Civil status: Married, two Childs
Language: English, French & Arabic
Location: Algiers – Algeria
Adress : 39, Rue Souidani Boudjemâa, Algiers, Algeria
Youcef Mokrani graduated with bachelor degree (Bsc) from the Algerian National Institute of Hydrocarbons and Chemistry – Algeria in 1993. He has started his career in Algeria with Sonatrach National Oil Company and Sonatrach-Eni Joint Venture, and then joined NOC-Total Company JV in Libya between 2006 and 2011. In 2011 he moved to Total E&P Congo until September 2012. Finally, he joined Weatherford Solutions Sdn Bhd at Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia as Senior Region Geo-Modeler Petroleum Consulting - Asia Pacific and he moved to Weatherford Dubai – United Arab Emirates on April 2014. He recently joined Ministry of Energy of National Agency for the Valorisation of Hydrocarbon Resources "ALNAFT" (Algiers – Algeria) as Head of Department Berkine Basin.
He is a Senior Reservoir Geologist with eighteen years of hands-on experience with a large breadth of knowledge of the oil industry. Responsible for conducting Reservoir Static Model studies which covered reservoir characterization and modelling using Petrel packages for both clastic and carbonate reservoirs, providing volumetric evaluation, planning new wells using petrophysical and structural properties of the reservoirs.
Field of Competence
Controlled and supervised the proper integration of all available Geological studies: structural, stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, sedimentology, and petrophysics into reservoir geological models.
Involved into building cross sections, and all kinds of geological and reservoir maps of structure, facies, isopachs, petrophysics, etc. Expected to be able to work with and understand reservoir engineering and production information.
Prepared geologic requirements for SCAL data and petrophysical data.
Built detailed 3D static reservoir geological models as input to 3D dynamic simulation models.
Worked in multi-disciplinary teams of Geophysicists, Drilling Engineers, Petrophysicists, Reservoir engineers, Production engineers.
Preparation and planning of appraisal, development and injection wells.
Provided technical supervision and mentoring to less experienced reservoir geologists.
Sonatrach (Algerian NOC (staff), Algiers @ Algeria)
Sontatrach-Agip Groupment (JV Sonatrach-Eni (Staff), Hassi Messaoud @ Algeria)
Mabruk Oil Operations (JV Libya NOC and Total Group, Libya @ Tripoli (Contract))
Total E&P Congo (Rep. of Congo @ Pointe Noire (Contract))
Weatherford Petroleum consulting (Malaysia @ Kuala Lumpur (staff))
eatherford Petroleum consulting (UAE @ Dubai (staff))
1989 – 1993 Petroleum Geology Engineer (Bsc.), from National Institute of Hydrocarbons and Chemistry (I.N.H.C.), Boumerdes – Algeria, June 1993.
Thesis: Perspective of Hydrocarbon in the Lower Cretaceous Reservoir of "Ain Beida" area (Algeria).
The subject was to investigate hydrocarbon potential of the Ain Beida area in East of Algiers. The Carbonate reservoir located in the South- East Canstantine Basin is in Lower Cretaceous. I used geochemistry concepts, sedimentology and petrography to understand the petroleum system and petrophysical networks to evaluate reservoir quality. Generated several cross-sections, mapping and sedimentological composite logs to evaluate hydrocarbon potential.
1985 – 1989 Military navy School, Algiers, Algeria 1989.
Senior Technician in Maritime Navigation (Diploma).
I attended military navy school for 4 years training to be an officer. I learned several kinds of navigation techniques, such as Esteem, coastal and astronomical navigation. The major part of my instruction was focused on the techniques required to lead personnel as an officer, and on the tactics of maritime fighting.
1981 – 1985 Military Secondary School, Algiers.
Science Baccalaureate Degree, June 1985.
2016 - Present: Algeria Energy Regulator: National Agency for the Valorization of
Hydrocarbon Resources "ALNAFT" (Algiers – Algeria)
Senior Reservoir Geologist
Promote investment in hydrocarbon exploration and production through the authorization to prospect that we give to any investor who
Provide approval of the Field Development Plans (FDP) for each new
Supervise regional Exploration and Developement study on Unconventionel Reservoirs (shale oil/gas and tigth Reservoirs) on Algerian Sahara Plateforme with Beicip-Franlab.
Supervise Exploration study on Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs on Tellian Basins of North-Est Algeria basin with Schlumberger.
2014 – June 2015: Weatherford Petroleum Consulting (Dubai – UAE)
Senior Region Geo-Modeller Petroleum Consulting – MENA
Involved in Static Reservoir Geomodeling in Messla Libya Geant Field
“4D Seismic. Integrated Reservoir Modeling and Simulation of the
I was in charge of creating stochastic Facies Modeling, petrophysical
modeling using acoustic impedance as secondary trend, Water
Saturation Modeling and volumetric calculations STOIIP including
2013 – 2014 Weatherford Petroleum Consulting (Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia)
Senior Region Geo-Modeller Petroleum Consulting – Asia Pacific.
Three (3) Reservoirs have been modelled, J19L, J20U and J20L which are the main Reservoirs in offshore peninsular Malaysia Ophir Field.
