Mr Taylor has more than 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He started his career with Amerada Hess in the UK before moving to Clyde Petroleum plc where he was involved in international exploration including postings to Yemen and Myanmar. He relocated to Perth in 1998 to take up the role of Technical Director at Fusion Oil & Gas plc which built an extensive portfolio focused on Northwest and West Africa. Fusion was listed on the UK AIM market in 2000 and made several discoveries offshore Mauritania before being sold in 2003. Following the sale of Fusion, Mr Taylor, together with Dr Alan Stein, was one of the two founding executive directors of Ophir Energy plc serving initially as its Technical Director. Mr Taylor is currently a non-executive Chairman of Octant Energy PLC and non-executive director of Helium One Limited and Citra Partners Ltd.
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