Anders Farestveit, Board Member

Mr. Farestveit has a M.Sc. in geophysics and has 45 years’ experience from the seismic and oil exploration industry. He founded GECO in 1972 and served as CEO until 1987. He later served as  Working Chairman of Schlumberger Norge until 1999. Farestveit established the seismic company Wavefield InSeis ASA which was listed at the Oslo Stock exchange in 2007 and subsequently  acquired by CGG in 2008 where he served as Board Director. He has been recognized for his contribution to the seismic industry and has received several awards, as Honorary Doctor University of Bergen, Honorary member SEG and 1993 Oilman of the year by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International. Farestveit served as Board Director in DNO for many years and currently he is Working Chairman in the marine seismic company Magseis.


Derek Skoyles, Board Member

Mr. Skoyles has a BSc (Hons.) in Physics from the University of Bath, UK and numerous geophysical and geological courses. He was the former President of the seismic service company Spectrum Inc, Processing Manager with Merlin Geophysical UK and Geophysical Manager with Schlumberger Geco UK. He has extensive experience on field crews, well site sonic logs and data processing. He also has experience from a wide range of relevant oil and gas nations in Africa, Middle East, Far East, Asia, Europe and Americas. Mr. Skoyles’ main focus is potential business opportunities in the US and Americas. 

Thierry Binetruy, Board Member

Mr. Binetruy is graduated from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He was one of the former owners of MGV and is a shareholder in MOORE. He spent 19 years with CGG holding various management positions, including Executive VP Land Acquisition for the Americas Region, and VP Business Development EAME & Asia Pacific. In 2004, he joined CIFAL which is specialized in international trade and services in energy related projects with a primary focus on Russia and Central Asia / Caspian region. He is currently working as Managing Director of “CIFAL Industrial Services” which oversees all service projects within CIFAL. Mr. Binetruy’s main focus is potential business opportunities in the FSU and guiding MOORE in possible transactions in this region. 

Jean-Yves Beninger, Board Member

Mr. Jean-Yves Beninger is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France and he is a seasoned senior executive with 25 years experience from the oil and gas exploration industry. He started his career at CGG with managerial assignments worldwide. In the late nineties, he assumed the role of Regional Operations Manager for land and shallow water seismic operations in Asia Pacific. In 2001, he founded SSI, a Singapore registered Service Company dedicated to providing services to the E&P industry. Mr. Beninger has been a councilor for the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society for several years and is Chairman of the SEAPEX Exploration Conference held in Singapore in 2011. Mr. Beninger’s main focus is potential business opportunities in Asia.