Relevant and complementary experience

An experienced & aligned Team

How we create and add value


Proven ability to execute transactions and operate in targeted geographies – providing know how and certainty of execution to investors, partners and vendors


Experienced in successfully managing operating companies through multiple commodity cycles and rapid growth phases, combined with a deep understanding of stakeholder requirements


Flexible, rapid and disciplined decision making from a team that has a successful history of working together

Track Record

Proven industry track record and complementary skill set combining operating, technical, commercial and financial expertise

HSSE & Risk Management

Excellent HSSE track record and unwavering commitment to international best practice combined with effective risk management procedures


Responsible and integrity based approach to everything we do

Value Driven

Value driven approach with an over riding focus on responsible and sustainable value creation for shareholders and stakeholders

Innovative Approach

Securing high potential assets though smart deal making and applying innovative, cost effective development solutions to safely achieve production and reserves growth

Stuart Connal


Chartered Engineer with over 35 years experience (the last 13 years having been spent in Nigeria)

COO & Executive Director of Seplat from inception in 2010 to 2016. Built & managed technical & operating team of over 300

Key member of team that delivered Seplat’s 2014 US$1.8 billion IPO (NSE and LSE dual listing)

Successfully led multi-disciplinary teams, managing service providers, key stakeholders  & controlling significant budgets 

Wealth of experience in project managing and safely running significant oil and gas operations onshore and offshore

Darra Comyn

MD & Finance Director

Chartered accountant with over 30 years relevant experience in industry and frontier markets

Established public company CFO and Executive Director and also successfully grown businesses from start-up stage to IPO

15 years in upstream oil and gas, mainly west African focused, leading diverse teams in multiple locations

Raised over US$1.2 billion of debt for various development projects in the region, funding significant reserves and production growth

Experienced in financial reporting, governance and compliance, commercial negotiation, crude marketing, valuation and M&A execution

Andy Dymond

Commercial Director

Geologist with 20 years experience in the E&P sector (15 years of which has been spent in west Africa)

Held senior business development, commercial, planning, IR & strategy roles in successful independent E&P companies

Successfully led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver numerous acquisitions across multiple jurisdictions

Successfully raised US$790 million of equity and US$1 billion of debt in support of many growth initiatives across sub Sahara Africa

Experienced in all aspects relating to the the commercial management of oil and gas assets, valuation and stakeholder relations

William Dean


Geoscientist with 25 years experience (12 in west Africa) in senior roles at operating E&P companies

Worked on a number of high profile field development and production projects in West Africa, North Africa and the N. Sea

Responsible for exploration successes in West Africa, UK North Sea, Denmark, Russia and Norway

Bill has led multi disciplinary subsurface teams, defined & implemented new basin entry strategies & technical aspects of asset acquisitions

Extensive first hand knowledge and experience of the hydrocarbon geology across the west African region