John Austin

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John is the Chairman for SEEL and advises the SEEL team on a part-time basis with matters of governance, strategy, business development and relationship management.

John served as CEO of SEEL’s predecessor company Summit Exploration and Production Ltd until its sale to Ithaca Energy in 2022. Prior to this, John had a 40+ year history of working in the oil and gas industry, including leadership roles at Enterprise Oil, RWE Dea and OMV AG. John has a first class BSc in Physics with Geophysics from Bath University, MSc in Geophysics from Durham University and has a Certified Director qualification from IOD.

The projects and initiatives that are beginning the journey

Find out more about how SEEL are involved in a series of projects around the Bacton gas terminals in Norfolk. Learn more about the Baction Energy Hub, Bacton Hydrogen Hub (bH2) and Bacton Thames Net Zero (BTNZ) initiative and how future NSTA licensing rounds will create further opportunities.