To be the leading provider
of upstream advice to the
To be the leading provider
of upstream advice to the
Enabling clients to unlock the value of their assets through innovative tools and deep industry experience.
Always delivering a high impact service to clients.
Giving integrated, multi-disciplinary and unbiased advice.
Global experience – across six continents
Worked across the business cycle: production, development and exploration
Performed evaluations in a variety of operational settings: onshore, offshore and deepwater
Completed reserves, resource and competence persons (CPR) reports
Assessed conventional and unconventional reservoirs
Competence in data-rich and data-poor environments
Simon is the principal geoscientist and Managing Director of Molyneux Advisors. Amalgamating over 23 years of experience acquired during his time at Santos, Talisman Energy and Shell, Simon takes pride in being at the forefront of the oil and gas industry, where he delivers maximum value to his clients and their resources.
A visionary leader who sets the trajectory of Molyneux Advisors, Simon is known for always remaining two steps ahead of the curve. As a multi-faceted business owner, he knows that his clients do not necessarily have the upstream capability that Molyneux Advisors provide, as a result his company has grown to be the vanguard within the sector.
Having walked the road of his clients, Simon is the first to understand the immense pressure they face daily. What sets him apart is his ability to identify fundamental issues within each company and provide advice rather than merely ‘consulting’.
A valuable partner to your business who believes that ‘good enough’ is never good enough, Simon is driven by a belief that each field, prospect or basin requires an integrated approach to maximise resource value. His technical understanding, paired with his relentless pursuit to achieve meaningful outcomes, has taken him to subsurface and exploration projects across the world.
Simon is an adaptable and malleable innovator who sets his vision firmly in place. He then paves the way to get there by motivating his team of top-tier consultants to stick to the path. Simon’s ability to mitigate roadblocks before an issue arises keeps the team moving at an exponential pace.
Hongfeng is the Principal Reservoir Engineer and Director of Molyneux Advisors. He comes with over 24 years of experience, where he has consistently applied his unique process and passion for achieving elevated results in global companies like Shell, BP and CNOOC.
He was Shell’s lead Reservoir Engineer for Prelude and Auriga in the Browse basin, Australia and the Champion and Champion West fields in Brunei. Known for offering a balanced view that blends technical advisors based on detailed analysis of data and his unique breadth of experience, Hongfeng’s career has overseen the entire project lifecycle that encompasses exploration through to development.
Applying an integrated approach to solve problems, Hongfeng is a customer-focused and client-driven professional who endeavours to always look at a situation from every angle before offering advice. From his experience in geology, petroleum engineering and economics, Hongfeng is a trusted expert in the oil and gas sector. As a leader and advocate for growth and change, Hongfeng is at the forefront of advancements within the industry, a footing he extends to his clients.
Hongfeng is committed to working in an integrated manner with clients and applies his deep technical knowledge to resolve the issues at hand, through his work at Molyneux Advisers.
As a co-founder of Molyneux Advisors, Hongfeng is skilled in finding the right people and organising a team with the utmost due diligence and methodical consideration. Furthermore, he good at discovering efficient and quick solutions that arise from complicated business environments.
William is a highly experienced oil and gas professional specialising in asset maturation, development, resource assessment, assurance and reporting. He draws on over 35 years of experience in delivering diverse projects. Having spent nearly three decades developing his expertise, William’s career has seen him in consulting and project leadership roles within the Shell Group and an additional 7 years within BP.
Known for his distinctive approach in leading multiple teams, William has a strong track record in developing and executing plans within complex organisational structures. He does this by identifying key goals to achieve the maximum potential of a client’s asset and advising on implications of future development.
With global exposure in locations such as in Europe (UK, Netherlands), the Americas (Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina), Middle East (Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria), North and Sub-Saharan Africa (Algeria, Libya, Nigeria) and Asia-Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, Brunei, Indonesia), particularly in resource assurance, William understands the intricacies of managing an asset from a compliance perspective in recognising its current and future value.
William has led gas exploration, appraisal and development projects covering drilling operations, reservoir stimulation, well testing and maturation activities in new and established areas. He offers a wide range of technical expertise, an analytical approach paired with successful project leadership on various oil and gas projects on an international scale.
