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Karem Kobayashi

Compliance Manager – Aberdeen, UK

Karem has 10 years of energy financial experience combined with a background in emerging markets regulation and commercial advisory. Prior to joining Energy Ventures, she worked for BG Group where she acted as a commercial advisor.


Education: 
MBA Oil and Gas Management, Robert Gordon University, BA Business Administration, University of São Paulo

 

Contact:

Karem Kobayashi
+44 1224 628 284

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Executive Chairman

Kjell Jacobsen

Background:
Kjelll is the former president and CEO of both Seadrill and Smedvig.

 

Fun fact:
Kjell loves to be on the sea, he believes he is a sailor at heart.

 

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Email:kej@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 83

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Managing Partner

Helge Tveit

Background:
Helge is the Former Executive Advisor for BP. He also previously worked for Amoco as their Strategy Planning Director.

 

Fun fact:
Helge was in the military police for two years based in the NATO headquarters outside Brussels.

 

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Email:ht@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 92

Office :Stavanger, Norway

Senior Partner

Einar Gamman

Background:
Einar is the former Managing Director for Smedvig and JP Kenny.

 

Fun fact:
Einar loves sports, exercising and being in the outdoors.


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Email:eg@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 93

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Senior Partner

Rune Jensen

Background:
Rune was the Founder of the Private Equity Fund Manager, Progressus and is the former CEO of Allianse.

 

Fun fact:
Elite series hockey player and enjoys cooking.

 

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Email:rj@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 98

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Senior Partner

Per Arne Jensen

Background:
Per Arne is the former CEO of Figgio and VP of Computer Advances Group ASA (CAG)

 

Fun fact:
Once a footballer – always a footballer!

 

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Email:paj@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 84

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Senior Partner

Greg Herrera

Background:
Greg is the former Vice President for Simmons & Co and the founder of Rototec. Greg studied Drilling Engineering at Robert Gordons University.

 

Fun fact:
Greg is an undiscovered rock star!

 

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Email:gh@evpe.com

Phone:+44 1224 628 282

Office:Aberdeen, UK

Senior Partner & President

Anoop Poddar

Background:
Anoop is the former CEO of First Reserve Momentum and the former VP for Simmons & Co. He also completed an MBA at Harvard.

 

Fun fact:
Anoop loves to read and singing Hindi songs.

 

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Email:ap@evpe.com

Phone:+1 281 768 6725

Office:Houston, TX

Chief Financial Officer

Pelle Bildtsén

Background:
Pelle is the former Corporate Advisor for Melberg Partners and a former Associate for Procuritas.

 

Fun fact:
Pelle played for the Swedish National Hockey Team when he was a teenager.

 

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Email:pb@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 99

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Partner

Matt Anstead

Background:
Matt is a former Vice President for Simmons & Co. He also worked as a Field Engineer for Schlumberger.

 

Fun fact:
Matt enjoys participating in ski racing.

 

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Email:ma@evpe.com

Phone:+1 281 768 6722

Office:Houston, TX

Director

Tomas Hvamb

Background:
Tomas is the former Vice President of debt/leverage for Barclays. He also used to work as an analyst for DNB.

 

Fun fact:
Tomas enjoys golf and skiing but mostly playing hide and seek with his two-year-old!

 

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Email:th@evpe.com

Phone:+44 1224 628288

Office:Aberdeen, UK

Director

Espen Strøm

Background:
Espen is the former Financial Analyst for ExxonMobil, he also spent time as an Auditor for EY.

 

Fun fact:
Espen is committed to the gym. He also finished in top 0.1% in the English Premier League fantasy manager tournament in 2018/19.

 

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Email:es@evpe.com

Phone:+1 713 300 0607

Office:Houston, TX

Compliance Manager

Karem Kobayashi

Background:
Karem is the former Lead Commercial Advisor for BG, she also worked as a Senior Analyst for Comgas.

 

Fun fact:
Karem won best calligraphy in a competition amongst all Japanese schools in Sao Paulo aged just 6.

 

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Email:th@evpe.com

Phone:+44 1224 628288

Office:Aberdeen, UK

Senior Associate

Rajat Maheshwari

Background:
Rajat is a former Sales and Field Geophysicist for SLB

 

Fun fact:
Rajat has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

 

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Email:rm@evpe.com

Phone:+44 1224 628 283

Office:Aberdeen, UK

Associate

Jebb Peria

Background: 
Jebb is a  former Senior Associate at PwC Deals and a former Corporate Graduate Trainee for Equinor.

