Has the complete range of professional skills to conduct petroleum exploration projects from the concession acquisition phase to the production phase, including the related operations.
Robert Bertagne has over 58 years experience in petroleum exploration; 20 with Conoco where he occupied positions from geophysicist to Vice-President. He then spent 7 years with various U.S. independent companies and successfully expanded their exploration programs and production in several overseas host countries.
As President of Marex, for the past 31 years, he has participated, on a risk basis, in exploration programs with selected partners in several overseas locations. He has been active in France for the past 27 years conducting exploration in the southern Aquitaine basin and the Parentis basin.
Robert Bertagne has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. government and the World Bank on various foreign projects.
He has worked, on site, in 77 sedimentary basins located in 44 countries and was part of the teams that discovered petroleum production in the North Sea, France, Tunisia, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Venezuela and several other world-wide locations.
He graduated from Tulsa University with a Geology degree. He speaks fluent French, Spanish, and Italian.