Jonathan Evans


Dr. Jonathan Evans                                                         

VP Middle East Exploration &

VP Exploration Technical Functions

BP Exploration

Jonathan holds a Masters in Geological Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in shale geochemistry from Reading University in the UK. 

Following a post-doc at Strasbourg University in France, Jonathan joined BP in 1990 and then spent ten years in technical Geo science roles within BP’s Exploration & Production businesses before moving to work in M&A and BP’s Strategy team.  In 2003 he became Commercial Director for the Grange mouth Refining and Petrochemicals Complex in Scotland.

Between 2005-2009, Jonathan led BP’s Exploration businesses in India and Pakistan and then became General Manager for Oman with responsibility for the Khazzan tight gas project, now one of BP’s most important projects. In 2012 Jonathan was appointed BP’s VP for Global Access.  In this role he was responsible for all new opportunities for BP Exploration covering both conventional exploration and unconventional resources.  He moved to his current role of VP Middle East Exploration in April 2016.  In this role he is focused on identifying and delivering opportunities for BP to re-establish an upstream business in Iran where the company first found oil in 1908.  In addition, Jonathan has recently taken on responsibility for the specialist Technical Functions within BP’s Exploration business.