NVentures Team and Contributing Editors

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Peter Elliott

Peter holds a degree in Geology and an MSc in Petroleum Geology. He has 25 years experience in the international oil and gas industry working in New Ventures and Business Development. He has recent experience of building oil company JVs in West Africa, including Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal AGC, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Equatorial Guinea.

He has recent experience managing exploration contracts and work programmes, including frontier programmes in West Africa and works closely with African Oil and gas companies and service companies.

Peter has a track record of advising large cap companies and small start-ups in identifying and securing suitable growth assets in Africa. Recognised as a specialist in Sub-Saharan Africa, he has completed deals with the likes of Oando (Sao Tome), Black Star (Guinea Bissau), Talisman (Sierra Leone) and Rocksource (AGC)

Peter and team constantly research and report on Africa E&P activity, providing valuable insight to clients around the world and regularly speaking at major industry events.

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L Rogers Hardy
Associate Editor, Latin America and Caribbean

L. Rogers Hardy brings over thirty years’ experience to the role as contributing editor for the Latin America – Caribbean Newsletter

Rog https://www.linkedin.com/in/roghardy/ is a successful petroleum explorer combining technical and management roles, principally in international new ventures and operations. Most recently he co-founded Canopy E&P Services www.canopyeps.com and from 2000 to the present has operated as an independent consultant to oil companies ranging from foreign multinationals to start-ups, to global consulting houses and host government agencies. He has focused on country-wide and basin specific regional scoping, portfolio management, country entry strategy and exploration operations, principally in Latin America and West Africa. During this time he also helped form and sell OTC-traded Brenham Oil & Gas and served as Vice President Exploration.

In the 1980’s and 1990’s Rog was an exploration manager with Unocal International, focusing on new ventures and operations in Latin America, Africa, and, while manager of the basin studies group, scoping evaluations worldwide. Then he became Vice President Exploration for Unocal Indonesia, supporting the first-mover role in the region into deepwater exploration. Before joining Unocal he coordinated international exploration programs for Natomas International in diverse international theaters, principally Southeast Asia and Colombia. Previously, he worked a geologist and geophysicist in Alaska and offshore California with Chevron USA, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico with Amoco USA.

Mr. Hardy holds a Masters in Geology from San Diego State with a thesis in Mexico, a Bachelors in Geology from Minnesota, and graduate work at the University of Oslo, Norway. Presently Rog is a registered geophysicist by the state of California, chair of the AAPG History of Petroleum Geology Committee, and an AAPG Visiting Petroleum Geoscientist.

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Jon Ford
Associate Editor, Mediterranean

Jon’s background is as a seismic interpreter, asset evaluator and subsurface manager with 35 years of experience in all aspects of petroleum exploration, development and production across multiple international areas.

Prior to setting up as a consultant at Tedstone Oil & Gas 10 years ago, he worked in technical and managerial roles at Stratic Energy, Paladin Resources, Clyde Petroleum & BP.

He has specific experience in Italy, Albania, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco within the Mediterranean region.

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Martine Davis
Business Development Manager

Martine has had a successful career in sales and business development for over 20 years, originally working for a technical engineering company. For the last 8 years working in the upstream E&P sector responsible for global business development. Martine manages the sales, marketing and account management for NVentures and has worked with both service and oil companies from small start-ups to supermajors.

Her previous roles include senior sales positions at Getech and Drillinginfo. She is also responsible for co-organising the London SEAPEX (South East Asia Exploration Society) events and a member of the PESGB. Martine joined NVentures in late 2016 and is your go-to person for sales, support and feedback!

Jocelyn Allen
Senior Researcher

Jocelyn has been a team member with PVE / NVentures for 5 years and manages the research, population and compilation of the Newsletter reports. Jocelyn has a broad and insightful understanding of the upstream E&P business.

Jay Paleja
GIS manager and Geoscientist

Jay is our senior GIS manager and Geoscientist, bringing together high level GIS skills with a sound understanding of the geoscience of exploration. Jay manages the research and compilation of detailed technical montages for exploration drilling around the world. He has strong ESRI training and skills and manages large and complex geo-databases in the E&P industry. Jay has a degree in Paleobiology and paleoenvironments from University of Birmingham and has worked with NVentures for 4 years.