Nichola is an Artist and Petroleum Geologist, a fusion of the creative and scientific.
As an artist she works with words, and is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and words in all its forms. An observer of people, interested in social commentary, her writing focuses on thought-provoking, forgotten or hidden issues, rarely discussed in the mainstream. Life experiences and story gems mined from places she visits and people she meets in her exploration of the world, informs her work.
Nichola has over 25 years of experience in the oil, gas and energy industry working in exploration, field development, seismic acquisition, project evaluation, joint ventures, asset management, asset acquisition and divestment. She has worked for international oil and energy companies, sector service companies and governments on projects worldwide. Countries United Kingdom, Norway, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Austria, France, Germany, Algeria, Nigeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Sao Tome, Mozambique, Somalia, Comoros, amongst others. Business skills include strategic development and planning, business development, operational and project management, stakeholder management and governance. Nichola has a degree in Geology and Economics, and holds an MSc in Petroleum Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College with a focus on Reservoir Development.
Nichola is a passionate supporter of the Arts in all its forms, and a vigorous advocate of equality and access for all.