Currently, William serves as an Associate Consultant and Principal Resources/Resource Advisor at Molyneux Advisors, where he amalgamates his cross-section of experience in bringing positive outcomes for clients, focused on reserves assurance and resource assessment (including sustainable reservoir storage solutions) and hydrocarbon maturation.
Steven is an experienced Principal Reservoir Engineer and Reservoir Development Advisor with over 29 years experience working across mega projects in Australia, Azerbaijan, the North Sea and Malaysia. He has been successful in delivering LNG gas and oil developments, waterflood, compression and drilling projects in his capacity as the Principal Reservoir Engineer or Reservoir Development leader. His experience has covered the full cycle from exploration and appraisal support to concept selection, final investment decisions and operational drilling in various geological/country settings.
His 21 years in Shell, followed by over 8 years in BP has him take up technical and governance leadership roles in supporting development planning, exploration/appraisal planning, dataroom reviews, Farm-in evaluations
A key strength of Steven is in reserves and resource assessment, having been involved in previously establishing a compliance framework for reserves reporting in Asia Pacific for Shell in 2004 and have since been annually certified by Shell and BP to be technically competent reserves assurer to SEC/PRMS requirements.
Recognised as highly effective in stakeholder relationship management with significant exposure working with decision executives, joint venture partners, associates and governments, Steven has on numerous occasions brought about a positive change in outcomes through strong influence at various levels. A key arsenal of his is in leading Opportunity Framing events to help inhouse/JV teams evaluate and strategise as well as to manage Risk and Uncertainty at various project decision gates/milestones.
Steven currently serves as an Associate Consultant with Molyneux Advisors in areas of reservoir and petroleum engineering as well as leading integrated field development and reservoir optimisation activities in both oil and gas assets.
Alex is a hands-on Senior Upstream Manager and leader with expertise in petroleum engineering, joint venture management and asset integrity performance. Through strategic foresight, drive, and being a recognised facilitator for transformational organisational change, Alex’s career has seen him work for nearly 30 years in various top-tier roles within the global Shell Group. In his last role as Development Manager Malaysia/Philippines, he has led over 100 professionals, spread across four locations, delivering integrated technical assurance and project reviews at key delivery milestones.
As a leader, innovator and advocate for meaningful change, Alex is at the forefront, regardless of any situation. He has applied his key management and leadership skills in various global environments and has navigated complex and challenging issues into the best possible outcomes. Recognised for his ability to find the weak spots within an organisation, Alex has an excellent overview of technical understanding paired with solid business development skills in executing a plethora of client projects.
Alex’s innate ability to build high-performance teams, including his strategically selected technical management staff in his previous role, has served as a growth catalyst and infused productivity into the workplace.
Alex is currently an Associate Consultant for Molyneux Advisors, where his passion for global energy transition and his drive to see new alliances thrive provide immense growth value for his clients.
Chief Geoscientist and Resources Consultant, David comes with nearly 40 years of top-tier experience within the oil and gas sector, having worked for most of his career in a cross-section of subsurface technical and leadership roles within the Shell Group.
A highly experienced geologist, David has spent years delivering projects covering a wide range of assets, recovery mechanisms and reservoir types. Having gained a thorough mastery in all aspects of production geoscience, David also brings a highly analytical and pragmatic approach to field development and resource estimation.
Thriving best when faced with an intellectual challenge, David marries together technical insight with sound judgement of risk and uncertainty, giving him an unchallenged professional edge when delivering solutions to complex challenges.
In his previous role, David was responsible for the technical assurance of the resource estimates on which investment proposals and annual oil and gas resource reports were based, including proved reserves submissions to the SEC. He was also heavily involved in creating and delivering resource guidance and training to a wide range of staff, ranging from subsurface technical professionals to finance.
Currently, David serves as an Associate Consultant and Chief Production Geoscientist at Molyneux Advisors, where he applies his breadth of experience in managing a range of oil and gas projects.
