Team

The Board

The Board

Stephen Brown

Chief Executive Officer

The Board

Alan Hume

Chief Financial Officer

The Board

Greg Harding

Technical Director

The Board

Joe Darby

Non-Executive Chairman

The Board

Christian Wilms

Non-Executive Director

The Board

Tim Feather

Non-Executive Director

Stephen Brown

Chief Executive Officer


  • Petroleum engineer with nearly forty years of experience with BP, Halliburton, Challenge Energy, Petrofac and Setanta Energy.

  • Commercial, project development and operational background.

  • Led Harding pre-project team for BP and was the first Andrew operations manager during the project execution phase.

  • Founder of Challenge Energy (now part of SLR), Exile Resources (now Oando Energy Resources), Setanta Energy and Orcadian Energy.

Alan Hume

Chief Financial Officer


  • A highly expert and experienced CFO with a diverse background in the oil and gas exploration and production sector as well as the broader energy market.

  • Held senior finance, commercial and operational roles in the oilfield services, engineering, construction and energy production sectors.

  • Significant experience with both private equity backed companies and publicly listed entities.

  • A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • Halliburton, Brown & Root, Rockwater, Xtract Energy plc, Elko, Zenith Energy, Edison Mission Energy.

Greg Harding

Technical Director


  • Chartered engineer with over thirty years of experience as a petroleum and reservoir engineer.

  • Broad oil and gas industry experience including offshore production operations, reservoir development planning, feasibility studies, asset evaluation and joint venture asset management.

  • BG, Gaffney Cline, Union Texas, Kerr McGee, Challenge Energy & Setanta Energy.

Joe Darby

Non-Executive Chairman


  • Former Chief Executive of LASMO plc.

  • Worked for Shell Petroleum before becoming Managing Director of Thomson North Sea Ltd. He has held a number of senior roles in the oil & gas business.

  • Mr Darby is currently a Non-Executive director at Gulfsands Petroleum plc and was the senior independent director at Premier Oil plc for six years.

  • He has held non-executive roles at Alkane Energy plc, Nordaq Energy plc, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Mowlem plc, Bowleven plc and Centurion Energy Inc.

  • He was Chairman of Mowlem plc (2005-2006) and Faroe Petroleum plc (2003-2007) and an advisor to the board of Setanta Energy (2011-2013).

Christian Wilms

Non-Executive Director


  • Senior Vice-President Subsurface & Field Development MOL Group accountable for development projects, reserves and providing functional leadership to MOL’s subsurface staff.

  • Previously 21 years with Shell International E&P in different technical and leadership roles covering various geographies including Netherlands, Nigeria, Qatar, USA and UK.

  • Experienced in complex field developments including water flooding and enhanced oil recovery including steam drive and polymers.

Tim Feather

Non-Executive Director


  • Trained as a lawyer and now a Qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

  • Currently the Chief Financial Officer of Sumner Group Mining plc, and previously Business Development Director within the same group.

  • Previously Corporate Finance Director at WH Ireland where he was a Qualified Executive for AIM and acted as retained adviser for a portfolio of AIM quoted clients in a wide range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, healthcare and technology.

  • A co-founder of Westhouse Securities, Mr. Feather also previously worked for Brown Shipley & Co. Limited, Henry Cooke Lumsden and Touche Ross (now Deloitte).

The Team

The Team

Maurice Bamford

Exploration & Geoscience Manager

The Team

David Puckett

Reservoir engineer and EOR specialist

Maurice Bamford

Exploration & Geoscience Manager


  • Geologist with almost 30 years of experience in academia, BP, Robertson’s Research International, Talisman Energy, & EnQuest.

  • Strong background in technical assurance, exploration, appraisal, evaluations, and structural geology.

  • Formerly Exploration & Geoscience Manager for EnQuest and Talisman Energy UK.

David Puckett

Reservoir engineer and EOR specialist


  • Scientist and Chemical Engineer with UKAEA and AEA Technology working on DTI Oil Recovery Programme.

  • BP Research Senior Reservoir Engineer, Pushing Reservoir Limits Team Lead and IOR Network Leader.

  • BP EOR Research and Development Team Leader & Programme Manager.

  • OGA EOR Specialist and Senior Reservoir Engineer.