Stephen Brown - Chairman and CEO
Petroleum engineer with over thirty five years of experience with BP, Halliburton, Challenge Energy, Petrofac and Setanta Energy.
Commercial, project development and operational background.
Led Harding pre-project team for BP and was the first Andrew operations manager.
Founder of Challenge Energy (now part of SLR), Exile Resources (now Oando Energy Resources), Setanta Energy and Pharis Energy Ltd.
Greg Harding – Technical Director
Chartered engineer with over thirty years of experience as a petroleum and reservoir engineer.
Broad oil and gas industry experience including offshore production operations, reservoir development planning, feasibility studies, asset evaluation and joint venture asset management.
BG, Gaffney Cline, Union Texas, Kerr McGee, Challenge Energy & Setanta Energy.
Alan Hume – Chief Financial Officer
A highly expert and experienced CFO with a diverse background in the oil and gas exploration and production sector as well as the broader energy market.
Held senior finance, commercial and operational roles in the oilfield services, engineering, construction and energy production sectors.
Significant experience with both private equity backed companies and publicly listed entities.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Halliburton, Brown & Root, Rockwater, Xtract Energy plc, Elko, Zenith Energy, Edison Mission Energy.
Joe Darby - Non-Executive Director
Former Chief Executive of LASMO plc.
Previously with Shell Petroleum before becoming Managing Director of Thomson North Sea Ltd. He has held a number of senior roles in the oil & gas business.
Mr Darby is currently a Non-Executive director at Gulfsands Petroleum plc and was the senior independent director at Premier Oil plc for six years.
He has held non-executive roles at Alkane Energy plc, Nordaq Energy plc, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Mowlem plc, Bowleven plc and Centurion Energy Inc.
He was Chairman of Mowlem plc (2005-2006) and Faroe Petroleum plc (2003-2007) and an advisor to the board of Setanta Energy (2011-2013).
Professor Jon Gluyas - Non-Executive Director
Chair in Geoenergy, Carbon Capture & Storage at Durham University and Executive Director of Durham Energy Institute.
Started his oil industry career with BP before joining Monument Oil and Gas and LASMO.
Founder and the Geoscience director of Acorn Oil & Gas and a founder of Fairfield Energy and its Head of Business Development and Geoscience.
Director of GeoEnergy Durham Ltd, GeoJoule Ltd and a non-executive director of ERC Equipoise Ltd.
Maurice Bamford – Exploration & Geoscience Manager
Geologist with almost 30 years experience in academia, BP, Robertson’s Research International, Talisman Energy, & EnQuest
Strong background in technical assurance, exploration, appraisal, evaluations, and structural geology
Exploration & Geoscience Manager for EnQuest and Talisman Energy UK
Simon Bradbury – Projects Advisor
Chartered engineer with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry.
Wide international background in development and commercial activities including a number of innovative frontier projects.
Project manager of one of the earliest fast track FPSO projects, deepwater Angola, and appointed Expert for the 5 billion bbl pre-salt oil rights valuation, Brazil.
SBM, Total, Shell, KBR, Technip, Gaffney Cline & Setanta Energy.
Dave Cooke – Engineering Manager
Chartered Chemical and Marine Engineer with 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry.
Wide international experience in both the Far East and over a decade in West Africa.
Engineering Manager for Addax and Setanta Energy.
Project Director for Expro International for the only floating production unit to be converted in Nigeria to date.
Shell, Chevron, Addax, Korea National Oil Corp., Expro International.