Dr Richard Norris has over 30 years energy related experience in both industry and finance, including roles with large and small oil companies, as well as roles in debt and equity financing. He is currently managing director of Pandreco Energy Advisors, whose clients include IOCs, banks and public policy centres. He writes and presents extensively on the relationship of energy, economics and society.
Until recently Richard was a Consulting Partner with Helios Investment Partners where he co-managed energy investments in Africa.
Richard started his career as a Reservoir Engineer at Elf Aquitaine, (subsequently Total), covering geostatistics, upstream operations, reserves, new ventures and economic strategy over a ten-year period in France and Angola. Subsequently he established the Technical Director role at BNP Paribas in its European oil and gas structured finance group. Following almost a decade in banking he became General Operations Manager for Geopetrol managing assets in SE Asia and Yemen and followed by being named CEO and President of the TSX listed Candax Energy.
Richard holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering and an MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College London as well as a BSc in Geology.