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Henry Morris

Mr. Morris has over 13 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Morris is Technical Director and co-founder of Azinor Catalyst. Mr. Morris is responsible for developing Azinor Catalyst's net-risked resources and delivering on the company's strategy. He has an excellent track record of finding oil, with strong leadership capabilities and ability to deliver significant commercial value.
Since launching Azinor Catalyst with co-founder Nick Terrell in February 2014, Mr. Morris has built up the company portfolio rapidly through the UK 28th Licensing Round and targeted acquisitions. The company is a qualified UK offshore operator, focused on generating significant value for its stakeholders through advanced seismic technology and other de-risking technologies ahead of drilling.
For the large part of his career prior to Azinor Catalyst, Mr. Morris held a mixture of roles, including Vice President Global Development, Asia Pacific Manager and Lead Geophysicist, at Ikon Science, an independent technology company developing exploration de-risking tools. He joined Ikon in its founding year as a Geophysicist and was instrumental in transforming it from a start-up seed entity of six individuals to a full-fledged service and technology company with over 150 staff around the world.
At Ikon, Mr. Morris developed and deployed 'Best Practice' Quantitative E&P tools into the majors (e.g., Shell, Statoil, Chevron and Exxon), and delivered exploration services to small and mid-size exploration companies. During this time, Mr. Morris built a service team which was contracted out to UK and global explorers, such as Tullow Oil, Oilexco and Ophir Energy. Mr. Morris was fundamental in a series of successes in Oilexco's 2002-2007 drilling campaign in which more than a dozen discoveries were made under his steer.
Following a stream of highly successful North Sea exploration wells, Mr. Morris took Ikon's knowledge to the Asia Pacific region, leading and developing the global footprint and improving general exploration success via quantitative exploration and development techniques, and delivered solid revenue growth and a profitable regional business.
In addition to Ikon, Mr. Morris was Senior Explorationist for Endeavour Energy UK, working with Mr. Terrell to develop its exploration and development portfolio technically.
Mr. Morris is a British citizen and holds a B.Sc. hons. in Petroleum Geology from the University of Cardiff and an M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London.

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