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Jonathan Evans

Jonathan is a Non-Executive Director of GeoLogica, part time; Chair of Trustees for Lyme Regis Museum, part time.

Jonathan has over 30 years of experience working in geoscience and leadership roles in the petroleum industry.

Following a geoscience degree (Cambridge University, UK), PhD (Reading University, UK) and Post-doctoral research (Centre du Geochimie de la Surface CNRS, Strasbourg, France), Jonathan joined BP in 1990 and spent his early career in technical geoscience roles. Later Jonathan led BP’s upstream businesses in India, Pakistan and Oman before being given responsibility for Global Access where he oversaw the identification and delivery of all new exploration opportunities globally. This was followed by business leadership roles focused on the Middle East and Africa before he elected to retire from BP to pursue other interests.

During the late 1990s Jonathan was the senior Geologist at the Wytch Farm Oilfield in Dorset where he was part of the team which drilled some of the world’s longest oil wells, reaching out over 11 km from the wellsite. During his time at Wytch Farm he led many field-based training courses along the Dorset and Devon Coast both for geoscientists and for a wide range of staff from other backgrounds.

He was also involved in supporting the application for the Jurassic Coast to be recognized with UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Jonathan now lives in Dorset, close to Corfe Castle and is Chair of Trustees for Lyme Regis Museum.

Education

Post-Doc Centre de Geochimie de la Surface, Strasbourg, France 1990
Ph.D. in Sedimentary Geochemistry, Reading University, UK 1989
M.A. in Geological Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, 1986