About the Authors
Don Hallett - Don Hallett obtained his B.Sc degree in geology from Durham University and his doctorate from University College London. He worked for Esso Exploration Inc. in UK, Morocco and Senegal, and as Area Exploration Manager for Sonatrach in Algeria. He then worked for BNOC on North Sea exploration and was Chief Geologist of its privatised successor Britoil. Dr Hallett then joined Sirte Oil Company and spent ten years in Libya, reaching the position of Exploration Superintendent. Since 1999 he has worked as a consultant, advising companies and conducting workshops in several countries, and producing the first edition of Petroleum Geology of Libya in 2002. In 2005 he became an associate of Nubian Consulting Ltd providing clients with evaluations and advice on Libyan opportunities. He was also joint author of a report on Libyan oil and gas reserves and an atlas of Libyan oil and gas fields.
Danny Clark-Lowes - Daniel Clark-Lowes studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and was later awarded a Ph.D. from Imperial College, London University, for research on Libya.In 2003 he founded Nubian Consulting Ltd, a geoscience consultancy, and as Principal Consultant and Managing Director, he has advised the petroleum industry on North Africa and the Mediterranean with Libya as a special focus. He undertook review and field evaluation contracts for international oil companies and pioneered an online digital version of the company’s atlas of Libyan oil and gas fields. He was an editor of the Geological Society’s Special Publication on the Petroleum Geology of North Africa (1998) and is author of numerous academic publications on Libya. He has given industry training courses on a range of petroleum geology topics. He was previously with Shell, Charterhouse Petroleum, Scott Pickford, the British Geological Survey and Anglo Siberian Oil Company where he was Technical Director.