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our team

Turlough Cooling - Sr Technical Director

Turlough has 35 years of experience and delivers studies to national oil companies, major and independent companies and investors over a wide range of technical, commercial and strategic activities, including new ventures & exploration, techno-economic asset evaluations and field production & development. He provides technical due diligence studies, reserves audits and Competent Person's Reports (CPR).

Turlough is registered with the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) and certifies reserves and resources reports for stock exchanges as a Competent Person. He holds a MSc. Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, and a BSc. Civil Engineering from Queen Mary College, London University.

Owain Jackson - Subsurface Director

Owain's holds a MSc in Geology (University of Southampton). Owain has 20 years of technical experience in Exploration and development across U.K., Africa, Russia and Central America. Carrying leadership responsibility to lead and develop teams and to add value through technical and commercial input.

Kenneth Brougher - Managing Director

Kenneth is the Managing Director of Tangram Energy Ltd and Head of Special Situations at Astra Asset Management UK Limited. He has 20 years of experience with Structured finance and trading in London and New York City, and brings structuring expertise to all aspects on investment strategy. Previously a Director of Deutsche Bank, he was Head of its Global Markets Repack and Structured Notes desk responsible for a global platform with over EUR 40bn in issuance across 117 SPVs and 14 jurisdictions. Mr Brougher holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.

Vikas Chauhan - Finance Director

Vikas is the Finance Director and Founding partner of Tangram Energy Ltd, and Apeiron Securities and Investments LLP. He has 20 years of experience in IT, Finance, Securities and Investments. He specialises in Finance advisory services, Seed/Angel funding, investor growth, having a passion for start-up and small companies in Finance & Technology (Fintech) space. Vikas holds a degree in Electronics and Communication from Kurukshetra University, India.

Abigail Taylor - Exploration Geoscientist

Abi is a Geoscientist focused on exploration assets in the UK North Sea with a primary focus on reservoir provenance and distribution. Abi has exploration experience within the West of Shetlands, Moray Firth, Llanos Basin (Colombia) and Barents Sea. Abi completed an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London where she studied the structural and depositional development of the Loppa High in the southwestern Barents Sea. Prior to Royal Holloway, Abi studied BSc (Hons) Geoscience at Keele University studying olistostromes and mass transport deposits between carbonate thrusts in the Picos De Europa National Park, Cantabria, Spain.

Richa - Senior Geophysicist

Richa is an experienced Geophysicist and a Rock Physics specialist with 11+ years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry. Having worked in multiple basins (Barmer basin, India; Gulf of Mexico, Texas; North Sea, UK; Lower Congo Basin and Kwanza Basin, Angola) across the globe, she has accrued expertise in both clastic and carbonate reservoirs, doing 3D and 4D seismic interpretation. She has been involved at different stages of business cycle – exploration, appraisal, development and production.

She has a PhD in Rock Physics from Stanford and a masters degree in Geophysics from IIT Roorkee, India.

Ananda Roy - Senior Geologist

Ananda is an experienced geoscientist with 20+ years of international experience in technical and leadership roles as operator and service provider. He has managed and led Integrated projects with multi-disciplinary team on Play screening, Resource Assessment, Field Development Plan projects, in numerous countries, basins and geological environments. He has hands on work experience on end-to-end workflow for exploration from seismic to drilling, also managing Exploration portfolio for planning and digital strategic direction to ensure business integration/ standardization. He has expert knowledge on Petroleum system modeling, Play based exploration and Borehole Image log interpretation. He has worked for major International Oil Field Service Provider Baker Hughes, Halliburton and Schlumberger, also oil and gas operators HOEC Ltd, PDO and Cairn India (Vedanta Ltd).

Ananda has master’s degree in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

Nicholas Reiss - Geoscientist

Nicholas Reiss is a Geoscientist, holding a First Class BSc (Hons) in Geology from University of South Wales and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London. Nicholas has been part of the technical team since October 2017 when Tangram Energy Ltd. was founded. His technical focus is on identification, assessment and evaluation of undeveloped discoveries, prospects and leads as well as to identify and propose new production, development and exploration opportunities within the Southern North Sea that fit to Tangrams Strategy. He is currently writing a research paper on the Bristol Channel in collaboration with the University of South Wales, pursuing interests in Structural Geology which he uses to advise on other projects.