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Season and Board of Directors for 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 Season

Speaker/Event Date

Why Learning from Failure is the Key to Survival


Tim Harford, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8 p.m., Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

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2011 Scottish Oil Club Golf Outing


Golf Outing 2011, Crieff Golf Club

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10 a.m., Crieff Golf Club, Ferntower, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3LR

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Debate: Energy is Power


Debate: Energy Is Power, at Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Monday, 22 August 2011, 7 p.m., Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

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The Challenges to make CCS a Reality


Arne de Kock, UK CCS Project Director, Shell UK Limited

Thursday, 06 October 2011, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Shale Gas Projects and Investments


John Logel, Chief Geoscientist North Sea, Talisman Energy Norge/UK

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Interconnector - Life in the Middle


Sean Waring, Managing Director, Interconnector (UK) Ltd

Thursday, 08 December 2011, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Safety by Design


Craig Hendrie, Technical Director, Plexus Holdings plc

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Friday, 03 February 2012, 6:30 p.m., Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC), 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

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Lids on Coffee Cups? - The Changing Face of Safety in Oil & Gas


Les Thomas, Group Director, John Wood Group PLC

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Tullow Oil's Exploration Led Growth Strategy


Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, Tullow Oil plc

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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To be Announced

Thursday, 05 April 2012, 7 p.m., National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

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Imaging the Invisible – The Role of Seismic in Exploration & Production


Paul Sexton, Head of Seismic Imaging, Total E&P

Thursday, 26 April 2012, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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New Entrepreneurial Upstream Technologies and Technology Companies

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Irvine Brown, Red Spider, Greg Herrera, Energy Ventures, Iain Hutchison, Merlin ERD, Iain MacLean, ZiLift, Mike Reid, Red Spider

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 6 p.m., Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Board of Directors for 2011-2012

2011-2012 Season

Tom Morris http://www.cairnenergy.com
Cairn Energy, President

Adrian Todd https://pureapps2.hw.ac.uk/porta...
Heriot-Watt University, Institute of Petroleum Eng, Executive Vice President

1969: Graduated BTech and PhD in in Chemical Engineering from Loughboriugh University.PhD on the topic of the strength of powders. 1969-1972: Research Scientist, Shell Research. October 1972: Joined Heriot-Watt University as lecturer in Chemical engineering. September 1975: One of the founding member of the Department of Petroleum Engineering. MSc and Short course teaching module on Reservoir Engineering. 1979: Started research in PVT re. CO2 EOR, funded by UK Dept. of Energy, 1st grant of their Advisory Committee on Enhanced Oil Recovery. 1979: Started research on Formation Damage re. Water Injection, funded by SERC Marine Technolgy. 1980: Started Oilfield scale research funded by SERC. Early 1980's initiated the concept of joint industry research projects which was somewhat novel at the time. 1986: With Prof. Ali Danesh started research in gas hydrates. All except one of these research themes have maintained continuous industry support up to the present time in the context of the current technical challenge
Jon Fitzpatrick http://www.cenkos.com
CENKOS Securities, Vice President

Andrew Slessor http://www.woodmacresearch.com
Wood Mackenzie, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer

Paul Binns
Member, Director

Paul worked for the British Geological Survey’s marine unit in Edinburgh before joining Shell’s Geophysical Research group in The Hague. He subsequently worked in technical and managerial roles in Shell’s operating units in the Middle East and Africa, and in business functions in The Hague. He now teaches externally at the Shell Open University and at Heriot Watt University, as well as undertaking other work. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Nigel Bradburn http://www.nigelbradburn.com
Nigel Bradburn Search, Director

Nigel Bradburn is Managing Partner of NBS Ltd, an Executive Search firm providing strategic hiring services to a range of operator and service company clients spanning the energy sector. Resident in Aberdeen for the last 15 years, he previously worked for the American oil companies Amerada Hess and Marathon Oil before moving into the Executive Search arena. He has been a member of the Scottish Oil Club for a number of years and joined the Board in 2010.
Susie Inkson
Member, Director

Susie Inkson is a lawyer at Cairn Energy, focusing on Cairn’s assets in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Susie trained with McGrigors and spent three years with the firms's Energy Team. Susie has been a regular attendee at the Scottish Oil Club since 2008 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2011.
Aileen Jamieson http://www.performance-forum.com
Turner and Townsend, Director

Aileen is Vice President, Natural Resources for Turner & Townsend, a leading global programme management and construction consultancy that supports organisations that invest in, own and operate assets. Her key focus is to manage the Performance Forum, which provides industry leading cost, schedule and technical benchmarking services to Oil and Gas operators. Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, Aileen worked for Wood Mackenzie for 9 years as a downstream research manager and ExxonMobil for 5 years in technical, operational and commercial roles. Ms Jamieson holds a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently based in Houston, Texas, USA.
Jason Kenney http://www.santandergbm.com/?len...
Santander GBM (Santander Global Banking and Markets), Director

