Meet our people

Geologists, geophysicists, project managers, petroleum engineers, drilling engineers, lawyers, economists, business masters… We are still a relatively small company, but we are very proud to have already recruited some of the best talent in the industry, and we are continuing to grow. Here is a chance to see who you could be working with.

Some of the talented people already working for
ENGIE E&P in the UK

“The people are bright and motivated, the work is challenging and rewarding – there is never a dull moment!”

Kate, Legal Manager, Company Secretary, and Ethics Officer

My academic and ENGIE background

I studied Russian at Durham University, then worked in Moscow for two years before studying law in London and qualifying as a solicitor. I worked as an associate at Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells and Baker Botts), before transferring to work in-house at ENGIE E&P in the UK in 2007.

My role

I manage the legal team which advises all functions on all contracts entered into by the business, and also on the impact of English legislation in general. I’m also the Company Secretary and the Ethics Officer.

Why I joined the company – and why I have stayed

Whilst working for Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells and Baker Botts), I was involved in the setting up of GDF Britain in the UK (as a newly qualified solicitor) and in subsequently advising the company on a variety of matters. So I knew the company right from its beginning, and when the opportunity to work in-house at the company arose, I jumped at the chance. I’ve stayed because, having seen the company develop from its beginnings into what it is today, I feel a strong loyalty towards it. I also have great faith in the company’s ability to succeed, as it is full of determined people who are driven to succeed. Every day there is a new challenge – it’s never boring!

“Advances in technology are being developed every day which help us to find the more challenging accumulations, as well as reduce the risk on those prospects we have identified. It is exciting to use science in a practical way to make a contribution to society’s energy needs.”

Shereen, Geophysicist

My academic and ENGIE background

I have a BSc in Geology (University of the West Indies), and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience (University of Aberdeen). Before joining ENGIE E&P in the UK I worked at Ikon Science and MPX Oil and Gas Limited.

My role

I am a Geophysicist on the Central North Sea – I’m seeking to extract the most information I can out of the seismic data, and working with others to come up with exciting new prospects.

Why I joined the company – and why I have stayed

I wanted to work for a mid-size operator, where I could work on exciting and challenging projects while developing my skills. ENGIE E&P has met my expectations by providing me with challenging projects to work on as well as the necessary training to complete the work. I think the company really cares about its staff. They are concerned about keeping people engaged in their work and providing the right environment, and I think that they recognise the value of those who work for them.

“The work here is technically challenging and interesting, and you have autonomy and responsibility early on in your career.”

Sue, Asset Manager

My academic and ENGIE background

I read Geology at Cambridge after which I completed an MSc in Petroleum Geology at Aberdeen University. I joined ENGIE in 2005 after 8 years at BG Group. I joined as a geologist before becoming Development Geoscience Manager. In 2014 I moved into Development & Operations to take on an Asset Manager role.

 

My role

I am ultimately responsible for creating and delivering value from the Juliet field – GDF’s first fully operated development in the UK. This ranges from day to day management of the field to longer term projects such as infill drilling or third party business. I have a great team who are drawn from across the business – from Subsurface, Operations, Production, HSE, Engineering, Commercial, Legal, Finance. I never have two days that are the same.

 

Why I joined the company – and why I have stayed

The work here is technically challenging and interesting, and you have autonomy and responsibility early on in your career. It is a friendly, approachable place, with a good work / life balance. The company offers exciting opportunities both in the UK, in our European offices and further afield. There is also great support for your career with comprehensive training and initiatives like the ENGIE University.

 

“Explorationists are creative and innovative and most times sees things that others don’t see. I joined the company for the freedom to explore – and now I’m searching for hydrocarbons in a new frontier area and conceiving new ideas which look promising.”

Sylvester, Onshore Subsurface Team Leader

My academic and ENGIE background

I have a geology degree from University of Benin, Nigeria, and a Masters in Petroleum Geoscience, from University of London with specialty in Structural Geology. I’m about to complete a PhD in Advanced Subsurface Structural Geology,. I worked as a Biostratigrapher with a consultant in West Africa and Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy at Royal Dutch Shell before joining ENGIE E&P in the UK.

My role

I’m a Senior Exploration Geoscientist, searching for hydrocarbons in the new frontier of the West of Shetlands. An eye for detail and creativity enables me to search for hydrocarbon in one of the most difficult basins in the North Atlantic, invoking geological concept and ability to validate them. I analyse and integrate different geo-scientific data, seeking the one detail that could make all the difference - a huge hydrocarbon accumulation.

Why I joined the company – and why I have stayed

I was attracted by the freedom to explore, the focus and aspiration of the company – and the excitement of being part of a growing company. I’ve stayed because there’s still more work to do, as I am convinced there is something big we will discover soon! There is a real passion here and great talent for looking for resources. I’m surrounded by good people, and supported by good management.

“The people are bright and motivated, the work is challenging and rewarding – there is never a dull moment!”

“Advances in technology are being developed every day which help us to find the more challenging accumulations, as well as reduce the risk on those prospects we have identified. It is exciting to use science in a practical way to make a contribution to society’s energy needs.”

“The work here is technically challenging and interesting, and you have autonomy and responsibility early on in your career.”

“Explorationists are creative and innovative and most times sees things that others don’t see. I joined the company for the freedom to explore – and now I’m searching for hydrocarbons in a new frontier area and conceiving new ideas which look promising.”