Geotrace has hired John Ebbern as business development manager for its UK operations. John will be based in Aberdeen, reinforcing the company's strength in the UK market. John brings a background in both the service company and oil company sectors to this role, having worked in the industry for 29 years in various capacities. He has worked for oil companies British Gas, Sun and Elf in exploration and new ventures. Most recently he has worked in WesternGeco’s Reservoir Services group in a number of roles, as manager in Angola and Aberdeen as well as in the international studies group based in the UK Prior to this he spent eight years with Baker Atlas, building up the geological interpretation group prior to becoming Geoscience manager in Nigeria. John holds a BSc in Geology from Cardiff University.
His broad skills will enable him to understand and react to the challenges facing today's North Sea operators and ensure the best solutions are pursued in conjunction with them.