Ahmed Ouenes

CEO & Founder

Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Olive Energy, an integrated junior E&P company focused on the development of complex oil and gas fields in West Africa. He set up Olive Energy regional headquarter in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo where he started three divisions dealing with Exploration and Production, Drilling and Well Maintenance and Environmental Remediation. Ahmed has been focusing lately on bringing to West Africa new US technologies and  drilling equipment,  including those resulting from the unconventional revolution, to unlock the true potential of multiple conventional and unconventional assets in the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and Tchad. Previously, Ahmed was the founder and CEO of multiple technology companies including FracGeo in Houston, Texas and Prism Seismic in Denver Colorado. His previous E&P experience as VP Operations includes running the day to day activities of OGE and Cromwell Energy, two Denver based independent oil and gas companies. Ahmed graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in Aerospace Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech. He is the author of more than 100 technical papers on new reservoir modeling techniques that cover a wide range of multidisciplinary topics. He teaches geoscience professional courses for multiple organizations and trains young African professionals to become leaders and entrepreneurs.