Dave van der Spuy
Manager of the Conventional Resources Evaluation Department
Petroleum Agency SA
David has been involved in the South African oil and gas industry for over 30 years. He started his career as a geochemist with SOEKOR and has worked for Halliburton, and as an independent consultant. Since 1990, he has been with Petroleum Agency SA where he has worked as a geochemist and general exploration geologist, and now holds the position of Manager of the Conventional Resources Evaluation Department in the Operations Division. He manages a team responsible for appraising South Africa’s resources, as well as promoting South Africa’s offshore to local and international oil and gas explorers. He holds degrees in geology and geochemistry, and a post-graduate diploma in management and has published widely, mostly on the petroleum geology of offshore South Africa. In 2014 he was awarded the PetroAfricanus Excellence in Africa award, in recognition of his efforts in attracting international explorers to South Africa.