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Mr Jeff Barnes

Director of New Ventures / Regional Director - London

Jeff is the London Regional Director and the Director of New Ventures.  This role includes overall responsibility for all aspects of ODE’s business carried out from the London office, ODE’s Headquarters,  including P&L, Business Development and delivery of UK and international projects, technical studies, and consultancy services.  In addition, Jeff  is responsible within the ODE Group for developing and coordinating new business ventures across; all company regions, across different energy sectors, merging different technologies across energy sectors, and the investigation and implementation of new technologies.

A University of Colorado graduate in Chemical Engineering, Jeff has more than 36 years’ experience in the energy sector.  Over the last few years Jeff has been actively exploring worldwide development challenges in Oil & Gas, in Renewables, and in the merging and use of different technologies.  A main focus has been on step change technology and life cycle cost reduction opportunities.  Prior to ODE, Jeff had a successful career working for ConocoPhillips in the UK for 30 years, having worked for Texaco in the US before that. Over these years, Jeff has been responsible for the successful completion, primarily in the Southern Sector of the North Sea, of many offshore facility & drilling projects comprising of minimum facilities wellhead platforms, infrastructure expansion including compression & accommodation platforms, subsea tie-backs, and new pipeline infrastructure.  Many of these projects used standardised design approaches to achieve cost efficiency and project deliverability targets.  In addition, Jeff has been involved with commercial coordination, conceptual & petroleum engineering, appraisal planning, northern sector oil modification projects, and also onshore Oil & Gas developments in southern England and the Rocky Mountains in Continental US.