Christopher Lennon is the Director of Stone Falcon Corporate and Legal Consulting Ltd – a company that works internationally based in Scotland, UK. Chris has 27 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry – initially working offshore on rigs in the UK and Norway before becoming involved with projects and supply chain issues. He helped establish an anti-corrosion production facility in Aberdeen for casing tubulars – running the production facility initially before going on to create and manage the supply chain. He has set up distribution networks supporting the North Sea E&P industry within Aberdeen. He has managed (and continues to do so) a variety of ‘special projects’ internationally – normally strategic or change management focussed. He has worked/consulted extensively within the field of supply chain management – is a contracts specialist and an international commercial arbitrator. He has the Freedom of the City of London; is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
He holds an MBA and LLB from the University of Aberdeen, as well as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators DipICArb.He has over 17 years teaching experience including a number of universities across a wide range of subjects. He is a specialist in consulting within the domain of creating high performance teams. He authored the module ‘Managing Projects and Optimising Operational Performance.’ For Middlesex University’s International Oil and Gas MBA programme (an online delivery medium).Chris works internationally consulting/training. He has delivered training to project managers of PDVSA; SONATRACH; OMV; PVEP and the Ministry of Energy of the Philippines, as well as a variety of North Sea based companies. He has travelled to the Republic of Mynamar – where he delivered a bespoke training package in all areas of project management to the heads of the country’s oil and gas companies.
He was personally welcomed by the Minister of Energy. Chris wrote and delivered an intensive (f2f) course on purchasing; procurement; supply chain management and contract law- (on behalf of a client in St. Petersburg, Russia). The attendees were all management from the Southern Operating Company (Iraq) as well as several representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Energy – the course was an unqualified success, with feedback from participants expressing complete satisfaction with both the content and the delivery.
In September 2012 Chris was hired by a client to develop the architecture for RasGas’ Leadership Development programme (Doha, Qatar). In December of 2013, Chris travelled to Doha, Qatar to conduct a specialised programme for the GECF (the Gas Exporting Countries Forum). Attended by a number of country representatives, the programme was very successful. In March 2014 – Chris developed and delivered an ‘Oil and Gas Mini-MBA’ programme for a client in Denpasar, Bali. This course was very well received and has subsequently been delivered around the world. As a direct result of the success of this programme an ‘Oil and Gas Mini-MBA’ part 2 is to be delivered around the world commencing 2015. He also wrote and delivered a specialist module on The Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Law Masters programme on Mergers and Acquisitions. He is also the author and Course Director for the ‘Fundamentals of E&P Logistics’ – a completely online delivery for a client based in London. This course has run for a number of years, serving the international audience.
In addition to this, Chris is also the author and Course Director for the same client of ‘Fundamentals of Project Management’ – another wholly online course. He was the Discipline Manager for Project Management for the PetroSkills Global Alliance for 2 years and is currently an instructor for PetroSkills in project management and supply chain/purchasing/contracts/ procurement/inventory management. He recently delivered a bespoke course in ‘Managing Project Costs and Budgets’ for a client in Singapore. This course was then rerun at the direct request of PVEP (Vietnam) in Hanoi.Recently he travelled to Monaco to spend some time mentoring and training the senior commercial negotiators of a global oil services company. Chris consults and lectures in Corporate Social Responsibility ;Corporate Governance and also runs a programme in International Petroleum Contracts and an Effective Negotiation Skills for the Oil and Gas Industry course for a London based client – both very popular and well attended. Later this year, he will be delivering two brand new courses – one on managing disputes within the International Oil and Gas Industry and one on security of oil and gas installations – areas within which he is active.