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.

Phil Corbett

Head of Investor Relations

Phil joined Jadestone in August 2021. Prior to that he was Head of Investor Relations at Hurricane Energy, GasLog Ltd. and Genel Energy, and has achieved top rankings as an IR professional in the Institutional Investor All-Europe Executive Team (Oil & Gas Exploration and Production) 2015, 2017 and 2018 surveys.

Prior to moving into Investor Relations, Phil was a sell-side European E&P analyst at Deutsche Bank and RBS (formerly ABN AMRO) in teams that were regularly top ranked by Institutional Investor and Excel. He has a PhD in Statistics from the University of Warwick, a BSc. 1st Class in Mathematics from the University of Cardiff and has also completed the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

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.


Paulina Poray

ESG Lead

Paulina is an environmental engineer with over 12 years of experience in driving corporate sustainability strategies, energy & carbon management, renewable energy as well as ESG Disclosures. She has worked for multinationals in both Europe and Australia, providing comprehensive ESG advisory across a number of industries including consumer goods, IT, automotive, construction and telecommunications.

Currently on secondment from MCC Environment & Sustainability, Paulina’s focus at Jadestone is on ensuring that material ESG risks and opportunities are well understood and proactively managed across the asset portfolio through data-driven analysis, stakeholder engagement and best-practice disclosures.

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.

George Oommen

Principal Drilling Engineer

George has worked in drilling for over 18 years with experience in high pressure high temperature, deepwater, extended reach, land & conventional jack-up rig operations.

Prior to Jadestone, George worked for TotalEnergies in various roles, including Drilling & Wells Manager in Azerbaijan and in well engineering positions in France and Malaysia.  He also has prior drilling experience working for Talisman Energy in Australia & Malaysia.  He is a life-cycle drilling professional with exposure to all phases of well construction, from prospects evaluation to abandonment.

George holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering.

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