Geoscientist, Senior Associate
A geologist with 26 years of upstream oil industry experience, including 15 years at Exploration Manager level or equivalent. He received a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from Oxford University in 1976. He then joined Carless Exploration Ltd, working on their UK onshore and offshore portfolio and was primarily responsible for their onshore discoveries in the early 80s. He became VP Exploration of Carless US subsidiary in 1986 and then returned to the UK to join Brabant in 1988. As Exploration Director, he was involved in a number of North Sea discoveries, including Malory, Hannay and Goldeneye, together with an expansion of Brabant's international portfolio into Europe and Tunisia.
Since leaving Brabant/EDC in 1999, he has become an independent consultant with several affiliations, of which Simco is the principle. He specialises in the initiation and development of exploration projects at an early stage, particularly in regional evaluation, government negotiation and licence application.
In the last 4 years, he has had a wide range of international projects, with particular experience of NW Europe, Mediterranean, North and West Africa, the Caribbean, China and US.