Chief Financial Officer
Julian is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years of experience in the oil and gas sector. Prior to being promoted in May 2015 Julian was Chariot’s Group Financial Controller for three years.
Prior to joining Chariot in 2012 he was a manager within BDO LLP’s natural resources department in London where his client portfolio included Main Market, AIM and ASX quoted oil and mining companies with exploration and production assets primarily in Africa, the Former Soviet Union, South America, Australia and Asia.
Duncan is a geologist with over 15 years of experience in exploration and production. After graduating with an MSc from Imperial College he joined Perenco, where he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, ranging from onshore and offshore exploration studies, field development, production, operations and new ventures. This experience focussed largely on the African Atlantic margin and Andean foreland basins in Latin America.
He served as Country Manager for Perenco in Brazil, where he had the responsibility to oversee a full cycle of exploration in a new country, from office setup, to seismic acquisition and processing, exploration studies and well planning, to the execution of a deepwater exploration drilling campaign. Subsequent to this, Duncan was the New Ventures Exploration Manager, with global responsibility for the identification and evaluation of new acreage and farm-in opportunities. Duncan joined the Chariot team in 2013.
Alex has over 25 years of experience in the business development, commercial and financial aspects of the upstream oil and gas sector. Alex began his career as a Petroleum Economist for Clyde Petroleum where he was responsible for developing the company’s corporate model and running the evaluation of acquisition opportunities.
He subsequently worked as a Corporate Planner for BG Plc., later moving to become Commercial Manager and then Group Economics Manager for Paladin Resources. At Paladin, Alex led successful joint venture negotiations, coordinated and negotiated oil and gas sales agreements for the group and ran the financial and commercial analysis within the company’s business development team. He also played a key role in developing internal and external financial models.
Group Drilling Manager
David, who joined Chariot in 2017, is a drilling project manager with over 20 years international experience. Most recently, he successfully led drilling teams in the execution of deep-water exploration campaigns for Ophir Energy and Perenco in West Africa. Previously he held a variety of upstream engineering, operational and management roles in the UKCS, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America with both independent and major operators. David is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer, Fellow of the Energy Institute and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.
Julia has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked as a geophysicist for both BP and Shell and more recently as Senior Geophysicist with Hunt Oil and MND Exploration & Production.
She has been involved in all aspects of geophysical work throughout her career and has been a formative part of, and had key roles in, new venture divisions. Julia specialises in the development, interpretation and evaluation of 2D and 3D seismic programmes as well as the assessment of new opportunities. She has a long track record working in Namibia and her knowledge of the country contributed to securing the offshore acreage for Hunt Oil in 2005.
Country Manager and Senior Staff Drilling Engineer, Namibia
Robert has been in the oil and gas industry for 26 years with experience in a variety of international roles. Prior to joining Chariot, Robert worked for the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (“NAMCOR”) as Acting Managing Director, having also held roles within the company as Engineering Manager and Development Engineer. He started his career as Field Engineer with the Deutsche Schachtbau-und Tiefbohrgesellschaft mbH (DSTmbH) in Lingen, Germany. He subsequently worked for Global Marine and later Petrobras before joining NAMCOR.
Robert is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineers International and the Engineering Council of Namibia.
Paul is a petroleum geologist with nine years of experience in the industry. He has worked across several disciplines including seismic interpretation, prospect generation, prospective resource calculation and play fairway analysis. Prior to joining Chariot in 2013 Paul worked for Perenco on a variety of projects in Africa and Latin America. He has been involved with near-field to frontier exploration, new ventures and well operations.
Paul holds a first class honours degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen and a Masters with distinction in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College.
Environmental Compliance and Office Manager, Brazil
Before joining Chariot in 2013, Tatiana held a number of different positions in the energy sector and, more specifically, as an environmental co-ordinator and liaison officer.
Her previous role as Environmental Coordinator at Perenco Petróleo e Gás do Brasil Limited saw her acquire the environmental licence and ‘anuencias’ or ‘technical consents’ for offshore drilling activities in the Espírito Santo Maritime Basin whilst also being the main contact with the Environmental Brazilian Organisation, IBAMA. During her time at Perenco, Tatiana was also responsible for contracting environmental companies as part of the tendering process and played an integral role in the start-up of the company in Brazil. Tatiana has also worked as an environmental assistant at Galp Energia, co-ordinating the environmental permits and monitoring the environmental project implementation in the countries within the various seismic activities.
Matthew is a petroleum geologist who has worked in the industry for over 30 years. He began his career with BNOC in 1980, moving to BP in 1984 and subsequently held senior geologist posts with BHP Petroleum and Triton Energy.
Matthew has also consulted and advised a range of clients including Chevron, Dana Petroleum and Marathon Oil on New Venture projects, both identifying targets and providing detailed prospect and basin evaluations and opportunity assessments. Subsequent to this, he played a major role in the acquisition of exploration acreage in Namibia, Oman, Senegal, Togo and Western Europe working for Hunt Oil.