommends. She also worked across different sectors ranging from consulting & software services (Cap Gemini), the paper industry (International Paper) to the world’s nº1 in water services (Veolia Water).

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Jean-Jacques LIMAGE

Aerospace engineer from University of Liege, Belgium (1965), degree in statistics from the ISUP (Paris, 1968), MS in Economics, London School of Economics (1974). After an international career as an economist , including 2 years as an advisor to the Finance Minister of Ivory Coast, switched to financial (investment) analysis in 1985. Has successfully worked for 20 years (until mid 2000) with stockbrokers in Paris. He specialises in oil and oilfield service companies, both large and small, listed or not on the stock market. Keeps on doing the same as an independent analyst, targeting the smaller companies of the sector. He can help them for  jobs for which they would not like to refer to a banker, still less an investment banker : financial studies, communication policy, market research.

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Surrounds over 23 years experience in the Upstream Oil &Gas industry mainly  across the sub-Saharan Africa. Started from the bottom line with Sedco Forex Schlumberger as offshore field services engineer then climbed the ladder up to senior management positions for international large size and SMEs oil and gas services suppliers.
Demonstrated insight in the fields of Technical Assistance devoted to local team’s recruitment, skilling and training. My current expertise relies on strategic consulting to design operational solutions adapted to the local context to meet the business development requirements of foreign companies along african countries, combined with infield operational support.
Agile in identifying and capturing new business opportunities, I am used to play with strategic partnerships and joint ventures. Driven by an entrepreneurial vision, my deliveries usually include Technical dimensioning (business expertise), Market analysis, Logistical and administrative aspects, Business plan, Operational planning and HR needs. Fundamental awareness in Renewable Energy technologies (i.e. offshore wind turbines) and related global market.
Eager to support, under part-time or full-time missions, SMEs in demand to expand and scale-up  business activities in or beyond Africa boundaries, inclusive to local content compliance.
Languages: French (native) – English (business) – Spanish (beginner).

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Ingénieur de conception Télécoms/Réseaux & Systèmes décisionnels, Économètre-Statisticien diplômé de 3ème cycle & Doctorant en Économie de l’Énergie. Promoteur du Dakar PetroGaz Expo. Président de la holding internationale NetOil (NETOIL GROUP SA, NETOIL GROUP INVESTMENT à Paris, NETOIL ENERGY LTD à Londres). Par ailleurs Expert international spécialisé dans (i) les montages structurés et les opérations complexes de financement de projets d’Énergie et d’infrastructures diverses en PPP (ii) l’élaboration de modèles d’évaluation et optimisation économique des projets pétroliers et des contrats de financement (iii) l’évaluation de projets et la négociation des contrats pétroliers (iv) la négociation de contrats de couverture contre les risques (v) l’élaboration des outils d’aide à la décision, de suivi, de contrôle et de comparaison des résultats du partage de la rente pétrolière.

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Nicolas PARISE

I have been based in France, Asia, North America and Middle East in sales, marketing and P&L management positions and strongly contributed to the growth of a mid-size company, manufacturer and provider of industrial solutions (Onshore artificial lift systems, Offshore API Pumps) in Oil&Gas upstream markets.

My key competencies are management of people, strategic marketing, P&L, product Life cycle and sales management. From start-ups to medium-size groups, I wish to transfer my energy to an innovative and dynamic manufacturer looking at scaling-up its activities, either international group investing in France or French company growing international.

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Sales Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, working for world class companies such as Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, in charge of South Europe and North Africa.  My most recent role was Global Account Manager for a Major IOC.  My knowledge and experience are predominantly related to Offshore and On-shore Processing Packages, and Subsea Production Systems.  In additions to Sales, I’ve held roles in Project Management, Engineering, and Quality.
I have a good understanding of developing pursuit strategies, clients bidding and procurement processes, and working with government bodies.   I have strong commercial awareness and a key strength is my ability to build networks and close working relationships, both internally and externally.
I’m looking to work for a company where I can continue to grow and use my skills to support their business development, elaborate winning strategies and help increase market share.
Speaking 5 Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish

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Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lille (2003) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs – IFP School (2004) and Chartered Engineer from IMarEST (UK) , Pol Palacios started his international career as an operational expert at Total and BP in the field of deepwater subsea technologies before he ventured in entrepreneurship and consulting. In addition of various roles as administrator and non executive advisor in innovative startups, he created XWELLS in 2014, as a technical and business advisory firm with a focus on delivering strategic and operational expertise to the southern hemisphere. His focus is to create new businesses with emerging independent energy players, NOC’s and capital investors.

