Circle Oil has announced the appointment of Mr Hassan Hataba as General Manager for Circle Oil Egypt Ltd, effective 1 January 2013. Hassan holds a BSc. in Geology from Cairo University and has 37 years of oil and gas experience 25 of which he spent at a broad range of organisations including the Suez Gulf Petroleum Company (“Gupco”), a joint venture between Amoco, and later BP, and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (“EGPC”). Hassan held a variety of positions at Gupco culminating in his appointment as Chief Geologist.
Following his career at Gupco, Hassan spent nine years as Undersecretary for Exploration and later Exploration and Production affairs at Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum.
Hassan, who previously has been Circle Oil Egypt Business Development Manager since May 2012, will be based in Circle’s offices in Cairo and will manage its Egyptian operations and liaise with its partners, Egyptian Government entities and EGPC. Along with other senior Circle staff and our country managers, he will contribute to identifying, evaluating and securing new business opportunities in Circle’s geographic areas of interest with a particular focus on Egypt.