Key Figures

Christopher Pitman
CEO, Executive Director and Founding Member

Christopher Pitman has extensive experience in the energy sector. At the start of his career he worked as a reservoir geologist with different companies, making him the recognized expert in reserve certifications that he is today.

He is currently a non-executive board member of several public and private energy companies and has gained extensive international energy-sector experience through advising oil companies, private equity houses, governments, investment banks and multi-lateral agencies.

Before founding Surestream, Chris was the President of PGS Equity Ventures, from 2003 to 2005, where he originated several equity financing opportunities. Between 1997 and 2003, he was the Managing Director of PGS Reservoir Consultants, a leading independent petroleum engineering company, where he worked as corporate advisor on significant M&A transactions.

On many occasions he has been appointed as an expert for high profile equity determinations, audit reviews and witness testimonies for both government and corporate boards.

Ahmed Khelif
Executive Director

Ahmed Khelif holds a BSc Degree (1967) in Electronics Engineering from the Algiers Polytechnic School, Algeria and a Masters Degree (1968) in Geophysics from the Algerian Institute of Petroleum, Algeria.

He worked with Sonatrach as an Exploration Manager from where he retired and is currently the Technical Director of the Petrolin Group (Switzerland), in charge of the Exploration & Production activity for the group in the Middle East and Africa.

He has over forty years of experience in the Petroleum Exploration & Production and the Information Technology fields.

Duncan Macgregor
Geological Consultant

Before joining Surestream Dr. MacGregor had a 20-year career with BP, working largely in the Far East. He has worked and consulted for a number of independent companies and consultancies, including PGS, Mossgas, Sasol, Neftex, Noble, Richmond and BG, mainly on new ventures and play fairway scale studies in Africa. Dr. MacGregor joined Surestream Petroleum full time in June 2010 and is responsible for frontier plays in the East African Rift System. He also has extensive research interests on the evolution of the African continent. He has been the technical chair of the London PESGB/HGS African conferences for some years, has written over 20 papers, presents a number of courses and has edited two books on African petroleum geology, including ‘Petroleum Geology of North Africa’ in 1998.

Engin Adigüzel
Financial Controller

Engin Adiguzel, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) who has strong accounting and systems development background with 16 years of experience. Since 2001, he has been actively involved in accounting and financial management of oil and gas exploration operations. Before joining the oil and gas industry, he held management positions in the country operations of multinational service companies including Marsh and Dow Jones Telerate.

He made his entry into the oil and gas industry with Atlantis Holdings, at the time a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleum Geo Services, which later was acquired by Sinochem. During his employment at Atlantis he was extensively involved in the company’s offshore drilling and onshore seismic operations in the UAE, Oman and Tunisia. He joined Surestream in August 2006.