Helen Debenham Helen is an experienced geophysical manager with proven track record of delivering the highest quality geophysical product. Previously she was Geoscience Manager for DownUnder Geosolutions (DUG) in Perth. She is one of the world’s leading seismic imagers with expertise in Full Waveform Inversion (FWI), Seismic Migration (incl. Kirchoff PSTM and PSDM, Reverse time Migration (RTM), WEM and Beam) and Tomographic velocity model building.
Helen holds a Masters in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University.
TG is a facilities engineer with 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including 26 years within the Shell Group. He has worked on various LNG, onshore and subsea developments.
An innovator who looks at challenges as necessary milestones, TG was first drawn to the oil and gas field due to his passion for building impactful systems from scratch. His ability to understand an issue or challenge at hand, ignoring the noise surrounding it and seeing the situation for what it is has led him to lead various projects on an international scale.
TG takes pride in uncomplicating the complex; and has multidimensional expertise integrated with sound engineering, project management and top-tier experience levels to provide positive outcomes for the tasks at hand and particularly, to meet the requirements of his clients.
In his decorated career, TG was once Shell’s Development Manager responsible for their interests in the Greater Gorgon and Wheatstone assets, including the Foundation project and future field developments.
Currently, TG serves as a Development Advisor at Molyneux Advisors. His expertise includes, extracting resources from the ground and converting them into market value. His mission is to generate an awareness of the process required for hydrocarbons to develop them into a form suitable to be sold.
Feng is a Senior Development Geoscientist who has spent over 30 years delivering reliable and fit-for-purpose solutions for a plethora of oil and gas projects. Feng holds a PhD in sedimentology and stratigraphy and has worked in key senior technical leadership roles within Chevron.
Having been Chevron’s senior principal development geoscientist, a corporate-wide recognised expert in development geology and earth modelling integrating geology, petrophysics, geophysics and engineering data, Feng has built a solid track record in his niche. He has regularly taught corporate-wide training classes on reservoir modelling and field development.
Feng consistently delivers reliable subsurface characterisation and earth modelling solutions to support significant asset development decisions and resource/reserve assessments. This has led him to be earth science lead for world-class projects such as the Gorgon LNG in Australia, the Bibiyana Gas in Bangladesh, the Tahiti Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the Browse LNG in Australia, and many other projects in Australia, West Africa, North Sea, South America, and South-east Asia.
Feng is a data-driven analyst who seeks a clear-cut diagnosis before identifying a customised methodology for a project at hand. He is known for being incredibly outcome-focused, immensely commended for his mitigation strategies, and can engage relevant stakeholders to strategise solutions.
Currently, Feng serves as an Associate Consultant for Molyneux Advisors. He builds on his collaborative approach, solid experience in corporate-wide technical reviews, training and mentoring, and quality leadership to bring high technical standards to any project or situation.
A proven exploration and new ventures strategist, having worked on global oil and gas projects, Julian is a top-tier geophysicist. He has applied his niche expertise in managerial and operational roles throughout his decorated career spanning three decades.
With diversified worldwide exposure, Julian has worked in Australia, Angola, USA, France and the United Kingdom. His work has principally been in conventional offshore exploration and appraisal but has also undertaken onshore projects in North Africa and Australia.
Generating quality interpretations of the subsurface using the diverse geophysical and geological data sets available; Julian has participated in the entire exploration cycle, from acreage capture through to field appraisal with extensive knowledge of the geophysical aspects, including data acquisition, processing and in particular, interpretation.
Julian is recognised for his excellent interpersonal skills as he relates and communicates with people at all levels, inside and outside an organisation. He supplies turnkey solutions to oil and gas companies to help carry out specific tasks within a geologic and geophysics’ space.
Currently, Julian serves as an Associate at Molyneux Advisors, where he helps clients rapidly develop their understanding of basins through to discoveries that need an appraisal. Driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for a client’s acreage, Julian helps show them the best steps forward based on sound technical knowledge.
