Meet our core leading team

Our core team is made of skilled and vocational members, who have years of experience in the industry.

Serge Manciet Naphta Consulting
Serge Manciet

Founder/Partner

For drilling contractors he covered all positions from Driller to Area manager particularly in Malaysia for many years where he was actively involved with offshore rig in the Shell Sarawak ‘drilling in the nineties’ concept with great results.

For Operators from Drilling Supervisor to Drilling Manager (TOTAL, ELF, MOBIL, MONTEDISON, SHELL, PETRONAS), worked in various parts of the world, onshore and offshore in multicultural teams. In 2008 he was the founder/director of Naphta involved in Projects Management in Tunisia and Kurdistan for various E&P (TTOPCO, GKP, ORYX, GAZPROM). Graduated from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP school) in Paris in Drilling Operations.

Serge is a proactive person as team leader, motivating his team and emphasizing safety & performance.

He currently resides in France and is a tennis player and ex-rugby player.

Michel Nabucet

Partner

Michel has 40 years of experience in Drilling industry with major companies (TOTAL, QATARGAS, ADMA OPCO) in various parts of the world.

Covering as Drilling Manager a broad range of activities in exploration and development campaigns, onshore and offshore in multicultural teams.
In 2009 he was the founder/director of a Service oil company in Syria (OMNA Group Ltd in Damascus).
He joined NAPHTA in 2013 as Drilling Manager in Kurdistan.

Graduated from the Institute of Technology and the French Petroleum Institute (IFP school) in Paris, with a MSc in Petroleum Engineering.

Michel is a proactive person, driven by team work, performance and company values.

He currently resides in France and is a golf player.

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Azahar Bin Junin

Partner

Azahar graduated from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA in Petroleum engineering in 1994.

He has 15 years experience working for PETRONAS in drilling engineering and operations in various offshore operations including Jack Up Rig, Semisub and Tender Assisted Rig. During this time he has worked in Malaysia, the Middle East and Central Asia with exposure in long reach wells, high formation pressure, severe losses and unstable formation.

In 2010 he joined Naphta as a Drilling Consultant. Working initially as a Senior Drilling Engineer with GKPI and later transferred to Oryx Petroleum and Gazprom.

Within his 26 years of experience, Azahar has worked in multicultural teams and acquired both technical and managerial skills that allow him to adapt and handle a wide range of projects both onshore and offshore. He currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

During off time, he regularly enters running events with his family. He has completed two full marathon and lots of short distance running events.

Hugues Sauvé-Cadarc

Partner

Hugues graduated from the both reputable Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France and the French Petroleum Institute (IFP-School) with a MSc in Petroleum engineering.

After working 9 years for a French independent IOC that took him to 4 continents and a multitude of environments, he decided to join Naphta in 2011. Working initially as Senior Drilling Engineer, he was later promoted to Head of Engineering then Drilling Project Manager embedded in the client organization. Within his 18 years of experience, Hugues has worked in multicultural teams and acquired both technical and managerial skills that allow him to adapt and handle a wide range of projects onshore and offshore. He currently resides in Austin, TX.

When he doesn’t work, he enjoys spending time outdoor mountain biking with his sons.

Our Consultants

The majority of our consultants have worked under the supervision or in collaboration with our core team members who have tested and challenged their skills and expertise, in order to validate their belonging to our community.

We are committed to their dedication to the success of our clients’ projects by prioritizing safety and efficiency.

All NAPHTA team members are covered by
the International SOS MEDEVAC plan

Our team comply with all HSE requirements
(e.g. IWCF, HUWET, Sea Survival, etc.)