Dr. RAYMOND H BATE, Managing Director

Ray is Managing Director and also responsible for the stratigraphic/biostratigraphic input of both proprietary and non-exclusive studies. His main expertise lies in the interpretation of non-marine and paralic depositional systems. Ray holds BSc, PhD and DSc qualifications in Geology and Biostratigraphy from Sheffield University.

He has previously worked as lecturer in Geology at MacMaster University, Canada; as a research scientist at the Natural History Museum, London; Managing Director of Stratigraphic Services International Limited; Director of Lacustrine Basin Research Limited and now co-founder of Global Exploration Services Limited.
Dr. Enzo Zappaterra, Director

A geologist and manager with an extensive record of experience gained through many years of hands-on exploration as Exploration Manager, New Ventures Coordinator, Supervisor and Team Leader with Chevron and its affiliates in many of the world's oil basins: NW Europe/Atlantic Margin, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean/North Africa, Middle East, West Africa, US Gulf Coast, South America, and Southeast Asia.

Broad knowledge of all functional aspects of petroleum exploration and ability to use information in commercial/business decisions. Proven expertise in assessing exploration/business opportunities in frontier areas; building the necessary industry and government relationships; following through to accomplish company goals and objectives. Formerly a Member of the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society of London.