Manager - Exploration and Licences
Martin David has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry encompassing technical, operational, commercial and executive management roles for a variety of oil and gas companies, including UK Independent and publicly owned companies and major European and North American corporations. Martin is a geologist by background and his career has been focused on upstream exploration and production activities in the North Sea.
Dr Satinder Purewal
Vice President - Technical, Reservoir Engineering & Advisor to the Board
Satinder Purewal has been a Visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College since 2004. He has 36+ years global experience in Reservoir Engineering. Satinder was COO/TD of EER Limited for two years and before that he was responsible for Proved Reserves Assurance for Shell’s European Region, Global Proved Reserves Training and delivery of several reservoir engineering courses worldwide. With the UNECE, he is currently Chairman of the Petroleum Work Group, Member of the Technical Advisory Group and Member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification.
Satinder is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Energy Institute, member of SPEE and a Chartered Engineer (CEng). During 2007-11 he chaired the Applications Document Subcommittee leading the effort to ensure publication of the ‘Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System’ (PRMS) on November 1, 2011. Satinder holds BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD degrees from Imperial College (including ARCS and DIC).
Engineering & Commercial Manager
David Larcombe is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Chemical Engineers with a broad knowledge of the oil and gas industry. David commenced his career as a Process Engineer with CB&I where he designed oil and gas platforms, LNG facilities and pipelines. Building on David’s technical foundation of the Oil and Gas Industry, he moved to IHS Markit to focus on the commercial aspects of the industry. He spent a number of years in the Upstream Oil & Gas Asset Valuation Team, responsible for the valuation of global oil and gas assets and field development planning.
David moved to Jersey Oil and Gas in 2016 where his focus is the commercial and technical valuation of oil and gas assets and corporates, to deliver JOG’s production focussed acquisitions strategy. David completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Birmingham graduating with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Honours).
Project Manager - Greater Buchan Area Development
Stephen Kirby is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers with 25 years of greenfield & brownfield project development experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Stephen started his career working for engineering contractors on developments in the UK, Denmark and Brazil on projects for both manned & unmanned fixed platforms, floating production facilities and subsea tie-backs. In 2001 Stephen moved to work for Kerr-McGee (North Sea) Ltd as Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Manager for the Maclure & Tullich field developments, following which he joined Nexen Petroleum (UK) Ltd. Working initially as Health, Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Manager, before moving to Facilities Engineering Manager, Stephen was part of the project management team that successfully delivered both the Buzzard and Golden Eagle field developments from concept selection to production.
Dr Mohit Khanna
Mohit has almost 30 years of upstream experience in leading teams and providing geological knowledge across the full value chain in oil & gas exploration, development and production operations. Mohit started his career in Norway working for Norsk Hydro and Statoil (now Equinor) for their International operations as well as North Sea assets before moving on to international roles with BG and Salamander in India, Indonesia and Thailand. In 2013 Mohit joined Petrofac to establish their Technology Centre in Delhi, India, before moving back to the UK as Chief Geologist. He subsequently became head of Subsurface leading projects to deliver Field development Plans for onshore and offshore development.
Mohit is an AAPG certified Petroleum geologist with a PhD and is also the European councillor for the AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs.
Dr Nasser Bani Hassan
Nasser Bani Hassan is a principal geoscientist with 13 years post graduate experience of which 9 years has been spent in the oil and gas industry. He has a rich and varied background acquired from working with operators, leading consultancies and service companies, namely National Iranian Oil Company, Terras Persia Seismic and ERC Equipoise (ERCE). Nasser has a strong background in seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation, as well as petrophysical interpretation, and has gained experience in the petroleum life cycle from frontier exploration to field development studies in a variety of global basins.
Nasser is a Chartered Scientist registered with the Science Council in the UK, and a fellow of the Geological Society. He holds a BSc in Physics, MSc and PhD degrees in geophysics.
Sean Rush has been a UK oil and gas lawyer for over 20 years having worked at senior levels in house for ENI and Petro-Canada and as a partner in a London city law firm. Mr Rush was a member of the former UK industry – Government steering group ‘PILOT’ and has served on Oil & Gas UK’s legal sub-committee as well as being a Chairman of the UK Energy Lawyers Group. Sean has a Master’s in Petroleum Law and Policy (with distinction) from Dundee University’s Centre for Energy, Mineral and Petroleum Law and Policy.
Group Financial Controller
Rebecca Smith joined Jersey Oil and Gas plc in 2011 becoming the Group’s Financial Controller in 2014. Rebecca’s career in accounting started in 1998 at PwC followed by Arthur Andersen. In 2001 Rebecca founded BXI, a company specialising in outsourced accounting solutions, before joining Jersey Oil and Gas plc.