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Colin Klappa

Senior VP Technical
Addax Petroleum Corporation


Mr Klappa joined Addax Petroleum in May 2008 serving initially as Managing Director Cameroon and later as General Manager Exploration and Managing Director Middle East. Prior to Addax he spent most of his 32-year career with numerous Chevron subsidiaries in upstream E&P technical, managerial and leadership positions in Canada, Australia, United States, Nigeria, UK, Colombia, and Kazakhstan. In 1999 he was appointed President of Chevron Petroleum Company of Colombia and in 2001 as Deputy Manager Fields Development for the supergiant Tengiz and Korolev fields in Kazakhstan. He started his career with Gulf Canada as a geologist in Calgary in 1980 after a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a dual British-Canadian citizen and holds BSc and PhD degrees in geology from the University of Liverpool, UK.

Research Interest

Petroleum Geology and Environmental Geology

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