Ben leads Societe Generale’s Reserve Based Finance team based in Singapore, focusing on arranging financing for upstream O&G projects in the Asia Pacific region. Ben has 18 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry and has successfully financed for a wide range of producing, in-development and acquisition opportunities for companies active in the region.
Credentials include arranging debt financing for Medco Energi’s Block A Gas Development Project in Indonesia, financing Ophir Energy’s purchase of Santos Asia, financing Jadestone Energy’s acquisition of the Montara field in Australia from PTTEP, and Beach Energy’s acquisition of Lattice Energy in Australia / NZ, as well as numerous reserve based facilities for independent O&G companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Societe Generale, Ben led Standard Chartered Bank’s O&G Corporate Finance team in Asia. Ben holds a degree in Geology from the Royal School of Mines, London and a Post-Graduate Diploma from Aston University, UK.