Ancien ministre de l’énergie, des mines et des énergies renouvelables au sein du gouvernement de l’union nationale.
Il a travaillé en Tunisie et à l’étranger dans le domaine de l’énergie et des études stratégiques.
Khaled Kaddour est docteur en prospective et stratégie des organisations, auteur d’une thèse intitulée : "Analyse prospective d’un système en transition : des futurs qui n’ont pas eu lieu aux futurs possibles - Le cas de la Tunisie" au Conservatoire national des arts et métiers à Paris (2005). Il est aussi titulaire d’un master en gestion des entreprises pétrolières de l’Ecole des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (1988) et d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en production des hydrocarbures (1981).
Kaddour a également été auditeur de l’Institut National de Défense Nationale (Tunis, 2012), du Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University (Nesa Center, Washington 2004), du Centre d’études stratégiques pour l’Afrique (Cesa Center, Washington 2001), du Cycle d’études euro-méditerranéen adressé aux décideurs de l’Union européenne et des pays partenaires (Milan 1999). Il a enseigné (2002-2008) la prospective stratégique à l’Ecole Nationale de l’Administration de Tunis (ENA).
Past ICT Minister Past Energy, Mines & Energy transition
Mr Mongi Marzoug graduated from the “ Ecole Polytechnique” (France), and “TelecomTech”(France). He holds a doctorate in experimental physics and accreditation to supervise Research. He joined “Orange France Company”,where he worked during 5 years as a Research Director,followed by 6 years as Manager in communication investment strategy, and promoted Director of the Internet governance and Digital development within the Company.
During the period 2011 to 2014, Mr Mongi Marzoug occupied the position of Minister of the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) within the Tunisian Government.In January 2016, he was appointed as Energy & Mines Minister (january-august), andIn February 2020, Mr Marzoug was appointed as Minister of Energy, Mines & Energy Transition ( february -august).He is also the author of several technical and scientific studies, published in international scientific journals, and participates as speaker in national & international Conferences.
African energy transition post Covid-19
“Africa is a continent rich in land, water and energy resources, with a young and fast-growing population”. “Lack of reliable and affordable access to sustainable, and modern energy hinders agriculture productivity, food security and industrial development. Furthermore, it impedes the delivery of critical public services, damage health and the environment, and reinforce rural and gender inequality.” [renewable energy market analysis, Africa and its regions, IRENA 2022]
In post Covid-19 recovery efforts, and despite the financial difficulties in many African countries (a third of African countries are at risk of a debt crisis), Africa should accelerate and increase clean energy transition according to its specific sustainable development priorities. Each country in Africa needs to be realistic in choosing its own energy transition pathways based on its specific needs and resources.
Even if greenhouse gas emissions in Africa are currently fare below other continents (2% of cumulative global emissions), clean energy transition is a great opportunity for Africa countries to overcome their energy systems weaknesses, to improve energy security, affordability, and efficiency, and to increase meaningfully access to reliable electricity (electrification rate 46% in Sub-Saharan (2019)) and clean cooking (16% access rate to clean cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa).
African energy systems are very diverse with different energy transition status. The aim of my presentation is to provide glimpses of African energy transition priorities, policies, and progress.
Ali GaayaInternational Consultant in Oil and Gas E&P
International Consultant in Oil and Gas E&P
Expertise in Petroleum Geology & Geophysics
Ali Gaaya is a successful and experienced Geologist and Geophysicist, who has been involved with Tunisian and International oil and gas exploration and development projects for over 40 years. He worked for several national and international oil companies, including Serept, Etap, PA Resources Range Petroleum and Total, where he was assigned for 10 years, at their subsidiaries in Norway, the Netherlands and France. He gained experience from the North Sea, West and North Africa Oil & Gas Provinces. Since 2000, Mr Gaaya works as an independent international Consultant and gives several lectures in Geoscience, at different engineering schools and training Institutes. He also publishes numerous technical papers, and co-authored a book, published in 2018, addressing various E&P & Energy topics, including “shale Oil & Gas”
Hydrogen & Hydrocarbon Geologic Storage: Strategic & Economic importance, worldwide and in Tunisia
Deep geologic storage of hydrocarbons and other chemical products, has 2 main objectives:
It can constitute a strategic volume to face any unforeseen political or financial event, including the oil price volatility
I can also be useful to regulate the seasonal energy consumption variations, or compensate for the intermittence character of the renewable energy, using natural gas, or green hydrogen.
