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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

View video of Southern Africa E&P webinar
Building Southern Africa E&Ps
Friday, July 16, 2021

Video of geothermal webinar Jul 2021
Building a Geothermal Energy business
Friday, July 9, 2021

Video of the geothermal webinar May 2021
Lunch'n Think Webinar: Geothermal Success
Friday, May 28, 2021

Video of the whole webinar
Lunch'n Think Webinar: How can we responsibly source more gas in Southern Africa?
Friday, May 21, 2021

Welcome & Introduction: a scramble for Africa?
Finding Oil and Gas in Sub Saharan Africa
Friday, May 24, 2019

Chairman's introduction
New Geophysical Approaches
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Welcome & Introduction
Finding Oil and Gas in Sub Saharan Africa
Monday, June 25, 2018

Chairman's introduction
Finding Petroleum Opportunities In The Middle East
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Welcome & Introduction ("What is going on?")
New Geophysical Approaches
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chairman's introduction
Understanding Fractured Reservoirs & Rocks
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Welcome & Introduction
Solving E&P problems with digitisation
Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome & Introduction: Session 1 - Kurdistan re-visited
Finding Petroleum Opportunities In The Middle East
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Welcome & Introduction: The Shape of (geophysical) Things to Come
New Geophysical Technologies
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Welcome & Introduction
Finding Oil & Gas in Mexico
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Finding opportunities in the Middle East and the Levant
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Exploring internationally for unconventional oil and gas
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Exploiting deep water fields
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Russia & the FSU
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FPSOs - the 'go to' development technology for Deep Water discoveries
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Finding big oil fields in East Africa
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The next generation of exploration technologies
Thursday, March 7, 2013

North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean - an exploration "Spring"?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beyond Macondo
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New technologies for mature fields
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Advances in Exploration Technology
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Exploration in the post-Macondo world!
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Emerging Deep Water Areas
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unconventional Gas - the "Shale Gale!"
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Advances In Geophysics & Sub-surface Description
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Improving use of collaborative technologies for oil and gas
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Middle East, especially Iraq
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Middle East, especially Iraq
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Exploration Hotspots: Sub-salt, Onshore Rifts and the Arctic
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tough Problems in Geophysics
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Digital OilField
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Introduction to Onshore Rifts
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