CaribX team


Chris Matchette-Downes Chris Matchette-Downes - Founder

Chris has been in the upstream business for over 30 years, including time with BP, BG and more recently Black Marlin Energy. A petroleum geochemist, Chris is well-respected for work done in both East Africa and in the greater Caribbean region and has undertaken several geoscientific reviews of the region since 2003. He was a founder of Black Marlin which was sold in 2010 for 100 + mln USD. He is a renowned expert and often speaks at international conferences and seminars on the subject of oil and gas exploration. In addition, he has a track record of finding and securing commercial deals. MSc., BSc., CGeol.

Dr. Chris AtkinsonDr. Chris Atkinson - Co-founder

Chris Atkinson started his career at Shell but spent most of his formative years at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in the USA, Southeast Asia and Europe.  He was the founder of Serica Energy plc and has been involved with the successful start up and financing of a further four companies (Mitra Energy, Malaysia; MPX Limited, UK; ZinMac - now Strategic Oil and Gas, Canada; Greenfields Petroleum, USA). Chris brings a wealth of exploration and small company experience and has worked extensively in frontier basins throughout the world. PhD., BSc.

Rory Scott RussellRory Scott Russell – Finance and Commercial Director

Rory has over a decade's international upstream experience largely at Shell. Most recently he was director of Trinidad-focused public company Range Resources. Prior to Range Rory was Finance Manager for exploration in Europe and Russia for Shell based in London. Prior to that he was Finance and Commercial Manager for exploration in Russia and also worked in the strategic planning unit for Shell's global upstream business. Rory has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.

Nick Cameron (Consultant) - Exploration advisor

Nick Cameron has been a consultant geologist since 1993. He maintains a regular client base and works on a selective basis to include Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica. Nick is a founder of GB Petroleum plc, a UK registered company formed in 2005 by ex-Conoco staff, which has attained its initial goal of acquiring quality acreage in its two focus areas: North Africa and Mid-Europe (Southern North Sea eastwards).

Professor Simon Mitchell (Consultant) - Regional tectonic reconstruction geologist

Simon is a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology in the University of West Indies. He lectures in the areas of sedimentology, petroleum geology, geological mapping and geology of the Caribbean, and has more than 25 years' experience in studying the geology of the Caribbean region. He has worked in numerous Caribbean territories including: Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize. This work has including the dating of Cretaceous and Tertiary successions, petroleum geology and sedimentology. He has published extensively (more than 60 papers) and has presented results at more than 50 international meetings.

Dr. John Milsom (Consultant) - Potential fields specialist

John is a geologist/geophysicist and now an independent geophysical consultant to the mining, engineering and oil industries on projects in the UK, Canada, Africa and Australia. He is also an interpreter of seismic and gravity and a magnetics specialist. Projects in the Caribbean include those in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and the Dominican Republic.


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