Team

Having collaborated on various projects over the preceding decade, our team united to form CarbonTP in 2020.

With prior experience in the heavy industrial, banking, industrial services and renewable energy sectors we bring together a diverse combination of skills – including engineering, financial, commercial, software and project management capabilities.

Our combination of technical, commercial and economic skills uniquely positions us to help guide companies through the energy transition.

We share a desire to make a difference in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, and to support energy intensive industries transition to a low emissions future.

Rob Minson    Dipl – Ing, B Eng (Hons), SPE, VDI

Managing Director

Rob is a German Certified Engineer with degrees in Mechatronic Engineering. He has lived in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom working in the construction, midstream and upstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.

He advises in the areas of corporate strategy and planning, portfolio management and optimisation, reserves and resource evaluation, petroleum economics and field development planning.

His experience spans projects in CSG-LNG, integrated gas, and conventional onshore and offshore oil and gas resource plays across the full E&P lifecycle.

Prior to co-founding CarbonTP, Rob consulted with energy companies in North America, EMEA and APAC.

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Raj Aggarwal     B Eng, B Comm

Executive Director

Raj is an experienced commercial executive in the carbon offsets, renewable energy, broader infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Prior to co-founding CarbonTP, Raj worked with government utilities and private sector proponents to develop renewable energy strategy and financing for large scale renewable energy technology projects.

Raj has also served as CFO of Select Carbon and led the sale of Select Carbon to Shell. He has a deep understanding of the offsets market, carbon abatement and procurement strategies for offsets.

His work spans Australia, Asia and the Middle East including companies with operations in Africa.

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Raj Aggarwal

Martin Lee     B Eng, B Econ, M RenSusEn

Executive Director

Our co-founder Martin has 30 years’ commercial experience in the international upstream oil and gas industry. In 2020 he completed a Masters in Renewable & Sustainable Energy at Murdoch University’s engineering faculty, building on his existing qualifications in Engineering and Economics.

He has extensive commercial experience in LNG, oil and gas exploration and development projects, M&A, business development and corporate strategy.

His strengths are in quickly focussing on the key parameters driving shareholder value in energy projects and business opportunities, and steering the process to maximise project and shareholder returns.

As a consultant, Martin has advised companies in Australia and the UK on asset evaluations, asset optimisation, field development planning, corporate strategy and planning, and commercial agreement structuring.

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Mark Thomson     MA (Eng), MIMechE

Executive Director

Mark has 25 years’ combined experience in the oil and gas, process industry and consulting sectors.

Working for five years as an expert consultant within McKinsey and Company’s Petroleum Asset Excellence team, Mark implemented transformational change and operational efficiency programs for top tier clients in the oil gas and other industrial sectors.

During his time at McKinsey, Mark developed expertise around climate risk and industrial decarbonisation, having acquired a passion for it while collaborating on McKinsey’s sustainability practice.

Prior to McKinsey, Mark spent 20 years in management, operational and technical roles in both upstream and downstream oil and gas and chemical companies successfully managing the operations of high performing oil and gas assets.

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Bob Cowan B Eng, MBA, GAICD

Director – Offsets, Managing Director – Carbon Farming Partners

Bob has over 30 years of commercial, operational, supply chain, project and engineering management experience in the oil, gas, power and renewable energy industries.  Through a successful senior management career with Wesfarmers, Woodside, Shell, Apache, Quadrant Energy and Santos, Bob has managed the concept development, commercial structuring, agreement negotiation, FID, start-up, operational and governance aspects of complex large-scale energy and infrastructure developments.  This experience includes broad knowledge of carbon and energy transition related opportunities and challenges gained from the development of agricultural carbon offset, renewable energy and carbon sequestration projects.  Bob has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Andrew Newman    BSc (Hons) Maths & Comp Sc, Grad Dip App Finance, GAICD

Principal Consultant

Andrew has spent his professional career focussed on project development and infrastructure investment banking.  He has led nation building projects in all mainland states of Australia involved with projects that sustainably increase the economic potential of Australia.

He focusses on originating and executing development projects for CarbonTP, and supporting the commercial and strategic assessment of project assessment and delivery for public and private sector clients.

His experience spans infrastructure projects supporting resources, logistics, energy and agriculture sectors.

Prior to joining CarbonTP, Andrew had an 18 year career with Australia’s leading infrastructure investment bank.

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Craig Fleming  B Eng (Petroleum) & B Sc (Geology & Geophysics) (Hons), Grad Cert (Finance)

Principal Consultant

Craig is an experienced senior petroleum economist and financial analyst whose primary focus is to assist decision makers faced with complex problems and uncertain outcomes.  Craig brings together technical, commercial and financial inputs into actionable business and financial modelling, portfolio management and investment decisions.

