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Chris Matchette-Downes

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +44 **********  
Email: c***@***.com
CaribX Limited
Cedar House Glade Road
Marlow , Buckinghamshire SL7 1BQ
United Kingdom


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD Oil
55 Total References
Web References
Cluff Natural Resources - Board of Directors and Senior Management, 22 April 2015 [cached]
Christopher Matchette-Downes
Non-Executive Director
Christopher Matchette-Downes is foremost a geologist and petroleum geochemist with particular expertise and interests in Africa having identified key petroleum plays in both the East and West of the continent as well as significant experience in the greater Caribbean region. Christopher has worked in the oil and gas sector for over 30 years and has worked for both BP and BG. His extensive E&P business development experience has seen him focus on specific plays in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle and Far East, Australia and America. He is currently the CEO of CaribX (UK) Limited and Director of Adamantine Energy (Kenya) Limited where he has built the teams, raised funds and secured acreage agreements throughout Central America, the Caribbean and East Africa. He also founded Black Marlin Energy Holdings Limited which was acquired by Afren Plc in 2010.
Finding Petroleum | Exploration in the post-Macondo world!, 8 Nov 2013 [cached]
Chris Matchette-Downes - VP Business Development MD Oil
Chris is a Petroleum geological consultant and owner of MDOIL Ltd. He was also a founder member of EAX and was the Vice President of Business Development, East Africa Exploration from early 2005 until the end of 2009.
exact group | The Team, 29 Oct 2012 [cached]
Chris Matchette-Downes
Non-Executive Director, Oilsearch plc
Chris has ten years petroleum geological, geochemical and scientific / technical experience,
including five years at the well-site together with eighteen years global E&P business development, UK/Europe, Africa, Near, Middle and Far East, Australia and North & Central America. During this time he has set up & promoted Jamaica's 1st & 2nd oil & gas exploration rounds, promoted the 3rd Tanzanian round for TPDC and identified and secured acreage opportunities throughout East Africa.
He is the founder, owner and director of MDOIL ltd (2004), a founder member and shareholder of the Black Marlin Energy Group of Companies (BMEL) (2005)( now purchased by Afren) and the founder and originator of CaribX (2009). He joined Oilsearch plc as a non-executive Director in 2010. Press » Fuel [cached]
·        Chris Matchette-Downes, Business Development Manager, Black Marlin Energy
Chris Matchette-Downes, ..., 22 Sept 2009 [cached]
Chris Matchette-Downes, EAX's Vice President, Business Development and founding member, has 30 years E&P experience including, more recently, several years involvement with the governments, the geology and exploration of the Western Indian Ocean. Chris previously manged the promotion of Tanzania's 3rd oil and gas licensing round. Chris has personally carried out geochemical field work along the East African coast and has published a number of papers on East African exploration.
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