Dr Mostefa Ouki has close to thirty years of experience in developing, executing, and managing gas and energy-related techno-economic projects throughout the world. He led numerous consulting and advisory assignments commissioned by governments; national and international energy companies; and, international financial institutions. He also executed and led a number of consulting assignments on the implementation of oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure projects in key hydrocarbon producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Dr Ouki worked closely with government and private sector policy decision makers in a number of countries on the formulation, funding and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects and policies. He advised project lenders and financial advisors on the development of energy and infrastructure projects, including: gas-to-power projects; gas-based petrochemical projects; and, cross-border gas pipeline and LNG projects. Recently, he has been involved in work sponsored by international organizations on energy for sustainable development.
Dr Ouki started his career with the gas exports division of Algeria’s national oil and gas company, Sonatrach, in Algiers, and worked in Washington, D.C. as a consultant on gas development projects for the World Bank. He was Vice President in Nexant’s Energy & Chemicals Advisory division based in London. Prior to Nexant, he was with the energy technology and consulting division of Bechtel and worked for the international oil and gas engineering and project management company Penspen.
Dr Ouki holds a diplôme d’ingénieur d’état in petroleum engineering economics from Algeria’s Institut National des Hydrocarbures and MSc in Energy Resources, MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a member of the American Economic Association; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; the International Association of Energy Economics and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.