President, CEO and Director
Dr. Adel Chaouch previously headed Marathon Oil Company’s interests in the MENA region. He presided over Marathon Oil Kurdistan, a business that he has been overseeing since 2011, and in that capacity was ShaMaran’s partner in the Atrush block. He was the chairman of the consortium of private owners for the Waha operating company in Libya until early 2018. Dr. Chaouch was instrumental in establishing the mega gas hub in Equatorial Guinea and also directed the opportunity team that successfully re-entered Gabon through operated and non-operated interests in deep water exploration off the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Chaouch was previously the director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Marathon’s worldwide activities and Sustainable Growth Manager for Marathon Central Africa Operations based in Equatorial Guinea.
Dr. Chaouch has a Ph.D. in Engineering, with a focus on Oil & Gas offshore geo-hazards, and gas hydrates from Texas A&M University and a Master of Engineering with a focus on deepwater structures from Texas A&M University, which he earned simultaneously with his Engineering degree at the E.S.T.P. in Paris, France. He is a board director of the Bi-lateral chamber of Commerce, and director of the board of Ophir Energy.