01 Aug 2019

Oil & Gas Council announces Ivor Orchard as the Winner of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Kerogen Capital is pleased to announce that Ivor Orchard, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, is the winner of the Oil & Gas Council’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Oil & Gas Council is one of the largest networks of oil and gas executives in the world. The Council Awards programme, now in its 11th year, represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working in the industry. It honours and recognises individuals and companies who have been at the heart of ground-breaking achievements that contribute to changing the face of the oil and gas industry.

Ivor has over 40 years’ experience in oil and gas spanning private equity, investment banking and managerial roles in the industry. Prior to founding Kerogen in 2007 as a private equity fund manager specialising in upstream oil and gas, he spent 20 years in energy and natural resources investment banking, principally at J.P. Morgan, where he was Head of the Energy and Natural Resources Group in Asia Pacific, and earlier at CS First Boston as a director in Australia and New Zealand. He has also spent 10 years at the start of his career with Shell, where he served (among other positions) as Managing Director of the Shell Company of Laos, Deputy Treasurer of Shell UK Ltd., and Assistant Area Coordinator for Shell’s operations in the Far East, including oversight of Shell’s re-entry into China.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Oil & Gas Council’s Awards of Excellence Dinner in London on 3 December 2019. Ivor will also be delivering the opening address at the 11th World Energy Capital Assembly on 2 December 2019.

Ivor Orchard:

“I am honoured to receive the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award and to join such a distinguished list of previous recipients. To be recognised by one’s colleagues in the industry is very special. The Award is also a testament to the success of Kerogen and to everyone who has contributed to achieving that success over the last ten years – our LPs, our Executive Board and our portfolio companies, as well as the dedication of the entire team.

The oil and gas industry faces difficult but exciting challenges ahead. As I’ve learned over the course of my career, it’s a resilient industry that succeeds because it embraces change. I am quite certain that we will see some astonishing innovation in the coming years that will ensure that the industry continues to play a leading role in the unfolding transformation of energy.”

For highlights of the World Energy Capital Assembly: Awards of Excellence 2019