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Stephen Sanderson joined UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC in September 2014 and was appointed Executive Chairman and Chief Executive in July 2015.
A highly-experienced petroleum geologist with over 30 years operating experience, Stephen is a proven oil finder and has recently overseen the operations and flow tests at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport and Broadford Bridge in West Sussex.
Stephen was previously instrumental in the discovery of more than 10 commercial conventional fields and held a variety of senior management roles for ARCO (which was acquired by BP in 2000) and Wintershall AG (a subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF). He created and ran successful new exploration businesses in Africa, Europe, the United States and South America.
He is a graduate and Associate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He served for four years in the British Army and TAVR as a platoon commander, serving in the UK and Berlin.