Fun fact:
Jebb is a massive CrossFit enthusiast, he is the Co-owner of CrossFit Ask in Stavanger.

 

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Email:jp@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 85

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Associate

Joseph Kasbaum

Background:
Jospeh is the former Senior Consultant for Trenegy and a former Associate for PwC Deals.

 

Fun fact:
Joseph has traveled internationally to 32 cities in 20 countries.

 

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Email:jk@evpe.com

Phone:+1 713 230 8268

Office:Houston, TX

Office Manager

Michelle Opiana

Background:
Michelle is the former Facility Coordinator for Shell and she studied Media Studies at the Norweian University of Science and Technology.

 

Fun fact:
In her younger years, Michelle was an active freestyle dancer. Now, she enjoys supporting her young children in hockey.

 

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Email:mo@evpe.com

Phone:+47 51 84 12 81

Office:Stavanger, Norway

Senior Office Manager

Jackie Burke

Background:
Jackie is the former PA for Wood Group. She has also worked as an Office Manager for Knowledge. Jackie studied Business Studies at Robert Gordon University.

 

Fun fact:
Jackie is a qualified divemaster. She spent five months backpacking in Africa and will be returning as part of a charity expedition to build houses in Kenya this year.


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Email:jb@evpe.com

Phone:+44 1224 628 281

Office:Aberdeen, UK

Office Manager

Rebecca Barbosa

Background:
Rebecca is a former Associate for Alliantgroup. She also spent time as a Campaign Manager at Service Corporation International.


Fun fact:
Rebecca has played the cello for 6 years.


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Email:rb@evpe.com

Phone:+1 281 768 6724

Office:Houston, TX

Advisory Board

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Chief Executive Officer, AkerBP

Prior to joining AkerBP, Mr. Hersvik was Senior Vice President of Statoil’s Research and Development division. Since 1998, he has held many professional and management positions in Statoil and Hydro, including Chief Reservoir Engineer and Operations Manager. He holds a Cand Scient degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.

Advisory Board

Bettina Bachmann

VP Subsurface & Wells Software, Shell

Bettina has a MSc degree in geophysics from the ETH in Zuerich. She joined Shell in 1983 and has held a variety of business technical and leadership roles in exploration and development, working in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Subsequent strategy and planning roles have included leading a senior leadership development programme and General Manager for strategy & planning in Upstream R&D.

End 2009, Bettina was appointed Vice President for Subsurface and Wells Software in Production and Technology. Since 2012, this also includes Shell’s globally distributed support and deployment teams in the Upstream businesses

Advisory Board

Jose’ Formigli

Former Chief Exploration & Production Officer, Petrobras

Former Chief Exploration & Production Officer, Petrobras Prior to his retirement from Petrobras last April, Mr. Formigli was a member of the Petrobras Executive Board and supervised all domestic E&P activities. He has worked for the last 32 years in Brazilian Upstream sector in activities related to well construction, subsea and topsides engineering, having occupied Campos Basin managerial as well as E&P Executive Management positions. Mr. Formigli is a Civil Engineer, having graduated from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro/Brazil with specialization in Petroleum Engineering. He has a MBA in Advanced Business Management from UFRJ/COPPEAD in Rio de Janeiro.

Advisory Board

Richard Spears

Managing Director, Spears & Associates

Mr. Spears has worked in the oil and gas industry for 35 years and is one of the managing partners of Spears & Associates where he is responsible for leading the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. He holds an engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and completed graduate work in industrial engineering.

Advisory Board

Carl Trowell

President & CEO of Ensco plc

Mr. Trowell became President and CEO of Ensco in June 2014. Prior to that, he was elected President of Schlumberger in April 2013 and held a variety of international management positions, including Regional Managing Director for Schlumberger operations in the North Sea and Vice President of Corporate Marketing. He has a PhD in Earth Sciences from University of Cambridge, a BSc in Geology from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and a MBA from the Open University.

