Stephen Brown - Chairman and CEO

  • Petroleum engineer with over thirty 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 almost 30 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.

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 the senior independent director at Premier Oil plc and Gulfsands Petroleum plc. He has held non-executive roles at Alkane Energy plc, Nordaq Energy plc, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Mowlem 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

  • Dean of Knowledge Exchange & Professor in CCS & Geo-Energy in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University.
  • 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 Advisor

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  • 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.