Languages are French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian

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Daniel Picard has spent most of his career with TOTAL in the Exploration Production Branch. He has been involved in most of the major Development Projects worldwide of TOTAL, particularly as Project Director for the Dalia Development in Angola; he was deputy MD in Norway and later MD for TOTAL QATAR, then became VP Development for TOTAL E&P. He spent quite some time abroad: in the UK, in Norway, in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, and lately in Brazil.For his last appointment in Brazil, he was seconded during 4 years to Petrobras as Special Adviser to the Petrobras Director of the LIBRA Project (later called Merou), a deep offshore giant Project in the presalt.

He retired from TOTAL in 2018 and is now a senior consultant in O&G matters, advising various banks and Ministries such as the MPEM in Mauritania, the Senegal Ministry etc. He is also a consultant on Energy transition for IFC/World Bank.

Daniel Picard was educated at Ecole des Mines, Stanford University, INSEAD and London School of Economics (LSE).

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Jean-Louis RICK

Has a background in Psychology from the Paris University (74). He worked during 35 years for Ipedex and Spie Oil & Gas Services in Selection & Assessment of personnel, Training projects and Human Resources Management & Consulting for National & International Oil & Gas companies, energy (power plants) and Mines, mainly in Africa, but also in Central Asia, Middle & Far East. He is focusing on the influence of culture and social environment on Company’ development. He is currently an independent consultant targeting training and HR services projects in Africa. He is working in French, English and Portuguese. »

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Thomas Rodriguez is a senior specialist in the field of local content, with 10 years + experience as local content consultant & manager for major O&G projects in Africa. He is today the director of CLC Solution and supporting megaprojects, companies and governments in their local content plan, strategy, performance and innovation toward best local content practices. Looking backward, he has been directly involved on the management of local content for projects totaling 70+ Billions USD investments and performed work to support impacts in 16+ African countries.

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Stéphane SOLE

20 years African experience in Oil & Gas industry (Upstream and downstream), mostly based in Africa (Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Mozambique). He established and managed several corporate and project entities in several African Countries, including Joint Ventures with NOCs. He is also Vice-President of the Africa committee at CNCCEF (Foreign trade advisor to French Government). He holds a Master degree in Economy of Energy from ENSPM (1999) and is graduated in Fluid Mechanics Engineering from Seatech.

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Born 1955. Chemical Engineer from ESCOM Paris (1978), Post-graduate diploma in finance from IAE Paris (1987), Financial Analyst certificate (1989). After a career as a chemical engineer during 10 years (DSM Resins), switched to financial (investment) analysis in 1988. Has worked for 24 years (until May 2012) with Société Générale (Paris and London) in the investment banking. He specializes in oil companies, mainly large ones listed on the stock market, as well as main macro trends such as oil and gas markets evolution. He has been ranked many times as an individual and as a team amongst best financial analyst in Europe. He can help both big and small companies in the sector on their strategic evolution decisions. He can help oil companies on their communication policy as well as on their market research.

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Senior in Finance & Accounting for 25 years, CFO in various company in France and Angola, founder of an accounting firm and chartered of accountant in Angolan, Frédéric is passionate by steering project for R&D, Construction, Real Estate in Engineering and Energy sectors, applying a mix of concept: local contents, Operating leverages and strategic investment plans. Speaking English, Portuguese, French

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Born in 1958, graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (81) and in Petroleum Economics from IFP School (83). Worked in the upstream sector on a wide range of projects for governments, oil companies and consulting firms. Contributed to implement one of the first progressive (R factor type) fiscal regimes. Analysis and economic modeling of upstream projects, risk analysis, training.

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