Martin Storey Martin is a practicing Geoscientist, Petrophysicist and well data expert with over 30 years of international oilfield experience with Schlumberger, Shell, and National and International Oil Companies. He has been an independent petrophysical consultant and trainer based in Perth, Western Australia for the past two decades. His areas of expertise include petrophysics, operations, integrated team work and the acquisition, exploitation management of well data, in all sorts of environments and at all stages of the life cycle of assets. In Australia, he has worked extensively on the Browse, Carnarvon and Perth Basins in senior technical roles.
He is a keen team player, passionate about producing clear and rigorous work, with a focus on practicality and value. He is generous with his knowledge and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), and the Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM). He served on the Committee of the Australian SPWLA Chapter from 2004 to 2019, and co-founded in 2017 the first Leadership Team of the PPDM outside North America, which he chaired in its first three years.
Martin earned a BSc in Mathematical and Computer Science from Stanford University and an MSc in. Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Diego Vazquez Anzola
Diego has spent 17 years on diverse roles in Subsurface teams in a wide range of projects in 4 different continents.
Diego is a strong subsurface technical leader and multiskilled geoscientist with an evident can-do attitude focused on distilling and delivering direct business and investment decisions. He is a subsurface specialist pragmatic technical thinker who prioritizes End-to-End Integration of all available data and perspectives.
He has been exposed to a wide range of value propositions and priorities from Exploration and Development of hydrocarbon resources to Carbon Capture & Storage – New Energies.
He is one of the few geoscientists around the world with experience on screening, maturation, appraisal and development of CO2 storage resources to marketable volumes.
Diego has also supported Play Based Exploration screening work to build CO2 storage prospectivity, but also demonstrating feasibility in another high profile CCS project in the Netherlands.
Diego’s firsthand specific experience includes:
Diego has recently relocated to the APAC region where he is offering technical solutions specialized on identification and maturation of CO2 storage resources towards marketable volumes, including Storage Development Planning.
Anchuan Zheng Anchuan is a Geoscientist with 33 years of experience acquired at Shell, ExxonMobil and CNOOC. He was a Staff Geoscientist of Shell involved in exploration and development in Gulf of Mexico, Brazil Deep Water, Middle East, North Africa and China.
He is a proven oil and gas finder including the recent Whale discovery in Gulf of Mexico – the largest oil field found in the last 10 years. His experience includes conventional and unconventional play-based exploration, prospect generation and evaluation, exploration drilling, appraisal and post-drill analysis.
Anchuan holds a Graduate Certificate and masters in Exploration and Reservoir Description from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Hesham is a Senior Reservoir Engineer with over 14 years of experience within the oil and gas sector. Having proven his ability to excel at dynamic reservoir modelling, analytical well/reservoir/field performance analysis and production optimization, Hesham extends his expertise to his clients and actively looks for opportunities to maximise value.
Passionate and eager to consistently develop real-world solutions for complex oilfield challenges, Hesham has a proven track record of implementing WRFM systems (well, reservoir and facility management) and integrated field development planning in multiple assets at different lifecycle stages. His career has seen him work on a broad range of IOR and EOR projects, from pilot design, data analysis and field-wide implementation.
Hesham can lead a full range of the oil and gas field lifecycle activities including, exploration, field development, well delivery and field management. His willingness to streamline reservoir surveillance operations through data acquisition, outcome assessment, and report development have allowed him to take on and lead various global projects.
Currently, Hesham works as an Associate at Molyneux Advisors. He actively seeks to add value to his clients by identifying challenges and opportunities, and then he applies his sound expertise to bring about positive solutions.
Pooya Hadian Pooya is a Geophysicist and Geoscientist with 7+ years of industry experience, acquired at NIOC and Petropars.
Pooya has worked on a wide range of projects from carbon capture and storage (CCS), prospect maturation, pore pressure prediction, reservoir characterisation, seismic interpretation, seismic survey design, seismic data processing and unconventional play assessment.
Pooya has a PhD in CCS related Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University and a Masters degree in Petroleum Exploration from Tehran Polytechnic University.
Fatemah Kamali is a Reservoir Engineer with 10 years of experience. She bring extensive experience with CCS, CSG, unconventional and conventional reservoirs gained in academia and industry.
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