Senior Management

Ali Chine (Country Manager – Tunisia)

Ali, a petroleum geologist is a former president of the Tunisian state oil company (ETAP) and was previously energy advisor to the Tunisian Minister of Industry and Energy. Throughout his career he was a board or general member of a number of professional organisations, particularly in the petroleum sector.

Bruce Avery (Drilling Manager)

Bruce is a highly motivated drilling & workover professional with 30 years’ Drilling and Management experience (onshore & offshore) that covers Oil, Gas and Geothermal projects in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has held senior positions at a number of major global companies, including Shell, BP, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Wintershall. A receipient of a IWCF Supervisor Level Well Control Certificate, he is an expert with most major well engineering packages.  

Adrian Burrows (Chief Geoscientist) Adrian has more than forty years’ experience, initially with major operators on exploration and production projects. He has successfully managed acquisition, processing and interpretation teams and coordinated strategy and operations. In the past he has also led data management and software development projects. His CV includes senior positions with Amoco, Occidental, ELF, RPS, PGS and Circle Oil Plc.

Rowan Pearson (Corporate & Media Affairs Manager)

An Economics graduate of University College Dublin, with a Masters in International Business Studies, Rowan has spent the past decade in London in the small-cap M&A industry. With a focus on emerging markets and natural resources, Rowan has been involved in the restructuring and refinancing of many projects in Europe and Central Asia, availing of both private equity and various public markets.