TOTAL E&P Nigeria Limited announces the appointment of Mr. Francois Le-Cocq as Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, with effect from September 6, 2016. He succeeds Mr. Nicolas Brunet who has been assigned to other functions within the Total Group.As Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Le-Cocq will oversee the company’s Joint Venture activities, onshore and offshore.
Mr. Le-Cocq is a 1987 engineering graduate of École Centrale de Lyon in France and he also has a Post Graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (1988).
He began his career in Total in 1990 in the Scientific & Technical Research Center in Pau, France. He has held key technical and management positions in various Total subsidiaries around the world. He was Head of the Planning Department, Total E&P Thailand; Manager, Business Development, Total E&P Qatar; Project Director, New Ventures & Assets Management Division, Total Head Office, Paris; Executive General Manager, Eastern Deepwater Assets, Total E&P Nigeria; and Vice President Nigeria, Total Head Office, Paris.
Mr. Le-Cocq returns to Nigeria with a wealth of experience spanning over 26 years in the oil and gas industry. Before his present appointment, he was Managing Director of Total E&P Yemen, where he was also the Group Representative in that country.