Executive Interviews

I entered the industry from a pretty unusual route having commenced my career as a pilot first in the RAF and then with Bristow Helicopters in the early stages of the North Sea oil boom. I joined BP in the early eighties as the company’s aircraft operations superintendent and diversified into the oil industry proper from there.
Oil and gas operators are feeling the pressure of cost-reduction, regulatory liability and environmental impact in their operations. Among these challenges, management of solid drilling waste is a top consideration.
ORLEN Upstream Canada (OUC) is a subsidiary of PKN ORLEN, an integrated oil and gas company based in Poland. PKN ORLEN is the largest oil company in Central and Eastern Europe, has almost 2,700 gas stations, 600 mbopd of refining capacity, and has investments in petrochemical, upstream and energy.
Currently the MPRDA Amendment Bill (MPRDA Amendment) has been referred back to the South African National Assembly by President Jacob Zuma. The Amendment Bill has been sitting on President Jacob Zuma’s desk for almost 2 years after being approved by the National Council of Provinces in March 2014 and sent to him in final form for his assent.
Venturion is a private oil company that was founded in the summer of 2012. We closed our first financing and two acquisitions in January 2013. We raised $140 million in private equity in four rounds of financings the last of which was a $40 million financing which closed this past April.

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