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               Greg Pollard


President

Founding Partner

Greg has spent more than 30 years in the upstream oil and gas industry. Greg founded Step Change Consulting, a technical service provider for oil and gas operations working both domestically and internationally.

While at Step Change, Greg was instrumental in Caelus Energy Alaska’s purchase and subsequent transition from Pioneer Natural Resources. Greg also led the effort to re-organize and streamline the operations for Caelus Energy Indonesia.

He has demonstrated an ability to lead an organization and achieve the goals of management through an entrepreneurial style that allows his colleagues to excel and achieve greater than expected. This creative style has been successful in harsh work and political environments like West Africa and the Former Soviet Union.

Greg has held staff positions with the independent exploration and production companies Kosmos Energy, Addax Petroleum, Killam Oil Company and Northstar Gas Company. During Greg’s tenure at Kosmos Energy and Addax Petroleum, these companies experienced a significant monetization premium during the public offering of Kosmos and the sale of Addax to Sinopec.

Greg also was on the forefront of exploration while with Parker Drilling Company in Kazakhstan and consulting for Nexen, BP, and Conoco/Phillips in the deep water of Gulf of Mexico.

Greg often shows his visionary side in his quest to challenge accepted norms. He is able to recognize opportunity through new technology and adapting existing technology to accomplish projects and complete new ventures. Throughout Greg’s career, innovative and unconventional solutions have been a strength of his many successful operational achievements.  

Greg graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.

   

               Geir Rorstad


Business Development

Co-Founder


Geir has more than 30 years of management and administrative experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior  to co-founding Step Change Consulting he worked as a consultant for both majors and independent oil and gas companies within performance management, safety, training and communication improvement for their drilling departments.

He started his career with Amoco and held position with increasing responsibility both domestically and international during his 19 years with them.

Geir was a member of the Amoco team that successfully negotiated the Ashrafi Dan Ulduzu concession agreement with SOCAR, the National Oil Company of Azerbaijan.  This lead to drilling of wells and discovery of a new field which significantly increased the production of oil for the BP lead consortium Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) in the Caspian Sea.

During his consulting career, he successfully managed projects for BP, ConocoPhillips, Hess Corporation, Newfield Resources and Kosmos Energy.

Geir holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Oslo Graduate School of Management and Business Administration.