Helen Astill

HSE Manager

Helen is an HSE specialist with over 15 years’ experience in development of business and HSE management systems, risk management and organisational processes, and capability building across a number of industries.

Prior to Jadestone, Helen has worked with ConocoPhillips, Quadrant Energy, and Apache Energy. She has extensive experience with regulatory requirements within the Australian offshore oil and gas industry, and in the development and implementation of assurance systems used for compliance, executive performance reporting and continuous improvement objectives.

Craig Howat

Principal Petroleum Engineer

Craig has over 20 years of operator and technical experience with a strong background in Wells, Reservoir and Production Management.

He has worked in both the UK and Malaysia during his career and brings his experience from the North Sea and South East Asia to Jadestone.

Prior to Jadestone, Craig worked for Talisman Energy, most recently as Production Engineering and Well Integrity manager.

Phong Nguyen

Principal Geologist

Phong is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. His core competency is in extracting value from producing fields through infill drilling and near field exploration/appraisal drilling.

Phong has experience working in both leadership and technical roles across a wide range of oil and gas projects and locations including Vietnam, Malaysia and Canada.

Brian Gallagher

Principal Geophysicist

Brian is a geophysicist with over 23 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. His career includes technical roles as both an exploration and development geophysicist in North America and South-East Asia. Brian spent the last 10 years with Talisman Energy most recently in South East Asia based in Malaysia.

Brian has a proven track record in technical geophysical interpretation for reservoir characterisation and optimisation of field developments.

Aida Bakar

G&G Lead

Aida has 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, both in Malaysia and the Middle East. She is a leader with a strong technical core in development and production geology that includes reservoir characterisation, integrated field studies and development drilling. Her focus is in enhancing the understanding of the subsurface and using this to unlock value across exploration/appraisal, field development, production and infill drilling. Prior to Jadestone, Aida has worked with PETRONAS, ADCO, Murphy and Hess.

Robin Martin

Investor Relations Manager

Robin is a petroleum economist with 20 years’ experience in oil and gas. His career includes roles focussed on economic evaluations, corporate financial modelling, and capital markets engagement.  Robin was a member of Talisman Energy’s award-winning Investor Relations group, and he has held strategic planning and operations leadership roles in Asia, with assignments in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

Since joining Jadestone in 2017, Robin has played a key role in developing and executing the company’s investor relations programme, including investor outreach associated with the company’s various acquisitions, listing on AIM, and continuing pivot toward UK company disclosure practices.

Said Isman

Group IT Manager

Said has over 21 years’ experience as an IT practitioner with the last 12 years focused in the oil and gas industry. Said has a strong background in IT operations and service delivery having implemented several IT enterprise and infrastructure solutions across Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa.

Prior to Jadestone, Said worked for McDermott Inc. leading the regional IT operation for Asia Pacific.

Aries Y Hassan

Senior Manager Marketing and Commercial

Aries has over 28 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in roles focused on Marketing, Commercial, Economics, Business Development and Engineering.

Prior to Jadestone, Aries worked with ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Santos, Hess and Talisman Energy. In his role for Talisman Energy, Aries used his extensive experience to maximise the commercial value of Talisman’s South Sumatera assets.

Chris Scott

Project / Engineering Manager

Chris has over 30 years oil & gas industry experience, 12 years of which he worked for Talisman Energy in the North Sea, Vietnam and Malaysia.

As a Member and Fellow of various Chartered Institutions, he has a strong technical background, with a proven track record in project delivery of Oil & Gas Projects. Additionally, Chris provided leadership to multi-discipline teams in the development of project management and delivery systems, as well as field development evaluation.

Derren Parsons

Finance Manager

Derren is a chartered accountant with 21 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry largely in Asia Pacific with assignments in Malaysia, Lao PDR, Thailand and most recently Indonesia where he was the Finance Manager for Talisman Energy.

Derren has strong experience in financial management, M&A, Financial Planning and Analysis and Project Management.


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