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The expert is an independent consultant with a successful track record of guiding companies focused on developing and deploying technologies that address the challenges of energy poverty, climate change and local air pollution.
✔ Prior to this, the Expert has gained more than thirty years’ experience in the energy sector. With a PhD in engineering he has worked across the value chain, from R&D through to sales and marketing, and has held a broad range of senior business leadership positions in technology development, marketing and commercialisation.
✔ A central tenet of his way of working is that product development starts with the customer and establishing clear insights into their present and future needs.
He has leveraged this approach in such diverse technology domains as fuels, lubricants, gas treating and CO2 capture.
✔ His related insights and extensive experience are central to his ongoing work on optimising technology strategies and product development through the energy transition.
A consultant with expertise in: asset management; subsurface management; digital oilfield; data analytics; carbon capture and storage; digital transformation and energy transition.
✔Significant experience in deploying digital oilfield technology, processes and behaviours.
✔Currently, the Expert focuses on: data discovery; data analytics; and artificial intelligence – supporting the E&P industry and renewables businesses.
✔Expert has consulted for most of the major oil companies and many independent oil and gas companies.
✔Historically, Expert is an experienced upstream oil and gas professional, having spent his career acquiring operator, non-operator and contractor experience. Solid track record in influencing operators and partners. Understanding how subsurface disciplines link to production technology, drilling, and facilities engineering, and the ultimate impact on production, cash flow, reserves and value – is core area of expertise.
✔Petroleum Engineer by discipline (Honours Geology graduate), and has held that title in a variety of technical, commercial and management roles. Global experience includes being an Expert witness; an Honorary Lecturer at a U.K. University; and an External Verifier. Expert is also involved with initiatives to develop sustainable skills for nationals in emerging oil and gas nations.
Corporate Adviser with notable project evaluation experience of the multi-billion dollar annual Capital Program investment budget.
✔ Expertise in Upstream and Downstream Investment Evaluations, Saudi Arabia’s Electric Power Economics using both Conventional and Renewable Energy and Natural Gas Supply, Processing and Transportation economics.
✔ Leading multinational oil and gas company 2006-2010: Core member of the senior leadership team for a world scale heavy oil development integrating upstream, downstream and power.
✔ Led the development activities for surface facilities, including power and steam supplies, surface processing and CO2 management.
✔ International Financial Institution 1999-2006: Delivered analysis of the technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of power industry investments in central Europe and central Asia to the Bank’s Operations Committee and Board; co-ordinated and led multiple Bank and donor missions in negotiations with senior government, utility, contractor and development company representatives.
✔ 1988-1999: Development Engineering supporting global Business Development of international independent power projects providing market synergy with multinational company’s coal, oil, and gas businesses.
-Expert has 30 years’ experience with international Oil Majors and Oilfield Services Companies, including 21 years’ experience in Senior Petrophysicist roles in both the exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
-This Expert has been involved in discoveries ranging from multi Trillion Cubic Feet (Tcf) gas to Million Barrels (MMBls) oil in South America, to the development of rich Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and heavy oil reservoirs, both in clastics and carbonates. Over the past few years, this Expert has been responsible for applying Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to economics and petrophysics.
✔ Expert has been a part of exploration projects in Peru, Brazil and Guyana –
part of a team responsible for: the discovery of commercial accumulations in the Santos basin; increased production in Peru assets. Expert was aso the petrophysicist in charge of active projects in the GoM, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska and North/South America.
✔ Expert was responsible for supporting all aspects of reservoir management, monitoring, simulation and reserves certification and has successfully implemented novel techniques for integrated Core-Log pay estimations as well as implementing the first deviated borehole stability calculations.
✔ Expert was responsible for the testing and implementation of new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques and integration of NMR with conventional logs, as well as implementing new acoustic interpretation methods, particularly Stoneley wave applications. Provided training in-house and to clients for these technologies. Interpreter of US Midcontinent logs for clients – part of teams that performed field studies from large (800+ wells) to small projects.
Currently a CEO at one of France’s largest natural gas suppliers specializing in small scale LNG.
✔ Also an advisor to the downstream energy sector involved in business restructuring, new market entries, and mergers and acquisitions internationally. Previously responsible for implementing a restructuring programme and the entry in new market segments (international wholesale and technical solutions) before managing a merger with a competitor.
✔ Previously, this Expert also held several other positions with a leading multinational oil and gas company, and has a proven record of advising in the areas of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Europe, as well as African oil markets.
This Expert has also directed joint venture creation, divestitures, and restructuring projects.
✔ This Expert holds an MSc in Electronics Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.
Expert has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, having worked at a major oil and gas company. Expert is knowledgeable in commercial and business development in the global gas business – with deep knowledge of Russia, the European gas market, and LNG. Expert has held senior positions for over 15 years.
Key Roles and Experiences:
✔ Integrated commercial/technical LNG and GTL project development, including development of project concepts with lower total cost than the rest of the industry.
✔ Forecasting of LNG market development, leveraging unique insight and practical experience forecasting the global LNG, European gas and European power markets.
✔ Development of gas trading systems and capabilities for companies previously only operating as suppliers/marketers.
✔ Responsible for opportunity identification, negotiation of terms and leading project teams for execution of major oil and gas projects in Russia.
✔ Developed a strategy for LNG contract renegotiation activities with Japanese and Korean customers.
✔ Created and led a global consulting team providing commercial services to all the company’s LNG projects.
✔ Introduced a system for the mandating of all negotiations of LNG sales contracts for all existing LNG investments and prospective projects.