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Meet Richard Lorentz, our keynote speaker at the Asia Pacific E & P Conference

Mon 16 April 2018

Category: Conference, Events

Richard Lorentz is a petroleum geologist with more than 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, of which 25 years have been focused on exploration and business development in Asia.

He is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of newly established CKR Resources, a company building on the success and track record of his two previous ventures.

Richard was a co-founder and Executive Director of KrisEnergy Ltd, an independent E&P company established in 2009 to create value across a diverse range of oil and gas assets in geological basins in Southeast Asia. Since inception, KrisEnergy has built a portfolio of 16 producing, development and exploration assets in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. In July 2013, KrisEnergy was listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange.

Prior to establishing KrisEnergy, Richard was a co-founder and Executive Director of Pearl Energy and was responsible for the overall strategic development of the group’s worldwide portfolio. Pearl Energy was established in 2002 and was the first pure E&P company to be listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2005 and was subsequently acquired by Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Petroleum Investments Company the following year. Richard was appointed Vice President New Ventures & Corporate Relations with Aabar and was a member of the Senior Executive Team until 2008 when Pearl Energy was acquired by Mubadala Development Company.

His other previous key positions include Manager of New Business Development for Elf Aquitaine in Singapore, New Ventures & Exploration Manager for Gulf Indonesia and Senior Production Geologist for Asamera (South Sumatra) Ltd. He also worked for Oriental Petroleum & Minerals in the Philippines, Funk Exploration Inc. in the United States and Anglo-Suisse (Pakistan) Inc. based in Karachi.

Richard has served as Non-executive Chairman of Franklin Offshore Marine, one of the world’s largest suppliers of deepwater offshore mooring systems. He also has served as a Non-executive Independent Director for Global Tender Barges Pte Ltd. He is currently an Independent Director of Miclyn Express Offshore Limited, a private company supplying shipping services to the oil and gas industry with a global footprint.

He is a member and past Chairman of the professional Division of the Indonesian Petroleum Association, a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Oklahoma Geological Society, and a past three-term President of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX). In 2013, the AAPG presented Richard with a Distinguished Service Award and a Certificate of Merit in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service.

Richard holds a Master of Science (Geology) from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Oklahoma State University.

Richard will be a keynote speaker at the Asia Pacific E & P Conference on Wednesday 27th June 2018.

For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

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