Three main geologic structures are used worldwide for large volumes’ storage:
1. Depleted hydrocarbon fields:
the oil, gas, hydrogen, carbon dioxide , or other chemical products replace the hydrocarbons which have been produced from reservoirs, which have proven good porosity and permeability characteristics.
2. Salt cavities created within subsurface “Salt
Domes” or thick salt layers, using fresh or sea water to dissolve large volumes of salt.
3. Aquifer structures, where drilling for
hydrocarbons, found good reservoirs but water bearing . In this case , and if the trap integrity is proven, the hydrocarbons, hydrogen or other products are injected at high pressures to replace the water within the reservoir.
Examples of potential geologic storage sites in Tunisia are discussed, together with the strategic and economic impact on the management of the energy and renewables sector.
Mr Mustapha El Haddad graduated as a Mining Engineer from the “Ecole des mines”, France, and as aBusiness Manager from the American Universities. During the period 1977-2011, he worked in the Oil& Gas industry sector, and managed several oil companies at high and senior managerial positions.Since 1996, Mr El Haddad acts as an independent Consultant in Energy Strategy and Politics. In thisrespect, he contributed to the publication of several important studies, including a prospective studyentitled “Energie 2025”, a more recent book entitled “Rétrospective du secteur tunisien de l’énergie”,published in 2018, and an ongoing study entitled “Gouvernance des Hydrocarbyres”.
Mr El Haddad is also a member of several professional Associations, and participates, as a speaker, innational and international Conferences and Forums.
Ph.D in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis
Ph.D in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis.
She is teaching at the National School of Engineers of Carthage (Semiconductors, Thermal Machines, Continuum Mechanics, Robotics.)
She is a researcher at Laboratory of Robotics, Informatics and Complex System (RISC).
Author of many publications in the field of Semiconductors and Renewable Energies.
She is now focusing on the Electricity Production Under the Effect of Climatic Disturbances and Sunspots.
Ezzedine Khalfallah is an international energy consultant, particularly within the World Bank Group. Engineer graduated from the French Petroleum Institute "IFP" and holder of a degree in Business Management in the Energy sector of HEC Montréal, He also benefited from a specialized Training in Alternative Energy Technologies "TAET Program" at the University of Gainesville in Florida (USA).
Mr. Khalfallah began his career at the Tunisian Oil Company "ETAP" since 1979 where he has held several senior positions, including Director of Strategy and Planning. In September 2000, he was appointed General Manager of the National Agency for Energy Conservation "ANME" then in August 2006 and until the end of May 2011, as Deputy General Manager of the Tunisian-Libyan joint-venture "Joint Oil ".
Hichem started his carreer with
Schlumberger where he held various
positions in North Africa then in Paris
and Dubai within the Acquisition and
Divestiture then in the water and
carbon sequestration group in North
Africa till 2008, when appointed as
Tunisia General Manager. In 2012,
he transferred to the Middle East
developing integrated projects. In
2016 he set up Al-HOSN Energy.
He completed a Master of Science at
the Heriot-Watt University in the UK
in 2015 and is a former member of
Solidar Tunisia, a think tank tackling
subjects such as governance,
investmen stimulation, energy
transition. He is an NRGI alumni and
a former SPE and AIPN member.
And is currently the President of the
Tunisia ENergy Society (TENS)
Energy in a changing Landscape
In a changing Energy markets landscape, African
countries face many challenges, although having
very different profiles and priorities when it
comes to the energy market, there are many
common aspects to these challenges and many
opportunities to cooperate when it comes to
Energy. A particular focus on the sector as post
covid-19 era a recovery of a global energy
demand is taking place, coupled with Ukraine
war consequences, concerns are growing
globally regarding CO2 emissions and climate
So what opportunities are we talking about?
