Hatem Nuseibeh is the president and group representative of Total UAE. Before taking up his Abu Dhabi-based role in the UAE, he was the managing director of both Total E&P Yemen and Total Yemen LNG. Nuseibeh served as managing director of Total Upstream Nigeria from 1997 to 2000, managing director of Total E&P Libya from 2000 to 2003, and managing director of Total E&P Syria from 2004 to 2009. Beginning in 1993, he spent 2 years in the reservoir division as the head of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States region at Total’s headquarters in Paris before moving to the group’s new projects division, where he was head of the Africa region until 1997. In 1984, Nuseibeh held a senior training position in Indonesia, before returning to the UAE in 1987 as head of the reservoir department at Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, where he later became the petroleum development manager. He joined Total as a reservoir engineer in 1980 after starting his career as a petroleum engineer at ADCO in Abu Dhabi in 1976. Nuseibeh studied at Eton College and holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Salford in the UK.
Describe Total’s major projects in the UAE and Abu Dhabi and their importance to the company.
Two things show the importance of the UAE and Abu Dhabi to Total. The first is our footprint: We are the largest international oil company (IOC) in Abu Dhabi involved across the whole energy value chain—from upstream through midstream to downstream.
In the upstream sector, we operate the Abu Al Bukhoosh (ABK) field, making us the only major IOC to operate in Abu Dhabi, and we are also a partner in the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
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