Past President, currrently Board Member of Scottish Oil Club, and head of Oil/Gas Equity Research at Santander GBM.
David MacDonald
Member, Director

David MacDonald is European Legal Counsel at InterGen, a global power generation company. David supports InterGen's UK and Dutch power generation assets and related business, having previously worked at Macfarlanes, McGrigors and BP Exploration Operating Company, advising on corporate M&A, corporate finance, oil and gas and power generation. He has been on the Board of the Scottish Oil Club since 2011.
Robert McQuillin
Honorary Member, Director

Robert graduated from Durham University in Physics and Geology and obtained an M.Sc. From London University. Following graduation he joined the British Geological Survey in London. He moved to Edinburgh in 1973 as manager of the Survey. Following BGS, He became Chief Geophysicist of BNOC/Britoil. Robert is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Deceased 5 December 2018.
John Naismith http://www.petroceltic.ie/
Melrose Resources, Director

John holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from Imperial College London. He has 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry gained with Shell, Enterprise Oil, Canadian Natural Resources and Melrose, as well as in consultancy. His experience includes reservoir engineering, integrated subsurface studies, asset management, commercial and operations.
Nathan Piper http://www.rbccm.com/energy/
RBC Capital Markets, Director

Nathan is an E&P equity research analyst at RBC Capital Markets (#1 rated analyst, 2013 Extel Survey). He is focused on UK and Toronto Listed E&P companies, predominantly those active in Asia, Latin America, UK North Sea and FSU. He joined RBC in 2007 from Bridgewell's UK small cap oils team. Previously he spent time in venture capital - investing in early stage energy technologies with ITI Energy. Prior to which he was with oil industry consultant Wood Mackenzie for five years, mainly covering Asia (especially India). Nathan also worked for three years as a Project Geoscientist with Racal Survey on integrated geoscience projects in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, India, Egypt and Turkey. He has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geology from St Andrews University, a MSc in Basin Analysis from the Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is Fellow of the Geological Society, Director of The Scottish Oil Club and a Member of The Company of Merchants of Edinburgh.
Phil Richards http://www.bgs.ac.uk
British Geological Survey, Director

Phil Richards is the Head of Hydrocarbons at the British Geological Survey. He completed his geology degree at Aberystwyth and his Applied Geology PhD at Strathclyde, and has over 30 years of world-wide experience of oil exploration experience and of the development of regulatory regimes. He now works principally on projects for government departments and international agencies, specialising in creating the technical conditions necessary for inward investment in hydrocarbon exploration in developing basins. He recently also assumed responsibility for all shale gas research at the BGS.
Stephen Sheal http://www.fwbparkbrown.com/
Park Brown International, Director

Stephen Trombala http://www.shepwedd.com/
Shepherd + Wedderburn, Director

Stephen primarily focuses on the upstream oil and gas and ICT industries. He has extensive equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and private equity experience and advises both funders and corporates. Recent work includes acting for a number of independent E&P companies across a range of matters, including capital raisings, portfolio rationalisations and takeover transactions. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers, which describes him as "a talented, hard and fast worker with terrific public company expertise".
John Waterlow
Member, Director

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1970 with an honours degree in Fuel Technology and Chemical Engineering, John began his career in the oil industry with Shell-Mex and BP Ltd. This in turn led to a variety of corporate, marketing and supply roles in the UK and international arms of BP’s refining and marketing business. John left BP in 1993 and spent the next two years at the Energy Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels before moving to energy consultants Wood Mackenzie in 1995. Here he specialised in studies of corporate and market developments in the downstream oil sector, including taking responsibility for Wood Mackenzie’s downstream oil research publications. He was also closely involved in developing Wood Mackenzie’s expertise in analysis of the global oil market and was responsible for a wide range of oil and gas consultancy projects, advising oil majors, utility companies and government bodies. John retired from full time employment in 2009.
Paul Young www.mcleansearch.co.uk
The McLean Partnership, Director

Paul is a Partner in The McLean Partnership, an executive search, interim management, and management consultancy firm. Paul is responsible for the energy and investment sectors, advising both corporate and government clients on strategic executive level hiring solutions. Recent work within the energy sector includes: advising an oil services client on their global expansion plans and the recruitment of a CEO, and advising a government client to ensure they are operationally ready for potential large scale hydrocarbon development and recruiting an Oil Advisor to provide ongoing support to the government.
Robert Schneider http://www.rmschneider.com
RMSchneider Limited, Executive Secretary (Contracted)

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