What is the share of the clean energy in this
upcoming demand growth in major Africa
consumers compared to the rest of the world?
How are these countries tackling the subject? Is
there a coordinate approach in doing so? What
are the areas of potential cooperation?
President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President, Nigeria Private Sector Alliance (NIPSA)
Chair BOT of Network of Nigerian Non-Oil Exporters
Corporate lawyer, Tax Expert, International Commercial Arbitrator, Mediator and Negotiator.
He has investments in Mining, Petroleum, Technology, Manufacturing, etc.
He has served Nigeria as Federal Minister and also in other capacities.
He holds the Nigerian National Honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and the Honour of the Distinguished Service Order of the Republic of Liberia (DSO)
Training Manager & Senior HSE Instructor - Environmental & Geological Engineer
He Ensures Staff Training and Development as per OPITO, STCW, RoSPA, JOIFF and IWCF standards. Ensures Standard requirements are implemented including Staff competence, Facilities maintenance and inspection etc.
Ensures the implementation and application of OPITO Medical Emergency Response Standard including Audits, Emergency Drills and Staff competency.Ensures the application and planning of Maintenance activities.Ensures HSE rules are implemented and respected.
Ensures the verification of the Trainings and assessment conducted by the instructors. Ensures Quality policy and other policies are implemented and understood by ITC staff and contractors.Conduct Internal Audits for the compliance of ITC Management system with OPITO, STCW, ROSPA etc. standards.
Responsible of ITC Accreditation processes for JOIFF, OPITO BOER, OPITO H2S, OPITO AGT, OPITO IMIST. (Outcomes: outright approvals 2020)
Training Consultant: Senior Instructor & Quality Assurer (Clients: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell etc.) QHSE Consulting Audit and Training HSE Trainer ; Society of Research and Exploitation of Petroleum in Tunisia: SEREPT Engineering Trainee
• Data processing: Petrel, Petromod, Techlog, Opendtect, the Petroleum Experts Pack: MBAL, Prosper, GAP
Arc Gis, Idrissi, Surfer, Pack Office, , Maple, Pascal etc.
• Languages: Arabic, French, English, Spanish.
TARAK HODAIRISenior Technical Advisor- Geoscientist at National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Senior Technical Advisor- Geoscientist at National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Senior Technical Advisor- Geoscientist at National Oil Corporation (NOC) , a member of the NOC Board of Directors for Exploration 2014-2017 , a Head of Petroleum Engineering Dept 2012-2014., University of Sabha; graduate Research Assistant- at University of Oklahoma 2008-2012
A member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG, member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE); member of the Earth Science Society of Libya, Geological Society of Malaysia. He realized 8 publications research & scientific meetings. He speaks fluent English with a high computer skills.
Chief Executive Officer for Nomadia Energy Consulting
Kamel BenNaceur is the Chief Executive Officer for Nomadia Energy Consulting, based in Abu Dhabi. He is also the President Elect of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, with a term from 2020 to 2023.
He was previously the Chief Economist for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Prior to that, he was the Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks at the International Energy Agency, where his teams led the Agency’s Energy Technology Perspectives and the World Energy Outlook, as well as roadmaps for sustainable energy systems, ahead of the Paris Conference of Parties, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2014, he was appointed Tunisia’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines, where he launched several initiatives to transform the sectors, including a long-term strategy, the reform of energy subsidies, and a new law for the country’s renewable energy sector.
From 1981 to 2013, he held key positions in the world’s largest oilfield service company (Schlumberger), including Chief Economist and Technology President. His assignments with Schlumberger included France, USA, UK, Algeria, Venezuela, UAE, Egypt, Russia and Brazil.
He has more than 39 years of experience and knowledge in the energy and industry sectors around the world in both public and private service, and is the (co-)author of 19 books and over 150 publications.
attended Leeds Polytechnic in United Kingdom and is widely travelled. He is a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants- UK (ACCA) and the institute of chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree by Commonwealth University, United Kingdom.
