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.
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.