Larry Bates

Prior to his appointment at Nobel Upstream, Mr. Bates served as Vice President and Advisor to the President of OAO NK Rosneft where he oversaw international projects and business development. He has negotiated deals in partnership with ExxonMobil in the United States and Canada, Statoil, as well as a German refining JV with BP and CNPC in China. Mr. Bates also held leadership positions at BP, TNK-BP, Trinity Energy and Baker Hughes.

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Matthew Bryza

Ambassador Matthew Bryza serves as a non-executive director of Nobel Oil E&P (UK) Ltd, the holding company of the Nobel Upstream group of companies. Ambassador Bryza is the Director of the International Center for Defence Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn, Estonia and is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States. Prior to his appointment as Director of the ICDS, Ambassador Bryza served for nearly 23 years as a U.S. diplomat, the majority of this time at the center of policymaking and international negotiations on major energy infrastructure projects and regional conflicts in Eurasia. His most recent assignment was as US Ambassador to Azerbaijan.

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Yusif Jabbarov

Yusif Jabbarov is a non-executive director of Nobel Oil E&P (UK) Ltd, a holding company of the Nobel Upstream group of companies.  He is Deputy CEO of Nobel Oil Services and formerly its Chief Financial Officer.

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Francis Sommer

Francis Sommer serves as a non-executive director of Nobel Oil E&P (UK) Ltd, the holding company of the Nobel Upstream group of companies. He has broad experience in the global oil and gas industry where he has been a leader in field development technology and operations over the course of a nearly thirty-year career. He has optimized developments of major oil fields in North America, South America, Russia, the UK and Europe.

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