Advisory Board

William P. Prather III

Director of Natural Resources, UTIMCO

William Prather is a Director of Natural Resources, where he helps direct the endowments’ investment activities within natural resources across public and private markets with an aggregate exposure. His focus is on the global energy sector, metals and mining. Prior to joining UTIMCO, William worked at BlackRock in New York City where he was a portfolio manager/analyst investing across the capital structure in both public and private markets. He invested over $1bn into private markets and helped manage $300mm in long/short liquid investments. Before BlackRock, William was an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York City and an Analyst at Teton Capital in Austin, Texas. William is a CPA and a CFA charterholder and received an MPA and BBA from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.

Advisory Board

Navneet Behl

VP Operations, Apache Corporation

Navneet Behl has over 24 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry including 12 years of experience in exploration, delineations and development of unconventional plays in North America. He is currently the VP, Operations of North American Unconventional Resource Team for Apache Corporation. Previously, Mr. Behl was a key member of the EOG team from 2005 to 2014. As Completions Manager for the Eagle Ford play, Mr. Behl was very successful in optimization of well completions and well spacing. His experience also includes various roles at Schlumberger and Essar Oil Ltd. Navneet holds a B.S. from Indian School of Mines and an M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Petroleum Engineering.

Advisory Board

Chiong Suet Chee

Director – Investment Group – Energy & Resources, Temasek
 
Suet Chee joined Temasek in June 2004 and is currently serving as Director – Investment Group – Energy & Resources. Suet Chee has 14 years of multi-sector investment experience including Energy, Transportation and Industrials.   Since 2011, she has focused on the Energy sector and executed investment and divestment transactions in sub segments across the oil and gas and renewables value chains.   Suet Chee has an Executive Master degree in Energy Management from ESCP Europe Business School and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University (Nanyang Business School). She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Advisory Board

Hal Goldie

Former VP, Global Business Development


Mr. Goldie recently retired from the position of Vice President, Global Business Development, located in Houston, Texas, a position he had since March 2010.  Goldie was responsible for developing business at the corporate level in Brazil, Russia, China and other markets globally as well as developing integrated solutions for the energy industry that leveraged multiple Cameron divisions.  Additionally, Goldie mentored a team of Area Integration managers responsible for the integration of Cameron into the Schlumberger organization following the acquisition of Cameron by Schlumberger.

 

Previously, Goldie was Division President, Subsea Systems and responsible for orders in excess of $2Bn annually and sales in excess of $1.5Bn annually for the Cameron division of Cooper Cameron Corporation.

 

Prior to that Goldie was V.P. G.M. for the Eastern Hemisphere based in London and has held various management positions in field operations, operations, sales and marketing for Cameron, including district management positions in the U.K., Scandinavia, Middle East, area management North America and product marketing management for subsea systems in Houston.

 

Goldie joined Cameron in August 1969 as an Engineering Apprentice in Livingston, Scotland.

Operating Partner - Calgary, Canada

Andrew Boland

Calgary, Canada (former Managing Director, Peters & Co)

Andrew has over 23 years of experience in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. He was Exploration Manager at Pan East Petroleum and held geophysical and exploration roles at Norcen Energy and Shell Canada. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Geophysics from University College and a BA Mod in Experimental Physics from Trinity College.

Operating Partner - Aberdeen, Scotland

Gavin Prise

Aberdeen, Scotland (former CEO, Expro International)

Gavin has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience both in the operating and service sectors. He joined Expro International in 1995 progressing through a variety of Executive roles, onto COO and ultimately CEO. Mr. Prise holds a BSc Hons in Natural Philosophy from Aberdeen University and a MEng in Petroleum Engineering from Herriot Watt University.

Operating Partner - Dubai, UAE

Saad Bargach


Dubai, UAE (former Managing Director, Lime Rock Partners)

Saad has an extensive energy background, including 23 years of oil and gas experience with Schlumberger. He currently runs an Oilfield Technology Hub with a presence in Houston and Dubai and most recently served as Managing Director at Lime Rock Partners where he was responsible for the firm’s international strategy. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in control systems.

Email:sb@bargachcorp.com

Phone:+971-50-651-9960

Operating Partner – China and the Pacific Rim

Shantanu Agarwal

Shantanu Agarwal has deep expertise in Oilfield Services with experience in fieldwork, managing operations and business development. Previously, he has led business unit management roles and regional marketing and sales roles within Schlumberger in North-West Europe and Africa. He has also experience working with McKinsey & Co. in California.

Education: MBA from Harvard Business School, B.Tech Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Board Member of: Wireless Seismic and Prosep

Email :sa@evpe.com

Phone:+1 403 6163602

Phone:+91 959 920 7741