Dr. David Bamford is a well known figure in the oil & gas industry, both as an explorer and geophysicist. In 2004 he was recruited as a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc due to his vast knowledge and expertise in explorations.
He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014. He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions consist of: Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999) and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.
He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company and as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 2013 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director. He was founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas sector, and has served as an adviser to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc and Kimmeridge Energy LLP.
Since retiring from BP he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.
Greg Coleman is an ex BP executive who is CEO of a small cap E & P firm. He spent time as Head of Investor Relations, Group HSE and was the Executive Assistant to John Browne at the time of the BP-Amoco merger.
His practical experience comes from technical management roles in assets in the UK, Norway, Venezuela and Egypt.
Christopher was formerly business development manager and strategic project manager with Reef Subsea, an offshore construction and survey company. He was the commercial manager for Reef Subsea for the company's part in the Fife, Fergus, Flora and Angus (FFFA) decommissioning projects. He is an experienced chartered engineer and operations manager having worked for the last 12 years in the North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf. During his time at Saipem UK Limited he worked on one of the North Seas first major decommissioning project for the Frigg field and MCP-01 in 2007-2008, requiring the removal of four steel jacket structures and six topside platforms. He is currently consulting in the offshore energy space, of which decommissioning is playing an increasingly large part.
Christopher is on the national membership panel of the Energy Institute and the safety committee of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, as well as several other industry groups.
Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University
Consultancy projects are led by Greg Coleman, a former head of investor relations and HSE and security with BP (among other roles), David Bamford, a former head of exploration with BP and director of Tullow and Premier Oil (among other roles), Christopher Lloyd, a former commercial manager with Reef Subsea and offshore operations manager with Statoil, and Karl Jeffery, editor and founder of Digital Energy Journal, the world’s leading upstream digital technology magazine.
PetroMall works in a partnership arrangement with four leading industry publications and events companies – Finding Petroleum (events mainly in London on exploration issues), Digital Energy Journal (publication on upstream digital technology in oil and gas), Carbon Capture Journal (carbon capture and storage), and Tanker Operator (deep sea tanker shipping).
PetroMall works closely with the Virtual University of Uganda, a distance learning university in Kampala, Uganda, with courses particularly geared to training management, engineering and oil and gas degree level courses to students across Africa and the Middle East. VUU is able to help oil and gas companies meet ‘local content’ requirements to have a certain number of qualified staff from the country of operations. It can also provide management training to complement employee’s existing petroleum engineering training.