He is an expert in the financial sector of the economy; having served as Managing Director/CEO – Assurance Bank, Executive Director – Afribank Nigeria Plc, (now Mainstreet Bank ) , General Manager/CEO, New Devco Financial Services Limited and Group Financial Controller – New Nigeria Development Company Limited (NNDC) Kaduna.
He was also on the Board of Afri Merchant Bank, IBWA Finance Company Limited, Dublin, (Republic of Ireland), Afribank Insurance Brokers Ltd, Kaduna Textile Limited, Apt Securities and Funds Limited and a Director of ARMECO Engineering Nigeria Limited.
Al-Mujtaba recently retired as the Managing Partner of the Northern region of Akintola Williams Deloitte & Co. (one of the leading audit firms in Nigeria).
was born in Suk El Giuma, Tripoli, Libya , june 10 ,1942
Studdied B Sc (Geology & Chemistry), 1965, University of Libya DIC (Diploma of Imperial College), Petroleum Geology, 1967, Imperial College, U. of London M Sc Petroleum Geology, 1967, Imperial College, U. Of London Ph D Petroleum Geology, 1986, Imperial College, U of London. He occupies the post of Managing Director, PETROLIBYA OILFIELD SERVICES
He served as a Geologist Trainee ESSO OIL Co 1964. AMOSEAS (American Overseas Petroleum Ltd), which is owned by CHEVRON & TEXACO as a Geologist and progressed to a Senior Geologist. Duties included: Field Geologist, Well site Geologist, Subsurface, Development and Regional Geologist. During this period, attended several courses such as supervisory, Labor Relations and Management courses scientific and petroleum industry courses such as Seismic Techniques & Interpretation, Wire line Logging Interpretation, Prospect Evaluation, Petroleum Development and Production from 1965-1973.
He occupied the post ofChairman and General Manager of the Nationalized AMOSESE (51% NOC & 49% CHEVRON & TEXACO). 1973-1974.
From1974-1977 he was elected as chairman and General Manager of (UAJ) UMM AL JAWABY PETROLEUM Co. (100% NOC), which replaced the nationalized AMOSESE. Duties include: the re-staffing and re-organizing of the company after all expatriates were withdrawn by CHEVRON AND TEXACO.
Interviewing prospective candidates for vacancies in drilling, production, petroleum & reservoir engineering, exploration geologists and geophysists was carried out in Libya, USA, Canada, UK and France. To ensure the steady flow of spare parts and machinery, vital for the company’s petroleum operation; traditional and new suppliers were contacted and assured of the UAJ’s credibility and ability to meet its obligations.
The Supply Department was re-organized and staffed with qualified personnel to be able to handle the supply operations directly from Tripoli and to replace AMOSESE’ New York Office, which used to handle all supply and recruitment operations for Libya.
Karim AhresCEO et founder of Netcom Tunisie 28 Years of career.
CEO et founder of Netcom Tunisie 28 Years of career.
Vice-President of Conect Digital (Conference of Citizen Enterprises) since April 2019
President of the Digital VAS (Value added services) chamber at UTICA (2017 - 2019).
President Infotica (2012-2017) Trade Union Chamber of Computer Engineering Services
A graduate in "Digital Communication" and holder of an E-MBA, Karim founded the first computer network company in Tunisia 1992
As President Infotica-UTICA (2012-2017), he actively participated in the development of the “Tunisie Digitale 2020” strategy including the National Cloud approach, the classification of data and the framework for interoperability between different state information systems.
Consultant in energy and strategic foresight. Former Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies in the National Union Government. He has worked in Tunisia and abroad in the field of energy and strategic studies.
Khaled Kaddour is a doctorate in foresight and organizational strategy, author of a thesis entitled: "Prospective analysis of a system in transition: futures that have not taken place to possible futures - The case of Tunisia" at the National Conservatory of arts and crafts in Paris (2005).
