Convenors

Meet the BEOS convenors and find out more about their background and experience.

Ceylan Gomez

Ceylan Gomez

Ceylan is a Senior Geophysicist at CNOOC International, currently with the Well Delivery team. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to England for university in 2003. She holds a BSc in Geological Sciences and MSc in Exploration Geophysics from University of Leeds.

Ceylan has fifteen years of experience as a Geophysicist in upstream Oil and Gas across the life cycle of assets from New Ventures to Development, in North Sea, West & South Africa, Canada and Ireland. She has worked mostly in London across 4 companies – Nexen Petroleum (now CNOOC International), Cabot Energy (previously Northern Petroleum), Perenco & Sterling Energy.

Ceylan currently sits on the committee of GESGB’s Special Interest Group (SIG) in Geophysics and has recently joined the team of convenors for BEOS 2023.

Ian Cross

Ian Cross

Ian is based out of the London Moyes office as Managing Director. Moyes is a boutique advisory company and Ian’s role is mainly on the M&A side of the business. After graduating in geology from Cardiff University his industry career started in the 1980s in the UK mainly working the North Sea and onshore before spending time in South East Asia based in both Singapore and Houston. Previous companies include Kestrel Data, Elf, well-site consulting work to BP and Fina, and IEDS which was then taken over by IHS.

Ian is the currently President of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) and the South East Asia Regional Leader for the Frontier Energy Network.

Kristian Lomas

Kristian Lomas

Kristian is the Geoscience Team Lead of the Reservoir Simulation and Studies group, working across CNOOC International’s North Sea operated Assets.
He has 16 years technical industry experience, spanning both Geology and Geophysics disciplines. Worked M&A, New Ventures, Exploration and Development.

Kristian has experience in many of the worlds prolific hydrocarbon provinces such as Papua New Guinea, Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, and across the African continent. He has worked in Houston for ExxonMobil as well as in London for CNOOC International.

Kristian has previously served on the GESGB PETEX technical committee, before joining the BEOS team of convenors for BEOC 2024

Stacey Kivel

Stacey Kivel

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.

Neil Hodgson

Neil Hodgson

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.