DEA Appoints New Egypt Chief

German upstream firm DEA on 1 February appointed Thomas Radwitz as the new head of its Egypt operations, replacing the outgoing Hans-Hermann Ecke who had served the firm for some 30 years and will now retire.

Mr Ecke had only filled the position temporarily since March last year. Mr Radwitz was previously managing director of DEA’s Suez Oil Company (SUCO) JV with Egypt’s state oil firm EGPC from 2006 to 2008. Between 2008 and 2014 he headed DEA’s Libya operations before a brief stint in Turkmenistan and the UK.

The firm’s most recent success story is the 200mn cfd Disouq field in the onshore Nile Delta which started-up in 2013, while it is also a 17.25% partner in BP’s giant $12bn, 5tcf West Nile Delta project which is due to come online next year. (CONTINUED - 229 WORDS)