Andy Butler

Andy Butler

Chief Executive Officer, Sundagas & 1st Vice President, SEAPEX

Andy has a first class degree in Geology from Oxford and a Ph.D. in Geology from Cambridge.

Andy started his career with Brabant Petroleum as a geologist on the Southern North Sea and onshore southern England. He spent ten years at Hess Corporation in a variety of geological, new business and commercial roles, covering the UK North Sea and Atlantic Margins, Brazil, Libya, Norway and Denmark.

BG Group recruited Andy in 2007 to head up Exploration New Ventures in Brazil, where he led a New Ventures team responsible for the evaluation of the entire onshore and offshore continental areas of Brazil, covering seventeen basins. This project led to BG bidding successfully for six prospective deepwater licence blocks on the northern margin of Brazil, as well as developing a regional synthesis for the entire giant pre-salt petroleum system.

From 2011, Andy was VP Business Development with Mitra Energy, with broad technical and commercial responsibilities, including capital raises of more than US$ 80 million, a successful company flotation in Canada (on TSX Venture) in 2015 in difficult market conditions, portfolio growth and a number of major farm-outs to companies such as Total and Talisman.