Retired now, I have spent a long career working in Offshore Oil and Gas in a variety of capacities. Widely travelled and respected for my knowledge and experience, I write on the industry and can give talks or act as a consultant.


I have published widely, most recently producing an acclaimed book, ‘The Sea of Lost Opportunity’:

“absolutely gripping – a real tour de force”  – Sir Derek Morris, Former Provost of Oriel College, Oxford and former Chairman of the UK Monopolies and Mergers Commission

Currently, I have I been concentrating on shorter pieces, the most recent of which is a research paper entitled ‘Industrial Policy – Lessons from the North Sea’ for CIVITAS. It was extensively reported in the British media.

See the Publications page for links, more information and reviews.

Front cover of 'The Sea of Lost Opportunity'

Front cover of ‘The Sea of Lost Opportunity’


I have lived and worked through turbulent times in the Petroleum Industry. See my Career page for more information.


Scarabeo 8 near Hammerfest. Courtesy Finnmark Dagblad