Ken Seymour Joins CeraPhi
20 May 2021
CeraPhi Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ken Seymour to head up its Geothermal Development Business Unit in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Ken Seymour has >40 years’ experience in the energy sector, studying with a Shell Scholarship at University of Leeds where he obtained a first-class honour in degree in Mining Engineering and a PhD in Rock Mechanics. Commencing his career with BP in the late 1970’s as a Drilling Engineer moving on to Danbury and Ranger Oil as Drilling Superintendent, Drilling Manager, General Manager and Director. He obtained an MBA in 1994 from the Aberdeen Universities.
“After working in Africa for thirty years, I find myself at the end of the hydrocarbon age, facing what seem to be a common trend in a shift in the way we use energy. I am excited by this opportunity to apply my experience in a Clean Energy space specifically the application and innovation behind CeraPhi’s geothermal technologies which can play a big part of energy security and the economic benefits within the Sub-Saharan region.” said Ken.
Ken was the Director of Business Development when Ranger was sold to Canadian Natural Resources and went on as an executive board member of a six strong management committee that transformed CNR International’s management system and portfolio. He left CNR in 2003 to work as an independent consultant and has undertaken an interim management assignments for ROC Oil Company as their General Manager in Angola, Equator Exploration in Nigeria and E.ON Ruhrgas Nigeria. Since 2011 he has provided business development and drilling advisory services to Seplat Petroleum Development Ltd, ERHC Energy Incorporated, Genel Energy, Nordic Energy plc, MontD’Or Petroleum and others in recent years focusing on energy transition.
“It’s great to have Ken onboard, and timing couldn’t be better with a number of projects entering FID evaluation with different partners in the African region. Our plug and play baseload energy solution can be game changer in that region bringing affordable energy and other valuable resources like access to clean water in communities where they really need it.” said Karl Farrow, CEO CeraPhi Energy.