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our team

Julian Maurice-Williams

Julian Maurice-Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Julian is a Chartered Accountant with ten years of experience in the oil and gas sector.

Prior to joining Chariot in 2012 he was a manager within BDO LLP’s natural resources department in London where his client portfolio included Main Market, AIM and ASX quoted oil and mining companies with exploration and production assets primarily in Africa, the Former Soviet Union, South America, Australia and Asia.

Julia Kemper

Julia Kemper

Principal Geophysicist

Julia has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked as a geophysicist for both BP and Shell and more recently as Senior Geophysicist with Hunt Oil and MND Exploration & Production.

She has been involved in all aspects of geophysical work throughout her career and has been a formative part of, and had key roles in, new venture divisions. Julia specialises in the development, interpretation and evaluation of 2D and 3D seismic programmes as well as the assessment of new opportunities. She has a long track record working in Namibia and her knowledge of the country contributed to securing the offshore acreage for Hunt Oil in 2005.

Mohamed Ethmane Dioudia

Mohamed Ethmane Dioudia

Country Manager, Mauritania

Mohamed has worked for over ten years as Finance, Commercial and then General Manager for a local company, Groupe MilP- SOFAPOP, representing various large multinational companies, such as Yamaha and Daewoo, from Japan, France, China and Spain. During this time, he acquired a strong knowledge of all logistics and Mauritanian administration aspects. Subsequent to this, he worked for six years as Country Manager for several mining and oil exploration companies in Mauritania, participating actively in negotiations for oil and mining permits. In 2012 he joined Chariot Oil & Gas where he is responsible for the Company's local activities, including governmental and local partner relations and its exploration operations in country.

Duncan Wallace

Duncan Wallace

Exploration Manager

Duncan is a geologist with 15 years of experience in exploration and production. After graduating with an MSc from Imperial College he joined Perenco, where he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, ranging from onshore and offshore exploration studies, field development, production, operations and new ventures. This experience focussed largely on the African Atlantic margin and Andean foreland basins in Latin America.

He then served as Country Manager for Perenco in Brazil, where he had the responsibility to oversee a full cycle of exploration in a new country, from office setup and team recruitment, to seismic acquisition and processing, exploration studies and well planning, to the execution of a deepwater exploration drilling campaign. Subsequent to this, Duncan was the New Ventures Exploration Manager, with global responsibility for the identification and evaluation of new acreage and farm-in opportunities. Duncan joined the Chariot team in 2013.

ROBERT MWANACHILENGA

ROBERT MWANACHILENGA

Country Manager and Senior Staff Drilling Engineer, Namibia

Robert has been in the oil and gas industry for 25 years with experience in a variety of international roles. Prior to joining Chariot, Robert worked for the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (“NAMCOR”) as Acting Managing Director, having also held roles within the company as Engineering Manager and Development Engineer. He started his career as Field Engineer with the Deutsche Schachtbau-und Tiefbohrgesellschaft mbH (DSTmbH) in Lingen, Germany. He subsequently worked for Global Marine and later Petrobras before joining NAMCOR.

Robert is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineers International and the Engineering Council of Namibia.

Tatiana Menezes

Tatiana Menezes

Environmental Compliance and Office Manager, Brazil

Before joining Chariot in 2013, Tatiana held a number of different positions in the energy sector and, more specifically, as an environmental co-ordinator and liaison officer.

Her previous role as Environmental Coordinator at Perenco Petróleo e Gás do Brasil Limited saw her acquire the environmental licence and 'anuencias' or 'technical consents' for offshore drilling activities in the Espírito Santo Maritime Basin whilst also being the main contact with the Environmental Brazilian Organisation, IBAMA. During her time at Perenco, Tatiana was also responsible for contracting environmental companies as part of the tendering process and played an integral role in the start-up of the company in Brazil. Tatiana has also worked as an environmental assistant at Galp Energia, co-ordinating the environmental permits and monitoring the environmental project implementation in the countries within the various seismic activities.

Alex Green

Alex Green

Commercial Manager

Alex has over 25 years of experience in the business development, commercial and financial aspects of the upstream oil and gas sector. Alex began his career as a Petroleum Economist for Clyde Petroleum where he was responsible for developing the company’s corporate model and running the evaluation of acquisition opportunities.

He subsequently worked as a Corporate Planner for BG Plc., later moving to become Commercial Manager and then Group Economics Manager for Paladin Resources. At Paladin, Alex led successful joint venture negotiations, coordinated and negotiated oil and gas sales agreements for the group and ran the financial and commercial analysis within the company’s business development team. He also played a key role in developing internal and external financial models.

Paul Ramsey

Paul Ramsey

Senior Geologist

Paul is a petroleum geologist with five years of experience in the industry. He has worked across several disciplines including seismic interpretation, prospect generation and basin modelling. Paul has previously worked for Perenco Holdings on projects in Africa and Latin America. He worked on re-evaluation of current discoveries, carried out well post-mortem studies and led a full-cycle play fairway analysis.

Paul is a Fellow of The Geological Society, a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society Great Britain.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Exploration Advisor

Matthew is a petroleum geologist who has worked in the industry for over 30 years. He began his career with BNOC in 1980, moving to BP in 1984 and subsequently held senior geologist posts with BHP Petroleum and Triton Energy.

Matthew has also consulted and advised a range of clients including Chevron, Dana Petroleum and Marathon Oil on New Venture projects, both identifying targets and providing detailed prospect and basin evaluations and opportunity assessments. Subsequent to this, he played a major role in the acquisition of exploration acreage in Namibia, Oman, Senegal, Togo and Western Europe working for Hunt Oil.