Emile Leporcher

Consultant, France

Emile Leporcher holds an engineering degree in geology and mining engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de NANCY, a master degree in petroleum engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Petrole et des Moteurs (IFP/PARIS).

He has been a teacher at the University of Quito (Ecuador), and then built an experience of 35 years within TOTAL group (Elf Heritage).

He occupied several operational positions overseas (field operations engineer onshore and offshore in West-Africa, head of field operations in Central-America, gas operations in Norway, development projects in Italy, South-America and West-Africa) as well as research and development positions during his assignments in central services.

From 1990 to 2005, he has been responsible for developing and implementing the multiphase technology from downhole to the surface processing and export facilities in order to reach the most efficient flow/production performance of the production systems in any environment (onshore, offshore including deepwater).

In that perspective, with his team, he has been pioneering the use of multiphase pumps, multiphase metering, new flow simulators, subsea separation and has improved the understanding of operating within the hydrate domain in specific circumstances.

He finished his career as Field operations and district manager of a TOTAL subsidiary in Syria, and is presently independent consultant.