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CaribX is a multi-disciplinary oil and gas exploration company with a unique insight into the petroleum geology of the Caribbean and Central America gained from over a decaderesearch and comparison with global analogues.
CaribX is the only Caribbean and...
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Dr. Chris Atkinson
Dr. Chris Atkinson - Co-founder
Chris Atkinson started his career at Shell but spent most of his formative years at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in the USA, Southeast Asia and Europe.
He was the founder of Serica Energy plc and has been involved with the successful start up and financing of a further four companies (Mitra Energy, Malaysia; MPX Limited, UK; ZinMac - now Strategic Oil and Gas, Canada; Greenfields Petroleum, USA).
brings a wealth of exploration and small company experience and has worked extensively in frontier basins throughout the world.
Mr. Atkinson is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, ranging from working for major oil companies to developing and financing start-up companies.
He was co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and then Advisor to the Board of Serica Energy plc and is currently the Chairman of Petcon Borneo Limited and a director of CaribX Limited.
Mr. Atkinson started his career as a geologist with Shell International in the Netherlands.
He then joined Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"), where he held a number of positions culminating in him being appointed Vice President of Exploration for ARCO Europe/North Africa.
In 2001 he
launched the first of his
own start-up ventures "pda" which went on to become Serica
Mr. Atkinson holds both BSc and PhD degrees in Geology from the University of Wales, UK.
pda People and Organization
Chris D. Atkinson: President and Co-Founder
...Chris D. Atkinson Dr. Christopher Atkinson
has twenty-one years of varied experience in the international oil and gas business.Christopher graduated in 1979 from the University of Wales, with a First Class Honors Degree in Geology.
From 1979-1982 he
undertook a PhD in Geology sponsored by the Shell International Petroleum Company
at the University of Wales
and State University of Utrecht, Netherlands
.Christopher joined the Shell International Petroleum Company at their KSEPL Rijswijk Research Laboratory in 1983.He
was assigned to the Production Geology section where he
authored a series of internal reports and manuals concerned primarily with the quantification of geological data for reservoir simulation.Several of these reports and manuals are still in use throughout the Shell group of companies
.In 1985 Christopher joined the ARCO Oil and Gas Company, where he remained until 2000 when the company was finally taken over by BPAmoco.
From 1985 to 1990 he
continued to conduct research and technical services on development geology/reservoir engineering related topics.However, in 1990 he
was transferred into exploration with ARCO Indonesia
in Jakarta.During the last seven years with ARCO, Christopher held a variety of senior management positions in both the UK and Europe.From 1994 to 1997, he was the Chief Geologist/Manager of Exploration Technology for ARCO British and in 1997 he was promoted to Exploration Manager for the Deepwater Atlantic Margin.In 1999 he was appointed Exploration Director of ARCO British and Exploration Vice President for ARCO Europe and North Africa.
time in Indonesia and the UK Christopher was instrumental in a series of ARCO exploration successes.These included over 20mmboe of net reserve additions in the Java Sea and in excess of 40 mmboe net reserve additions on the UK Atlantic Margin.
professional career Christopher
has taken a strong interest in the training and development of young geoscientists.He
has developed and taught many successful training courses both in the United States, Southeast Asia and Europe.At ARCO British he
was a major supporter of several UK universities and initiated the employment of one year, work experience students within the exploration organisation.He is a current member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, the South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society and in the past was a board member of the Indonesian Petroleum Association.
Christopher Atkinson, ...
Christopher Atkinson, Advisor, is a founding partner in Serica with over 20 years of varied experience in the international oil and gas industry.He has a PhD in Geology and commenced his career with Shell International before joining ARCO (Atlantic Richfield) in 1985.His career at ARCO led to a variety of Senior Management positions in the USA, Indonesia and the UK.At the time of the ARCO merger with BP in 1999, he was the acting VP of Exploration for the UK and North Africa.
The Chief Operating Officer of Serica, ...
The Chief Operating Officer of Serica, Chris Atkinson, commented that this is 'an important acquisition of a large area of attractive exploration acreage which contains all the geological ingredients proven to be required in western Indonesia for the discovery of major hydrocarbon accumulations.'