Erik Tiller has more than 25 years of experience within finance and business, both within the oil and gas industry and the asset management industry. From 1994 to 2010, Mr. Tiller was chairman at Amerscan Capital Management Ltd. In 2011 Tiller founded the Seacrest Group, an international oil and gas private equity company. In addition to being a co-founder of the Company, Mr. Tiller also co-founded the Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA ASA in 2015. Mr. Tiller holds a BA in Business Administration and International Management from the California Lutheran University.
Paul Murray has over 25 years’ experience in venture capital and private equity investment across technology and natural resources. Together with Mr. Tiller, Mr. Murray is a co-founder of the Seacrest Group. Mr. Murray is a co-founder of Company, as well as a co-founder of the Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA ASA. He was previously a director of 3i’s technology investment team, Cazenove Private Equity and a partner at DFJ Esprit. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University.
Board Member and President of the Executive Committee
Scott Aitken has 30 years of experience within management and engineering, within the oil and gas industry. Aitken has 18 years’ experience as a chief executive officer, 6 years’ experience at regional management level and 6 years in petroleum engineering and asset management. Aitken is co-founder and director of High Power Petroleum LLC. Aitken holds a degree in Physics from the University of Strathclyde.
Martin Bachmann, a trained geophysicist, has more than 35 years’ executive experience across the global oil and gas business. He is currently chairman of the boards of directors of Sval Energi and NEO Energy Group, both North Sea-focused producers. Prior to that, he was a member of Wintershall’s board of executive directors for 10 years. Previously, he had a 25 year career with Shell, managing various businesses in the FSU, Spain, the Netherlands, the North Sea and the Middle East.
Robert Lawson is the Executive Vice-President and a member of the board of directors of Mercuria Energy Group. Prior to joining Mercuria in 2022, Mr Lawson spent 32 years working at BP in its upstream, downstream and trading businesses, including as commercial vice president for BP’s refining and marketing business and as global head of M&A. Mr Lawson is also a non-executive director of London-listed Serica Energy plc.
Rune Olav Pedersen
Rune Olav Pedersen has served as President & CEO of PGS ASA since 2017. Mr. Pedersen has previously held the position of executive vice president & general counsel at the company. Prior to joining PGS he was partner in the oil and gas department of the law firm Arntzen de Besche. He has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London and an Executive MBA from London Business School.
Denis Chatelan has more than 30 years of experience within finance and management and has extensive board experience. Since 2016, he has held the position of Head of Business Development at Perenco, an independent Anglo-French oil and gas company. In this position, Chatelan is in charge of strategy, M&A and portfolio management within Perenco and holds board positions in various Perenco portfolio companies. Prior to joining Perenco in 2004, he worked as CFO Africa at Rougier S.A. and as a consultant at Deloitte & Touche (France). He holds a major in Finance from Paris ESCP Business School.
Paulo Ricardo da S. dos Santos
Paulo Ricardo da S. dos Santos has more than 35 years of experience from the oil and gas sector and has held a variety of position within exploration, consulting and management. He has held the position of managing partner at the Brazilian oil and gas consulting firm Leblon Óleo e Gás Consultoria Ltda since 2020. Prior to this he served as general manager of Petrobras Energia S.A. from 2004 to 2007. He holds a graduate’s degree in Geology from Universidade Federal do Paraná and a master’s degree in Geophysics from the Universidade Federal da Bahia.
Pedro Magalhães is a partner at the Brazilian law firm Nunes Fernandes & Advogados Associados since 2005 and has extensive experience in the power business regulation and in the oil and gas sector. He is currently a member of the board of directors of several companies, including TEP – Termoeletrica Potiguar S.A., Água Limpa Energia S.A and Areia Energia S.A, São Francisco Energia S.A. Mr. Magalhães holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Federal university of Bahia and an MSc in Energy lndustry Regulation from the University of Salvador.