Non-Executive Chairman - Venezuelan/ Lebanese National born 1950, based between Geneva & Beirut
Doctorate in Geology by Training,
Former Advisor to PDVSA (National Oil Co in Venezuela) and to Minister of Oil in Venezuela,
Former Ambassador of Venezuela to Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia Former Representative of Venezuela at OPEC,
Member of US / North America Energy Council.
Non-Executive Director – Canadian, over 35 years of Experience in Oil & Gas
Trevor started his career in Canada working for Home Oil Co, Canadian Hunter, before starting an International career with Shell in the North Sea then joined BP and held various senior positions at BP including:
Vice President Activity Planning for BP Upstream group Worldwide,
Chirag Asset and development Manager in Azerbaijan overseeing over 150,000 bbls per day of Production and field development with managing over 140 people between staff& contractors,
Reservoir & Wells Manager, Chirag/Deep Water Gunashli Performance Unit, BP Azerbaijan (over 50 staff) overlooking development and update of depletion plans, reserves progression and management, reservoir studies, forecasting, new well planning and execution (wellsite geology, geo-steering, logging), Drilling Schedule optimization, near-term production forecasting and optimisation, surveillance, well integrity management, and production accounting.
He worked also as a subsurface Team leader in BP assets Egypt, Reservoir, operations department head in BP GUPCO (JV with EGPC) in Egypt.
Trevor is also an Advisor to several companies.
Trevor has world-class experience and brings to our clients his breaths of operating experience in a worldclass IOC on very complex and large producing assets (over 100,000 barrels a day) in challenging environments and has a track record of overseeing very large operations & developments.
Executive Director, New Ventures - French National based in Geneva
Tamim has over 20 years of Oil & Gas international experience gained including 9 years spent at Shell International with a wide exposure. He started his career with Shell in the Corporate Business Planning department in Shell UK, Aberdeen, working on Shell’s North Sea Annual Business Plan. He then worked offshore on several North Sea Brent Platforms as Shell’s representative to the drilling contractor, overseeing well operations (PLT’s, Perforations, Drilling...). He then joined the subsurface Teams as a Petroleum engineer looking after North Sea Brent Reservoir Field Developments and field management. He then worked at shell headquarters in the Hague as a project manager in the central Technical consultancy Team of Shell at its headquarters in the Hague, with involvement in some of Shell’s key projects worked out of the Hague: Qatar Gas, Field Development Planning for Nigeria, etc.
He was overlooking METSCOoil’s advisory activities in Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria, assisting several of METSCOoil’s clients, including Maersk Oil, Oryx Petroleum, Tethys Petroleum, Nations Energy (Syria), Gulfsands (Syria), etc.
His expertise lies in opportunity generation and deal structuring, bringing parties together, creating value and win win scenarios for clients.
He holds a MSc in engineering from the Swiss Institute of technology in Lausanne and an Executive MBA from HEC in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Executive Director, Strategy & Corporate Planning - French National
Johann is METSCOoil’sExecutive director, looking after Strategy & corporate Planning. Johann has 15 years of international experience gained with Aiteo, Addax Petroleum, BNPP, Saipem, and Addax & Oryx Group. He started his career with Saipem and Total in their R&D departments, working on various technical African and Russian projects. He then joined BNP Paribas in Russia working in Reserves Based Lending on the financing of oil fields development of Russian independents. Later, he worked at Addax Petroleum as a director in the Corporate Finance Department, specializing on M&A and Investor Relations. Following the acquisition of Addax Petroleum by Sinopec, he joined the parent company to be part of the investment committee of an energy hedge fund (investment in int. small-mid cap E&P companies) with Lombard Odier. Recently, he worked with AITEO as an Executive Director Upstream, which he joined at the earliest stage and played a key role in acquiring OML29 and redeveloping the asset (25 to 90 kbopd).
He was a member of the board of the Swiss SPE section, and holds a MSc Petroleum Eng. from Heriot Watt Univ., Scotland, a MSc Civil Engineering from ESTP, Paris, and an Executive MBA from HEC, Paris
Vice President West Africa , New Ventures & Financing - Nigerian / Swiss National
Philip is METSCOoil’s Vice President for West Africa looking after New ventures & financing. A seasoned specialist of Nigerian Oil & Gas investment and divestment, Philip started with Orah Investment after his studies in Geneva and became a board member. He later joined and became an Executive Director with Alphin Capital AG, an investment boutique and was a co-founder of the BlackBerg fund, an SCSP Luxemburg regulated private equity investments funds into the Oil and Gas sector. Member of the Board of NIDCOOP, a Swiss based multifunctional cooperative created for Nigeria’s development by Nigerians in Diaspora, Philip has been at the forefront at developing business in Nigeria and West Africa in general. Having represented the interests of the Nigerian civil society in various polemic situations in foreign countries, namely Switzerland, Philip brings to METSCOoil his in-depth understanding of Nigeria, the business issues and needs of both local and foreign stakeholders.
With a B.Sc. In Insurance and Actuarial Science from Enugu State University, Nigeria and an MBA from Webster University in the USA, he is active in several organisations; professional, political and social.
Farid is a Managing Partner at METSCOoil, supervising asset valuation and fundraising processes. He has 20 years of experience with Anadarko, ENI, Delta Hydrocarbons, EnergyMetriKs and Ruspetro.
Farid started his career in US Onshore on the Midcontinent super-giant Hugoton gas field for Anadarko as a Reservoir Engineer. He then worked for ENI as a subsurface team leader for the Abo Field development in Nigeria, the Awa-Paloukou development in Congo and the Kizomba C complex offshore Angola. He was then appointed Head the Production Optimization Team of the second largest producing field in Kazakhstan, operated by a consortium led by ENI, achieving 10% of increase in hydrocarbon production during his tenure.
Farid went on to serve as a subsurface manager for Delta Hydrocarbons, a 1-billion USD investment fund based in Amsterdam focused on Upstream Oil and Gas Investments, where he led asset valuation efforts and coordinated due diligence teams for oil and gas fields located in Egypt, Tunisia and Argentina resulting in two acquisitions. He then founded EnergyMetriKs, an acquisition and divestiture advisory, where he arranged for a number of asset acquisitions for investment funds and operating oil companies. During his tenure at EnergyMetriKs, Farid served as a board member of Range Energy Resources, a Canadian listed company with assets in Kurdistan, and an advisor to the board of Venango Oil, a private operating company with assets in Nebraska as well as Argos-Sibinga, a Dutch company with assets in Tunisia.
Farid joined Ruspetro PLC, a London-listed operating company with producing assets in Western Siberia, as a Development Director, managing and supervising the delivery of 5 multi-fracked horizontal wells to the company production well stock, while being a key contributor to over 200 MMusd raised by Ruspetro with Russian banks.
He was rewarded by SPWLA with the best publication of the year award for a publication on near-wellbore invasion and electrical tool response.
Farid is a graduate of the University of Texas with a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, with a B.b.A. in Finance (1996). Farid is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Italian.