Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips

Chief Executive

Ian was appointed as Chief Executive in August 2014. He has over 30 years of oil and gas experience including nearly 20 years with various oil companies (Shell, BP, Marathon, Ramco), 6 years with a major service company (Halliburton) and 6 years with a start up carbon capture and storage operator (CO2DeepStore).

He has seen technology development as an oil company JIP manager, as the Commercial Director of a multi-million pound development project, as CEO of a university spinout and in his current role where he sees many concepts and ideas.

Ian is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer, a Fellow of the Energy Institute, and holds an M.Eng in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA. Ian is Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section.

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Ernie Lamza

Ernie Lamza

Chief Operating Officer

Ernie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in February 2015.  He has more than 35 years of experience in upstream oil and gas activities including business, technical and technology management, technical consultancy, brown and green field engineering, operations support and process engineering.

Ernie holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and holds an MSc in Technology Management.  He is an experienced company director and holds both the Certificate and the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

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