Convenors

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

Eskil Jersing

Eskil Jersing

Eskil is an Oil Industry Senior Executive with some 34 years’ plus of Upstream experience in most of the world’s key Petroleum basins and had various Upstream Exploration focused roles with Enterprise Oil, Shell, Marathon Oil, Apache, Petrobras and was most recently CEO of Wentworth Resources plc, a Tanzanian Gas producer and CEO of Sterling Energy plc, both AIM listed Africa focused E&P Companies.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director with Petroneft Resources plc, New Business Advisor to Eburon Resources LLC, a privately backed Exploration startup, on the Advisory panel of Energilink ltd and a Director of Eskoil ltd. Eskil graduated with a BSc. in Geophysics from Cardiff University, and an MSc. in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College London.”

The last 6 or so years have seen a dramatic changing of the guard for E&P globally, with multiple challenges on multiple fronts as regards supply/demand and Energy security drivers. Now more than ever there is a tacit acknowledgment that Oil and Gas are needed to ensure a just and sustainable transition. The newly structured BEOS conference is intended to both embrace and address the opportunities and challenges we collectively face in making an “Energised” difference this next decade. I look forward to hearing, learning and ultimately being a part of the success story.

Colin Percival

Colin Percival

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 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.