Sector Expert: Lionel Therond
Lionel Therond is the head of oil and gas research at Standard Bank. His 25 years of experience in this global sector combines upstream oil and gas industry and fund management expertise. Therond joined Standard Bank from Fox-Davies Capital, where he headed oil and gas sector coverage. Prior to that, he worked for JPMorgan Asset Management. Therond began his career at Royal Dutch Shell Plc as a geoscientist.
With Iraqi sanctions impeding profitability, explorers and producers are flocking to Kurdistan for cheap production and access to international buyers, explains Lionel Therond, head of oil and gas research at Standard Bank. Meanwhile, discoveries throughout Africa hint at vast untapped potential. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Therond gives us the geological lay of the land in key emerging plays.
"Companies already in Kurdistan with good assets have a bright future; WZR is well positioned."
The Energy Report Interview with Lionel Therond