About

Longboat Energy 

Longboat Energy’s vision is to build a full-cycle E&P company focused on growth through value additive M&A transactions and with the drill-bit through exploration drilling while retaining excellent HSEQ and ESG performance.

The Company’s primary countries of operation are Norway & Malaysia. In Norway the company has formed a joint venture with JAPEX to develop its business and build on its portfolio of assets. In SE Asia, the company has established itself in Malaysia where it also plans to acquire a full range of E&P assets.

Board

Graham Duncan Stewart
Non-Executive Chairman

Nick Ingrassia
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Robert Cooper
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Brent Cheshire CBE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jorunn Johanne Saetre
Independent Non-Executive Director

Katherine Louise Margiad Roe
Independent Non-Executive Director

Management

Nick Ingrassia
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Robert Cooper
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Hilde Salthe
Managing Director, Norway

Julian Riddick
Company Secretary and Commercial Director

James Menzies
Executive Chairman SE Asia

Pierre Eliet
Director SE Asia

Nina Irene Henriksen
Finance Manager

Bérengère Sismondini
Subsurface & Exploration Manager

Torill Idsøe
Safety & Sustainability Manager

Graham Duncan Stewart

Non-Executive Chairman

  • 35 years experience in oil and gas technical and commercial affairs.
  • Founder of Longboat Energy and Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
  • Chairman and founder of the Greenland-focused gold mining company Amaroq Minerals inc.
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Faroe Petroleum plc from 2002 until its sale in 2019.
  • Previously CFO with Dana Petroleum plc, Commercial Director at the Petroleum Science and Technology Institute and Field Engineer at Schlumberger Wireline.
  • Honours degree in Offshore Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University and MBA from University of Edinburgh.
Helge Ansgar Hammer

Chairman, Norway

  • 35 years of technical and business experience from Norway, Oman, Australia and the Netherlands.
  • Founder of Longboat Energy.
  • Previously held the role as Chief Operating Officer of Faroe Petroleum from 2006 until 2019.
  • Asset Manager and Deputy Managing Director at Paladin Resources. Reservoir Engineer, Team Leader, and Business Manager with Shell.
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and in Economics.
Jonathan Robert Cooper

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

  • More than 25 years experience in mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and financings in banking and the oil and gas industry.
  • Founder of Longboat Energy.
  • Previously Chief Financial Officer at Faroe Petroleum from 2013 until 2019.
  • CFO with Lamprell, Finance Director at Sterling Energy, CFO of Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Director of Wasserstein`s Oil and Gas Corporate Finance and Advisory Team and qualified as an accountant with KPMG.
  • Fellow of the ICAEW and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Non-executive Director of Trinity Exploration & Production plc
Nick Ingrassia

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 20 years of experience across a wide range of corporate roles in the oil & gas industry with a number of independent E&P companies.
  • Previously held the position as UK Country Manager for DNO.
  • Business development roles with Faroe Petroleum, Salamander Energy and Valiant Petroleum.
  • Worked at RBS (structured energy lending & depth advisory) and within energy investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
  • Master of Art Honours degree in Ancient History.
Brent Cheshire CBE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • More than 45 years of experience in oil and gas industry, holding several senior positions.
  • Currently Professor in Practice at Durham University.
  • Chairman of the Longboat Remuneration Committee.
  • Recently Director of Faroe Petroleum from 2017 until 2019.
  • Previously Country Chairman and Chief Executive of DONG UK. Managing Director of DONG Wind Power, Senior Vice President Amerada Hess for E&P Worldwide Technology and Team Leader Shell International E&P.
  • BSc Hon in Earth Sciences and Hon DSc from Durham University.
  • Fellow of the Geological Society and Fellow of the Energy Institute

Jorunn Johanne Saetre

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • More than 30 years work experience from a range of senior positions in Norway, Europe, and the US.
  • Member of the Longboat Energy Audit and Nomination Committees.
  • Currently working as project manager with the energy cluster Energy Transition Norway.
  • Previously Independent Non-Executive Director of Faroe Petroleum from 2014 until 2019.
  • Management and business development role with the engineering support group AGR. Director of Halliburton’s European Research Centre and Head of overall Scandinavian operations and responsibility for Global Product Enhancement activities at Halliburton.
  • She has served as member of the Corporate assembly of Hydro, the fully integrated aluminium.
  • In 2008, she was the first to be awarded the title of “Oil Woman of the Year” by Stavanger Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • Chemical engineer.

