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David Bamford

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

All Video Presentations from David Bamford

Costs are killing the North Sea!
Oil in North West Europe
Thursday, January 23, 2014

The technology challenge outside North America
The next generation of exploration technologies
Thursday, March 7, 2013

The New Eyes panel discussion - where to go/what to do in this region? (Click '+' below for details)
North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean - an exploration "Spring"?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Above ground, there are "no hands on DECC"!
Developments with unconventionals
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Welcome & Introduction - Below ground, "we have the technology!"
Developments with unconventionals
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Welcome & Introduction - is there any oil offshore East Africa?
East African Exploration - where are the big fields hiding?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Welcome & Introduction
South East Asia exploration - where are the big fields hiding?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Welcome & Introduction
Total 3D seismic onshore - a disruptive transition!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome & Introduction
Business opportunities with unconventionals
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Improving onshore exploration - faster, cheaper 3D please!
Advances in Seismic
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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