• We help clients develop successful oil and gas exploration and production companies across the world

    An Integrated Subsurface, Developments and Production Team



    We deliver practical, value adding solutions based on real industry experience which, are tailored to the specific needs of our clients.


    We look for opportunities, root causes and systematic solutions to deliver long term sustainable improvement in everything we do.


    We provide seamless integration of the key areas of Subsurface, Developments and Production.


    We assure, plan and deliver.


    Strategies to align key stakeholders

    Market prescreening

    Supply chain commercial strategies

    Value enhancement

    Development teams

    Roadmaps for delivery

    PEER reviews

    Improved ways of working

    Project recovery


    Area development strategies

    Asset portfolio optimisation

    Enhanced ways of working

    Business improvement plans

    Senior asset expertise

    Safety reviews and audits

    Interim management

    Risk & opportunity management

    Systemised production enhancement


    Strategy reviews

    Value enhancement

    Information memorandums

    Data room skill-sets

    Valuations and bid strategies

    Due diligence

    Transition and integration planning

    Interim management teams



    We offer a unique combination of oil company, service sector and management consultancy strengths.


    Our team has been accountable and responsible over many years for safely delivering tangible business results in small, medium and large organisations in upstream and service sector companies. We have managed multiple cycles of growth and contraction; our insights come from our own direct experience of successfully navigating these challenges.


    We understand what it is like to be the client because we have been the client.



    Partnership with 200 years of international upstream leadership experience


    Independent professionals


    More than 30 subject matter experts covering all regions


    The capability and flexibility to deal with a wide range of challenges


    Founder and Managing Partner​

    A highly motivated entrepreneur, Keith founded and led two successful award winning subsea and field development consultancies specialising in delivering projects from pre-concept to completion for oil and gas companies.

    Keith brings over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector with a particular focus on building winning teams, defining project drivers, decision making, effective commercial agreements and supply chain engagement across deep water and shallow water developments.

    He has successfully built project delivery capability for tier 1 contractors in many locations around the world and brings a wealth of experience in floating production, subsea systems and integration with topsides facilities.

    Keith now deploys his extensive knowledge and entrepreneurial methods to add tangible value to Insight Energy's clients.

    Insight Energy Kevin Manser


    Founder and Partner​​

    A high performing business leader with a successful track record in international operations and development projects; Kevin most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for a large independent oil company with a global footprint.

    Adept at analysing complex problems and delivering workable systematic solutions, Kevin has demonstrated his versatility in multiple roles across the E&P value chain. He has led cultural and structural transformation programmes that have created sustained business improvements, notably in production efficiency and systematic performance management.

    He began his 30+ year career as a process engineer focused on operations and development engineering before holding a number of roles in exploration support, decommissioning planning, business development, subsurface management and field development.

    With his versatile track record, Kevin brings knowledge from across the E&P value chain and an integrated approach to identifying and delivering value that spans business needs.


    Mark is a seasoned leader with over 30 years upstream sector experience. He has delivered tangible business results in multiple geographical locations, most recently as Country Manager for a multibillion-dollar turnover oil and gas operation.


    A Petroleum Engineer by background, Mark brings a wealth of expertise in subsurface, development and mature asset management. He has a proven track record in initiating and implementing business solutions that address both growth and core efficiency in a safety first environment. He has built and led teams in both large and small scale oil and gas environments and successfully delivered major strategic change initiatives that have resulted in substantial and sustained business improvements.


    Mark brings a practical and pragmatic approach to implementation and his ability to align teams to critical business objectives and communicate with key stakeholders is a core strength.


    A highly effective energy sector executive, Phil has a strong track record of delivering value in operational, business planning and strategy leadership roles. Results focused, he has built and led teams in multiple international settings on a range of upstream development, operational excellence, strategy, HSE and business development projects.


    He began his 28-year career with a major international oil company that saw him gain extensive well-engineering experience at increasingly senior levels in the organisation. Phil broadened with leadership roles in commercial, strategy and HSE and recently spent a 4-year period with a top flight international management consultancy delivering board level advice to a range of IOC, NOC and private equity clients.

    Phil’s blend of technical, business and commercial skills, allied to his natural communication style and strong personal drive to deliver, means that he can add tangible value to clients on a wide range of assignments.


    Carl is a practical hands-on deliverer with a 40-year international career spanning most facets of the upstream oil and gas industry value chain. He brings a wealth of leadership experience with particular expertise in transforming organisational effectiveness and leading teams to top quartile performance.


    An engineer by background he has worked with major large cap and smaller independent E&P companies holding positions from engineer through to various operations management and senior executive positions.


    He has successfully delivered development projects in multiple geographical locations working from concept selection through to operations management. He has extensive experience of external stakeholder management, including senior government, regulator, NGO and local communities.


    Carl brings a relentless drive to delivery on all his assignments, especially in the areas of business plan creation and performance management, with a major focus on HSE and asset integrity.


    Jon is a high performing projects specialist with over 35 years international oil and gas experience, building and leading teams in the execution of major capital subsea projects throughout the world, most recently in the UK, India and West Africa.


    Jon's earlier career focused on operations management where he was responsible for the integrity and delivery performance of several UK North Sea and West of Shetland Assets.


    A Petroleum Engineer by background, he has a diversity of technical knowledge and experience ranging from reservoir, wells, and subsea facilities engineering. In the development of his career, Jon has also held a number of leadership team level roles within small E&P companies.


    Jon brings a very high level of drive and energy to all aspects of his engagements, together with a formidable track record of repeatable delivery success.


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    We trust this has provided you with an understanding of what we do, how we do it and why it can be of benefit to you. Let's talk to see how we can help you. Call us on +44 (0)1224 900199, or email us using the form below.


    46 Queens Road,
    United Kingdom,
    AB15 4YE
    +44(0)1244 900199
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