Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson

Technical Director

Responsible for

Engineering and Projects, Well Delivery, Exploration, Corporate Subsurface, Business Development Technical Evaluations and Acquisition Integration into Seplat.

Skill and experience

Gary is an experienced energy executive with a successful international career spanning 38 years in the Oil and Gas industry. He is a leader who strives to build empowering, strong and trusting relationships with a collaborative and empathetic style.

Gary has held C-suite, executive and senior management leadership positions predominantly in large and mid-cap independent oil and gas companies with broad and deep technical and commercial experience across the E&P value chain including in complex gas and LNG businesses. He has led material production businesses with profit and loss accountability, delivered mega projects from business development to project sanction, new projects into production, and delivered growth opportunities through material business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Gary also champions adoption of new technologies and has led digital and organisational transformation initiatives which included implementing artificial intelligence into predictive maintenance on to two Floating Production and Storage Offshore vessels. Gary also has a track record of building strong, trusting and mutually beneficial partnerships with joint venture companies and key contracting suppliers.