3rd Frankfurt Gas Forum Speakers


Sherif Sousa

First Undersecretary For Gas Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, & Chairman, Ganoupe Petroleum Holding Company


Fellowship Degree, Strategic Studies in National Security, 2002, Nasr Higher Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt

PhD., Reservoir Geophysics, 1990, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

MSc., Applied Geophysics, 1986, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

BSc., Geophysics, 1979, University of Tanta, Egypt


Professional  Experience:   

Ganoub EL-Wadi Petroleum Holding Company, Chairman

Petroleum Ministry, First Under of Secretary for Gas Affair, July 2013 - present                

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Cairo, Chairman, 2012 - 2013

Badr Petroleum Company (Shell Oil Joint Venture ), chairman & Managing Director, 2011-2012

General Petroleum Company (GPC) Chairman & Managing Director, 2010- 2011

Rashid Petroleum Company & Burullus Gas Company, ( B.G Joint Venture Company ),Chairman & Managing Director), 2006 – 2010                                                   

Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority, Cairo, Chairman, 2004 – 2006

Rashid Petroleum Company, and Burullus Gas Company, Cairo, ( B.G Joint Venture Company), Chairman and Managing Director, 2003 – 2004    

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Cairo, Vice Chairman for Agreements and Exploration, 2000 – 2003

EGPC & Edison Gas Company, Algeria Team Leader and Contract Manager, 2000

Badr Oil Company (Bapetco) (Shell Oil Joint Venture ), Geophysics General Manager, 1997-2000

Seismic Software Intercomp, Cairo, Regional Seismic Interpreter,1986-1989

GSI Processing Centre, Cairo, Geophysicist1984 – 1986

Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), Cairo, Subsurface Evaluation Geologist, 1980 – 1984

ExLog Company, Cairo, Well Site Geologist, 1979 - 1980



2005 The Mineral Resources in Egypt

2004 How to develop the Mineral resources for the Industry

2002 The deep water gas potential in the Mediterranean Sea

2001The extraction of the Petrophysical Properties & reservoir characterization in the tight deep-sited clastic reservoir by optimized 3D seismic calibrated by the well data, Obaiyed field, North Western Desert, Egypt. OAPEC conference, Paris.

2000 Applications of Shear Wave Anisotropy in the Development of the Obaiyed Gas Field, Western Desert, Egypt

1998 Application of latest technology (Wide Azimuth 3D) in cost effective 3D. OAPIC conference, Paris, 

1998 Improvement in 3D Acquisition Technology, Theory and Practice. EPEX.

1996 Evaluation of the Apollonia carbonate reservoir in the Western Desert, Egypt, using surface and borehole geophysical methods. (Anisotropy Session) SEG Conference, Colorado, Denver, USA,

1996 Seismic Inversion, AVO Analysis and Fracture, Prediction Techniques Used to Evaluate the Hydrocarbon Prospectively of the Apollonia, Formation, BED2 area, Western Desert, Egypt. EGPC Conference, Cairo.

1994 Efficient One-Pass 3D migration, In Badr El Din Area, W.D., Egypt. SEG Conference.

1994 Walkway VSP: A tool to assess the effect of the ray bending on 3D seismic.  EGPC Conference, Cairo..

1993 A comparative analysis between One-Pass & Two Pass migration. OAPIC Conference, Paris.

1988 A bright future of Busily area using an advanced Seismic Stratigraphy processing. EGPC conference, Cairo.

1985 Subsurface evaluation of the north central part of the Western Desert of Egypt using Geological and Geophysical Tools. Geophysical Society Conference, Cairo.