Who We Are

World class technical, operational and commercial expertise with an extensive international network.

Proven ability to finance and deliver offshore exploration and development success

Board of Directors

Dr. James W. Buckee


  • Former president and CEO of Talisman Energy Inc., a global oil and gas independent
  • Served as non-executive chairman of EnQuest, independent non-executive director of Cairn Energy plc, and as director of a number of private exploration companies in Australia
  • Presently, non-executive director of Magma Global and Black Swan Energy
  • Advisor to Azimuth Capital Management

Jens Biertumpel


  • Founder and former managing partner of Swiss-based Mont Blanc Capital Management AG
  • Founder of Lightstream Capital Ltd. A private investment and advisory firm
  • Served as director of Hong Kong-based hedge fund advisor, Astrum Investment Managers Ltd.

Dr. Peter Hill


  • More than 40 years of experience in upstream oil and natural gas
  • 22 years in senior positions at British Petroleum including chief geologist, chief of staff for BP Exploration,  president of BP Venezuela and regional director for Central and South America
  • Numerous senior leadership, executive and board positions at private and NYSE-listed firms and former advisor to Paolo Alto Advisors

Dr. John ‘t Hart


  • 40 years experience in upstream oil and gas exploration on four continents
  • Held a number of key technical and leadership positions across a 32 year career at BP, BP Canada and Talisman Energy Inc. including manager international exploration, senior manager international exploration and EVP international exploration

Technical Team

Dr. Lawrence Bernstein

COO and EVP Exploration

  • Seasoned exploration professional with more than 29 years exploring for oil and gas on four continents
  • 35 years geoscience experience with specializations in stratigraphy and sedimentology
  • Former VP exploration Malaysia and regional vice president southeast Asia for Talisman Energy Inc.
  • Co-founder of Tamarind Energy, raised over $800M for potential projects in southeast Asia

Paul Begg, PGeo MBA

VP Geoscience

  • A geoscientist with over 35 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas exploration on six continents
  • Expertise in geophysics, including seismic acquisition, processing, interpretation and prospect evaluation
  • Has held key technical positions in Britoil, BP Exploration, Nexen Inc, Talisman Energy Inc and Rosneft Vietnam
  • Former Exploration Manager for Talisman in Jakarta and founder of Origo Geoscience Consultants Ltd.

Corporate Structure