Hydrocarbon-in-place (STOIIP and GIIP) volumes have been calculated and parameter sensitivities have been assessed for the field, using probabilistic Monte Carlo at P90, P50 and P10 levels.
Same Geomodeling workflow has been done for SW Emerald offshore Malysian Field.
Involved to conduct the project work for Idemitsu Oil & Gas Co., Ltd. in well correlation with reservoir zonation and interpretation of Dai Nguyet Structure Offshore, Vietnam. Neural Network Technique was used to estimate the litho-facies based on relationship between log response and specific litho-facies inferred from core description. Finally, petrophysical evaluations have been carried out for the Dai Nguyet Structure wells.
2011 – 2012 Total E&P Congo, Pointe Noire
Senior Reservoir Geologist: Geomodeling on offshore field.
In charge of "KOMBI" offshore field. The purpose is to review and evaluate hydrocarbon potential (STOIIP and GIIP) of Cenomanian and Albian reservoirs (mixture: carbonate and clastic environment).
2006 – 2011 Mabruk Oil Operations Company (Joint Venture Libya NOC and Total Group @ Tripoli)
Senior Reservoir Geologist: Geomodeling on onshore fields.
Responsible for conducting geological modeling studies of "Dahra formation". They are Carbonate "Dahra" Reservoirs, characterized by lagoonal, coralgal and outer shelf environments, located in the Libyan Sirt basin. I was involved from appraisal well stages to field development plan (FDP). I also perform STOOIP calculations based on SCAL measurements (Capillary pressure curves) in different scenarios (Proved, Probable and Possible). I am also involved in the modeling and design/optimization of horizontal wells. I worked within an integrated team with geophysicists, log analysts and reservoir engineers.
1997 – 2006 Sonatrach-Agip Groupment (Joint Venture Sonatrach – Eni @ Hassi Messaoud, Algeria)
Junior/Senior Reservoir Geologist: Geomodeling on Berkine basin clastic onshore fields.
Responsible for creating Reservoir Static Models in Berkine Basin, on several fields (403 Bir Rebaa block: BRN, BRSW, BRW, ROM, ZEK and ZEA). Fluvial and continental clastic environment (Lower Triassic and Paleozoic). Involved in the modeling of horizontal wells. I used "Tigress" software (GPS) "cluster analysis" module to characterize different rock-types based on sedimentological core descriptions. I used "Petrel" to build reservoir structural framework and petrophysical parameters distribution using a Geostatistical approach.
1996 – 1997 Sonatrach Production Company (Hassi Messaoud, Algeria)
Junior Reservoir Geologist: On-job training: Formation Evaluation of El Merk (EME-1) well in Berkine Basin.
The main objective was to evaluate the EME-1 (El Merk-1) from the petrophysical point of view with help of "Elan" Shclumberger software. The reservoir is a fluvial environment of TAGI (Trias Argileux- Gréseux Inférieur).
The interpretation of results is to have an overview of hydrocarbon potential perspective in EME area.
1995 – 1996 Sonatrach Exploration Company (Algiers, Algeria)
Junior Exploration Geologist: On-job training: Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Potential in the 404, 405, 406, and 408 blocks of Berkine Basin.
Many prospects have been discovered in the Berkine. The purpose was to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential in several blocks. All of the prospects are mostly Sandstone from Trias, Carboniferous and Paleozoic Reservoirs. I used the concepts of geochemical techniques of RockEval, sedimentological information and petrograpy that was illustrated by maps, graphics and cross-section. The purpose was to define the best prospect for subsequent exploration wells.
1993 – 1995 Engineering Petroleum Consulting (E.P.C.), Algiers.
I was involved in regional geological study in Berkine (Algeria) and Ghadames (Libya) basin. I was doing many hand maps for each reservoir such as Isobaths, Isopachs, etc.
Training and courses:
Febrary 2019: Poster EAGE, Petrophysical Evaluation of Tight Reservoir in Ahnet Basin, Algeria
January 2018: Economic Framework of Exploration-Production, IFP Training
December 2017: Contractual Framwork of Exploration-Production, IFP Training
November 2017: Project Mangement, NEXT Schlumberger - Algiers
September 2017: Prospect Evaluation, Risk, and Volumes, NEXT Schlumberger - Algiers
December 2017: Petroleum Geopolitics with OilSim, NEXT Schlumberger - Algiers
April 2015: Petrel Fracture Modeling
April 2015: Petrel advanced Property Modeling, NEXT Schlumberger – Dubai
May 2013: Petrel Workflow Editor and Uncertainty Analysis, Next Schlumberger – Kuala-Lumpur
Mach 2013: Petrel Property Modeling, Next Schlumberger – Kuala-Lumpur
November 2008: Clastic Sedimentology Course and Silisiclastic Sequence Stratigraphy (Total E&P)
May 2005: Management formation
June 2002: Involved into a communication on Reservoir Characterisation, Algiers. (First National Days of Geology and Reservoir Engineering).
June - July 2000: Attended a Reservoir Study at Agip-Milan, Italy
Nov. - Dec. 1998: Course on base and logs interpretation at E.N.S.P.M. (Ecole
Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs), France.
May 98: Attended a presentation on Geostatistical methods, Agip-