Jean Pierre Favennec has a degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques – master in chemical engineering – (Nancy – France) and a degree in Energy Economics from the IFP School
He began his career as a consultant in the energy industry and worked on a number of projects in the field of gas production, refining, and petrochemical complexes, including numerous studies concerning the strategies, pricing, and profitability of these sectors. He was a project manager in over fifty different countries from South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Since 1990 Jean Pierre Favennec has been a professor at the IFP School. He was responsible for training seminars for the major energy companies in France and worldwide. He was Director of the Centre for Economics and Management from October 2000 to December 2007. He was Director, Expert from 2007 to 2009.
Jean Pierre Favennec is a specialist in energy, including energy economics, geopolitics and the strategic aspects. He has also worked more specifically on the downstream sector of the hydrocarbons industry, and has written a number of papers on these subjects. He is the author of several books: Refining Economics and Management 2001; Research and Production of Oil and Gas : Reserves, Costs, Contracts – 2011; The energy markets (in French)- 2013; The Geopolitics of Energy 2011 – under revision – World Atlas of Energies (in French)- 2015
Jean-Pierre Favennec is teaching Energy Economics and Geopolitics in many Universities including Universities in Asia and the Middle East Countries. He is also speaking in many international conferences and seminars, all over the world, about the situation of the energy, oil and gas industries.
Jean-Pierre Favennec is an active consultant for international and national oil companies and governments.
Jean-Pierre Favennec is a recognized expert for Energy in Africa. He is the president of the Association for the Development of Energy in Africa. He published Energy in Africa in 2050 (2015)
Jean-Pierre Favennec was also the director and manager of worldwide well known conferences like the International Oil Summit and the International Gas and Electricity Summit, held each year in Paris for twenty years. He is the Director of the Energy Summit in Africa, held each year in Africa.