Mr. David Szabo


Mr. Szabo is a principal partner and owner of an oil and gas management consultancy specializing in asset evaluation, reserves progression, front end project appraisal, and organizational design. Mr. Szabo has over 36 years. experience in engineering, management and executive leadership in major integrated oil and gas companies including BP, TNK-BP, and Marathon, as well as extensive US and international experience in Russia and the FSU, West Africa Angola offshore, Middle East Kuwait, North Sea, Canada, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater.


2013 to Present - StarrSzabo Consultants, LLC, Partner

2011 to 2012     - Vice President Reservoir Management, TNK-BP, Moscow, Russia

2009 to 2011     - Resource Management, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

2004 to 2008     - Technical Director, TNK-BP Shareholder Team, BP, London, UK

2001 to 2004     - Resource Manager, BP Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Houston, TX, USA

2000 to 2001     - Manager, Block 18 Subsurface Team, BP Angola, London, UK

1989 to 1999     - Resource Manager (Prudhoe Bay, Endicott) BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1987 to 1989     - Reservoir Engineer North Sea Pre-Projects Team, BP, London, UK

1985 to 1987     - Reservoir Development Team Leader, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1982 to 1985     - Reservoir Engineer, BP, San Francisco, CA and Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1979 to 1982     - Reservoir Engineer, Marathon Petroleum and Aberford Resources Ltd., Calgary, Canada

35+ Years of Applied Oil and Gas Experience:

           - Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Project Planning, Field Development,
             Well Planning, Depletion Planning, Well Interventions / Workovers, and Reserves Management with extensive
             experience in Improved Recovery Processes.
           - Organizational development, cross-discipline integration, skills development.
           - Strong communicator and facilitator. Able to adjust style to fit variable circumstances.
           - Global organizational design and development of subsurface capabilities.
           - Leveraging technology for increased business value.

Role and Experience Summary:

           - Business Leadership (15 Years)
           - Reserves Management (30 Years)
           - Technical Leadership (15 Years)
           - Mature, onshore oil and gas Developmenti and Production (18 years)
           - Deepwater Appraisal, Development and Production (5 years)
           - Remote onshore Greenfield Development and Production in Alaska and Russia (11 years)