Demetris is a Chartered Engineer accredited by the UK Engineering Council and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists. He has been involved in the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years, starting with design engineering on both topsides and subsea applications, progressing to subsea construction and followed by operations management. He has worked both for major service companies and major operators in the leading oil and gas European hubs of Aberdeen, London and Paris. With initial experience based in the North Sea, latterly he has been involved in West African deepwater construction in an engineering, operations and commercial management capacity. Demetris has been employed by the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company in managerial roles since 2015, and is CHC’s Acting General Manager since June 2018.
Andreas holds a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from University of Nottingham, and a Masters from Cranfield School of Management. In parallel with his postgraduate studies he joined Shell as an intern and then joined the Commercial Graduate program, a fast-track leadership development program. In his last role was a Commercial Advisor within the Global Commercial division creating value through key strategic partnerships. Andreas has a track record on multi-billion commercial agreements. In particular, he worked within deal making teams (under different capacities, analysis, origination and junior negotiator) on various long term gas sales contracts and acted as the lead negotiator on certain innovative gas supply contracts.
Ethymios Efthymiou is a Geophysicist with over ten years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. He worked for three years (2009-2011) with Ikonscience as a Quantitative Interpretation Geophysicist working on various reservoir characterisation projects from all over the world. He also worked for four years with Chevron Australia as an Exploration Geophysicist during a very successful exploration drilling campaign (more than 20 new gas discoveries between 2009 -2015, adding more than 7 TCF of resources). His main skills are: seismic interpretation, prospect maturation, velocity model building, rock physics and seismic inversion.
Eleonora Askoti is an office administrator with over fifteen years’ working experience within a broad range of business environments. Eleonora worked in the shipping industry and the public sector in London, spending a number of years with the Committee and Members Services, working closely with the Mayors’ Office and local councilors. With her experience she provides administrative support to the CHC team, ensuring efficient operation within the office.
Irene Eleftheriou obtained a MEng in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and carried out internships at Dhekelia Power Station and the Cyprus Petroleum Storage Company. She was the Project Manager for several environmental impact assessment projects, has extensive experience in the management of hazardous waste, represented the Republic of Cyprus at WPIEIs of the European Council during 2012 and participated in international meetings of UNEP related to chemicals and waste multilateral agreements. She joined the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company in 2013 as a Project Engineer, with her main responsibility is to ensure that the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental issues related with the company’s activities are being managed in accordance with CHC HSSE policy.
Nicodemos Nicodemou is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, with over ten years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. He worked for four years (2009-2013) with Centrica Exploration and Production, in a range of technical roles on offshore and onshore developments, in both the UK and Trinidad & Tobago. He then joined ADIL (part of the Schlumberger group of companies) as a Senior Project Engineer, working on the development plans for a number of oil and gas fields in Europe, Africa and Central America. At CHC, his role is to support the development of gas monetisation plans, utilising his expertise in Project Engineering, Cost and Schedule development, Project Design Rationale and Risk Analysis.
Obtained MEng in Chemical Engineering specialized in Petroleum Catalysis and MSc in Biotechnology in the area of designing aerobic/anaerobic digesters for generating products of added-value. He holds PhD from Imperial College London on fabrication and characterization of high temperature electrochemical reactors for producing energy using gaseous fuels. He worked for Cyprus Petroleum Refinery as site-Engineer and for three years as Project Leader at Shell Global Solutions supporting projects and sites in Europe and USA. With over five years’ of industrial experience his roles cover areas such as Process Engineering, Petroleum Technologist and Project Management including Commercial activities. He has published many technical and academic articles and holds two patent applications. Since 2015 he has been employed by CHC to support commercial and technical activities.
Athos studied Applied Mathematics and Physics at the National Technical University of Athens, and obtained a master’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from CASS Business School. He started his career in the shipping industry, in Columbia ship-management as vessel operator, before joining the Global Gas and LNG desk of Koch Supply and Trading. At Koch, he worked in the key LNG trading hubs of London, Houston and Geneva, with his experience spanning LNG market analysis, Business Development, Origination and bespoke new-build projects. Athos has experience in negotiating various deals with end-users and traders through whole supply chain, through his involvement in lifting and selling multiple LNG cargoes from West Africa and the Atlantic to Japan and Korea, while monitoring and operating the corresponding LNG carrier. Before joining CHC, Athos also worked in Lavar Shipping and Interorient Navigation in Limassol, in Business Development and Commercial roles, such as Chartering and SnP. He is working as Commercial Analyst for CHC, monitoring the Global LNG markets and trends, contributing to the efforts to market the gas volumes discovered in Cyprus’ EEZ and finalise SPAs with IOCs and other market players.