As a Japanese standard university student in the 20th century, I entered Osaka Gas as soon as I graduated. I wanted to do something important for Japan with poor energy resources. At the time of my graduation, Japanese oil companies and upstream companies were not well known among university students and I chose a utility company which had established close and good relationships with end users.
Energy projects in Brazil and their sponsors remain virtually isolated from access to competitive international sources of project finance, as they are denominated in USD, which increase the FX risk.
Having chosen Chemical Engineering as a degree subject I looked at various industries to join. I was very lucky to receive a sponsorship from British Gas and joined British Gas E&P Ltd as a Graduate Trainee.
The fall in commodity prices has required the industry to challenge and reduce the costs of every aspect of the energy sector.
Noble is a financially strong diversified company that delivers value from unconventional oil and gas to deepwater major projects. We pride ourselves in being the partner of choice for the industry and always build strong relationships with host governments and regulators.
I am Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development. I (along with Suncor’s CEO) have responsibility for Strategic Direction of the Corporation. This includes M&A, Business Planning & Economic Modelling. I also have responsibility for the Supply Chain function.
Energean is an independent E&P company with a focus on the East Mediterranean and North Africa, and is the only company producing oil and gas in Greece.
I worked in the Middle East (Oman) for six years and worked on China-Oman oil technology cooperation.
We are a growing international EP company that shall continuously seeking strategic partners to participate in EP opportunities in a global scale.
Prior to my position at SK Innovation as VP of E&P Strategy & Planning, I have been involved in the oil and gas industry as an attorney in a major US law firm and as an investment banker and asset manager at Wall Street. Accordingly, the transition was pretty smooth and natural.
I was looking to move in-house just after the 1998 Asian economic crisis. A ex classmate offered me a role at Shell where they had an urgent opening to fill, and my experience was a good fit.
I was scholar of an oil and gas company that assigned me into oil and gas division during my practical training.
To survive the commodity cycle until such time that the next major mining project goes into construction in PNG.
I started downstream with a 200MW barge-mounted power-plant in 1995 in a country that no one else wanted to go to. Since then the energy industry, downstream & upstream, has been a passion of mine.