Often embedded within client teams, Craig applies Decision Analysis techniques to appropriately frame and model an organisation’s strategic and commercial objectives from both a portfolio and project perspective.  Craig has led the development of complex financial models, including complex tolling arrangements and common user hubs.

Craig has 12 years’ experience working across all aspects of the value chain in the upstream petroleum industry.  Advising clients from small explorers to international super-majors and National Oil Companies, Craig has successfully implemented several corporate business planning solutions and processes.

Prior to working for CarbonTP, Craig has held senior commercial and engineering roles across Asia-Pacific and has hosted data room activities and due diligence processes in support of corporate transactions.

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Deirdre Clyne    B Eng (Chem) Hons

Associate

Deirdre has 30 years’ experience in technical and commercial roles in the oil and gas industry.

Deirdre brings extensive experience in the commercial analysis of oil and gas exploration and development projects to CarbonTP. Her experience includes LNG, M&A valuations and international fiscal contracts for large operating companies as well as junior explorer/producers.

Her most recent role involved the development and negotiation of commercial agreements for a proposed offshore gas project, including product sales, third party processing, WA Domgas reservation and field regulatory compliance management.

Earlier in her career she spent ten years as a process engineer in facility design and operations, including five consulting to the UK North Sea oil industry.  Her key strength is her ability to combine her process engineering knowledge and commercial experience to understand and analyse a wide range of complex issues and to derive maximum value from commercial arrangements.

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Anagh Kohli

Associate

Anagh is an experienced commercial, operations, strategy and innovation professional who brings his experience successfully commercializing and delivering innovative technologies in the resources industry for over 15 years to CarbonTP.

In his recent role as Commercial Consultant to BHP’s Innovation and Ventures team, he supported the Low Emission Technology program aimed at reducing emissions (using multiple techniques and technologies), by delivering partnerships with start-ups, other industry and non-industry players using intricate commercial constructs ranging from equity interest, funding, R&D, co-development, unincorporated JV’s and other risk reward sharing arrangements.

Through his past work at Schlumberger and running a drilling automation start-up (Wellserv), he has led multiple drilling services campaigns across Asia Pacific for major oil and gas operators both in a technical and commercial capacity.

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Mark Pogson    BSc, MSc, PhD

Associate

Mark has over 30 years’ global upstream experience in technical and management roles and has been a consultant Petroleum Engineer for the last 20 years.

He has extensive experience in oil and gas field development, field appraisal, asset evaluation and reserves reporting. At CarbonTP he is the subsurface technical lead.

Mark has held senior technical and operations roles with British Gas, Mobil, Woodside Petroleum and Premier Oil and senior technical advisory roles with Alcoa and APA Group.

He has worked on projects in Europe, Asia Pacific region, Middle East, Africa and the USA.

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Sandeep Sharma      B.Tech (Elec Eng), MSc (Sustainability), PhD

Associate

Sandeep has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, the last fifteen of which have been focused on carbon sequestration.

He is CarbonTP’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) technical advisor and key facilitator for discussions with stakeholders in the CCS industry.

Previously, he was the VP and Regional Manager, Australasia, for Schlumberger Carbon Services. He worked at Schlumberger from 1981-2013 across the globe and in a variety of senior positions in operations management, marketing and new product development.

Importantly, on secondment from Schlumberger to the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), he became the Program Manager of the Otway CCS Program and implemented Australia’s first CCS project in the Otway Basin from 2005-2010. He is also a member of the ISO Australian mirror committee for CCS and was involved in writing the ISO 27914 Standard for Geological Storage.

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Dominique Van Gent    BA, Grad Dip Comm Sc, MA, MBA

Associate

Dominique has worked on regional development assisting the resources industry on major projects including the develop of industrial areas and infrastructure issues for over 30 years.

He has a deep understanding of the economic, cultural and business drivers of industry and brings years of community engagement experience to the task of exploration and characterisation of an onshore field.

Prior to joining CarbonTP, Dominique was the Coordinator of Carbon Strategy with the Department of Mines and Petroleum in Western Australia. He was responsible for the development and management South-West Hub project which characterised the potential of on-shore CO2 storage area in the Shire of Harvey in the South-West of Western Australia.

Dominique was also key to establishing the local content strategies that maximised opportunities for regional firms on the construction of the Collie power station.

He has a long-term interest in industrial development and is a former chair of the Small Business Centre in Bunbury, Western Australia.

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