Dermot O’Kane

Dermot O’Kane has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held an unusually broad range of commercial roles in the oil & gas, electricity and renewable sectors. Dermot’s background in oil trading, refining and marketing expanded over the years to include gas sales, gas transportation and the commercial interface between Production Sharing Contracts and sales to large gas consumers.

More recently Dermot has conducted a course on the Commercialisation of Oil and Gas Discoveries at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee.

Dermot’s specific areas of expertise are in:-

Amongst the most recent projects which Dermot has led are:

Dermot’s expertise therefore is in the commercialisation of oil and gas discoveries and ensuring that the commercial arrangements entered into maximise asset values and facilitate access to financing. During the past three years, the main focus of Dermot’s work has been in the North African and Mediterranean region. However Dermot has worked and lived in Asia, Continental Europe, UK and Ireland.

Dermot’s extensive “hands-on” experience of commercial projects was gained whilst working for Petroceltic, SSE, Shell, BP and Enterprise Oil.