Our Team

Principal Petrophysicist

Dr. Kanad Kulkarni is a Principle Petrophysicist with more than six years of experience in contributing to Competent Person’s report (CPR) to the stock exchanges around the world. He is a Course leader of BEng and MEng Petroleum Engineering Course at the University of Portsmouth. Dr. Kanad is formally educated with qualifications of PhD Petroleum Engineering, MSc Petroleum Engineering, MSc Geology and BSc Geology. 

Victor has an international reputation as a creative problem-solving geologist with a proven track record as an oilfinder in complex structural settings. He is experienced in geoscience analysis, prospect development and evaluation. He has more than 26 years broad-ranging experience in offshore and onshore Argentine Basins, as well as experience in Russia, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Africa, Israel and Foreland Appalachian, basins studies and prospect review.

Radim Kolarsky (B.S. 1989 George Washington University, M.A. 1992 The University Of Texas) is a broad-based geoscientist (predominantly a geophysicist) and project manager. He has 24 years of wide-ranging experience in the international oil and gas industry, with a specific focus on Africa, Asia, FSU, and the Middle East.  His experience ranges from new ventures and regional exploration on basin scale, to exploration and appraisal on block-scale, to full-scale field development work, including detailed work on reservoir scale.

Konstantin Zorbalas M.Sc. is a Production Engineer with 20 years' experience focusing on production enhancement techniques and optimization. He is expert in performing feasibility studies of projects, evaluation of capital and operating costs, and process screening for production optimisation. His specific strengths include completion design, stimulation operations, artificial lift, well testing and heavy oil.

David Curia (MS Applied Mathematics, MS Geophysics) has a solid geophysical technical experience and a proven career track record. He has strong skills in 2D and 3D seismic interpretation using Petrel, Geoframe, Landmark and Hampson&Russell. He has a good understanding of rock physics and reservoir characterisation from  seismic, including quantitative interpretation techniques, lateral prediction, acoustic and elastic seismic inversion and AVO analysis.

Tim is an international energy consultant, advising on financial, engineering and economic issues to high net worth individuals; multi-national oil & gas and geothermal companies, financial institutions and CIS/Eastern European governments. He is a Competent Person for reporting oil and gas volumes and valuations to the LSE and the ASX. He is an expert witness to the UK’s FSA enforcement division.

Kanu (K-Kay) Kanu  BSc. Applied Geophysics. 1976. Currently focused on evaluating oil and gas opportunities for mergers and acquisitions and project financing after retiring as Chevron Nigeria Exploration Manager in 2014. Participated in many Niger delta blocks asset sales and marginal fields processes. Excellent understanding of the Niger delta geology and wide exposure to Africa geology and opportunities. Expert understanding of Nigeria oil industry and regulatory processes.

Bob Lambert has over 47 years of international petroleum exploration and production experience. He is currently Deputy Chairman of TSX-listed Mitra Energy Inc, which has a large portfolio of assets in South East Asia, and is the Founder of Ipex Energy Ltd, providing M&A and investment advisory services to the upstream petroleum industry.


Dr Bryan Sissons

Geophysicist; PhD Geophysics; New Zealand and Argentina

Max Benavides

Geophysicist and Geologist; MSc Geology, MBA; Peru

Mohammad Akhtar

Petrophysicist; BSc Engineering; Pakistan

Dr S M Farouq Ali

Heavy Oil Recovery Specialist; Professor of Petroleum Engineering,Calgary University, PhD, SPE Distinguished Service Award; Canada

Radu Mirauta

Production Engineer; MSc Petroleum Engineering; Canada

Andrew Oslanski

Drilling and Completions Engineer; BSc Petroleum Engineering; Canada

Abraham Makhlouf

Drilling Engineer; BSc Petroleum Engineering; USA

Guillermo Ramires

Drilling Engineer; BSc Civil Engineering; Argentina

Manuel Santisbón

Facilities and Pipelines Design Engineer; BSc Process Engineering; Mexico

John Hitchcock

Facilities Design - Heavy Oil; BSc Mechanical Engineering; Canada 

Olumide Ajayi

FLNG specialist; BSc Geoogy, MSc (Distinction) Oil and Gas Management; Nigeria

Ruben Rimandiman

Pipelines and Cost Engineer; BSc Mechanical Engineering; Philippines