Chairman of the Board
Lebanese Petroleum Administration
Mr Wissam Edmond Chbat has 20 years experience in the Oil and Gas E&P. Wissam graduated from the American university of Beirut in 1995 (B.E Electrical Engineering) and holds a Masters in Finance from the Ecole Superieure Des affaires- Beirut and ESCP-EAP Europe. He joined Schlumberger oilfield services in 1997 and held various field operations, operations management (Multi-segments) and business development positions with considerable technical experience in challenging operations such as under-balanced wells, HPHT and deep water operations. He worked in Venezuela, Indonesia, West and South Africa, Algeria and India gathering wide international experience before Joining the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water as the upstream advisor to the Minister late 2009. Since 4 December, 2012 he is a board member at the Lebanese Petroleum Administration and head of the Geology and Geophysics department and since the 4th of December, 2016 he assumed an additional role as the chairman of the board of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration.