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David Bamford

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. 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 undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies. He has been a board director of Tullow Oil and Premier Oil.

He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

All Video Presentations from David Bamford

Satellite data about flaring - nowhere to hide!
Benchmarking your emissions against others - and how Norway and the UK compare
Friday, October 20, 2023

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Super Basins 4: Guyana & Suriname case study
Friday, November 26, 2021

Watch video of methane emissions webinar
Walking the Talk on Methane Emissions?
Friday, July 23, 2021

Lunch'n Think Webinar: Where are the 'Advantaged Hydrocarbons'?
Friday, March 12, 2021

Getting on with Exploration, with Gas as a key target
Lunch'n Think Webinar: W(h)ither Exploration
Friday, February 5, 2021

ESG - and now for something slightly different!
Finding Oil and Gas in Sub Saharan Africa
Friday, May 24, 2019

Eccentric or Expert-centric - how E&P works
Expert-centric digital technology
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Analytics impacts the oil patch!
Solving E&P problems with Machine Learning & Analytics
Monday, November 21, 2016

Welcome & Introduction: Session 1 - Context
Finding Petroleum Opportunities In Iran
Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Technologies can transform our sub-surface insights!
Transforming Sub-Surface Interpretation
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

And finally!
Non-seismic Geophysics
Thursday, February 19, 2015

International exploration for Unconventionals
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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