3D seismic acquisition in XV Midia block with Artemis Artic in 2013
3D seismic acquisition in XV Midia block with Artemis Artic in 2013

Mark Beacom

Director and CEO
Vice Chairman, Romanian Black Sea Titleholders Association (RBSTA)

During the past 30 years, Mark has held increasingly senior operational leadership and managerial positions internationally in companies both public and private including Director General of Midia Resources SRL, the Romanian subsidiary of Sterling Resources Ltd., President of Carthage Energy and its subsidiary Carthage Hydro, Vice-President of Petrokazakhstan, COO of Western Facilities, and President and Founder of Croft Offshore Oil Ltd.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School in the UK.

Serge Guibert

Director and CFO

Serge has over 20 years international experience as Finance Controller. He joined Danone in 1995 with assignments to Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and France. Leaving Danone in 2002, Serge occupied CFO position for Saipem Angolan subsidiaries before moving to Egypt in 2005. Serge joined Perenco late 2007 in London, where he supervised African and South American Country Financial Managers. After a short period in Gabon, he was transferred to Perenco Cameroon in 2011 and later on promoted to CEO position in Perenco Turkey.

Serge is graduated in Business and Administration from the University of Strasburg in France (IECS).

Ludovic Metayer


Ludovic has 14 years international experience in O&G Field Development Projects and Operations. He began his carreer in Saipem in 2002 as Field Engineer on board Heavy Offshore vessels with several assignments in West Africa (Nigeria, Congo, Angola) & Black Sea (Blue Stream). Leaving Saipem in 2005, Ludovic joined Perenco as a production engineer in Gabon before coming back to Project Managers position in Tunisia then in Gabon. Ludovic joined TOTAL E&P Branch late 2010 in Yemen then Russia on senior project positions on large-scale LNG projects. In 2014, Ludovic was transferred to TOTAL Austral in Argentina as Project Director.

Ludovic is graduated in Mechnical Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France.

David Soubeyrand

Subsurface Director

David is a Geoscientist/Petroleum Engineer and Senior Manager who has worked on oil and gas-related projects for more than 20 years. He joined BSOG in October 2015.

David began his career at TOTAL in 1996 with assignments to TOTAL ABK (U.A.E), Sincor (JV) in Venezuela and TOTAL Upstream Research Centre. Leaving TOTAL in 2004, he joined Brunei Shell (BSP) to work on one of the major field developments of the East Asset. After a brief period of consulting with Gaffney, Cline and Associates in Singapore (2006-2007), David relocated to Gabon, West Africa and took a Planning and Subsurface Management role for Perenco before transferring to their UK subsidiary in 2011 as a Subsurface Manager.

David holds a first-class honours Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Caen in France, and an Engineering Degree in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics from IFP School.

Cristian Olteanu

HSE Manager

Cristian joined Black Sea Oil & Gas in May 2016 as HSE Manager. In this capacity, Cristian is responsible for coordinating the company’s health, safety and environmental functions.

Cristian has more than 25 years of HSE experience in the offshore oil & gas sector. He started his career with Petromar Constanta and reached the position of Production Platforms Maintenance Chief Engineer. In 2005, he held various HSE positions with OMV Petrom before moving to OMV Tunisia in 2011 as Senior HSE Manager for Non-Operated Joint Ventures (Serept and TPS). In 2013 he rejoined OMV Petrom to manage the  HSE & Risk activities for Neptun Block Deepwater Development, from where he moved to Diamond Offshore Drilling International Romanian Team, the drilling contractor of ExxonMobil for Neptun Deepwater Drilling in early 2014.

Cristian is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Iasi Gh. Asachi Polytechnical University, Romania, holds a Master’s Degree in OH&S Risk Assessment and Management and a NEBOSH IGC and OGC Certification.

Daniela Stroe

Human Resources Manager

Daniela has over 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources Manager in a wide range of diverse industries including industrial and manufacturing environments as well as in marketing and sales driven Fast Moving Consumer Goods. She started her career in Personnel with Tofan Group, the largest independent tyre producer and distributor in Romania and was promoted to Human Resources Manager before moving to Assay Abloy Romania, a global leader in door solutions, as HR Manager. Daniela then took on the role of Human Resources Manager for Manufacturing and Logistics in Star Foods and finally, over an 11-year period, as HR Business Partner for PepsiCo Romania.

Daniela graduated with a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bucharest.