Mark Sturgess

Mark Sturgess


Oil and Gas


Mark Sturgess is vice president of Hunt Oil Company of Romania. He oversees the exploration and business development in Romania, as well as new ventures in the European, Middle Eastern and African region.



Professional History

Mark Sturgess was previously GM of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for Hunt Oil Company (UK) and GM for Hunt Oil Company Far East Ventures Inc., in Singapore. He began his career as a geologist with several companies including Corelab Company in Saudi Arabia and Kerr McGee, before joining the Hunt family of companies in 1985.
He was one of the key players in developing the concept of the unique trapping style of the Marib Block 18 fields in Yemen, as well as being directly involved with the appraisal of the Alif field, and the discovery of several other accumulations. He has led a team of professionals and developed the business plans for the company’s entry into both the Browse Basin in offshore NW Australia, and the company’s entry into Romania. Sturgess is a member of many industry associations including the American Association Of Petroleum Geologists, Society Of Exploration Geophysicists, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the Geological Society Of America, and the European Association Of Geoscientists and Engineers. He is a member of the Romanian Exploration and Production Managers Forum and the American Chamber of Commerce In Romania, Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. He earned a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Geology and Geography (University of London external) in Kingston Polytechnic, UK and a Master Of Science Degree at Imperial College, University of London, UK.