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About Tristan Aspray

Vice President, Europe/Russian/Caspian ExxonMobil Exploration Company.

Tristan Aspray was educated in England, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Geological Sciences from Cambridge University in 1992 and a Masters Degree in Basin Evolution and Dynamics from London University in 1993.

Tristan joined Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited in 1994 as a Petroleum Geologist, working on Central North Sea fields. In subsequent assignments he has worked on exploration and development projects in a variety of areas, including the Gulf of Mexico, Libya, Egypt, Vietnam and Russia. In 2008 he became an Upstream Advisor to ExxonMobil's Management Committee in Dallas, Texas. Tristan was then seconded into XTO Energy, a major producer of unconventional gas in the United States which was acquired by ExxonMobil in 2010. In September 2011 he moved back to the United Kingdom to take on the role of Europe Exploration Operations Manager, in which his portfolio ranged from onshore shale gas in Germany and Poland to deep water gas exploration in the Romanian Black Sea.

Tristan became Vice President of Business Development, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, in May 2014 and in July 2015 moved to his current position of Vice President of Europe/Russia/Caspian, ExxonMobil Exploration Company. He is married with one son, and his interests include hiking, kayaking, history, cycling and wildlife photography.