CEO, Independent Oil & Gas
Having worked in the industry for 38 years, Andrew Hockey has significant sector experience. He has a degree in geology from Oxford University, and a master's degree in petroleum geology from Imperial College London. Andrew has worked internationally and in the UK North Sea with European majors Fina and Eni and with US and UK independents Triton, Monument and Lasmo. Until the end of 2015 Andrew was General Manager, Business Development at UKCS oil and gas exploration and production company Fairfield Energy Limited which he helped to found in 2005. Andrew led the team to acquire the undeveloped Southern North Sea discovery Clipper South from Shell/Esso in 2008 and then managed its development via farm down-and RBL funding through to first gas in 2012. Andrew is a non-executive director of Fairfield Energy, a founder of decommissioning operator Fairfield Decom and a non-executive director at Chariot Oil and Gas, an upstream company with assets in Morocco, Namibia and Brazil. Previously Andrew served on the board of Sound Energy plc, an upstream company with onshore interests in Italy and Morocco, where he was a Non-Executive Director from 2011-2015 and Chairman from 2012-2014.
Andrew will be speaking at WECA X, this year's online edition of our flagship World Energy Capital Assembly, 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2020.