James is a seasoned upstream oil and gas professional with vast experience in the global upstream oil and gas industry. His oilfield experience spans from 1999 working in drilling rigs operations and then moving to Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) where he rose to the position of a Country QHSE Superintendent in charge of several drilling rigs.He worked with Nabors Drilling International Limited (NDIL) in Kenya, Tanzania, Libya, Oman, Yemen and Kuwait. James has also worked with Woodside Energy PTY in Kenya during the drilling of the famous Pomboo 1 well in 2006; Halliburton Worldwide Limited and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development (SIPD) in Iraq.
James runs various indigenous companies including Royal Oilfield Support Services (ROLSS) Limited and Oilfield Movers Limited, which operate in Kenya, Uganda and the greater East African region.
Mwendia Nyaga is a seasoned professional with eleven years’ experience in the oil & gas industry in Kenya.
He was previously the CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) and Consultant to the Ministry of Energy, serving as an advisor on various matters including fiscal terms, upstream licensing, contract negotiation, amongst several others.
Mwendia is also a published author having written a chapter in the Upstream Law and Regulations Handbook, Global Guide, and, African Upstream Oil and Gas, A Practical Guide to the Law and Regulation, both published by Globe Law and Business.
He is currently the Lead Advisor and Chief Executive of Oil & Energy Services a boutique oil & gas advisory firm providing consulting services for individuals and firms with an interest in the upstream and downstream petroleum industry in the Eastern Africa region.
Mwendia is a Certified Public Account of Kenya (CPA-K) and active member of both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi.
George has over twenty-five years experience in hospitality, remote camps and facilities management. He has worked in various hotels across Kenya and joined ATS in 1997 as a camp manager to operate the first ATS camp in Ghana. He also worked in a number of roles for Oasis Management, notably as a Group HR Manager, Group HSE Manager and Managing Director.
George has experience implementing Health and Safety Operations and Human Resources projects across East, West and Central Africa. George is a graduate of Kenya Utalii College where he studied hotel management.