Oil & Gas and Services
We act for clients at every stage of the exploration and production cycle – high risk frontier exploration, known basin appraisal and producing oil and gas fields. We know what’s best practice in environmental and payments to governments reporting and advise on corporate social responsibility.
In the services sector, our clients offer everything from engineered components for exploration and production, drilling services and subsea systems to front end engineering design for major petrochemical plants.
We have advised clients ranging from FTSE 250 companies to AIM (or ASX and TSX) listed engineers and explorers.
“Tavistock’s oil and gas team has experience gained in the industry, investment markets and specialist media.”
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Nick Elwes started his communications career at College Hill (now Instinctif) in 1994. During that time he worked across a number of sectors before being posted to Johannesburg to manage the company’s office there. On returning to the UK he worked on and later headed up the natural resources team at College Hill advising oil and gas companies, across all aspects of the oil and gas sector, working on numerous transactions and IPOs.
He then became Director of Communications at an AIM listed oil and gas company with responsibility the Company’s communications with all its stakeholders. Following that he joined Blytheweigh, with a remit to build a presence in the oil and gas sector for the company.
Nick then decided to leave Blytheweigh and joined Tavistock in July 2018.
Annabel joined Tavistock in 2017 and works on the financial PR team. She works across a range of different clients within the mining and energy sectors.
Prior to Tavistock, Annabel completed a number of different internships throughout her academic career with large investment houses as well as at a national newspaper. She holds an Honours degree in Arabic and International Development from the University of Leeds.
Gareth has over a decade of experience covering commodities and resources companies for a number of publications in the UK, South Africa, the US. He spent over seven years with Mining Journal, leaving the publication as its deputy editor.
He also recently spent time as the online editor at Automotive Logistics, a publication covering global logistics and supply chains for the automotive sector, including electric vehicles.
He was employed as a private client investment advisor at Vestact, in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving to the UK.
Charles Vivian started his communications career at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in 1997 before co-founding Pelham Public Relations in 2004. During that time he created a successful mining practice at the agency as well as growing the business into one of the fastest growing financial and corporate communications businesses in the UK; until 60% of the agency was sold to Bell Pottinger in 2011.
He then continued to work with the financial and corporate business at Pelham Bell Pottinger, before being promoted to Managing Director of the Geopolitical division that focussed on international strategic communications and advised individuals, corporates, ministries, and governments, with a main focus on Africa.
Charles decided to leave Bell Pottinger in 2016 and then joined Tavistock in September 2017.
Simon’s focus is on the energy and cleantech sectors. After beginning his career in investment markets in fund management and then in equity sales in London and Hong Kong, he moved into financial PR and was a co-founder of agency Hudson Sandler.
He subsequently founded investor relations consultancy City Insights which was acquired by Tavistock in 2003. He spent three years working in-house with two FTSE 250 companies as head of IR and corporate communications.
He is a member of the Investor Relations Society and has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Barney joined Tavistock’s natural resources team in 2014. Since joining he has been advising mining and oil and gas AIM-listed companies on their financial and corporate communications.
Prior to Tavistock, Barney completed an internship in the IR department at a top FTSE 250 oil and gas company. He has an Honours degree in Business Management from the University of Gloucestershire.
Edward joined Tavistock in 2016 and works across the financial and corporate communications practice advising clients in the natural resources and financial services sectors.
Prior to Tavistock Edward worked at a leading corporate public relations firm where he advised financial and professional services clients in the UK, Europe and emerging markets.
Edward graduated with a degree in History from University College, Oxford.
Jos is Chief Executive Officer of Tavistock and joined the business in 2010. Jos is a senior adviser to Tavistock clients and has extensive experience advising both private individuals and listed businesses across a broad range of campaigns.
In the listed arena, he has advised Boards and companies across all manner of communications challenges including complex M&A activity, equity and debt financings, IPOs and reputation management issues.
Jos attended Birmingham University and the University of Aix-Marseille where he graduated with a degree in French studies.