In case anybody is in any doubt the hero of today’s news from Horse Hill is the incredible oil man, and gentleman, Steve Sanderson.
Steve made this discovery possible and I owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. I’m good at what I do best – taking a project of size, resourcing it, and bringing in the right management.
Steve identified the potential of the Kimmeridge and agreed to front the company in the face of doom-mongers and naysayers. He stepped up to the plate, first as a consultant, then as CEO, and then Chairman, after I stepped down.
Steve agreed to become Chairman at my request, and in doing so staked his own reputation on Horse Hill coming good. Today he has been proved right.
So, why did we find the oil and no one else?