Meet the BEOS convenors and find out more about their background and experience.
Peter Elliott is commercial director of PVE Consulting Ltd, specialising in BD, joint ventures and transaction support across Africa and Europe. He is also the director at NVentures Ltd, providing global scouting and databases. He holds a degree in Geology and an MSc in Petroleum Geology, and has 30 years experience in the international oil and gas industry working in New Ventures and Business Development. Peter has a great deal of experience in frontier campaigns in West Africa and works closely with exploration companies, governments and service companies. Peter has a track record of advising large cap companies and small start-ups in identifying and securing suitable growth assets in Africa.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to England in 2003 for university. Graduated with BSc in Geological Sciences in 2006 and MSc in Exploration Geophysics in 2007 from University of Leeds. Fifteen years of experience as a Geophysicist in upstream Oil and Gas across the life cycle of assets from New Ventures to Development, working in London at 4 different companies - Nexen Petroleum (now CNOOC International), Cabot Energy (previously Northern Petroleum), Perenco & Sterling Energy. On the PESGB Geophysics Special Interest Group (SIG) committee and now a convenor of BEOS 2023.
Colin is Technical Director at Athena Exploration which holds 4 licences in the West of Shetland. He has more than 40 years’ experience in oil and gas, having started his career working offshore before joining BP in 1981. He has worked the UK offshore and internationally throughout this time.
Colin has a first class degree in geology from Reading University and a Ph.D. in sedimentology from Durham University. He was President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain in 2016. He is a proven oil and gas finder with successes in all the main basins of the UKCS as well as West Africa and the Netherlands, and has been actively involved in all types of deals from farmins/farmouts to corporate acquisitions.
Colin has been actively involved in developing PROSPEX and sees BEOS as a great opportunity to merge the best parts with APPEX to create a great show which will appeal to a much bigger and wider audience.
Stacey is a partner at the city firm, McCarthy Denning which has a large integrated energy practice of top solicitors and international lawyers. Stacey is a corporate lawyer specializing in the management and development of upstream oil & gas operators primarily in Africa where she has worked since 1997.
She was a founder and spent 6 years as Corporate In-House Counsel, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations for Equator Exploration / Oando Limited (Nigeria & Gulf of Guinea) and in the same role for two years for H Oil & Minerals. She has acquired and divested of E&P rights for clients in Nigeria, Sao Tome, DR Congo, So Sudan, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Kenya. She worked as commercial & legal advisor to Tower Resources, Mart Resources, Minexco Petroleum, DIG Oil, Nor Energy, Mart Resources and Century Energy.
She recently raised litigation funding for a successful $600 million arbitration claim. Stacey is a qualified California lawyer and has been a regulated Financial Advisor (CF30) by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK.
Dr Neil Hodgson has over 30 years of experience in international oil and gas exploration with major independent and junior exploration operators.
Through his career Neil has worked in, managed and led exploration teams that have sought, and sometimes found, significant oil and gas in a variety of basin-styles around the world.
Neil is currently working with Searcher as VP Geosciences and he is also the current AAPG Europe Past President.