Paul has been COO at Cairn Energy since January 2013 and has 25+ years industry experience. He re-joined the Group in August 2010 as Director of Business Development and Planning and played a key part in re-shaping Cairn’s portfolio during 2011/2012 including the acquisitions of Agora Oil and Gas AS and Nautical Petroleum. Paul initially joined Cairn in 1996 from British Gas as Senior Petroleum Engineer. He was involved in all the key projects in Asia including the world class discoveries and developments in Rajasthan. From 2007-2010 he worked as a Senior Advisor in Corporate Business Development for Vermillion Energy in Calgary. Paul is a Chartered Engineer with the Energy Institute and holds a MEng in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He is also co-author of 3 SPE papers.