Larry Bates

Chief Executive Officer

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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Huseyn Gasimov

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gasimov has been a finance and commercial executive for nearly twenty years in and outside of Azerbaijan. He has worked on multi-billion dollar acquisitions, financing and business development deals. He joined Nobel Upstream as CFO in 2014 following a career at BP where he held a variety of financial and managerial roles.

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Philip Harries

Head of Engineering

Mr. Harries has led the Nobel Upstream engineering team since 2015.  A petroleum engineer with 30 years of experience in reservoir engineering, Philip was Vice President, Technical Services for NYSE listed Harvest Natural Resources before joining Nobel Upstream.

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Andrew Lewis

Head of Subsurface

Andrew Lewis joined Nobel Upstream as Head of Subsurface in 2016.  His 25 years of industry experience includes technical and managerial roles in Russia, the UK, the US, South America and West Africa. Immediately prior to his appointment with Nobel Upstream, Mr. Lewis was a Principal at L1 Energy where he provided expert technical advice in support of major upstream acquisitions on both the corporate and asset level.

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Sergei Sulimsky

Head of Legal & Compliance, Company Secretary

Sergei Sulimsky joined Nobel Upstream as the Head of Legal & Compliance in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Sulimsky held various positions at BP and Clifford Chance ​focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance.

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Special Advisors

Larry Williams

Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor

Prior to beginning his work with Nobel Upstream in 2013, Mr. Williams served as Chief Technical Officer at Sasol Petroleum International in London before forming his consulting company in 2009.  He has previously held positions of increasing authority at ConocoPhillips, Superior Oil, Transco Exploration and Ashland Exploration.

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Lyle Lehman

Senior Completions Advisor

Mr. Lehman has been involved in stimulation design and analysis since 1976. He currently leads an international stimulation consulting firm which specializes in the evaluation of stimulation and the optimization of completions in unconventional reservoirs. He has assisted Nobel Upstream in these endeavors since 2013.

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Trevor Hogg

Senior Drilling Advisor

Trevor Hogg joined Nobel Upstream as a drilling advisor in 2016 following a 34-year career in BP where he held a variety of operational, technical and completion assignments in and outside the UK.

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Paul Everest

Senior Advisor – Operational Integrity

Paul Everest has served as a Senior Advisor regarding operational integrity since 2014. He has been a leader in the development and implementation of safety performance improvement in the oil and gas industry.

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