He also holds a master's degree in petroleum company management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal (1988) and an engineering degree in hydrocarbon production (1981).
Kaddour was also an auditor at the National Defense Institute (Tunis, 2012), of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University (Nesa Center, Washington 2004), of the Center for Strategic Studies for Africa (Cesa Center, Washington 2001), of the Euro-Mediterranean Study Cycle addressed to decision-makers in the European Union and partner countries (Milan 1999). He taught (2002-2008) strategic foresight at the National School of Administration in Tunis (ENA).
Mr Mohamed Makki MAALEJ trained as a software and telecommunications engineer, graduated from ESPRIT. He has actively participated in several entrepreneurship competitions where he won several national and international awards: First VENTUREWELL March 2016 Tunis.
Tunisia Second Samsung Fast Track Prize September 2016, Tunis, Tunisia BIGBOOSTER Laureate October 2016, Lyon, France First Prize SeedEuro Med February 2017 Marrakech, Morocco Innovation Prize Green Africa Innovation Booster July 2017, Marrakech, Morocco Souk Ettanmia Laureate July 2017, Tunis, Tunisia Start’Act Laureate August 2017, Tunis, Tunisia First Prize Switchmed January 2018, Tunis, Tunisia Souk Attanmia Laureate April 2018, Tunis, Tunisia Best Green Startup Award October 2018, Barcelona, Spain Startupper of the Year By TOTAL Award June 2019, Tunis, Tunisia Challenge des 1000 digital africa June 2020, Marseille, France
Engineer and doctor in computer science. He was born in 1980 in Feriana, Tunisia. He received his computer engineering degree from the National School of Computer Sciences (ENSI) 2003. He then obtained a master's degree 2006 and a doctorate in computer science 2016 from the same university.
Currently, he teaches at the Higher Institute of Computer Sciences (ISTIC) in Borj Cédria, Tunisia. Wassim has been involved in the design and implementation of network and computer system security in the National Agency for Energy Management in Tunisia and in several innovative startups. His research interests are in the modeling and performance evaluation of multimedia traffic in computer networks.
is an exploration geologist at national oil corporation, Libya (NOC) since six years ago and he has published many papers, delivered several presentations on diversified subjects or topics (locally and globally) in:
Tunisia oil gas summit 2019
Africa oil week 2018 in Cape Town
Last month I have joined AAPG technical committee regarding MEDINA confetence 2022
Founding president of the Libyan chapter of American society of applied scientists Engineers from February 2022
Mehdi Ben Abdallah started his career with Schlumberger where he held various positions in different locations from Africa to Europe. in 2014 he was appointed as project manager for the first worldwide Remote Operation Center running unmanned well testing operation. In 2016 he moved as North Africa operations design engineer covering Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, and Chad before shifting to management positions in 2018 and appointed as Service Delivery Manager for Algeria.
In 2021, and after completing a training path in Management and leadership, he joined a new innovative Startup, Innovative Production Services and took the optimizing, improving, and managing the operations in Tunisia, Algeria, and Romania.
With his technical skill and eagerness to learn, He shared several solutions, and best
Solution to give a second life to a dead well while optimizing the energy and cost
practices used by service companies in different locations
In today’s oilfield economics, every penny spent on extracting oil from our reservoir must carry its weight. Nowadays with the increasing costs of the exploration, the petroleum industry is shifting to the reservoir production optimization using different techniques. Artificial lift is considered the most important and cost-effective method used for this purpose, and more precisely, gas lift is the most used technic for boosting the well. However, it requires a lot of energy and power consumption, a significant energy loss during the execution is inevitable. Consequently, a proper gas lift design can significantly reduce the operating cost, increase the net present value, and maximize the recovery with minimum energy cost.
During this presentation, we will present an Innovative technologies which helps optimizing the gas lift design, energy consumption cost and maximize the benefits of an asset with a fully automated system supported by a digital platform for monitoring, controlling, and predicting well behavior using Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. This innovative gas lift optimization technics, has proven its efficiency with different partners and was adopted by big oil producers in different countries.