Richard Hall graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Chemical Engineering and spent the first 10 years of his career gaining experience with operating oil companies (Amoco, Hess and Murphy Petroleum) as a supervisor in offshore field operations, petroleum engineering, project management and execution, and commercial negotiations.
Richard was one of four founders and operations director of the service company UWG Ltd (now known as Acteon Group) which won the Institute of Petroleum Platinum award in 2001. He formed and led a team which won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export. He subsequently went on to join Petrofac as vice president of operations & developments and, in addition, became general manager in Malaysia where he was responsible for the highly successful Cendor Phase 1 development. Richard was then CEO and co-founder of Nio Petroleum which was acquired by EnQuest plc in 2012 with Richard joining the EnQuest Senior Management Team as Head of Major Projects. His primary role was the successful delivery of the complex $3bn, 140 mmbbl Kraken North Sea heavy oil project. Richard is presently Technical Adviser to the EnQuest Board of Directors and Chairman of Fathom Systems Ltd.
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