About Us

Rob Bissell

Rob has worked as a reservoir engineer for 30 years. He has a B.Sc. in Physics from Leeds University and a D.Phil. in Physics (fluid dynamics) from Oxford University.

He worked for BP (Forties, Abu Dhabi, heavy oil projects in Canada) and Elf/Total as a staff reservoir engineer in London and Pau within the reservoir studies group.

As a consultant since 2002, he has worked for BP (projects in Algeria, Russia, ME, Colombia, Australia and N.Sea), Inpex (Australia), BHPBilliton (East Irish Sea), Cairn Energy (India), Centrica (East Irish Sea), Nexen (N.Sea), Talisman (Malaysia/Vietnam) and GDF (N. Sea) amongst others. He has worked on several CCS/US projects. Rob has published 20 industry articles.

Chris Clay

Chris Clay graduated from Leeds University in 1980 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked on the conversion of the Rough field for gas storage and the first stage of the South Morecambe gas field development for British Gas and then on a variety of non-operated and new operated ventures in the UK and overseas before moving to Texaco in 1996 to provide engineering and economic evaluation support to their Atlantic Margin exploration group. In 1998 Chris joined CalEnergy Gas as Head of Engineering, helping them qualify as a Production Operator in the UK and supporting projects in the UK, Poland and Australia. Chris transferred to Gaz de France in 2002  to continue managing the Anglia gas field and from 2006 (as Central North Sea asset manager) looked after GDF’s interests in the Elgin-Franklin area and progressed their aspirations as an HPHT operator. In 2012 Chris started working as an independent consultant and project/operations manager working on a variety of projects including acquisitions, field development plans, onshore gas-to-power and gas field dewatering projects and unconventional resource development.