2017 saw Ophir take important steps to adapt and right-size the business, meet key operational targets and replenish our exploration portfolio. Nevertheless, we are disappointed to have not yet achieved the Fortuna project FID despite having made significant progress on the project.
The Board and Senior Management bring a broad range of business skills and experience to the Company
Dr Carl Trowell
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Carl Trowell was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in August 2016. He is a member of the Nomination, Corporate Responsibility and Technical and Reserves Committees. Carl has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensco plc since June 2014. Prior to joining Ensco, Carl was President of Schlumberger Integrated Project Management (IPM) and Schlumberger Production Management (SPM) businesses that provide oil and gas project solutions from rig and field management, to well construction, and production. He was promoted to this role after serving as President – Schlumberger WesternGeco Ltd where he managed more than 6,500 employees with operations in 55 countries. Carl began his professional career as a petroleum engineer with Shell before joining Schlumberger. Carl holds a BSc in Geology from Imperial College London, a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Open University.