Painted Wolf Identity
The painted wolf is the most successful hunter on the African plains with a hunting strike rate of 80%, significantly ahead of cheetahs at 55%, leopards 35% and far better than lions at 25%. It is the perfect icon for our company.
Painted wolves’ success is down to how they operate as a pack. Team work, communication and co-operation by the group, rather than individuals, deliver this high success rate. And it is these same attributes that underpin the work environment at Painted Wolf Resources.
Our team of highly experienced and successful sub-surface professionals form a very efficient pack, hunting for commercial quantities of natural gas, principally in the highly prolific Southern North Sea hydrocarbon province.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Mortimer spent fifteen years with Lasmo and ENI internationally, before growing and successfully monetising small companies. Andy was Exploration Manager for Wham Energy before its sale to Venture Production; a co-founder and Director of Volantis Exploration which sold to Atlantic Petroleum; Exploration Director of Dominion Petroleum which sold to Ophir Energy; and recently the Subsurface Director of Third Energy, which has just completed asset sales to HALO and York Energy.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Cairns joined Painted Wolf Resources in January 2020 as CFO. He is a chartered accountant and has over sixteen years of success as a private equity investor. Tom co-founded Barclays Natural Resource Investments in 2006, a private equity group within Barclays focusing on oil & gas, mining, power and renewables. Tom was a member of BNRI’s investment committee and his deals included BNRI’s investments in Chrysaor, Third Energy and Natural Gas Partners. After leaving BNRI in 2015, Tom spent three years with SUEK and EuroChem, initially as adviser to the Chairman and subsequently as non-executive director of SUEK and joint-MD of the group’s holding company.
During a successful career at Amoco, Dave Marsden developed the company’s first interactive mapping software. His work led to the discovery of the Scott and Everest fields and development of the CATS pipeline system, enabling monetisation of the East Central Graben gas fields. He was a founding director of WHAM Energy, bought by Venture Production; co-founder of Volantis Exploration which was sold to Atlantic Petroleum; and subsequently co-founder of Actis Oil & Gas, the precursor to Painted Wolf Resources.
Derek Fairhead is Professor Emeritus at Leeds University in Exploration Geophysics and founder of AIM listed geophysical consultancy GETECH GROUP Ltd that specialises in non-seismic exploration methods.