Our team

Specialist and experienced people

OPC’s staff and associates have operated in over 50 countries throughout the world for all the majors and large independents, as well as for an ever-increasing selection of small to medium-sized operators.

Our mission is to provide world class integrated technical expertise and innovation globally, through building sustainable partnerships that enable our clients to find and produce oil and gas, efficiently and safely, to deliver maximum value from their assets.

United Kingdom

London office
Managing Director

Piers is an experienced petroleum engineer with 30 years’ experience. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Technical Lead

Ian Hancock is the Lead Engineer within OPC’s London Technical Team and has extensive practical and theoretical reservoir and petroleum engineering knowledge gained through working on numerous projects over the last 35 years.

Reservoir Engineer

Angela Lodge has 14 years oil and gas industry experience with 10 years in Petroleum Engineering working for both consultancy and operating companies. She has a strong background in a wide range of technical skills and tools in reservoir simulation, field development, reservoir management, reserves evaluation, production management and optimisation.

Senior Geoscientist, Geologist

Toby Gledhill is a Senior Geoscientist (Geologist) in OPC’s London technical team. Toby has 14 years’ oil industry experience, with over 12 at operating companies working as geologist and geophysicist in all aspects of G&G: exploration, drilling, development, production, and gas storage.

International Business Director

Fergus Robson is the International Business Director at OPC. He has 15 years’ experience within a range of roles in the oil and gas industry, initially in commercial operational roles and moving into financial and strategic consulting for upstream operators and financial institutions.

Commercial Director

Ryan Moore is OPC’s Commercial Director and is responsible for the OPC group’s financial, commercial, and strategic operations. His background lies in corporate finance, accountancy, investment analysis and commercial management. He moved over from the financial services industry to the oil and gas industry, where he worked for the past 11 years. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Finance.

Consultants and Training Services

Edna Travers (nee Golboodaghians) is the senior consultants and training services advisor for OPC. Edna has significant experience of supporting NOCs and IOCs in resource management, building and developing teams and establishing companies and partnerships internationally

Energy Transition Services & Training Lead

Max Richards is the Energy Transition Services & Training Lead. Max obtained his MSci in Environmental Geoscience from University College London. His masters project, a preliminary study working alongside CarbFix in Iceland, and Aramco focused on the development and implementation of a novel Carbon Capture and Storage technology. A key tool being used globally to bridge the Energy Transition. Max is a specialist focusing on managing the Energy Transition for OPC’s clients.

Consultants Services Manager

Ayden Forsyth has 9 years of experience in the International Workforce Services market specialising in Full Cycle Contract Staffing, Global Mobility and Outsourced Payroll Management. This experience has been exclusively within the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry supporting a range of Operators including Super-Majors, NOCs and IOCs across all disciplines including Geosciences, Drilling & Completions, Facilities Engineering and Supply Chain Departments.

USA

Houston office
Well test consultant

Bill is a reservoir engineer with over 32 years’ broad-based international experience in well testing, reservoir simulation, petrophysics, reserves estimation, prospect evaluation, field development and training.

Kazakhstan

Astana and Almaty offices
General Manager OPC Asia

Almas has more than 10 years’ broad experience working with many oil companies within Kazakhstan in a service and technical capacity..

Operations Manager

Daniyar Maukenov is Operations Manager & Petroleum Engineer at OPC Kazakhstan. Daniyar is responsible for managing all technical and consultants services projects as well as assisting in Business Development assignments in the area.

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