Katherine Louise Margiad Roe

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • More than 20 years work experience from Investment Banking and the oil and gas, and energy industry.
  • Chair of the Longboat Audit Committee.
  • Previously Chief Executive Officer of Wentworth Resources plc and Independent Non-Executive Director of both Faroe Petroleum plc and ITM Power PLC
  • Previously Head of Natural Resources and Director of Investment Banking at Panmure Gordon as a Nominated Advisor and Qualified Executive for many years having moved from Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division.
  • Joint Honours degree in Economics and Philosophy.
Julian Riddick

Company Secretary and Commercial Director

  • More than 30 years work experience from the oil and gas industry across a wide range of corporate with a number of independent E&P companies
  • Founder of Longboat Energy.
  • Recently Company Secretary and Commercial Director at Faroe Petroleum.
  • Previously financial and corporate positions with Dana Petroleum and working as exploration geologist with Consolidated Goldfields, Australia.
  • BSc Hon from Leicester University
Hilde Salthe

Managing Director, Norway

  • Over 20 years of experience from the oil and gas industry in Norway.
  • Recently a Key member of the Faroe Technical Team and held the position as Subsurface Manager of DNO North Sea Business Unit
  • Previous work experience with Shell, Equinor, Talisman and Paladin.
  • Master of Science from the University inTrondheim (NTNU).

Morten Rye-Larsen

Exploration Manager

  • Over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Norway, UK, US and Africa.
  • Recently consulting E&P companies and CO2 storage with Shell and DNO.
  • Previous experience includes roles as Exploration Manager for a start-up company, Fortis Petroleum. Technical and managerial roles in Equinor. Basin screening, exploration and field development experience with Esso.
  • Master of Science in Sedimentology & Petroleum geology.
Per Torfinn Knudsen

Asset and Business Development Manager

  • Over 30 years of technical and business experience from the oil and gas industry in Norway, UK and Azerbaijan.
  • Previous experience includes Business Development Manager, Subsurface Manager and reservoir engineer with Edge Petroleum, Point Resources, Spike Exploration, Centrica, Statoil and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering University of Stavanger and University of Texas, Austin.

Torill Idsøe

Safety & Sustainability Manager

  • More than 20 years work experience from project and operational HSE, technical working environment and health and safety issues in the oil and gas industry in Norway.
  • Recently HSE responsibilities with Repsol (previously Talisman).
  • Previously Sr Advisor HSE & Work Environment at OTG Consulting, Sr HSE advisor with Dolphin Drilling, Equinor, Aibel, Aker and Sørco. Physiotherapist specialised within health and working environment.
  • Master of Science in Physioptherapy and in Community Safety.
Nina Irene Henriksen

Finance Manager

  • Over 20 years work experience within finance, accounting and HR responsibilities.
  • Recently worked as Team Lead for Reporting & Controlling with DNO.
  • 18 years of E&P related experience with Talisman, Paladin, Faroe Petroleum and DNO.
  • Previously in-house and consultancy work with Fabi AS within shipping and oil services.
  • Cand. Mag. in HR and Finance.

James Menzies

Executive Chairman SE Asia

  • +30 years’ oil & gas industry experience across broad range of technical, executive and strategic roles

  • Founder and CEO of SE Asian-focused Salamander Energy plc from inception to sale in 2015 for ~£300 million

  • Subsequently CEO of Coro Energy and Executive Chairman at TAP Oil

  • MSc in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from University of Newcastle, BSc (Hons) in Geology from London University

Pierre Eliet

Director SE Asia 

  • +25 years’ oil & gas industry experience across broad range of technical and business development roles

  • Oversaw portfolio management & growth in SE Asia for Lundin (now IPC) and ROC Oil

  • Key technical role at Cairn and involved in discovery of flagship Mangala field (India)

  • BA in Earth Science from Trinity College, Dublin, PhD in Geology from Manchester University, IDP-C INSEAD

Bérengère Sismondini

Subsurface & Exploration Manager

  • 20 years’ work experience in Geoscience from exploration, development and production
  • Recently Geoscience Supervisor for Vår Energi’s production assets
  • Previous NCS and international experience from Schlumberger, Fortis Petroleum and Point Resources
  • PhD on Carbonate Sedimentology, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1