Position: Vice-president, downstream
Biography: Widely respected by senior figures in the international oil and gas industry, Abdelhafid Feghouli, as head of the downstream sector, is responsible for many of the country’s flagship projects in oil and petrochemicals. He is also in charge of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure.
The dismissal of Sonatrach’s Spanish partners, Repsol and Gas Natural, on the planned Gassi Touil integrated LNG project will make Feghouli’s role all the more important, and the state company is also developing a liquefaction terminal at Skikda. His main problem, say those in the industry, is the lack of expertise around him.
With three major projects in the hands of Sonatrach alone, and four further multi-billion-dollar international partnerships planned under the country’s petrochemicals masterplan, Feghouli could find the downstream division overstretched.
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