International Consultant in Oil and Gas E&P
Expertise in Petroleum Geology & Geophysics
Ali Gaaya graduated as a Geologist Engineer (Nancy, France), followed by an Engineering degree in Geophysics from the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP, Paris, France).He is a successful and experienced Geoscientist who has been involved with Tunisian and International oil and gas exploration and development projects for over 40 years.
His previousemployers include Teico, Range Petroleum, P.A Resources, Etap, Total, and Serept. He has an extensive experience in a wide range of onshore and offshore Petroleum Provinces, in North Africa, the North Sea and West Africa, and occupied various technical and managerial positions. Mr Gaaya spent 10 years as a Senior Geoscientist, working for the French Major Elf-Total subsidiaries in Norway, the Netherlands and France. He was also an Exploration Manager and a key person in the team that successfully contributed to the development of PA Resources in Tunisia, between 2000 & 2007.
Through the efforts of the team, P.A Resources has added new assets and reserves to their portfolio, and made a new oil reservoir discovery within an aging onshore field. Since 2000, Mr Gaaya works as an international Consultant andgives several G&G lectures at different engineering schools, including training in applied Geophysics & unconventional hydrocarbons & reservoirs at Ogim (Oil & Gas Institute of Monastir,Tunisia).Mr Gaaya is a member of several National & International professional Associations, including EAGE, SPE, ATPG, ATUGE, participates as a speaker in various Conferences, and publishes numerous scientific papers addressing various technical topics, including “shale Oil & Gas and Unconventional Reservoirs”.
He realized, as a co-author, a book entitled “Rétrospective du secteur tunisien de l’énergie” published in 2018, which constitutes an important reference in the energy sector, and which will be updated regularly.