Our team

Specialist and experienced people

OPC’s staff and associates have operated in over 50 countries throughout the world for all the majors and large independents, as well as for an ever-increasing selection of small to medium-sized operators.

Our mission is to provide world class integrated technical expertise and innovation globally, through building sustainable partnerships that enable our clients to find and produce oil and gas, efficiently and safely, to deliver maximum value from their assets.

United Kingdom

London office
Managing Director

Piers is an experienced petroleum engineer with 30 years’ experience. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Technical Lead

Ian Hancock is the Lead Engineer within OPC’s London Technical Team and has extensive practical and theoretical reservoir and petroleum engineering knowledge gained through working on numerous projects over the last 35 years.

Reservoir Engineer

Angela Lodge has 14 years oil and gas industry experience with 10 years in Petroleum Engineering working for both consultancy and operating companies. She has a strong background in a wide range of technical skills and tools in reservoir simulation, field development, reservoir management, reserves evaluation, production management and optimisation.

Commercial Director

Ryan Moore is OPC’s Commercial Director and is responsible for the OPC group’s financial, commercial, and strategic operations. His background lies in corporate finance, accountancy, investment analysis and commercial management. He moved over from the financial services industry to the oil and gas industry, where he worked for the past 11 years. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Finance.

Consultant Service Manager

Tom Short is the OPC Consultant Services Manager. Based in our office in London, Tom manages our global consultant services business, working with clients to identify and fulfil requirements for external consultant contracts globally.

Stuart Cameron
Senior Consultant Services Advisor

Stuart Cameron is a lead consultant services advisor within OPC’s London CS Team and has 32 years of practical experience in petroleum operations engineer. Stuart has significant hands-on expertise interfacing directly with clients as a wellsite representative. During his 25 years with OPC Stuart has accrued experience across all the business units.

Steve Wybar
Senior Geoscientist

Steve Wybar is a Senior Geoscientist within OPC’s London Technical Team and has a diverse geological skillset supported by significant hands-on project expertise. Steve has had worldwide basin exposure from exploration to late life development.

Liam O'Flynn
Senior Geoscientist

Liam is a driven, commercially aware geoscientist, with over four years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry from operating, service, and research perspectives, offering a broad and adaptable skillset. He is a currently a Senior Geoscientist for OPC (Oilfield Production Consultants), conducting geological modelling and analysis in a range of basins worldwide.

Deev Sachdev
Senior Petroleum Engineer

Deev Sachdev is a Senior Petroleum Engineer part of OPCs in-house technical team providing petroleum engineering studies to IOCs and NOCs.


Perth office
International Business Manager

Max Richards is the International Business Manager for OPC, supporting OPC’s international clients with focus on North America and Europe. Max is also our in-house specialist for Carbon Capture and Storage, playing a key role with OPC’s technical team in all projects involving Energy Transition.  He has an MSci in Environmental Geoscience from University College London.

John Hoffman
Managing Director at OPES International

John has over 35 years of experience in the Upstream Oil/Gas & Energy industry in the UK, Middle East, Thailand, China, South East Asia and Australia. His background in Petroleum Engineering includes Reservoir & Production Engineering, Operations, Field Development and Production Optimisation. The skills John has gained working with multinational oil and gas operators on diverse global mega-ventures lends him to be the perfect focal point for your next integrated energy project.

Dan Pickering
Engineering Manager at OPES International

With an Honours degree in Geology and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering, Dan has been at OPES International since 2006 and is the current Engineering Manager. He has worked on most of the LNG projects around Australia, oil and gas fields in the North Sea, India, Thailand & Indonesia and has been involved with the world’s largest CCS project since its inception. Experienced in reservoir modelling and field management, his latest work has focussed on CCS opportunities and surveillance techniques in producing & gas storage fields using flowing data.

Middle East

Doha office
Qatar Operations Manager

Janet Buencamino, our Qatar Operations Manager with over 10 years of experience working with NOCs and IOCs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Salwa Alsarar
Consultant Service Advisor

Salwa Alsarar is a seasoned Consultant Service Advisor with over 15 years of international experience in various sectors including oil and gas enterprises, non-governmental organisations, and human resource consulting firms.


Houston office
Well test consultant

Bill is a reservoir engineer with over 32 years’ broad-based international experience in well testing, reservoir simulation, petrophysics, reserves estimation, prospect evaluation, field development and training.


Astana and Almaty offices
General Manager OPC Asia

Almas has more than 20 years of broad experience working in service and technical capacity with many oil companies within Kazakhstan.

Operations Manager

Ibragim Kassenov is an Operations Manager at OPC Kazakhstan. Ibragim is responsible for managing all technical and consultants services projects as well as assisting in Business Development assignments in the area.

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